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One of the team members of the Ward 7 cohort stacks the received ballots, preparing them to go through the ballot counter Oct. 29.

UVM Political Science professors discuss historic election and what’s to come

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter November 13, 2020

UVM political science professors discussed what Americans could expect in the coming weeks, including increased division, further actions by President Trump and the media’s role in it all. During...

UVM's Student Government Association discussed student voting and changes to the former Clean Energy Fund at their weekly meeting Oct. 6.

SGA funds program for first-generation college students following federal aid cuts

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter November 13, 2020

SGA plans to fund a program for one year that assists first-generation college students with academic support and professional mentoring after the federal government cut its funding this year.  UVM’s...

People holding Biden signs celebrate the president elect's 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...

Jeanne Mance became UVM's designated quarantine and isolation building for students at the beginning of the semester. Located on Pearl Street, the residence hall is surrounded by other UVM buildings and Burlington homes.

‘There is no real surveillance of this place’: A look inside UVM quarantine as COVID cases rise

Ella Ruehsen and Sawyer Loftus November 9, 2020

Driving down Colchester Avenue, as it turns into Pearl Street, it’s not hard to skip over UVM’s last residence hall—Jeanne Mance—before the landscape changes to the commercial center of downtown...

Students filter through the COVID testing entrance Nov. 6 in a line stretching back to the Howe Library stairs. Each student must blow their nose and use hand sanitizer before proceeding to the testing area.

Students to retest for COVID-19 after Halloween weekend raises concerns

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor November 6, 2020

UVM students who were tested earlier this week must be retested this weekend due to an increase in positive COVID-19 cases that may be associated with Halloween gatherings.  The Vermont Department...

The Waterman building located on the corner of South Prospect Street and College Street stands with nobody around it, Sept. 30. Waterman is the largest academic building on campus.

Amidst political polarization, professors foster atmospheres of respect

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor November 5, 2020

Despite deep political divides both nationwide and on campus, UVM faculty members are trying to create respectful and open spaces for students to discuss divisive topics in classrooms. As a historic...

UVM students stand in a long line outside of the Davis center Covid testing site, Sept. 10.

BREAKING: Six more positive COVID-19 cases days after Halloween

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter November 4, 2020

A day after UVM confirmed 31 students were in isolation, the University says six students have tested positive for COVID-19. Late Tuesday, UVM spokesperson Enrique Corredera confirmed one student received...

“Stop the raid, stop the fear, immigrants are welcome here,” chanted the group of nearly 80 people as they marched down Church Street.

Migrant Justice settles lawsuit against ICE

Alek Fleury November 4, 2020

Members of Migrant Justice took to the streets of Burlington, marching down Church Street to celebrate the settlement of a lawsuit with the U.S. agency in charge of immigration enforcement. Migrant...

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...

Nervous students watch election night news coverage in a tent of the Davis Center green Nov. 3. “I've been stressed all day, all week. Really, the last few months,” first-year Chloe Bouska said. “There's been a lot of anticipation leading up to it but now that it's here it's, well, it's crunch time.”

Student dems anxiously watch election results pour in

Nicole Hardy, Cynic News Reporter November 4, 2020

As polling stations across the country closed, students gathered in the warmth of a tent on the Davis Center green to anxiously watch the presidential election unfold. At a UVM Campus Democrats Election...

Republican Governor Phil Scott wins reelection by a landslide

Republican Governor Phil Scott wins reelection by a landslide

Elizabeth Roote, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

Shortly after Republican Governor Phil Scott declared victory over Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman Tuesday night, both candidates delivered virtual speeches, emphasizing the need for unity and perseverance...

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