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UVM goes full send: Ski and Snowboard Club hosts “Pipe Dreams” event

UVM goes full send: Ski and Snowboard Club hosts

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

January 31, 2020

UVM’s Andrew Harris Common was transformed into a high flying, skiing and snowboarding arena Jan. 24 for  the Ski and Snowboard Club’s annual winter sports competition. Members of the club donned their boards and skis to send it down the homemade ramps and test their skills on the rails.  ...

UVM ROTC program instills community and leadership in students

Sophomore Joey Henrikson stands in the parking lot of the Army ROTC building, Jan. 16. Army ROTC has scholarships available for both college-bound highschool students and currently enrolled college students.

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter

January 30, 2020

On any given Wednesday, as students shuffle from class to class, a group of students stand out.  Clad in camouflage fatigues, these students make up UVM’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.  While balancing the classes and extra-circulars every other UVM student does, these students are also t...

SGA again requests UVM divest from fossil fuels

Junior Sophie Smith, chair of the Committee on the Environment, reads aloud a resolution urging the board of trustees to divest from fossil fuels at an SGA meeting, Jan. 21. Organize President Kieran Edraney, a senior, was also at the meeting.

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

January 29, 2020

To thundering applause and a standing ovation, SGA emphasized the importance of UVM’s divestment at their Jan. 21 meeting.  During their weekly meeting, junior Sophie Smith, chair of the Committee on the Environment, introduced a resolution urging the board of trustees to divest from fossil fuels....

Student food pantry finds a home on Central Campus

 Snow melts in front of the Hills Agricultural Building, Jan. 25. The building is set to become the home of Rally Cat’s Cupboard and Closet, an on-campus food pantry and thrift store.

Zoe Stern, Assistant News Editor

January 29, 2020

A project that was started last year to address food insecurity on campus has found a place to open.  Rally Cat’s Cupboard, a food pantry created by SGA, is designed to help food insecure undergraduate, graduate and medical students.  It will be will open Feb. 24 and is located in Hills Ag...

UVM health director quietly resigns after a year on the job

Dr. Harry Chen, Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

January 29, 2020

The executive director of UVM’s Center for Health and Wellbeing and the University’s chief public health officer has stepped down from his role.  Harry Chen, former Commissioner of Health for the state of Vermont, is “transitioning” from his role as executive director of the Center for Health and Wellb...

With the help of sticky notes, student overcomes nicotine addiction

Sophomore Josh De Velis sits in front of his window of sticky notes that reads, “Nic Free Official,” Jan. 23. Ninety nine percent of tobacco users start smoking before the age of 26, according to the U.S. Surgeon General.

Maryann Makosiej, Cynic News Reporter

January 28, 2020

With the help of blue sticky notes on the window of his suite, a sophomore managed to quit his nicotine addiction. The window of sophomore Josh De Velis’ Living/Learning Center suite displayed a tally of how many days he had gone without nicotine. His actions were intended to keep himself accou...

Nearly half of enrolled Vermonters attend UVM tuition free

An employee of the Student Financial Services office sits behind their desk, Jan. 15. The office is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Monday through Friday.

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

January 23, 2020

UVM, the flagship public university of Vermont, has one of the highest in-state tuition rates among U.S. state universities. Across the board, Vermont public colleges and universities, including UVM, have the highest tuition rates of state colleges in the country, according to the College Board’s 2...

Student and alumni race for spots on city council to represent wards one and eight

Student and alumni race for spots on city council to represent wards one and eight

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

January 22, 2020

As the Burlington City Council race heats up, the majority of the candidates running to represent the wards that make up UVM share a deep connection with the University. Four out of the five candidates for the two wards that make up UVM are alumni. Some of the top priorities of the five candidates...

From the news desk: a look back at our top stories from 2019

From the news desk: a look back at our top stories from 2019

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

January 2, 2020

The Vermont Cynic News team is often on the ground running. Our reporters are out gathering information, crafting stories, developing sources and editing content. There isn't always a moment to reflect on the work we've done, but as 2019 comes to a close and we welcome 2020, this seems like the perfect...

UVM Police Chief returns from unexplained leave in new position

UVM Police Chief returns from unexplained leave in new position

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

December 18, 2019

Former UVM Police Chief Lianne Tuomey has been back on campus for over a month, but in a new role, following an unexplained four-month leave.  Tuomey took a voluntary leave of absence on July 11 from the force. She has now retired from her position as police chief to take on a new role as a senior a...

Sexual assault awareness group seeks new members

Keith Smith, adviser for One in Four and the Men’s Outreach Coordinator at UVM Counseling and Psychiatry Services, sits in his office, Dec. 5. The men’s group has experienced membership decline this semester.

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter

December 17, 2019

A group of men dedicated to raising awareness around sexual assault was de-recognized by SGA and struggles to fill its ranks on campus. One in Four is a men’s group that supports sexual assault awareness and teaching prevention strategies, particularly to other men. The group began on campus in 2012 foll...

UVM and SGA consider removing portions of campus safety feature

A blue light shines through the falling snow on the Andrew Harris Green, Dec. 6. UVM Emergency Management and SGA President Jillian Scannell, a senior, are currently working to evaluate the use of the lights on campuses nationwide.

Zoe Stern, Assistant News Editor

December 10, 2019

SGA is working to assess the role of blue lights on UVM’s campus and determine if they should be removed and be replaced with an app.  But not all UVM students approve the idea, and UVM Emergency Management has yet to fully commit to the project. Blue lights are a series of alarm or panic s...

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