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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 Cynic: now and in the future

The Cynic: now and in the future

Ella Ruehsen, Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2022

Dear Readers,  It is a bittersweet reality that Issue 29 is the last print issue we will produce this academic year. In reflecting back on all 29 issues we’ve produced, we are proud to say this past...

UVM alum Pamela Smith, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzhiemer’s, outside the Waterman building April 29. Smith has a Master’s Degree in social work from UVM.

UVM alumn advocates for Alzheimer’s services

Liz Roote, Features Editor May 5, 2022

Vermont resident Pamela Smith completed her master’s in social work at UVM in 1997 and was a mental health and human services professional in the state for decades, she said. In 2019, she received her...

Students should take gap semesters

Students should take gap semesters

Harry van Dyke, Opinion Columnist May 4, 2022

Growing up, I expected I would graduate from high school, go to college, graduate from college and then start the rest of my life. Now that I am in college, I do not think life has to happen that linearly. Undergraduate...

The Office of Sustainability in Marsh Hall April 28. The Office is working on a Comprehensive Sustainability Plan for the University and intends to release the plan in the fall.

Office of Sustainability to draft new sustainability plan

Skyeler Devlin, Cynic News Reporter May 4, 2022

The UVM Sustainability Plan working group is developing the Comprehensive Sustainability Plan, slated for release in August, said Elizabeth Palchak, director of the Office of Sustainability.  Palchak...

Sophomore Ally Wheeler captures content for her nutritional Instagram page @radiantplates on Redstone campus April 29.

Student promotes intuitive eating and wellness on Instagram

Avery DeLisle, Culture Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Sophomore Ally Wheeler promotes nutrition and wellness through social media by sharing her own health journey on her Instagram page, @radiantplates. Wheeler started @radiantplates January 2021 as a...

 Senior speaker Cyrus Oswald, 2021-22, swears in Senator Sam Wigon, a junior, as treasurer for the 2022-23 academic year as incoming Vice President Sarah Wood watches April 26.

SGA swears in new speaker and treasurer

Isabelle Tanner, Cynic News Reporter May 3, 2022

SGA swore in Treasurer Sam Wigon, a junior, and Speaker of the Senate Carter Purple, a first-year, for the 2022-23 academic year at their April 26 senate meeting.  Purple hopes to achieve personal...

In the second week of the fall 2020 semester, students trickle into the Davis Center for their mandatory weekly COVID-19 test.

UVM terminates COVID-19 information newsletter ‘UVM Forward’

Halsey McLaen, News Editor May 2, 2022

UVM announced the termination of UVM Forward, the University’s COVID-19 information e-newsletter, according to an April 29 email.  The newsletter began in spring 2020 and served to provide pressing...

UVM needs study spaces on Trinity

UVM needs study spaces on Trinity

Emma Dinsmore, Opinion Columnist May 2, 2022

Any student living far from Central campus knows the struggle of finding a place to study. On Trinity campus, there are few spaces where students can reliably go to study without distractions, other...

New demands for administration follow nationwide walkout

New demands for administration follow nationwide walkout

Halsey McLaen, News Editor May 2, 2022

Hundreds gathered outside the Waterman building April 27 to participate in a nationwide walkout against campus sexual violence organized by Explain the Asterisk, an activism group originally founded at...

Graduate student Justin Salisbury outside of Perkins Hall April 22. Salisbury, who is blind, advocates for child custody rights for parents with disabilities.

Bill aims to protect parents with disabilities

Julia Dell'Amore, Features Staff Writer April 27, 2022

A Jan. 7 bill in the Vermont legislature that aims to protect the rights of parents with disabilities will likely need to be re-introduced in January 2023, said its sponsor, Chittenden District Representative...

SpringFest opener Annie Dirusso kicks beach balls back into the crowd.

Through the lens: the return of SpringFest

Sophia Balunek, Photo Editor April 27, 2022

UVM Program Board's annual SpringFest made its highly anticipated return April 23, following two years without the traditional spring concert as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The return of SpringFest...

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