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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

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Turning Point USA meets protesters in Burlington

Cyrus Oswald, Culture Staff Writer 3:00 pm

A conservative campaign made a stop on one of the country’s most liberal campuses and encountered protestors. Turning Point USA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting conservative values...

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Sophomore prom sells out

Jamie Bratone , Cynic News Reporter 11:00 am

Students clad in elaborate dresses and suits flooded the Grand Maple Ballroom Oct. 21 at UVM’s sold-out sophomore prom, held by the Department of Student Life. The event aimed to provide a prom experience...

Garbage bags full of tissues sit outside of UVMs COVID testing center March 4.

UVM reports highest COVID-19 case count of semester, Vermont reports highest case count since start of pandemic 

Lucille Whittier, Cynic News Reporter October 20, 2021

UVM  reported its highest COVID-19 case count of the semester last week, Oct. 11-17, according to an Oct.19 email from Patricia Prelock, provost and senior vice president.  The University reported...

Senior Caroline Shelley presents to SGA on Oct. 5.

Some Title IX demands go unaddressed

RJ Morrison , Cynic News Reporter October 11, 2021

Senior Caroline Shelley, founder of the Student Title IX Advisory Committe, said 21% of student demands regarding sexual violence lack adequate implementation at the Oct. 6 SGA meeting.   Shelley...

The UVM admissions building is found on South Prospect street Sunday April 10.

AdvoCats discouraged from discussing controversial topics on tours

Jane Brinley , Cynic News Reporter October 11, 2021

Editor’s note: Some sources in this article have been given pseudonyms to protect their identity for reasons relating to job security and wanting to keep survivor status private.  In order to promote...

The Student Life office, located on the third floor of the Davis Center, sits empty at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 1.

Daphne Wells’ departure goes unexplained

Lucille Whittier, Cynic News Reporter October 6, 2021

Students received no explanation following the sudden departure of UVM’s former Director of Student Life, Daphne Wells, said senior and SGA President Sam Pasqualoni.  Wells left UVM June 15 after...

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SGA swears in newly elected first-year senators

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter October 4, 2021

SGA swore in newly elected first-year senators at their Sept. 9 meeting, adding new voices to the association for the upcoming school year.  Labeled, “Emergency Business,” on the agenda, the new...

Letters pinned to a table spell out “CommunityFest” and pamphlets are laid out to be passed out on the Athletic campus green Oct. 1.

UVMUS hosts first-ever CommunityFest

Halsey McLaen , Cynic News Reporter October 4, 2021

Students and Burlington community members alike gathered on the Athletic campus green Friday night to attend CommunityFest, an event organized by the UVM Union of Students. The event featured an assembly...

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FSL double standards frustrate UVM sorority members, claim certain expectations outdated

Maggie Talty , Cynic News Reporter September 29, 2021

UVM sorority members acknowledge the difference between conduct expectations and enforcement for sorority versus fraternity life, claiming some policies are outdated.  Across the nation and at UVM,...

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UVM soccer ties Siena in double overtime

Austin Chen, Cynic Sports Reporter September 27, 2021

UVM soccer (5-1-1) tied Siena College (3-3-1) in a 2-2 draw after double overtime in a Sept. 21 game after Midfielder Jacob Arachchige-Jensen provided a free-kick goal for the Saints in the 90th minute.  The...

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CATAlert delayed following report and investigation of suspicious activity in Harris

Maggie Talty , Cynic News Reporter September 27, 2021

UVM Police Services investigated Harris Residence Hall following a report of two men with an unknown object Sept. 26, sending Harris Millis into shelter in place at 6:16 p.m.  UVM sent out an initial...

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Organize UVM draws students out to protest completion of tar sands pipeline

Ella Ruehsen, News and Sports Editor September 27, 2021

Organize UVM joined other organizations and activists in downtown Burlington Sept. 24 to protest the controversial proposed Line 3 tar sands pipeline.  Organize UVM formed in 2019 as a collective initiative...

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