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BREAKING: SGA presidential and vice presidential election forced to restart

SGA senators sit during a meeting, Nov. 5. After over a thousand people voted in the SGA presidential and vice presidential election March 26, SGA has been forced to restart the election due to an unknown amount of ineligible votes.

Lilly Page, News Staff Reporter

March 26, 2020

After over a thousand people voted in the SGA presidential and vice presidential election, SGA was forced to restart the election due to an unknown amount of ineligible graduates and alumni that had access to the voting platform. Senior Nick Bouffard, the Chair of the Elections Committee, sent out an email...

Happening now: Live updates from the Bernie Sanders Vermont rally

Happening now: Live updates from the Bernie Sanders Vermont rally

Staff Report

March 3, 2020

ESSEX, VT–Two Cynic reporters have traveled to the Champlain Valley Exposition for the Sen. Bernie Sanders Super Tuesday rally. We will be updating this story. 6:30: As supporters start to file into the room, the room is getting increasingly hot, loud and crowded. Future voter and first ...

Sounds from the polling places: what Ward 1 voters had to say

Sounds from the polling places: what Ward 1 voters had to say

Zoe Stern, Assistant News Editor

March 3, 2020

In Ward 1 voters not only had to decide who to vote for in the presidential primaries but also who out of three candidates would represent them on Burlington’s city council.  Incumbent and Independent candidate Sharon Bushor was facing off against Progressive Zoraya Hightower and Democrat Jillian Scanne...

Sounds from the polling places: what Ward 2 voters had to say

A sign indicates the Ward 2 polling place in Burlington, March 3, 2020.

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

March 3, 2020

At the Integrated Arts Academy in Burlington, voters took to the polls to make their voices heard. In Ward 2, along with voting in the Presidential Primaries, voters chose between Progressive incumbent Max Tracy and Democrat Ryan Nick for the city council race. MAX TRACY, INCUMBENT CITY COUNCIL CAN...

Town Meeting Day: a guide to casting your vote

Town Meeting Day: a guide to casting your vote

Staff Report

March 2, 2020

Today, March 3, is Town Meeting Day in Vermont. Here in Burlington, voters will be electing eight individuals to City Council. Five of the eight city council seats up for a vote are contested. Here's what you need to know to cast your vote: How to vote: 1.) Look up your voter registratio...

Burlington City Council voting guide: Ward 5

Staff Report

March 2, 2020

Here's what you need to know about the candidates running in Ward 5 for Burlington City Council. Nate Lantieri, Ward 5 Nate Lantieri ‘19 is a Proggressive running for Ward 5. Lantieri first became interested in politics while he was working for the city, he said. For Lantieri, one of the big...

Burlington City Council voting guide: Ward 4

Staff Report

March 2, 2020

Here's what you need to know about the candidates running in Ward 4 for Burlington City Council. Sarah Carpenter, Ward 4 Sarah Carpenter is running as a Democrat for Ward 4. She decided to get involved in politics mainly because of her dedication to creating affordable housing. This is h...

Burlington City Council voting guide: Ward 1

Staff Report

March 2, 2020

Here's what you need to know about the candidates running in Ward 1 for Burlington City Council. Ward 1 is one of two wards that represent UVM students. Jillian Scannell, Ward 1 SAWYER LOFTUS/Vermont Cynic Scannell, who is also president of SGA, said that she decided to get involved in government due to her passion for the environment and public service...

Burlington City Council voting guide: Ward 8

Staff Report

March 2, 2020

Here's what you need to know about the candidates running in Ward 8 for Burlington City Council. Ward 8 is one of two wards that represent UVM students. Jane Stromberg, Ward 8 Stephan Toljan/Vermont Cynic Jane Stromberg, who graduated from UVM in 2019, credits her time at UVM with helping her form a view of the outside world. “I realized ...

Burlington City Council voting guide: Ward 2

Staff Report

March 2, 2020

Here's what you need to know about the candidates running in Ward 2 for Burlington City Council. Ryan Nick, Ward 2 City councilor candidate for Ward 2, Ryan Nick, decided to run because he noticed the need for affordable housing and biking accessibility. “Burlington, we have incredible asset...

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

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

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

February 26, 2020

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

 Junior Skyler Nash is the campaign manager for Kesha Ram’s run for a seat on the Vermont State Senate.

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...

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