The Vermont Cynic

2017-2018 Staff

Mills Sparkman

Mills Sparkman is the Opinion Editor for the Vermont Cynic. She is a junior 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,...

Sawyer Loftus

Sawyer Loftus is the News Editor for the Vermont Cynic. He is a sophomore History major with a passion for News. He has interned in Vermont Public Radio's newsroom, doing digital reporting and production work for All Things Considered....

Alek Fleury

Alek Fleury is an English and Political Science double major from New Jersey (the greatest place on earth). He dedicates most of his life to being the Photo Editor for the Vermont Cynic. Alek is also a part of UPlayer’s Thea...

Chloe Chaobal

Chloe Chaobal is the podcast editor of the Vermont Cynic. She joined the Cynic as a news writer in her first semester of UVM. She also created “Cat Chat”, a podcast series for the Cynic in her sophomore year. Chloe is an Ant...

George Seibold

George is a senior majoring in English with a minor in consumer and advertising. He has been a copy editor since he started attending UVM in 2015. George enjoys being well-informed about the current events going on at the Univ...

Sorrel Galantowicz

Sorrel Galantowicz is the Operations Manager for the Vermont Cynic. She manages the business side of the newspaper including advertising and our team of ad representatives. She is a sophomore at UVM and has a double major in G...

Holly Coughlan

Holly Coughlan is a second-year Political Science and History Major who has been part of the Cynic since September 2017. After working for a semester as the assistant illustration editor, she became the Illustration Editor. She en...

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...

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