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 University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Mini opinions: best food to cure the munchies 

Mini opinions: best food to cure the munchies 

Opinion Staff May 10, 2024

If you left Redstone on 4/20 feeling ravenous and not sure how to satisfy your hunger, you’re not alone.  Every day, hundreds of UVM students suffering from the munchies wander campus, dazed and...

Think twice before taking that Tylenol 

Think twice before taking that Tylenol 

Olivia Langlan, Assistant opinion editor May 8, 2024

In the attempt to backtrack from the effects of the opioid epidemic, the medical system has caused a new issue: the misuse of over-the-counter pain medications.  I’m not a nay-sayer of analgesics...

Let homeless people smoke weed

Let homeless people smoke weed

Abby Philips, Opinion columnist May 7, 2024

Late one night in Montreal, my friends and I were enjoying a cigarette on a stoop when we were approached by a homeless man.  We gave him a few cigarettes, a joint and a night cap of all our red solo...

Signage for the Catamount Recovery Center outside Living Well May 1.

Recovery at UVM

Caroyln Kelly, Culture Staff Writer May 7, 2024

An understanding of UVM’s culture around drug and alcohol use would be incomplete without the perspectives of students who are in recovery and the program that supports them. UVM’s Catamount Recovery...

The Waterman building located on the corner of South Prospect Street and College Street stands with nobody around it, Sept. 30, 2021.

Understanding UVM’s investment disclosures with Richard Cate

Sophia Balunek, Editor-in-chief May 4, 2024

The total list of funds in which UVM’s consolidated endowment is invested as of Feb. 29 is listed in the appendix of the materials for a May 17 Budget, Finance and Investment Committee meeting. The...

America needs to lower the cost of EpiPens, now

America needs to lower the cost of EpiPens, now

Emma Dinsmore, Digital Media Editor April 29, 2024

This past January, Congressman Maxwell Frost (D-FL) introduced the EpiPen Act, which would cap the cost of epinephrine auto-injectors at $60 per two-pack. Frost’s Jan. 11 Instagram post shares the...

Emma Mulvaney-Stanak and Marek Broderick take on new roles in city government

Noah Diedrich and Jessie Pennington April 29, 2024

As of April 1, Emma Mulvaney-Stanak is Burlington’s new mayor. She’s also Burlington’s first woman and LGBTQ+ person to hold the position. Mulvaney-Stanak, a Progressive, earned 51.18% of...

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