The Vermont Cynic

Jordan Mitchell

April 3, 2019


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Jordan Mitchell is the Video Editor at the Vermont Cynic. She is a sophomore Film and Television Studies major with minors in Public Communications and Music. She joined the video team in the spring semester as a first-year, and in the fall of her sophomore year became Assistant Video Editor before being...

Student theatre to appear downtown

Student theatre to appear downtown

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

March 28, 2019


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Shoes fall from the sky against the northern lights in “Almost, Maine,” The University Players’ spring production. “Almost, Maine” will debut March 30 at the Main Street Performing Arts Center. The play follows the titular town’s residents falling in and out of love over the course of a midwint...

Garimella approved as president

Garimella approved as president

Staff Report

February 22, 2019


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Dr. Suresh Garimella has been officially chosen as UVM's 27th president. The announcement came in a Feb. 22 email to the UVM community from Board of Trustees Chair David Daigle. "Following a comprehensive, nationwide search that attracted 90 applicants, Dr. Garimella clearly emerged as the most...

Sophia Knappertz

Sophia Knappertz

February 17, 2019


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Sophia is the Copy Chief of the Vermont Cynic. She is a sophomore majoring in anthropology and global studies with a minor in German. She joined the Cynic her first year as a copy editor. She is also involved in the sorority Pi Beta Phi and is a community student leader for the Social Science Scholars...

Faculty concerned over presidential search transparency

Faculty concerned over presidential search transparency

Staff Report

February 5, 2019


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Faculty are expressing concerns over the presidential search process after it yielded just a single public finalist. The “sole finalist” is Dr. Suresh Garimella, executive vice president for research and partnerships at Purdue University. Garimella will be on campus Feb. 13 to 15 for meetings...

Abenaki speaker on keeping languages alive

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


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When a language goes extinct, a rich history may follow suit.  Language instructor Jesse Bruchac visited UVM Jan. 21 to discuss language preservation efforts in the indigenous Abenaki community. Bruchac is an Abenaki citizen and teaches Abenaki language through storytelling and music, according to h...

Mills Sparkman

January 25, 2019


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Mills Sparkman is the Opinion Editor for the Vermont Cynic. She is a sophomore majoring in Political Science from Bristol, Rhode Island, not to be confused with Long Island. In her free time, she enjoys reading, coffee, mac and cheese, and raging against the patriarchy. She began writing for the Opinion...

SGA works to protect marginalized groups on campus

SGA works to protect marginalized groups on campus

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer

November 17, 2018


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SGA has passed two resolutions to show their support of transgender, nonbinary and intersex students, as well as Jewish students, in light of the national political climate. The first resolution, in support of the Queer Student Union and their funding requests, was sponsored by sophomore Carolynn Van Arsda...

Women’s hockey plays to fight cancer

Women’s hockey plays to fight cancer

Ashley Miller, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


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The UVM women’s ice hockey team played a double header against the University of New Hampshire winning 1-0 Nov. 2 and tying 2-2 Nov. 3. Head coach Jim Plumer said that he anticipated UNH would show up looking for revenge Nov. 3. “Whenever you beat a team and play them again the next day, t...

Students organize to protest gender memo

Students organize to protest gender memo

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 8, 2018


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Members of the UVM and Burlington transgender and non-binary communities gathered to send a clear message to President Donald Trump: “We will not be erased.” Nearly 250 students, faculty and community members organized Oct. 29 outside the third floor of the Davis Center to protest a memo obtain...

Women’s Fund event aims to close gender gap

Women’s Fund event aims to close gender gap

Lily Young, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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Prominent female activists spoke at a UVM event Oct. 30 in the Grand Maple Ballroom. The Vermont Women’s Fund, the group that held the event, is a nonprofit organization that gives grants to programs that support women and girls across the state. The goal of the night was to raise $35,000 that would...

UVM Parents Take to Facebook

UVM Parents Take to Facebook

Mike Hurley, Feature Writer

October 23, 2018


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When students feel the urge to share their concerns about college life, they might log onto the student-run meme page Make UV Groovy Again. They might wonder, though, where their parents go when they have a burning question about UVM; who they talk to when they feel like sharing any number of UV Groo...

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