The Vermont Cynic

Raising the flag for our community

September 28, 2016

This week, UVM students stood in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement at an organized “Black Out.” At the event, participants dressed in all black to pose for a picture under a “Black Lives Matter” flag. This particular flag, first raised Sept. 22, was later stolen and a ...

Listen, don’t dismiss other opinions

Listen, don’t dismiss other opinions

September 21, 2016

Last Friday, a pro concealed carry organization tabled outside the Davis Center. On our undeniably liberal campus, the conservative voice is often lost in a majority population of pro-Bernie Sanders, social justice warriors. As a result, conservative students, who are clearly outnumbered by...

New Interfaith Center uniting UVM campus

New Interfaith Center uniting UVM campus

September 14, 2016

[media-credit name="Genevieve Winn" align="alignnone" width="230"][/media-credit]UVM prides itself on being inclusive to everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or religion.A new Interfaith Center is planned to open by the end of the semester, and is another example of our University’s work toward in...

UVM to expand peer advising

UVM to expand peer advising

September 7, 2016

A new peer-mentor program and new Advising Center located on the first floor of the Davis Center are examples of initiatives being taken by the University in order to create a more positive advising experience for students on campus. [media-credit name="Ciera Libenson" align="alignnone" width="300"][...

Welcome back to UVM

Welcome back to UVM

August 31, 2016

New schedules, free coffee, blank notebooks and well-rested students: all signs of a new semester at UVM. It’s that time of year again; everyone is return- ing to the beautiful campus we call home. Welcome, class of 2020! You’ve made the right decision by choosing to attend UVM and your next four y...

A week of coffee and NBR

A week of coffee and NBR

May 4, 2016

Finals week. It’s the time of every semester that students fear.Final papers, exams and ever-so-dreaded group projects pile up and it seems like we will never get out of what can accurately be described as a scene from the “Hunger Games.”Caffeine is treated like gold, sleep is cherished and hard...

The Best of Burlington is back in town

April 27, 2016

Skinny Pancake, Henderson’s, Nectar’s: the list goes on. UVM students, staff and faculty alike all have their favorites when it comes to places where they eat, drink and live.The Cynic is in the midst of conducting our “Best of Burlington” poll to determine what the community considers the “bes...

‘Groovy UV’: embracing a spirited tradition

‘Groovy UV’: embracing a spirited tradition

April 22, 2016

 Today marks a sort of “unofficial” holiday at UVM: 4/20. Hundreds of students will fill the Redstone Green and celebrate weed culture.The event is definitely a part of the culture here on campus, a place many refer to as “Groovy UV.”Whether or not you choose to take part in the festivities,...

Make registration more user-friendly

Make registration more user-friendly

April 13, 2016

Class registration is, arguably, one of the most stressful times of the semester for students. Between trying to navigate the ever-confusing CATS report, avoiding dreaded 8:30 a.m. time slots, attempting to fulfill graduation requirements and participate in a “Hunger Games”-esque competition for sl...

Giving first-years a choice in housing

Giving first-years a choice in housing

April 6, 2016

Come August, first-year students arriving at UVM will arguably have a much different experience than what any of the current students reading this remember themselves having.We all remember the awkward and nerve-wracking experience of orientation, the first-year reading we skimmed while on the beach and ma...

Listen to the student body

Listen to the student body

March 30, 2016

[media-credit name="ALYSSA HANDELMANN" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit]A reading day has been added back to the final exam schedule after protests from students erupted in response to the faculty senate removing the study day in December.In a staff editorial published Dec. 9, the Cynic ca...

Post course info online to better inform students for registration

March 23, 2016

On March 20, SGA leadership sent a letter to the administration advocating for course descriptions and syllabi to be made available online for all classes during registration.Professors are “expected” to post expanded course descriptions before registration, but in employee contracts, lines can...

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