The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

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

People holding Biden signs celebrate the president elects victory on Church Street Nov. 7.

‘Joy and relief’: Hundreds gather on Church Street to celebrate Biden victory

Nicole Hardy, Cynic News Reporter November 10, 2020

Moments after the news broke that Joe Biden would be the next president of the United States, a quiet morning in downtown Burlington transformed as community members marched downtown to celebrate the changing...

Signs point to the polling place for potential voters Nov. 3.

UVM students wait anxiously for 2020 presidential election results

Sabine Foerg and Paige Fisher November 10, 2020

As vote counts for the Presidential Election continued to trickle in following Election Day, UVM students anxiously waited, reflecting on the tumultuous weeks leading up to it and what’s next to come. Although...

Campaign signs fill a patch of snow covered grass outside the Fletcher Free Library Nov. 3, where UVM Campus Democrats stood outside congratulating students for voting throughout the day.

Student political groups hone in on local politics, don’t endorse Biden or Trump

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter November 4, 2020

Despite a hotly contested national election that has Republicans and Democrats gearing up for a showdown, politically affiliated student groups on UVM’s campus have decided to shift their focus to state...

Ballot counting machine assigned to counting early ballots for Ward 7 inside of City Hall Oct. 29.

Students explain why they didn’t vote

Culture Staff November 3, 2020

Often the Cynic asks voters why they voted, but what about the group of people that didn't? Or what about the students and community members that did vote, but begrudgingly? The Cynic created an anonymous...

Gov. Phil Scott discusses his past at UVM and his path to the Vermont Statehouse in 2017.

Republican Governor Phil Scott announces vote for Biden

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter November 3, 2020

Vermont’s Republican Governor Phil Scott announced he voted for Presidential Candidate Joe Biden, becoming the first incumbent Republican to do so this election. Scott told reporters why he opted...

Dont vote for Kanye

Don’t vote for Kanye

Connor Adams, Staff Writer November 3, 2020

We look towards celebrities for inspiration regarding culture and the arts, but when it comes to politics celebrities cause problems that can manipulate voters . Kanye West is one of the most important...

UVM Civic Engagement to hold White Affinity space despite controversy

UVM Civic Engagement to hold ‘White Affinity’ space despite controversy

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor November 3, 2020

UVM’s Office of Civic Engagement acknowledged harm created by an event advertised as a “white affinity” space after students raised concerns, but did not cancel the event.   UVM’s Office of...

Senior Aidan Doherty stands outside the Fletcher Free Library on Nov. 3 holding up a David Zuckerman campaign sign as he thanks students for voting. Doherty is a member of the UVM College Democrats.

‘Kind of weird and nerve wracking’: UVM students head to the polls on election day

Ella Ruehsen and Lilly Page November 3, 2020

UVM students and local residents alike made their way through the snowy streets of Burlington Nov. 3 to vote at the Fletcher Free Library, the Ward 8 polling location. As voters trickled in to cast...

Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, Molly Gray, stands with a group of supporters on the corner of Marshall Ave. and St. George Rd. in Williston, VT, Oct. 30.

UVM alumna runs for Lieutenant Governor

Tulley Hescock, Assistant Feature Editor November 3, 2020

For Molly Gray, Vermont always seemed to call her back, no matter where she went. Gray, born in Vermont and raised on her parents vegetable farm in Newbury, Vermont, graduated from UVM in 2007. Thirteen...

The ballot counter leafs through the ballots, handing his partner one at a time Oct. 29. He said typically he would be licking his fingers to get through the ballots more quickly, but COVID has put a halt to that.

An inside look at the ballot counting process

Kate Vanni, Layout and Illustrations Editor November 3, 2020

UVM alumni face off in 2020 Vermont governors race

UVM alumni face off in 2020 Vermont governor’s race

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter November 2, 2020

Two UVM alumni are facing off head to head in the race to be Vermont’s governor Nov. 3.  Incumbent Republican Governor Phil Scott is trying to keep his spot as current Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman,...

Senior Eli Cowart poses for a photo after dropping his ballot off in the ballot box outside of
City Hall on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 28.

UVM students cast early ballots for Biden

Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter November 2, 2020

UVM students, able to vote in their home state or in Vermont, have been mailing in their ballots, dropping them off in downtown Burlington, and anxiously awaiting in-person voting this Tuesday on Election...

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