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UVM Police Chief returns from unexplained leave in new position

UVM Police Chief returns from unexplained leave in new position

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

December 18, 2019

Former UVM Police Chief Lianne Tuomey has been back on campus for over a month, but in a new role, following an unexplained four-month leave.  Tuomey took a voluntary leave of absence on July 11 from the force. She has now retired from her position as police chief to take on a new role as a senior a...

BPD officers must strive for de-escalation

BPD officers must strive for de-escalation

Meg Trogolo

December 4, 2019

On Nov. 8, Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan made an announcement that proved Vermont law enforcement cares more about loyalty to each other than keeping Vermonters safe. Donovan said in a press conference that he would not continue to investigate Burlington police officer Cory Campbell’s invol...

What we know about the fire in Discovery Hall

What we know about the fire in Discovery Hall

Cynic News Staff

November 18, 2019

A chemical fire in one of UVM’s newest STEM buildings left a student injured and a portion of Central campus at a standstill, Nov. 15.  A “flash fire” erupted inside a chemical fume hood in a Discovery Hall lab just before 10 a.m. A team of graduate student researchers were working with chemi...

As snow storm approaches, Burlington puts parking ban in place

As snow storm approaches, Burlington puts parking ban in place

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

November 11, 2019

Here's what you need to know about tonight's parking ban.

No charges for Burlington police officer in use of force case

No charges for Burlington police officer in use of force case

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

November 11, 2019

A Burlington police officer will not face charges after he punched a man in the head, resulting in the man’s death, ruled the Vermont Attorney General. Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan announced Nov. 8 that Burlington police officer Cory Campbell would not be held responsible for the death of...

Give public transit back to the public

Give public transit back to the public

Chris Harrell

October 24, 2019

Any good, self-respecting Catamount carries three items with them when they leave their house: an autographed picture of Rally Cat, a flask full of Vermont maple syrup and their CATcard. I’m kidding about the first two, of course, but even if you don’t live in a dorm or eat at the dining halls, you...

Student safety concerns go unaddressed

Student safety concerns go unaddressed

Maryann Makosiej and Sawyer Loftus

October 23, 2019

Here's what the city of Burlington and UVM are doing to address safety concerns at the U-Heights, Main Street intersection.

How a Brit experiences the wonders of American college life

How a Brit experiences the wonders of American college life

Anna Rees

October 17, 2019

Some might say the transition from rural Wales to the U.S. wouldn’t come with many adjustments, but you couldn’t be more wrong. I’ve been here for just over a month and it’s fair to say my visit in Trumpyland has been an experience. Don’t get me wrong, they’ve got their similarities; w...

Breaking: Student journalists barred from official meeting with city and University officials

Breaking: Student journalists barred from official meeting with city and University officials

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

October 16, 2019

Two student journalists were barred from attending a meeting between Burlington public works officials, UVM officials and Student Government representatives, Wednesday, Oct. 16. The Cynic along with a student journalist in the developing Community News Service were told by UVM and DPW officials that...

Community fostered in Burlington nonprofit

Community fostered in Burlington nonprofit

Cyrus Oswald, Feature Writer

October 1, 2019

From the outside, 96 Buell St. doesn’t look very striking. One might not expect formerly incarcerated people to live in the middle of a street known for housing UVM students. However, in this tidy house, students, international volunteers and formerly incarcerated people live together. They all work to help reconcile...

Keep the Climate Strike going

Keep the Climate Strike going

Staff Editorial

September 25, 2019

At the Global Climate Strike Sept. 20, we were struck by the messages written on the many handmade signs raised in the air. A young girl, sitting atop a parent’s shoulders, held a sign written in crayon: “Are erth is grat.” Another held by a student, was painted in black and red on a Bernie 20...

Climate activists block traffic during rush hour in Burlington

Climate activists block traffic during rush hour in Burlington

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

September 23, 2019

A group of protestors blocked portions of Main Street during peak rush hour traffic Monday evening in Burlington, right outside the UVM Davis Center. At least 20 protestors were blocking both lanes of traffic and were part of a group called "Extinction Rebellion BTV." The group is made up of concerned...

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