The Vermont Cynic

Testing questions go unanswered

Testing questions go unanswered

Staff Editorial

September 8, 2020

Thursday night, after a whole day of waiting for UVM to post the new testing numbers to their coronavirus dashboard, our News Editor texted our Managing Editor when the numbers finally went up.  They were both confused. The night before, in a Zoom press conference, Burlington’s Chief Inno...

You chose to be here. Now choose to be here safely.

It's up to-01

Staff Editorial

September 8, 2020

An Aug. 21 post in the University of Vermont Class of 2021 group featured a report of a party on Hyde Street, the students holding blue solo cups underneath stringed up colored lights. The post sought to report the 75-100 person party to other students as a call to action to socially distance. Most...

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief: Need a fan? We’ll get you one.

A collage of 30 emails that were exchanged between a UVM student and the University of Vermont during the student's attempt to make their living situation better.

Sawyer Loftus, Editor-in-Chief

July 1, 2020

On July 1, the Vermont Cynic published an article detailing the conditions students who remain in emergency housing are living through.  These students are not on campus by choice.  They had no alternatives. Regardless of price, or any obstacle, the University of Vermont must care for these s...

To Chris,

Erika Lewy and Olivia Bowman go through a weekly critique of the Cynic with faculty adviser Chris Evans 2017.

May 8, 2020

This summer, our faculty adviser of 14 years will be moving on to bigger and better things. And there isn't much else to say other than that we love him. Chris, It’s hard to imagine the school year starting with anything other than a barbecue at your house. It’s hard to imagine anyone else running our we...

It’s Outdoors Week at the Cynic. Here’s why.

It's Outdoors Week at the Cynic. Here's why.

Staff Editorial

April 20, 2020

Today we begin Outdoors Week at the Vermont Cynic. Our staff had been planning the Cynic’s first-ever Outdoors Issue since January, and though this is not the way we envisioned it would turn out, we are excited to present it to you nonetheless.  Cynic illustrator sophomore Savanah Tebeau-She...

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April 15, 2020

When editors at the Vermont Cynic aren't working at the paper, we've been keeping ourselves busy in a variety of unique ways. Take these with a grain of salt, and get ready to laugh. Dave Cabrera, Podcast Editor: Watch Lost to remember that all mysteries will be solved During quarantine I’ve been rewatching ...

A Letter to Our Readers

A Letter to Our Readers

Staff Editorial

March 18, 2020

Dear Readers, Despite other recent closings and cancellations, we are writing to let you know the Vermont Cynic is still operating.  It is the duty of the press to bring you the news in both good times and bad. In fact, in moments like these, we need journalists more than ever to articulate r...

Students, use your vote wisely

Students, use your vote wisely

Staff Editorial

February 26, 2020

Voting is one of the most direct ways to participate in democracy. This election season, make sure your vote is an educated one. UVM is a politically engaged campus. Democrats, Republicans and Progressives are all represented here through student groups, and it’s not unusual to see a presidential c...

Floor vandalism needs to stop

Floor vandalism needs to stop

Staff Editorial

February 19, 2020

On Thursday night Feb 13, the Cynic sent a photographer to walk around various UVM dorms to get as many photos as possible of the aftermath of vandalism. To be honest, we thought this was going to be a shot in the dark. We were doubtful that he would see anything. But when he came back, we sat at his c...

SGA is scared to talk to you

SGA is scared to talk to you

Staff Editorial

January 22, 2020

Dear SGA senators, If you are afraid to talk to another student you don’t know, you should not be on SGA. In their first meeting back this semester, SGA debated for almost two hours over changes to their election process. One of those changes included a debate over the requirement for senators t...

Activists should abide by truth

Activists should abide by truth

Staff Editorial

December 3, 2019

Over this past month, posters have been strewn on tables and tacked to bulletin boards across campus. “DON’T BE THEIR PUPPET,” they read, in white lettering. In the background of the poster, an ominous and dark illustration of a gray hand with red strings tied to each finger holds up a wooden p...

Asbestos should not be a secret

Asbestos should not be a secret

Staff Editorial

November 20, 2019

In a Nov. 8 email sent to all residents of McAuley Hall on Trinity campus, UVM sought to “address any concerns and clarify any misinformation,” about the asbestos material in the building. This message was sadly long overdue. The email explained that the project discussed in our article “is i...

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