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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Ali House holds up her campaign sign outside the Fletcher Free Library March 1.

Six UVM-affiliated candidates win seats

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor March 14, 2022

Senior Ali House is the first full-time student to be elected to City Council, said first-year Adam Franz, newly-elected Ward 8 Inspector of Elections, who worked on House’s campaign. Burlington elected...

Students line up outside the COVID-19 Testing Center Nov. 18.

UVM to require Day-0 COVID-19 testing for spring semester

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor December 12, 2021

UVM will require Day-0 COVID-19 testing for students at the start of spring semester, according to a Dec. 9 email from Patricia Prelock, provost and senior vice president, and Gary Derr, vice president...

A student composts their food in Central Dining.

Chittenden Solid Waste District no longer accepting compostable packaging in 2022

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor December 12, 2021

Chittenden Solid Waste District will stop accepting compostable foodware and packaging in its compost stream beginning Jan. 1, 2022, according to a Dec. 10 email from Elizabeth Palchak, director of the...

UVM Police cars sit outside the departments headquarters May 2, 2020.

Students react adversely to cannabis edibles, samples to be tested for fentanyl

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor December 3, 2021

A group of five UVM students had adverse reactions to cannabis edibles containing THC Dec. 1, UVM Police Chief Tim Bilodeau said. Three of the students were hospitalized.  ResLife reported the incident...

A testing vial sits in a makeshift distribution pipe at UVMs COVID-19 testing site.

UVM plans to stay in-person despite seeing highest COVID-19 case count of semester

Eliza Barker, Cynic News Reporter November 8, 2021

Despite reporting an uptick in COVID-19 cases, UVM has no plans to return to the remote model after Thanksgiving break, said Gary Derr, vice president for operations and public safety.  UVM reported...

Left: a map of the wards the city of Burlington used from 1993 until 2015. 
Right: The new wards adopted by the city.

Burlington looks to redistrict unconstitutional voting wards

Halsey McLaen , Assistant News Editor November 4, 2021

Some of Burlington’s voting wards are unconstitutional and are being redistricted, according to U.S. census data and a June 28 resolution from the Burlington City Council. Voting districts within...

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Sustainability-oriented team brings semi-pro soccer to Vermont

Matthew Rosenberg , Cynic Sports Reporter October 28, 2021

Vermont Green Football Club announced its launch Oct. 12, bringing sustainability into sports and semi-professional soccer to Burlington.  The club starts in May 2022 and will play its home matches...

Former UVM student pleads guilty to murder for hire and other charges

Ella Ruehsen, News and Sports Editor October 15, 2021

A former UVM nursing student pled guilty to murder for hire, conspiracy to kidnap and murder a person overseas and several child pornography offenses on Oct. 14, according to an Oct. 14 U.S. Department...

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Alternative program to police proposed

Jane Brinley September 28, 2021

A Vermont state representative presented his idea for a community-led first responder pilot program to promote safety options substitute to police intervention, at a Sept. 21 SGA meeting.  Brian Cina,...

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Organize UVM draws students out to protest completion of tar sands pipeline

Ella Ruehsen, News and Sports Editor September 27, 2021

Organize UVM joined other organizations and activists in downtown Burlington Sept. 24 to protest the controversial proposed Line 3 tar sands pipeline.  Organize UVM formed in 2019 as a collective initiative...

Morrill Hall is located at the corner of Main Street and University Place.

How the Morrill Land-Grant Acts stole indigenous lands for higher education

Lucille Whittier, Cynic News Reporter September 23, 2021

UVM’s Morrill Hall is one of 106 “Morrill Halls” on campuses across the U.S. – all of which were established with government funds on land stolen from Indigenous People.  Morrill Hall is named...

Burlington city councillors sit at a U-shaped table during the meeting regarding the BDS resolution.

UVM student groups made their voices heard at last week’s City Council meeting about BDS resolution

Staff Report September 21, 2021

This article was updated on Sept. 27 to provide clarifying information. Burlington City Council withdrew a recently proposed resolution to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in relation...

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