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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Sophomore Ashna Hille wears a “rock star”-level outfit for a Fit Check Sept. 19.

Cynic Fit Check: Ashna Hille

Maggie Swanborn, Culture Staff Writer 10:00 am

Ashna Hille is a sophomore from Natick, Mass. She recently transferred to UVM and is double majoring in music technology and business, and health and society.  THE CYNIC: How would you describe...

UVM Dining needs updated cross-contamination policies

UVM Dining needs updated cross-contamination policies

Emma Dinsmore, Opinion Columnist October 4, 2022

Eating in UVM’s dining halls is virtually impossible for people with severe allergies. My severe tree nut allergy often prevents me from being able to eat in the dining hall due to UVM Dining’s...

Stop telling young women how to speak

Stop telling young women how to speak

Abby Stevens, Opinion Columnist October 3, 2022

If you were one of my classmates between kindergarten and fifth grade, you probably would have known me by only one word: bossy.  By eighth grade, that one word morphed into a much more direct description...

Rapper Yung Gravy performs at Patrick Gym for FallFest Sept. 30.

Yung Gravy revives FallFest, flings food at students

Kailey Shea, Culture Staff Writer October 3, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was updated Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. to correctly contextualize a quote from a band member. Yung Gravy led UVM students in a moment of silence for the extinct catamount species...

A plaque dedicated to Cesar Murillo 91 in the Mosaic Center Student Leadership Group office in the Living/Learning Center Sept. 23.

“Viva Cesar:” Remembering Cesar Augusto Murillo’s legacy of activism

Callia Gilligan, Features Staff Writer September 30, 2022

From roller-skating through the streets of New York to the dancing that earned him the nickname “Lawn Mower,” Cesar Augusto Murillo ‘91 is remembered for his fun and outgoing personality.  However,...

Environmentalism: Where imperfect is the new perfect

Environmentalism: Where imperfect is the new perfect

Olivia Langlan, Opinion Columnist September 29, 2022

Surrounded by a world experiencing climate change at a rapid and unnatural rate, it is only human that we want to be superheroes.  All around us are scary facts about the piles of waste in the oceans...

An SGA senator following a demonstration of the new learning management system Brightspace, during SGA’s weekly meeting in the Livak Ballroom Sept. 20. Brightspace will be partially implemented in spring 2023, with a full implementation in the fall of next year.

UVM to start trial period with new learning management system next semester

Noah Diedrich, Cynic News Reporter September 27, 2022

UVM will begin to transition to the learning management system Brightspace in the spring 2023 semester, said Wendy Verrei-Berenback, assistant director at the Center for Teaching and Learning and co-leader...

A protester at the Vermonters for Justice in Palestine protest in support of Palestine in front of Waterman building, the building that houses most of the University’s administrative offices, Sept. 21.

Local advocacy group hosts rally on campus in support of Palestine

Andrew Gould, Cynic News Reporter September 26, 2022

Approximately two dozen people assembled in front of the Waterman building Sept. 21 to show their support for Palestine at a rally organized by local advocacy organization Vermonters for Justice in Palestine.  Organizers...

UVM needs to bring back COVID-19 housing

UVM needs to bring back COVID-19 housing

Petra Zucker, Opinion Columnist September 21, 2022

As a warm welcome to my first week at UVM, my floor was overcome with an upsurge in COVID-19. Not only did eight people on my floor alone test positive, but COVID-19 was rapidly spreading throughout...

A few of the faces of UVM’s Staff Union, including (clockwise from left) Matt Rooney, Rachel Wallace-Brodeur, Ellen Kaye, and Kelli Joyce outside the Waterman building Sept. 15. Photo collage by Ellie Scott.

UVM violates staff union contract, mispays union members

Halsey McLaen, News Editor September 20, 2022

Editor's note: This article was updated 1:37 p.m. Sept. 21 to correct a detail about employment start dates.  The UVM administration mispaid multiple employees after ratifying a contract with UVM’s...

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UVM denies mishandling antisemitism allegations

Halsey McLaen, News Editor September 15, 2022

UVM President Suresh Garimella publicly denied allegations that UVM did not adequately address claims of antisemitism on campus in a Sept. 15 email to the UVM community, following reports that the Department...

The Waterman building located on the corner of South Prospect Street and College Street stands with nobody around it, Sept. 30. Waterman is the largest academic building on campus.

Feds investigate claims of antisemitism at UVM

Halsey McLaen, News Editor September 14, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 1:48 p.m. Sept. 16 with a clarification about the nature of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory.  The U.S. Department of Education is investigating...

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