The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

2018-2019 Staff

Kate Vanni
Editor-in-Chief

Kate Vanni

(She/her) Kate Vanni is a senior Communications Design major with minors in Applied Design and Studio Art. Before becoming the Editor-in-Chief, Kate filled the role of Assistant Managing Editor, Layout Editor, Illustrations Ed...

Sophia Knappertz
Copy Chief

Sophia Knappertz

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...

Mills Sparkman
Digital Media Editor

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,...

Alek Fleury
Photo Editor

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
Podcast Editor

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
News Editor

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
Operations Manager

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...

Sabrina Hood
Sports Editor

Sabrina Hood

Sabrina Hood is a senior French and business administration double major. She joined the Cynic in February 2016 as a photographer and a year later joined the copy section. Sabrina has been writing for sports since March 2017 and...

Peter Hibbeler
Social Media Editor

Peter Hibbeler

Peter Hibbeler is a Junior studying Secondary Education with an English Concentration. This is his first semester as the Social Media Editor, and is incredibly excited for the year! Peter has loved reading newspapers his entire l...

Kyra Chevalier
Layout Editor

Kyra Chevalier

Kyra Chevalier is a junior Public Communication major and Applied Design minor hailing from Grafton, Massachusetts. She joined the Cynic in Fall 2017 with the goal of becoming a news writer but, following a series of coinciden...

Holly Coughlan
Illustrations Editor

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...

Bridget Higdon
Culture Editor

Bridget Higdon

Bridget Higdon is an English major and 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 mov...

Greta Bjornson
Editor-in-Chief

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...

Ben Elfland
Managing Editor

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...

Connor Allan
Web Editor

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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