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UVM Senior Emma Einhorn watches Professor Aaron Kindsvatter's first video titled “Racism and the Secular Religion at the University of Vermont,

Professor who spoke out about white discrimination has history of fraught relationship with admin and students

Kate Vanni, Assistant Managing Editor April 5, 2021

As UVM professor Aaron Kindsvatter continues to post videos to his YouTube and make appearances on conservative radio and tv shows, his message — against what he perceives as anti-whiteness — has gone...

Ask the cats: answers for your questions

Ask the cats: answers for your questions

The Cats of Opinion, staff writers April 2, 2021

Hey readers! The opinion section is happy to inform you that we are bringing back our new and improved advice column, Ask the Cats. At the end of each month, the cats of the opinion section will answer...

Students wait to be picked up after their last class of the day gets out March 16.

Burlington High School students thrive in a new home — an old Macy’s

Kate Vanni, Assistant Managing Editor April 1, 2021

The escalators inside the once-abandoned Macys are up and running again, but instead of transporting shoppers, they are helping students get to their classes on time. In August of 2020, Burlington High...

Cynic staff photographer Mary Mclellan poses for a self-portrait inside the dance studio of Mann Hall.

“Busy, productive, exhausting and frantic” a day in the life of a college undergrad

Mary McLellan, Staff Photographer March 12, 2021

Tuesday, late February. Life has changed in this past year, but the world still goes on. As well as, unfortunately, my 8:30 a.m. classes. This series documents a day in my life. I am taking 18 credit hours...

Three Ward 1 election inspectors review the ballot receipt before sealing it inside the tabulation bag March 2.

Town Meeting Day in Photos

Kate Vanni, Assistant Managing Editor March 4, 2021

In the weeks leading up to Town Meeting Day, the Cynic's photo staff worked hard to capture the election in their photos. On March 2 the entire staff was assigned to covering the polling locations for...

Black History Month in illustrations

Black History Month in illustrations

March 1, 2021

I decided to paint a portrait of Chancellor Johnathan Bennet, known professionally as Chance the Rapper. As a Chicago native, Chance has acted as a major activist aiming to help Chicago youth find...

James Williamson, Senior Lecturer for UVM’s English Department sits in his office surrounded by books Feb. 16. Williamson is one of three other College of Arts and Sciences professors who have recently been laid off due to the budget cuts.

Photo of the Week

Mary McLellan, Staff Photographer February 26, 2021

Empty seats line up on the side of UVM’s Patrick Gymnasium Jan. 28. All UVM winter sports have been postponed until Feb. 4. as of Jan. 22.

UVM women’s basketball ends season while other sports remain on pause

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor January 30, 2021

UVM’s women’s basketball team has officially canceled the remainder of their season due to Covid-19, while all other UVM varsity sports remain on pause.  The decision to end the women’s basketball...

Perspectives: Structural changes are needed to save UVM programs

Perspectives: Structural changes are needed to save UVM programs

Owen Doherty, History and Political Science Major December 12, 2020

The recent cuts to undergraduate and graduate programs should come as no surprise. These programs are not the first ones seeing cuts, and likely will not be the last unless serious changes are made to...

Major Jackson to leave UVM next semester

Major Jackson to leave UVM next semester

Sabine Foerg and Nicole Hardy November 2, 2020

After 18 years at the University of Vermont, University Distinguished Professor Major Jackson is heading for a warmer climate and new challenges. Nationally acclaimed poet Jackson has announced...

A group of restaurant goers sit outside of Sweetwaters on Church Street, Oct 23.

Police express confidence students won’t violate COVID rules for Halloween

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter October 30, 2020

UVM and Burlington Police expressed little concern about students potentially violating COVID-19 safety precautions over Halloween weekend, despite rising cases in the state. UVM Police Chief Tim Bilodeau...

Graduate Student Manya Ruckhaus works in the Geology lab on Trinity, Oct. 22.

‘Critical Zone’ team awarded $3.2 million

Rebecca Holt, Features Staff Writer October 30, 2020

The University of Vermont received a grant of $3.2 million towards research, bringing together professors from different disciplines all pointed towards understanding the Earth’s climate and ecosystems. The...

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