The Vermont Cynic

2016-2017 Staff

Genevieve Winn

Genevieve has been illustrating for the Cynic since Fall 2016 and became the Illustrations Editor in Fall 2017. She also loves to write, but spends most of her time sketching. She is a Sophomore at UVM. She has loved art all her...

John Riedel

John Riedel has been a staff writer for the Cynic since August 2014 and was News Editor from November 2015 to January 2017. He has covered environmental issues on campus and abroad, as well as local crime and University administration. John...

Izzy Siedman

Izzy Siedman is a sophomore at UVM with an English major and a writing concentration. She joined the Cynic in September of 2016, starting as a writer for the Life section before becoming Assistant Life Editor in the January 2017....

Erika B. Lewy

Erika B. Lewy has been the Cynic editor-in-chief since spring 2017 and a staff writer since fall 2016. She has covered campus and national protests, local breaking news and Burlington community events. Before transferring to ...

Dean Wertz

Off the bat, Dean Wertz enjoys a hot cup of coffee, no matter the outside temperature. He likes what he calls, “concrete jungle hikes” which essentially means walking aimlessly around a city. His favorite book is Franny and...

Katie Brobst

I am an English and Film & Television Studies double major here at UVM. I was homeschool through high school and transferred here after attending CCV’s Early College Program. I’ve been writing for the Cynic since Spring...

Bridget Higdon

Bridget Higdon is a junior English major who joined the Cynic in September 2016. She was previously the Arts Editor before she launched the first Culture section in the spring of 2018. Bridget grew up in northern New Jersey, but ...

Greta Bjornson

Greta is a senior majoring in English with a concentration in writing and a minor in art. She joined the Cynic as a first-year after transferring to UVM and started writing for the Life and Arts sections before becoming a sec...

Lily Keats

Lily is the layout editor for the Vermont Cynic and has been contributing to the paper since fall 2016. She began as a page designer, and was then the assistant layout editor before starting as the layout editor in the spring o...

Healy Fallon

Healy Fallon has been writing for the Cynic since the fall of 2016. When not writing for the Cynic, Healy is probably listening to Kate Bush in the woods, or probably working on their watercolor portrait of Skai Jackson, or probably...

Ben Elfland

Ben Elfland is the managing editor at the Vermont Cynic. He is a senior studying public communication with a minor in writing. His introduction to journalism was as a writer for the arts section, where he eventually spent a yea...

Eribert Volaj

Eribert Volaj is a senior in the Grossman Business School at the University of Vermont. He is currently studying Marketing and Global Business with a minor in English. Eribert started writing for the Vermont Cynic in the spring...

Olivia Bowman

Olivia Bowman is the current Managing Editor of the Vermont Cynic. Hailing from New Jersey, she is now a sophomore at the University of Vermont with an Undeclared major. Olivia joined the Cynic in October of 2017. She began as...

Connor Allan

Connor Allan was the former web editor for the Vermont Cynic in the winter of 2016 and a member of the Cynic, since spring of 2016. He is currently a senior at the University of Vermont studying computer science while minoring...

Kelsey Neubauer

Kelsey Neubauer is a junior at the University of Vermont, majoring in English. Kelsey joined in January 2015. In October 2016, she was made the Editor-in-chief. She was a news writer and the assistant news editor for over a year....

Bryan O'Keefe

Bryan is the managing editor of the Vermont Cynic and has been involved since Jan. 2015. Prior to his position as managing editor, he was a news writer and the assistant news editor from 2015-2016.

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