The Vermont Cynic

Sawyer Loftus
Sawyer Loftus is the News Editor for the Vermont Cynic. He is a junior History major with a passion for News. This past summer he was an intern in the Burlington Free Press newsroom where he worked on developing multimedia news packages. He has interned in Vermont Public Radio's newsroom, doing digital reporting and production work for All Things Considered. He joined the Cynic in January 2018 as a first-year in the Podcast section. He has been a Multimedia Reporter, Senior Staff Writer, Summer Editor, and Assistant Breaking News Editor at the Cynic. 

Burlington Free Press work available here. 

Vermont Public Radio work here. 

Sawyer Loftus, Editor-in-Chief

Nov 12, 2020
Business majors’ voting rates remain low (Media)
Nov 09, 2020
‘There is no real surveillance of this place’: A look inside UVM quarantine as COVID cases rise (Story)
Nov 03, 2020
BREAKING: 30 students in quarantine after one student tests positive for COVID-19 (Story)
Oct 29, 2020
Despite UVM Medical Center cyberattack officials say UVM data secure (Story)
Sep 25, 2020
6:37 a.m., 4,081 feet (Media)
Sep 22, 2020
Letter from the Editor-in-Chief: The killing of independent student media at UVM (Story)
Sep 14, 2020
Letter from the Editor-in-Chief: Why we didn’t blur photos of protestors (Story)
Jul 01, 2020
Letter from the Editor-in-Chief: Need a fan? We’ll get you one. (Story)
Apr 22, 2020
New men’s hockey coach set to infuse excitement in program (Story)
Apr 16, 2020
UVM asks Vermont for millions in relief due to COVID-19 stresses (Story)
Apr 15, 2020
UVM picks NHL assistant coach as new men’s hockey coach (Story)
Apr 09, 2020
UVM trustee dies from COIVD-19 complications (Story)
Apr 02, 2020
UVM President reflects on leadership amid COVID-19 pandemic (Story)
Mar 23, 2020
BREAKING: UVM to continue online learning through end of semester and students urged to leave (Story)
Mar 19, 2020
Your latest COVID-19 updates (Story)
Mar 18, 2020
Your latest COVID-19 updates (Story)
Mar 02, 2020
Speidel to play in first game (Story)
Mar 02, 2020
BOT selects new chair and discusses sustainability (Story)
Feb 11, 2020
This woman’s research saves lives: meet the director of UVM’s Center on Rural Addiction (Story)
Feb 10, 2020
UPDATE: State’s Attorney’s Office declines to prosecute five first-years charged with arson (Story)
Feb 07, 2020
UPDATE: UVM to shut down campus at 1:30 due to hazardous conditions (Story)
Feb 04, 2020
Tensions grow on board of trustees over gender equity and diversity (Story)
Jan 31, 2020
BREAKING: UVM board of trustees update policy to encourage diversity among members (Story)
Jan 31, 2020
UVM goes full send: Ski and Snowboard Club hosts “Pipe Dreams” event (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
Photo of the Week (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
UVM health director quietly resigns after a year on the job (Story)
Jan 21, 2020
UVM chief public health officer quietly leaves after one year on the job (Story)
Jan 02, 2020
From the news desk: a look back at our top stories from 2019 (Story)
Dec 18, 2019
UVM Police Chief returns from unexplained leave in new position (Story)
Dec 05, 2019
A campus divided: students split over free trip to Israel and Palestinian territories (Story)
Nov 18, 2019
UVM President unveils plan to freeze tuition (Story)
Nov 13, 2019
Preview: UVM men’s soccer coach talks semifinals ahead of the game (Story)
Nov 12, 2019
Photo of the week (Story)
Nov 11, 2019
As snow storm approaches, Burlington puts parking ban in place (Story)
Nov 11, 2019
No charges for Burlington police officer in use of force case (Story)
Oct 23, 2019
Student safety concerns go unaddressed (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
Prominent climate expert visits UVM and discusses climate denial (Media)
Oct 16, 2019
Who controls your privacy? Students left in the dark over who has access to their data at UVM (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
Breaking: Student journalists barred from official meeting with city and University officials (Story)
Oct 02, 2019
Three Years of Protest: What does the future hold for NoNames for Justice? (Story)
Sep 25, 2019
Breaking: Students rally in front of Waterman, demand Campus Climate data (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Climate activists block traffic during rush hour in Burlington (Story)
Sep 11, 2019
‘They’re just bad news,’ Turning Point USA attempts to reemerge at UVM (Story)
Sep 02, 2019
UVM president sets his priority for the path forward: student success (Story)
Aug 26, 2019
VT Supreme Court rules against UVM, says police document should be made public (Story)
Jun 28, 2019
Man’s public records dispute lives to see another day in court (Story)
May 22, 2019
Board of trustees recap: final approval given on multi-million dollar center, tuition increased (Story)
May 18, 2019
Vermont Supreme Court hears arguments in UVM public records dispute (Story)
May 01, 2019
Man takes UVM to VT Supreme Court over public records (Story)
Apr 27, 2019
Former Provost eyed for new job in Ohio (Story)
Apr 09, 2019
Police report reveals student’s final hours (Story)
Apr 01, 2019
Two fraternities named in connection to student death (Story)
Mar 27, 2019
University officials fire back at protestors: “we don’t police language, we do policy” (Story)
Mar 27, 2019
University admin reports conduct violations at rally (Story)
Mar 26, 2019
UVM professors back student activists against conduct process (Story)
Mar 19, 2019
Nine student activists could face consequences following rally (Story)
Jan 30, 2019
Technical professionals continue hospital negotiations (Media)
Jan 24, 2019
Program builds home for recovery (Story)
Jan 15, 2019
Opioids on campus: with no consensus, a problem goes unchecked (Story)
Jan 02, 2019
New federal changes could force UVM to change sexual assault policies (Story)
Dec 12, 2018
Student campaign inspires state senator to champion assault law (Story)
Dec 11, 2018
UVM Unbuttoned (Story)
Dec 07, 2018
Anonymous letter calls for more humanities funding (Story)
Dec 05, 2018
Head in the clouds: an inside look at Juul use on campus (Story)
Nov 27, 2018
SGA takes steps to end food insecurity (Story/Media)
Nov 14, 2018
White house firing sparks protests (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Flag raises concerns among students (Story/Media)
Nov 13, 2018
Associate professor tapped as next Honors College dean (Story)
Nov 09, 2018
Hundreds gather in downtown Burlington to protest the departure of Attorney General (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
Protests expected following departure of Attorney General (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
Students organize to protest gender memo (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
Donations from Zionist group intensifies Israel-Palestine debate on campus (Story/Media)
Oct 26, 2018
UVM graduate killed in Washington DC (Story)
Oct 24, 2018
Activists speak on gun reform (Story/Media)
Oct 23, 2018
UVM Bus driver found responsible for pedestrian injury (Story/Media)
Oct 22, 2018
New advisory council announced (Story)
Oct 20, 2018
UVM receives $12.3 million grant (Story)
Oct 19, 2018
Committee votes to remove name from library (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
Kavanaugh Walkout (Media)
Oct 11, 2018
Southwick heist triggers stricter security (Story/Media)
Oct 08, 2018
Remembering Nikisha Falcone (1997-2018) (Story)
Oct 06, 2018
Climate Rally Advocates for Student Action (Media)
Oct 04, 2018
Students and faculty protest Kavanaugh (Media)
Oct 03, 2018
Penny Cluse: a breakfast heaven (Media)
Oct 02, 2018
Nurses Agree to New Contract (Story)
Oct 01, 2018
UVM Senior dies unexpectedly (Story)
Sep 28, 2018
UVM Police issues warning (Story)
Sep 27, 2018
Nurses strike deal with medical center (Story)
Sep 26, 2018
Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement (Story)
Sep 19, 2018
Nurses and Medical Center reach tentative agreement (Story)
Sep 17, 2018
Student starts national petition (Story)
Sep 13, 2018
Expelled fraternity returns (Story/Media)
Sep 10, 2018
Presidential search committee takes shape (Story)
Aug 30, 2018
Dean of Libraries to step down (Story)
Aug 28, 2018
Welcome Class of 2022 (Story)
Aug 28, 2018
UVM Medical Center Nurses spend summer working for new contract (Story)
Aug 27, 2018
Multiple collisions reported on Carrigan Drive (Story/Media)
Aug 24, 2018
Nurses protest UVM Medical Center’s budget hearing (Story/Media)
Aug 24, 2018
Nurses’ Union leadership ask lead negotiator to resign (Story/Media)
Aug 21, 2018
Nurses to picket UVMMC budget hearing (Story)
Aug 20, 2018
Proposal to remove Guy Bailey’s name from library open to public comment (Story)
Aug 17, 2018
UVM fundraising campaign reaches goal 11 months early (Story)
Aug 15, 2018
UVM Sophomore dies unexpectedly (Story)
Aug 14, 2018
Burlington City Council to decide fate of mural (Story/Media)
Aug 06, 2018
UVM President to resign (Story)
Aug 03, 2018
Tucker the therapy dog dies (Story)
Jul 20, 2018
UVM students targeted in housing scam (Story)
Jul 18, 2018
Marijuana remains illegal on campus despite statewide legalization (Story)
Jul 10, 2018
New director of student life selected (Story)
Jun 30, 2018
UVM Medical Center nurses announce plans to strike (Story/Media)
Jun 13, 2018
Nurses vote to strike (Story)
Jun 12, 2018
UVM Police arrest man for voyeurism (Story)
Jun 03, 2018
Deal reached between United Academics and UVM (Story/Media)
Jun 03, 2018
No deal between nurses and UVM Medical Center (Story/Media)
May 26, 2018
UVM hit by cyber attack (Story/Media)
May 25, 2018
Board of Trustees meet for third time to close out the 2017-2018 academic year (Story)
May 22, 2018
Faculty union and University reach tentative agreement over contracts (Story)
May 22, 2018
Former women’s basketball coach receives severance (Story)
May 22, 2018
UVM nurses rally to improve work conditions (Story/Media)
May 06, 2018
Laptop thief arrested (Story)
Apr 25, 2018
Court witness accuses UVM of a smear campaign (Story)
Apr 21, 2018
Scammers target UVM students (Story)
Apr 19, 2018
Case against UVM claims gender discrimination, hostile work environment (Story)
Apr 16, 2018
Ex-staffer viewed porn on job (Story)
Apr 12, 2018
UVM employee accused of watching porn at work (Story)
Apr 04, 2018
Cynic Soundbites – Shots Fired Part Two: An Examination of Gun Culture on UVM’s Campus (Story)
Mar 27, 2018
Cynic Soundbites – Shots Fired: An Examination of Gun Culture on UVM’s Campus Part 1 (Story)
Mar 22, 2018
Mar 19, 2018
Students protest gun rights rally (Story)
Feb 26, 2018
Sounds of Solidarity (Story)
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