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Looking to rip Juul? You can’t if you’re under 21 in VT

Looking to rip Juul? You can’t if you’re under 21 in VT

Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter

September 3, 2019

Starting Sept. 1, people under the age of 21 will no longer be able to buy tobacco products, including Juuls and vapes, in the state of Vermont. Known as “Tobacco 21,” this law was signed into effect by Gov. Phil Scott in May in an effort to reduce tobacco and e-cigarette use among youth in Vermont,...

UVM president sets his priority for the path forward: student success

UVM president sets his priority for the path forward: student success

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

September 2, 2019

New UVM president sits down for exclusive first one-on-one interview with The Vermont Cynic, to discuss his priorities.

UVM Police find multiple ‘white nationalist hate group stickers’ around campus

UVM Police find multiple ‘white nationalist hate group stickers’ around campus

Staff Report

August 28, 2019

White nationalist stickers and posters have once again been plastered throughout the University of Vermont's campus. UVM Police Services have found multiple stickers and posters from the group Patriot Front, a group designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a "white nationalist hate group." Stickers and posters found aro...

Fewer Vermonters enroll in the class of 2023 following a downward trend

Fewer Vermonters enroll in the class of 2023 following a downward trend

Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter

August 28, 2019

The largest university in Vermont is enrolling fewer and fewer Vermonters each year, following a decreasing trend beginning in 1997. Of the 2,640 students that make up the University of Ver- mont’s class of 2023, 554 are Vermonters. In-state enrollment peaked in 1997 at 34.5%. Since then, the number of ...

Class of 2023 ring in the new school year with new UVM President

Class of 2023 ring in the new school year with new UVM President

Julianne Lesch, Cynic News Reporter

August 27, 2019

The class of 2023 took their first steps as UVM students as they paraded down Main Street as part of a running UVM tradition— Convocation. Over 2,600 students sat in Patrick Gym wearing vibrantly colored t-shirts, as they listened to speeches. SGA President Jillian Scannell welcomed the crowd....

News stories you missed this summer

News stories you missed this summer

Staff Report

August 27, 2019

Here’s a quick round-up of some of the summer’s top stories. UVM ranked as a top cannabis consumer UVM has been ranked as the No. 1 school in the nation for cannabis consumption, according to the latest rankings from the Princeton Review. Last year, Vermont lawmakers passed legislation to legalize personal possessio...

CATcards to go digital through Apple partnership

CATcards to go digital through Apple partnership

Mills Sparkman, Summer Editor

August 21, 2019

A lost CATcard is a rite of passage almost all UVM students have experienced. Now, misplacing your CATcard could be a distant memory. The CATcard Service Center recently announced a partnership with Apple in which students who have an iPhone or an Apple Watch can integrate their CATcard details i...

UVM cannabis consumption reaches a new high

UVM cannabis consumption reaches a new high

Mills Sparkman, Summer Editor

August 15, 2019

UVM has been ranked the top school in the nation for cannabis consumption, according to the latest rankings from the Princeton Review. Also in the top five were the University of Rhode Island, Wesleyan University and Skidmore College, according to an August 9 VTDigger article.  Every year...

Man’s public records dispute lives to see another day in court

Man’s public records dispute lives to see another day in court

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

June 28, 2019

The Vermont Supreme court has ruled a man may be able to sidestep UVM after the university refused to give up a police record. The court ruled June 27, 2019, that Jacob Oblak's petition he made to the criminal court for the arrest affidavit of Wesley Richter should have been considered by a lower...

The past is present: UVM’s buildings have their own stories to tell

The past is present: UVM’s buildings have their own stories to tell

Julianne Lesch and Zoe Stern

June 2, 2019

When walking around UVM’s campus, students experience a clash between new and old architecture. University Place is a street lined with red brick historic buildings that are decorated with gargoyles. Right behind it lies a modern, brand new STEM complex.     The architecture on campus provides ...

SGA pushes for a new climate action plan

SGA pushes for a new climate action plan

Zoe Stern, Senior Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

SGA unanimously passed a resolution urging incoming President Suresh Garimella to create a new climate action plan. SGA is concerned the University won’t meet its current goals. The resolution was signed- by SGA April 23 to address the University’s current Climate Action Plan creat...

Student’s sexual assault campaign gains traction in VT legislature

Student’s sexual assault campaign gains traction in VT legislature

Emma Pinezich, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

Last year sophomore Syd Ovitt started a petition to force universities to indicate when a student was dismissed for sexual assault. The petition currently has 52,428 signatures and support from Vermont politicians including Rep. Selene Colburn, Sen. Philip Baruth and Congressman Peter Welc...

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