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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

A fire truck and ambulance outside the Davis Center Jan. 27. The Burlington Fire Department and UVM Rescue will respond to any medical calls on campus.

More fire trucks on campus in 2022 indicates return to pre-COVID numbers, chief says

Ethan Brodie, Cynic News Reporter January 30, 2023

Fire alarm activations at UVM increased by roughly 18% in 2022 compared to 2021, according to University Fire Marshall Barry Simays. Even with the uptick in fire alarm activations at UVM from 2020 to...

A Burlington Police car driving past the department station on 1 North Ave. Jan. 20. Mayor Miro Weinberger released a new public safety plan focusing on 2022’s historic number of homicides.

Mayor, progressives differ on plans to curtail Burlington crime uptick

Noah Diedrich, Cynic News Reporter January 27, 2023

A new public safety plan, released by Mayor Miro Weinberger on Jan. 12, outlines the steps being taken in order to address a historic number of homicides in Burlington in 2022.  The mayor’s plan...

The UVM Chess Club during their meeting Jan. 22. The team placed sixth in the 2023 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship.

Rally Cat’s Gambit: UVM chess places in large-scale tournament

Andrew Gould, News Editor January 23, 2023

UVM’s Chess Club placed sixth in a large-scale team collegiate competition in Seattle earlier this month. The 2023 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship, held Jan. 5-8 in Seattle, was...

Anthony Lamb 20 reaches for the ball at a home game against University of Maine Feb. 5, 2020. Lamb, who signed with an NBA team this fall, has been accused of raping a fellow student-athlete while at UVM, according to a recently filed lawsuit against the University.

Lawsuit alleges UVM protected NBA player Anthony Lamb from rape allegations

Ella Ruehsen, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2022

Editor's note: The headline of this story was updated Dec. 12 at 11:50 a.m. to more accurately reflect Lamb's NBA status. NBA player and former UVM basketball star Anthony Lamb ‘20 has come under...

Hand sanitizer dispenser set ablaze in residential hall, sprinkler water damage displaces students

Halsey McLaen, News Editor December 7, 2022

A hand sanitizer station in Millis Hall was intentionally set on fire in the early morning hours Dec. 4, according to an email from Michael Schirling, chief safety and compliance officer.  The activated...

Photo Illustration: Students solicit sex through anonymous apps like YikYak as a way to be upfront without vulnerability.

“A social media gloryhole:” Students use anonymous social media to express sexuality

Halsey McLaen, News Editor December 6, 2022

“tall blonde alanna, i know you would give me the nastiest head of my life,” a Nov. 18 post on Instagram account @uvmhottiefinder reads. This and more raunchy content can be found all over the multiple...

Photo Illustration: A student waiting outside the Counseling and Psychiatry Services office at 146 South Williams St. Nov. 16. In spring 2020, CAPS implemented a triage system, but some students feel neglected by the service.

Campus mental health support system has year-long closed waitlist

Noah Diedrich, Cynic News Reporter December 5, 2022

Content warning: mentions of eating disorder, suicide Vermont Psychological Services has stopped admitting people to its waitlist, the wait for which is now over a year long, VPS Director Kathleen Kennedy...

Photo Illustration: Dining workers are now allowed to unionize without interference from Sodexo, the corporation that handles UVM’s food services.

UVM Dining workers get neutrality agreement as unionization efforts begin

Ethan Brodie, Cynic News Reporter December 2, 2022

UVM’s dining concessionaire, Sodexo, signed a neutrality agreement Nov. 8 allowing dining workers the ability to unionize without interference from the company, said Beth Pease, organizing director with...

Members of the Disabled Student Union during their board member meeting in the Davis Center Atrium Nov. 13.

New student group pushes for better accessibility on campus

Isabelle Tanner, Cynic News Reporter December 1, 2022

A new community group at UVM, the Disabled Student Union, hopes to create a support network and student-led advocacy center for disabled students, said Katie Marshall, undergraduate co-chair of the Disabled...

Photo Illustration: First-years Ethan Wolfe and Thomas Didier demonstrate the difficulty of adjusting one’s routine when a roommate tests positive for COVID-19.

“I have to avoid the room at all times now:” No COVID isolation housing poses problems for on-campus students

Molly Yeska, Cynic News Reporter November 10, 2022

UVM’s lack of isolation housing for students who test positive for COVID-19 has created logistical troubles and uneasiness for some living on campus as they navigate sharing rooms with others, several...

A sign promoting a midterm election watch party by the UVM Political Science Club in Lafayette Hall Nov. 5.

Abortion rights, Congressional representation dominate midterm election discussions

Andrew Gould, Cynic News Reporter November 7, 2022

The 2022 midterms on Nov. 8 hold vital importance for the state of the country, according to student political leaders and two UVM political science professors.  Races for Vermont’s Congressional...

The Waterman building seen Nov. 3. UVM administration recently released updates concerning their work to support Jewish students on campus.

Provost provides updates on supporting UVM’s Jewish community

Halsey McLaen, News Editor November 3, 2022

Patricia Prelock, provost and senior vice president, identified several new updates from UVM administration concerning the ongoing work the University is engaging in to support Jewish students on campus...

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