The Vermont Cynic

A look at UVM’s drug use

A look at UVM's drug use

Staff Report

April 23, 2019

Nearly 95% of UVM students who responded to a Cynic survey reported they use or have used recreational drugs. Over 200 undergraduate students were surveyed to gauge the drug culture at UVM. Of the responses, 99% reported knowing someone who uses recreational substances including alcohol and tobacco. Th...

Campus alcohol stats decline

Campus alcohol stats decline

Lindsay Freed and Rachel Halpern

October 5, 2018

Rebecca Poretsky When senior Wesley L’Italien first came to UVM, he had high expectations for what party life in college would look like, he said. “Friends and older people [said] ‘UVM is a crazy party college,’” L’Italien said. “My expectations were lots of parties and drinking ...

Prime Time Cats – Booze v Bud

Prime Time Cats - Booze v Bud

Corey Dew and Kim Henry, Multimedia Reporters

September 5, 2018

The idea of college has been so tied to drinking and drugs for so long that Hollywood makes movies about it. But a recent study on alcohol gave us all a bit more information on the subject, and allowed scientists to ask-- which is worse for you; weed or alcohol? Corey and a special surprise guest talk...

You can prevent DUIs to save lives

You can prevent DUIs to save lives

Staff Editorial

September 20, 2017

One week ago, a member of our staff was at a small party on campus, drinking with eight of her friends in a residential hall. As the night went on, the group got rowdier. At 11 p.m. one of the party attendees, a sophomore with a car on campus, suggested the group drive downtown to look at Lake Cha...

Report shows drug use in decline

Colin Bushweller

October 19, 2016

Reports of drug and alcohol violations are on the decline at UVM. UVM’s annual Clery Report, published Sept. 28, cites evidence that shows drug and alcohol violations are on the decline when compared to years prior. The Clery Report requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal...

A sobering look at the drinking age in U.S.

A sobering look at the drinking age in U.S.

May 6, 2016

Every Friday night in Burlington, hundreds of people buy booze for their friends and acquaintances who aren’t yet 21.How do I know this? Observation. Experience. Common sense.If I buy three 30-racks, a couple handles and a few bottles of wine, I’m clearly not buying for only my own personal consumpt...

New ‘disorder’ is eating away at students


Camilla Broccolo

February 4, 2016

It’s Friday night at the dining hall; there’s a line at the pasta station where students are filling up for a long night. It’s no myth that eating a well-balanced meal before drinking can be a big factor in how the night and the next day turn out. However, according to the University of Texa...

Policing that which cannot be policed

Policing that which cannot be policed

September 14, 2015

Like the changing leaves, college kids coming back to town in fall, getting drunk, having parties and annoying their neighbors is as predictable as a pattern of nature. And like nature, it’s constant.This week, the Cynic published a story highlighting the $100,000 per year UVM allocates from the tuitio...

Committee to deal with alcohol use

David Dubrul

March 10, 2015

In a recent email to the UVM community, President Tom Sullivan addressed the continuing alcohol, marijuana and other drug problems the school faces. One year ago, the president emailed students with a similar message announcing the “formation of a 72-person committee, made up of faculty, staff, stud...

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