Top picks from the Cynic’s news editor: 2021-22 headlines you may have missed


Mary McLellan

Sophomore Kaia Ellis speaks next to fellow protestors at the Explain the Asterisk walkout at the Waterman building April 27.

In the past year, the UVM community has seen a variety of newsworthy events, spanning from COVID-19 updates to buildings flooding to protests over various social justice causes.

This year’s news editor, Halsey McLaen, picked out ten Cynic news stories she found particularly newsworthy from the 2021-22 school year. The Cynic encourages anyone who may have missed these headlines to check them out.

Ten headlines you may have missed:

1. UVM launches new sustainability plan, following failure to meet past goals, Oct. 27, 2021. Story by Nicole Hardy.
2. SGA’s mandatory club sexual violence training sparks student concerns, Dec. 6, 2021. Story by Halsey McLaen.
3. Hundreds protest sexual violence at UVM on Admitted Students Visit Day, Feb. 21, 2022. Story by Ella Ruehsen and Halsey McLaen.
4. UVM to keep indirect investments in fossil fuels until contracts lapse, March 16, 2022. Story by Lila Cumming.
5. Athletics media policies’ effects on sexual violence coverage, March 22, 2022. Story by Lucille Whittier and Ella Ruehsen.
6. Staff Union contract remains in negotiation, April 11, 2022. Story by Skyeler Devlin.
7. Student causes flood, displaces two floors in University Heights South, April 11, 2022. Story by Isabelle Tanner.
8. UVM to remove isolation housing for 2022-23 school year, April 26, 2022. Story by Lila Cumming.
9. New demands for administration follow nationwide walkout, May 2, 2022. Story by Halsey McLaen.
10. The University to close down on-campus testing site next semester, July 19, 2022. Story by Lila Cumming.