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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

The Huertas Project promotes food sovereignty in migrant farmer groups.

Backyard to table: The Huertas Project and cultivating food sovereignty 

Callia Gilligan, Features Staff Writer 10:00 am

Latinx migrant farmers working in Vermont’s dairies face difficulty accessing local and culturally familiar food. The Huertas Project is run through UVM and works with migrant farmers on rural dairy...

Location of the new Catamount Woods apartment complex Sept 2.

Apartment-style complex east of campus will house juniors and seniors

Noah Diedrich, Cynic News Reporter September 20, 2023

UVM announced its intentions to build a new apartment complex on campus for planned occupancy in Fall 2025, in an Aug. 14 press release.  Catamount Woods will be the product of a partnership between...

Bisexual men are underrepresented in the media, and it needs to change

Bisexual men are underrepresented in the media, and it needs to change

Scott Kent, Opinion Columnist September 19, 2023

Bisexual men just aren’t getting enough positivity or representation in the media and it needs to be recognized.  Compared to other LGBTQ+ communities, bisexuals make up considerably less media representation,...

Parking lot filled with cars on Athletic Campus on Sept 8.

Hyundais and Kias vandalized on Athletic

Ethan Brodie, Cynic News Reporter September 18, 2023

UVM Police Services found evidence of attempted, unsuccessful hotwiring and other vandalization of six cars parked on University Heights Road following reports on August 24, said UVM Police Chief Tim Bilodeau. A...

Collection for Opinion Mini Series - underrated fall elements

Mini opinions: Most underrated aspects of fall

Opinion Staff September 14, 2023

As the fall season approaches, excitement ramps up for all the usual activities: pumpkin and apple picking, the leaves changing color and everything spooky.  But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Here...

Broccoli Bar provides vegan options for students on campus.

Savoring Success: How UVM is changing on-campus dining

Liliana Mefford, Assistant Features Editor September 13, 2023

When UVM students arrived back on campus this fall, they were greeted with a slew of changes to their on-campus dining options. For the 2023-24 school year, UVM is introducing a number of changes to...

Mollys illi for high holidays column

UVM should have High Holidays off

Ayelet Kaminski, Opinion Editor September 12, 2023

Content warning: mentions of antisemitism, hate crimes, mass shootings As a white Jewish woman living in New England, I have been lucky not to have experienced antisemitism like the kind my grandparents...

Mekki Leeper takes to the stage in the Grand Maple Ballroom Sept 4.

Mekki Leeper, Auguste White Bask in Unconventionality at Comedy Show

Kailey Shea, Culture Staff Writer September 11, 2023

Six hundred students and two acclaimed entertainers shared laughs over stories of absurdity, hardship and horror. UVM Program Board hosted their annual Labor Day Comedy Show on Sept. 4 in the Grand...

Winooski River flooding by Chace Mill July 11.

Life After the Flood: A Vermont Disaster

Maxine Thornton, Features Editor September 8, 2023

On July 10, Vermont residents found themselves experiencing the heaviest rainfall the state has seen since 1927. Rainfall in Montpelier hit an all-time high of 12.06 inches, according to the National...

Stellas illi for the freshman fomo column

First-years: don’t fall victim to FOMO

Abby Stevens, Opinion Columnist September 7, 2023

As I wrapped up my final week of summer on the Jersey Shore, I found it hard to believe that this time last year was the hectic blur of Orientation week. The one thing that stands out as I look back...

Culture Staff Recommends: How to Settle into the Year

Culture Staff September 6, 2023

Welcome first-years to the University of Vermont! As you leave summer behind and step into the new school year, it can feel a little disorienting. The Cynic’s culture staff is here to help you find your...

First-year students begin their walk to the Twilight Induction ceremony after Convocation, passing by Staff United protesters August 27.

Staff United protest at convocation over new time reporting system 

Emily Kobus, Co-Photo Editor September 5, 2023

UVM Staff United picketed at Convocation on August 27 in opposition to the University’s purchase and proposed use of the time tracking system Kronos, said Ellen Kaye, co-president of UVMSU. Kaye said...

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