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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

State representative Emma Mulvaney-Stanak and city councilor Joan Shannon participated in a Burlington mayoral debate in the Davis Center Livak Ballroom Feb.15

Shannon and Mulvaney-Stanak debate at UVM

Jessie Pennington, Cynic News Reporter March 4, 2024

State Representative Emma Mulvaney-Stanak (P) and City Councilor Joan Shannon (D) met Feb. 15 for a mayoral debate at UVM. The event was hosted by United Academics and UVM Staff United in the Livak...

What’s on the ballot this Town Meeting Day

What’s on the ballot this Town Meeting Day

Noah Diedrich and Jessie Pennington March 4, 2024

Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 7:00 p.m. on March 4  to update the source for voter registration information. Mayor Four candidates are running for Mayor in Burlington: Progressive Emma...

We are approaching an AI dystopia

We are approaching an AI dystopia

Lucas Martineau, Opinion Columnist March 1, 2024

Disclaimer: not written with AI Artificial intelligence is pushing us to the brink of a preventable dystopia and we can’t continue to ignore its many risks. Having already covered ChatGPT and plagiarism...

Many nightlife locations are inaccessible to parts of the student body.

Disabilities and the “going out” experience

Hannah Kennedy, Features Staff Writer March 1, 2024

For many college-aged students, going out is a rite of passage. Weekends filled with dancing, drinking and poor decision-making make the stress of school almost bearable. For students with physical...

The power of eating disorder recovery

The power of eating disorder recovery

Olivia Langlan, Opinion Columnist February 29, 2024

Content warning: discussion of eating disorders The seven years of my life that were governed by my eating disorder were a constant game of playing pretend. After a sharp downward spiral that landed...

A die-in protest began in the Davis Center Atrium as students laid on the floor holding signs in support of Palestine Feb. 15.

As Israel launches attacks on Rafah, students stage “die-in” protest for Palestine

Nora Sissenich and Liliana Mefford February 27, 2024

On Feb. 15, approximately 50 students staged a die-in protest in the Davis Center in support of Palestine. UVM Students for Justice in Palestine organized the protest, demanding that “UVM divest from...

Photo illustration: Around 600 UVM students are participating in LEMURS.

Is there a recipe for health? LEMURS intends to find out

Julia Streger, Features Staff Writer February 23, 2024

One might see some eclectic jewelry among UVM students, but one of these rings is not like the others. The Oura Ring serves as a biosensor, measuring the wearer’s sleep, readiness and activity to provide...

Stop avoiding discussions of morality in the classroom

Stop avoiding discussions of morality in the classroom

Bria Hiller, Opinion Columnist February 22, 2024

Nobody’s perfect, and nowhere is that old adage more true than in the hallowed halls of our academic canon. In a sociology class earlier this semester, my professor supplemented a point he made by...

Israel-Hamas war: campus developments

Staff Report February 19, 2024

SJP holds Palestine vigil  UVM Students for Justice in Palestine held a Vigil for Palestine on Feb. 13 at the Davis Center amphitheater. Participants placed small Palestinian flags in the ground...

The second room of the public portion of the greenhouse is warm and full of life.

Winter Time Greens

Alex Strand, Staff Photographer February 16, 2024

A jungle stands in an unlikely home: the very center of UVM. The UVM greenhouse offers plants from all walks of life, and provides a peaceful green escape from the gray February skies and concrete...

Let’s rekindle our love for Valentine’s Day

Let’s rekindle our love for Valentine’s Day

Ayelet Kaminski, Opinion Editor February 14, 2024

Every February—irregardless of my relationship status—I look forward to Valentine’s Day.  To me, Valentine’s is not just one day, but a way of life for the latter half of the winter season.  I...

Photo illustration: UVM is implementing a three-tier dorm rate system beginning fall 2024.

ResLife to implement tiered pricing structure for fall 2024

Jessie Pennington, Cynic News Reporter February 13, 2024

UVM is altering their room pricing to a tiered system and increasing prices overall, according to a room selection notice sent out to students Feb. 1 and the University’s residential life website. Beginning...

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