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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Students gather on the Redstone green for 4/20 festivities April 20.

Over a thousand gather at green on 4/20

Isabelle Tanner, Cynic News Reporter April 25, 2022

Over a thousand students gathered on the Redstone green at 4:20 p.m. April 20 in celebration of the longstanding tradition of smoking cannabis on 4/20, said UVM Police Chief Tim Bilodeau. The turnout...

Photo by Bailey Beltramo

Research award to fund professor and student’s work on phosphorus 

Halsey McLaen, News Editor April 22, 2022

A $50,000 Cottrell Postbac Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement will fund a UVM student’s research fellowship, according to a press release from Strategic Communications.  Award...

The Living Well office April 17. Living Well and the Catamount Recovery Program serve as resources under the Center of Health and Wellbeing at UVM.

Recovery program has inclusive community approach for students

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter April 21, 2022

Editor’s note: The name of one recovering student interviewed for this piece has been changed to a first-name pseudonym for privacy. The Catamount Recovery Program helps students in recovery from...

Is UVM really the No. 1 cannabis school?

Is UVM really the No. 1 cannabis school?

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter April 19, 2022

Most respondents to an April 11 Cynic survey don’t regularly smoke cannabis themselves, though they feel their peers regularly do. In 2019, the Princeton Review ranked UVM as the No. 1 university for...

Psychedelic Science club co-president Micah Bernat, a sophomore, president Henry Schaer, a senior, and co-president Zach Grinspoon, a sophomore (left to right) pose before a club meeting April 14.

Psychedelic club educates UVM students

Skyeler Devlin, Cynic News Reporter April 18, 2022

UVM’s newly-recognized Psychedelic Science Club offers students a space to learn about the different effects of substances in a judgment-free zone, said Zach Grinspoon, club co-founder and sophomore. Grinspoon...

SGA fails to provide promised mandatory sexual violence training

SGA fails to provide promised mandatory sexual violence training

Shannon Turner, Cynic News Reporter April 14, 2022

Instead of promised mandatory ClubSigner sexual violence training, SGA will offer smaller trainings this semester, according to junior Ann Wong, chair of the SGA club affairs committee. These changes...

UVM students and staff protesting outside of the Waterman Building April 11.

Vermont legislators speak at UVM Staff United press conference

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor April 12, 2022

Three Vermont legislators spoke at a press conference held by UVM’s staff union, UVM Staff United, in support of the union’s continued efforts to negotiate a fair contract April 11.  The conference...

Female duo to lead SGA

Female duo to lead SGA

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter April 12, 2022

Two SGA committee chairs run unopposed for SGA President and Vice President as the first female duo since 2006, according to the department of Student Life webpage.  Junior Maddie Henson, chair of...

A water cleanup truck outside of University Heights South March 30.

Student causes flood, displaces two floors in University Heights South

Isabelle Tanner, Cynic News Writer April 11, 2022

Flooding from a pipe caused by student damage displaced 40-50 students on the second floor of Tower 2 in University Heights South March 27, said Kevin Hytten, interim director of Residential Life.  UHS...

Junior Maeve Forbes speaks at an SGA meeting.

Students plan Sexual Violence Awareness Month around survivor healing

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter April 11, 2022

Four students’ plan for this year’s Sexual Violence Awareness Month focuses on healing for survivors of sexual violence, junior Maeve Forbes said. Forbes, alongside sophomores Olivia Eisenburg,...

Staff Union contract remains in negotiation

Staff Union contract remains in negotiation

Skyeler Devlin, Cynic News Reporter April 11, 2022

UVM’s staff union failed to come to an agreement with UVM administration on the first union contract at an April 8 meeting, said Annie Valentine, UVM Staff United bargaining team member.  Negotiations...

Students run into Lake Champlain at 7 a.m., Nov. 20, 2019.

UVM advances research for water resources and flood forecasting

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor April 7, 2022

UVM is collaborating with 28 other institutions to advance hydrological research and provide actionable water resource intel and flood forecasting, according to an April 7 UVM press release.  The project...

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