The Vermont Cynic

Provost and Senior Vice President Patricia Prelock speaks at Governor Phil Scott's weekly press conference July 13.

UVM to use state COVID-19 relief funds in partnership with CCV for career education for Vermonters

Ellie Scott, Summer News Editor July 14, 2021

UVM announced a career education program in partnership with the Community College of Vermont at the governor’s weekly press conference July 13. The program, Upskill Vermont, provides Vermont residents...

Pearl Street Pipe and Beverage reopened their doors for the first time a year June 29.

Pearl Street Pipe and Beverage reopens a year after destructive fire

Tulley Hescock, Features Editor July 1, 2021

After nearly a year of planning and rebuilding, Pearl Street Pipe and Beverage reopened on June 24, with a new name and a new look.  Following the July 1 fire last summer, the interior was left destroyed...

Students sit close to one another, maskless, in a lecture hall prior to the COVID-19 pandemic November 2019.

BREAKING: UVM announces UVM Forward, the University’s reopening plan for Fall 2021

Ellie Scott, Summer News Editor June 17, 2021

The University of Vermont announced its reopening plan, which eliminates required testing and mask mandates for fully vaccinated individuals effective August 2. The Fall 2021 plan, UVM Forward, was...

A Walgreens employee fills a syringe with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in the Patrick Gym May 2.

BREAKING: UVM announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all Fall 2021 students

Staff Report June 9, 2021

UVM students will now be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the Fall 2021 semester as soon as the vaccine receives full approval from the Food and Drug Administration.  In a June 9, press...

Analyzing the effect of online learning on college students

Analyzing the effect of online learning on college students

Ellie Scott, Layout Editor May 22, 2021

This past school year was unlike any other. The Cynic wanted to know what students felt about this year, so we asked students a series of questions about several topics ranging from mental health to online...

A school year in photos

A school year in photos

Cynic photo staff May 22, 2021

In a school year of Black Lives Matter protests, sickness, financial hardship, the presidential election and survivors of sexual assault coming forward, Cynic journalists worked to provide truthful and...

Junior Athena Hendrick and Senior Colbalt Tolbert stand on top of the Waterman steps preparing to speak to a crowd of thousands May 3.

Through the eyes of survivors: The systemic mishandling of sexual violence at UVM

Nicole Hardy, Cynic News Reporter May 21, 2021

Editor’s note: One survivor interviewed for this piece has had her name changed to a first-name pseudonym for legal reasons.  The story of a survivor of sexual violence who shared their story has...

The vandalised home at 86 Buell street photographed May 16.

Former fraternity house vandalized amidst campus-wide outrage over sexual violence

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter May 20, 2021

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 5:15 p.m. May 25 to correct the spelling of Pi Kappa Phi. The recent vandalization of a former fraternity house could be linked to the growing movement surrounding...

Virtue Field is illuminated while the Men’s club soccer team plays a charity game May 8. All proceeds from the game were donated to Hope Works, a Chittenden County based organization that works with survivors of sexual assault and violence.

UVM club soccer raises funds for survivors of sexual violence at charity scrimmage

Max Clifford, Cynic Sports Reporter May 18, 2021

Amidst widespread outrage over UVM’s mishandling of sexual violence, the University’s men’s club soccer teams used their recent exhibition game as an opportunity to show their support for survivors.  For...

A school year in illustrations

A school year in illustrations

May 18, 2021

AAs an essential part of the Cynic, the Illustrations Team maintains the publication's creative side by visually representing the meaning of stories. These illustrations described opinions around COVID-19...

Men's lacrosse game against Hartford

UVM lacrosse loses NCAA tournament after winning first-ever conference championship

Max Clifford, Cynic Sports Reporter May 17, 2021

UVM men’s lacrosse fell to the University of Maryland Terrapins on Sunday by a score of 17-11. The loss ended the Catamount’s first ever NCAA tournament bid.  It was clear that UVM, who drew the...

Featured image for bookstore story

UVM Bookstore down $1 million this year, regains sales as visitors break pandemic rules

Sierra Byrne, Cynic News Reporter May 17, 2021

Prospective students are bringing foot traffic back to UVM’s bookstore, the hub for all UVM merchandise, after it lost over $1 million in sales in the last year and a half as a result of the COVID-19...

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