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Meet the band: Juice Box

Meet the band: Juice Box

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

1 day ago


Filed under Arts, Culture, Headliners

In a dimly lit living room on Hyde Street, the seven student musicians that make up Juice Box crowded around a coffee table. Some sat on couches, some sat on the floor. Juice Box, the SpringFest opener, was about to start rehearsal on a snowy April 9 night. Skis were packed into a back co...

Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital

Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital

Staff Report

2 days ago


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News, Vermont

Two people have been shot during what police call a "shootout" on North Willard Street. The University sent out CatAlerts around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon stating Burlington Police was investigating an "ongoing incident" close to University Place and Colchester Avenue. Burlington Police responded...

Police report reveals student’s final hours

Police report reveals student’s final hours

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Nearly two months after a UVM first-year was found dead in a snowbank, the Burlington Police Department has ruled the death accidental. Burlington Police began investigating the death of first-year Connor Gage Feb. 2 after receiving a 911 call stating there was a man lying in the snow. Burlington ...

Hip-hop supergroup Beast Coast to headline SpringFest

Hip-hop supergroup Beast Coast to headline SpringFest

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

April 2, 2019


Filed under Culture, Headliners

The UVM Program Board announced the headlining performers for SpringFest 2019 across their social media pages, April 2. The outdoor concert will feature Beast Coast, a rap collective that includes Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Powers Pleasant and CJ Fly. Rapper Rico...

Two fraternities named in connection to student death

Two fraternities named in connection to student death

Sawyer Loftus and Lee Hughes

April 1, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

After a first-year died on his way home Feb. 2 following a night of drinking, a police investigation identified the two fraternities he was at that night. It has been determined that he was first at Delta Tau Delta and then Alpha Epsilon Pi, an unrecognized fraternity, the night of his death. First-...

University officials fire back at protestors: “we don’t police language, we do policy”

University officials fire back at protestors: “we don’t police language, we do policy”

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

University of Vermont administrators have fired back at accusations of free speech restrictions on campus. Recently, 33 faculty and staff members sent a letter to UVM administrators stating they were concerned student rights were being limited and that campus policies were being abused. Annie St...

University admin reports conduct violations at rally

University admin reports conduct violations at rally

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Nine students who spoke at a rally in the Waterman building Feb. 26 could face misconduct charges for disruption. The students include leaders from rally organizers NoNames for Justice, who organized the rally, and other social justice groups on campus. The Feb. 26 rally was organized by NoNames in...

Nine student activists could face consequences following rally

Nine student activists could face consequences following rally

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 19, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Students who spoke at a social justice rally last month could soon face disciplinary actions, according to letters obtained by the Cynic. Leaders from NoNames for Justice and other social justice groups have received letters from the University asking them to admit they violated student conduct polic...

Men’s basketball heads to March Madness

Men’s basketball heads to March Madness

Jared Paquette, Staff Writer

March 16, 2019


Filed under Game Recaps, Headliners, March Madness, Sports

The UVM men’s basketball team has made it to the NCAA March Madness tournament for the first time since 2017, when they were eliminated in the first round. The Catamounts defeated the University of Maryland Baltimore County Retrievers in the American East title rematch March 16 with the final score of 66-49, securing themse...

SGA edged out of presidential search

SGA edged out of presidential search

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

A faculty panel met with two finalists during the presidential search, but no student panel equivalent was created. SGA has planned a resolution criticizing the lack of student inclusion in the process. SGA President Ethan Foley, a junior, learned while attending a Feb. 25 Faculty Senate meeting that a...

BSU Fashion Show breaks from tradition

BSU Fashion Show breaks from tradition

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Headliners, Life

UVM’s Black Student Union held their annual fashion show Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Davis Center’s Grand Maple Ballroom. This year’s theme was “Paint it Black,” and it defied tradition in many ways. Typically, clothing is the centerpiece of the show, but this year, the models were front a...

Student protestors host rally on anniversary of Waterman building takeover

Student protestors host rally on anniversary of Waterman building takeover

Lee Hughes and Maeve Gurnis

February 26, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Over 100 students participated in a rally Feb. 26 in the Waterman lobby, the one year anniversary of the 2018 Waterman takeover. NoNames for Justice, a student activist group, hosted a rally 2 p.m. Tuesday in the lobby of the Waterman building to protest injustices on campus and celebrate the pr...

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