The Vermont Cynic

Bring it Back

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer

March 28, 2017

After an 8-year push by students and the community, steps were made to bring back UVM varsity baseball. SGA President Jason Maulucci met with the Friends of UVM Baseball committee on Jan. 28 to work out a plan to reinstate the team. Varsity baseball was discontinued at UVM in 2009. Friends of ...

Burlington activists arrested by ICE officers

Zully Palacios (left) and Enrique Balcazar (right) are pictured. They, along with Alex Carillo-Sanchez, were arrested by ICE last week.

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor

March 24, 2017

Senior Jake Danford became close friends with a couple while interning at a Vermont advocacy group, Migrant Justice. Now, his friends may face deportation. The couple, Enrique Balcazar and Zully Palacios, were arrested by immigration enforcement March 17, he said. Danford hopes everyone remembers...

UVM hosts French-Canadian diplomatic conference

Gov. Phil Scott speaks at the French Canadian International Conference March 20 in the Livak Ballroom.  The conference focused on Vermont and Quebec relations, immigration, and trade.

Brandon Arcari, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

UVM hosted a conference on the connections between Vermont and its neighbor to the north. The March 20 French-Canadian connections conference, focused on the relations between Vermont and Quebec. It featured speakers including UVM President Tom Sullivan, Gov. Phil Scott and Rita de Santis, the Qu...

New Burlington development to ease housing pressure

Renderings of the new Cambrian Rise project pictured. The new community is planned to be built just south of Burlington High School.

Greta Brown, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017

Burlington may be on a path to creating both affordable and eco-friendly places to live. The Cambrian Rise Project on North Avenue, a housing development project to revitalize the North End, was approved by the city’s Development Review Board Feb. 6, according to a Feb. 8 press release. ...

Senior dies, friends remember him as positive spirit

Senior Brett Cohen, pictured above, died on Feb. 14. He was found about 60 ft. off the ski trail at Stowe Mountain Resort on the evening of Feb. 13. | PHOTO COURTESY OF FACEBOOK

Olivia Bowman, News Editor

February 23, 2017

Voices in a College Street apartment chimed over one another while talking about their friend Brett Cohen and his passion for adventure.   Hailing from Needham, Mass., Cohen was a senior at UVM when he died Feb. 14 after a snowboarding incident at Stowe Mountain Resort.   “He...

Professor completes study on policing

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Chloe Chaobal, Senior Staff Writer

February 17, 2017

  Black drivers in Vermont are four times more likely to be searched after being stopped by police, according to a recent report by a UVM professor.   The findings in the report, conducted by economics professor Stephanie Seguino, indicate patterns of policing within 29 of Vermont’...

The Governor and UVM

Gov. Phil Scott discusses his past at UVM and his path to the Vermont Statehouse

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor

February 15, 2017

Gov. Phil Scott sat back in a wood chair in his large, fifth floor Montpelier office. He spoke quietly and slowly, pausing between thoughts, and leaned forward each time he told a story. He looked up as he described growing up in Barre, Vermont; he worked on construction jobs across the state, an...

UVM student dies after snowboarding incident

Senior Brett Cohen, pictured above, died on Feb. 14. He was found about 60 ft. off the ski trail at Stowe Mountain Resort on the evening of Feb. 13. | PHOTO COURTESY OF FACEBOOK

Olivia Bowman, News Editor

February 15, 2017

  Senior Brett Cohen of Needham, Mass. died at the University of Vermont Medical Center Feb. 14. Annie Stevens, the vice provost for student affairs, announced Cohen’s death in a campus-wide e-mail Feb. 15. “We extend our deepest condolences to Brett’s family,” Stevens stated....

Parking restricted near Redstone campus

January 19, 2017

Faculty and staff showed up to their usual Wednesday parking spaces on a November morning   and were greeted with reserved signs.   Due to a resolution passed on Sep. 21 by the Public Works Commission, the parking spaces  between Henderson Terrace and Cliff Street on South Prospect Street are now rese...

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

Erika B. Lewy

January 18, 2017

UVM fraternities and sororities are facing a decrease in membership following the loss of their property tax exemption.   On Jan. 1, a 2014 state law that repealed Greek organizations' exemption was enacted.   Sigma Phi fraternity is already feeling the effects of the tax, namely in decreasin...

Bikers see renovations along Burlington waterfront

Colin Bushweller

January 17, 2017

Those who cycle through Burlington this year will be greeted with renovations made to the city’s downtown bike path. The path —which is now renamed the “Burlington Greenway” — has newly-added features that turn it into a linear park for recreation while improving views of Lake Champlain, ...

Struggle to sublet hinder studying abroad

Struggle to sublet hinder studying abroad

December 6, 2016

For some students, the ability to sublet may be just as important a factor as rent and location are while searching for off-campus leases for next year. Students struggle to find subletters to take over their off-campus leases while they study abroad, and it’s causing emotional and financial s...

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