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“A gerrymandered student ward.” How Burlington’s Ward 8 got its shape

“A gerrymandered student ward.” How Burlington’s Ward 8 got its shape

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

2 days ago

Five years after the city of Burlington redrew its voting districts, a city councilor who helped make that decision said she’s left with regret. “It felt gross to be a part of it,” said Rachel Siegel, who was a city councilor for Ward 3 at the time. “It was one of the worst experiences of...

UVM student takes the helm for alumna’s VT senate campaign

UVM student takes the helm for alumna’s VT senate campaign

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

January 30, 2020

Junior Skyler Nash is not just balancing a busy school schedule; he’s also managing a campaign for a UVM alumna’s run for a seat on the Vermont State Senate. For Nash, a typical day means plenty of meetings, radio interviews and traveling around the state with Kesha Ram ‘08. Together, they ma...

An interview with the Progressive Party candidate for Ward 1

An interview with the Progressive Party candidate for Ward 1

Staff Report

January 27, 2020

After 30 years of endorsement from Burlington Progressive Party, Burlington’s Ward One city councilor has lost the party’s backing to a new comer. Zoraya Hightower earned the Progressive Party’s nomination in December 2019, taking it from incumbent Sharon Bushor. Hightower is also competing aga...

SGA election applications at a high

SGA election applications at a high

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

April 8, 2019

This year’s SGA senate elections are contested for the first time in two years. By 4 p.m. April 5, senior Meghan Driscoll, SGA Elections Committee chair, received 49 election packets of those competing for the 39 senate seats, she said. Driscoll attributed the number to increased campus engagement....

Scannell and Doherty elected SGA president and vice president

Scannell and Doherty elected SGA president and vice president

Emma Pinezich, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

Junior Jillian Scannell and her running mate, sophomore Owen Doherty, won the SGA presidential and vice presidential elections. Scannell and Doherty’s victories were announced March 29. The only other presidential candidate was sophomore Harmony Edosomwan.  Doherty ran unopposed. Scannell won with 1,724 v...

Candidates talk policy and principles at SGA debate

Candidates talk policy and principles at SGA debate

Emma Pinezich and Zoe Stern

March 26, 2019

Students will vote on the SGA president for the 2019-2020 school year March 28 and 29. Junior Jillian Scannell is running for president alongside sophomore Owen Doherty. Sophomore Harmony Edosomwan is running for president without a running mate. The three candidates discussed their platforms and an...

Who are the SGA candidates?

Who are the SGA candidates?

March 26, 2019

Harmony Edosomwan Presidential Candidate, Sophomore Studying English, American Sign Language and integrative health, Edosomwan was a leader on campus during the NoNames For Justice protests in February 2018. Previously, she served as the president of the Black Student Union and has more recently served as a leader in NoNames. Some of...

Students weigh in on Vermont midterm election

Students weigh in on Vermont midterm election

Zoe Schemm, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Through many initiatives and organizing, UVM students were motivated to vote in the elections Nov. 6. Many considered the midterms to be especially important because the outcomes determined the remainder of President Donald Trump’s term. “My estimation is that over 2,000 UVM students voted in Burlingt...

Student groups work to increase voter turn out

Student groups work to increase voter turn out

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Voter turnout for young people has historically been low compared to other age groups. At UVM, groups like the SGA, College Democrats and College Republicans have been working to register students to vote in either Burlington or their hometowns. SGA-organized meet-and-greets with gubernatorial c...

VT Governor Candidate campaigns with celebrity

VT Governor Candidate campaigns with celebrity

Staff Report

September 19, 2018

Alek Fleury Democratic candidate for Vermont governor Christine Hallquist and actor Misha Collins discussed campaign issues in front of a crowd of students Wednesday in the Davis Center at a UVM College Democrats’ event. Hallquist made history as the first openly transgender candidate to win a major pa...

Trumpdates

March 30, 2017

President Donald Trump’s approval rating has sunk to 36 percent, the lowest it has been since he took office Jan. 20, according to Gallup. This drop in Trump’s approval rating came after House Republicans pulled a bill from the floor March 24 that would repeal Obamacare. This new rating is two points below Barack Obama’s lowest o...

Trump’s actions against EPA may affect UVM environmental programs

Kassondra Little, Hannah Morgan, and Bryan O'Keefe

February 1, 2017

While an environmental science major, Taylor Smith ‘16 spent the majority of his final semester at UVM planting 500 trees to revive the former grounds of Burlington College. Smith now works as an environmental scientist for a Massachusetts engineering company, working on a contract with the U.S. E...

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