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Sanders places second in Iowa Caucus

Sanders places second in Iowa Caucus

Bryan O'Keefe

February 3, 2016

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders nearly matched former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Iowa Caucus Feb. 1, according to the Associated Press. Sanders had 49.6 percent of the caucus vote, while Clinton had 49.9 percent of the vote, according to the AP. Former Governor of Maryland Mart...

UVM Medical Center joins effort to lower opiate abuse

Caroline Alkire

January 28, 2016

In a new initiative to reduce opiate usage, the Burlington Police Department is working with the UVM Medical Center and Mayor Miro Weinberger. All three parties will be working together to increase treatment for opiate users and decrease the amount of crime related to opiate use, according to a Jan...

Students removed from Trump’s rally, students say

Donald Trump gives a speech at his rally at the Flynn theatre Dec. 7. RYAN THORNTON/The Vermont Cynic

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

January 12, 2016

[Updated: Jan. 12 10:35 P.M.] Two UVM students said they were removed after  protesting a Donald Trump rally held at the Flynn Performing Arts Center Jan. 7 in Burlington. First-year Greer Sargeant and senior Lily Sargeant chanted “get Trump out” during the event, feeling the rally was rac...

Trump rally in Burlington met with local opposition

Residents stand across the street from the Flynn to protest Donald Trump's rally Jan. 7. RYAN THORNTON/The Vermont Cynic

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

January 9, 2016

Before Donald Trump took the stage at his Burlington campaign rally, a voice boomed over a loudspeaker in the Flynn Theater: “If there is a protester beside you, please throw your hands over your head and start chanting ‘Trump’.” After the voice faded out, The Rolling Stones’ “Can...

Local inventors come to Shelburne for faire

Howard Drukerman, Champlain chapter president of the National Association of Rocketry, shows off his hat at the Champlain Mini Maker Faire on Sept. 27

Kelsey Neubauer, Senior Staff Writer

September 29, 2015

The horse barn at Shelburne Farms welcomed local inventors Sept. 26 to 27, who came to show the Champlain area how their inventions will “make” for a better future. This year’s Champlain Mini Maker Faire, partially sponsored by the UVM, was comprised of over 40 innovators of all ages from acr...

Rep. Welch talks with class about Iran

Alexandra Shannon

September 15, 2015

Students in “Introduction to International Relations” participated in a Skype discussion with Rep. Peter Welch Sept. 10 about the Iran nuclear deal that is currently under negotiation. The deal requires Iran to limit its research and development of nuclear weapons for 15 years, according to an a...

Alumna honored by state

Alumna honored by state

John Riedel, Staff Writer

September 2, 2015

UVM alumna Janette Bombardier, Class of 1980, was selected by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce as the 2015 Citizen of the Year. Every year the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, which represents over 1,500 businesses presents the award. The Citizen of the Year award is presented to someone who has made major c...

Legislators propose tax on sugary drinks

April 21, 2015

Legislators and public health advocates proposed a tax of 2 cents per ounce on all sugar-sweetened beverages sold in Vermont at a press conference  January 20, according to VTDigger.Advocates say the tax will provide a significant source of revenue for the state while also cutting healthcare costs by cur...

Sex offender released in Burlington

Sex offender released in Burlington

Jill Vaglica

April 11, 2015

A convicted sex offender was released in Burlington Thursday, April 9. Richard Laws was convicted on charges of aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault and kidnapping after allegedly raping a woman in Mad River Valley, Vermont and leaving her in a field in 1992. Police said he often targets...

Energy summit unites both sides of border

March 31, 2015

Students and industry professionals traded big ideas and projects on energy issues on both sides of the Canadian border. “The Power from the North Conference,” a major regional energy summit, was held in the Davis Center March 23 and 24.Topics on the first day were  the social, economic and environme...

New bill will lower Vermont’s carbon footprint

Beena Jacob

March 24, 2015

The Vermont House of Representatives voted 121-24 to pass a bill designed to lower residents’ carbon footprint. Passed March 11, the Renewable Energy Standard and Energy Transformation bill, known as RESET, requires utilities to sell a certain percentage of their electricity as renewable, according...

President Obama passes student aid bill

John Riedel, Staff Writer

March 18, 2015

President Barack Obama passed a new bill March 10 titled the Student Aid Bill of Rights as part of his policy to tackle increasing student loan debt across the country, including states such as Vermont. As part of the bill, four rights of borrowers are listed, followed by a plan of action to ensure...

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