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

Behind this door, Burlington and UVM officials met to discuss proposal for an intersection a student research group deemed unsafe. Student Journalists were barred from that meeting.

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...

Hundreds of UVM students walk out of class to protest climate inaction

Hundreds of UVM students walk out of class to protest climate inaction

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

September 20, 2019

Hundreds of students gathered in the middle of campus Friday for UVM’s Climate Strike with a clear message for world leaders: our house is on fire. Sound the alarm. Around 600 students attended the strike at 11 a.m. Sept. 20 on the Andrew Harris Green. There, environmental groups including Vermont...

Policing won’t solve community issues

Policing won't solve community issues

Chris Harrell

September 13, 2019

SGA recently sent out an email detailing their initiatives to increase student and community safety over the next year. SGA is unfortunately wrong in their efforts. For a representative organization of a liberal-minded student body, these initiatives are a betrayal of their most vulnerable peers. O...

Ask Cat: answers for your UVM questions

Ask Cat

September 6, 2019

Q: I’m nervous about my workload; how can I handle it? With the start of every new semester comes new stress. Everyone on campus is affected by stress in some way, so don’t worry, you’re not alone. The first thing I do when I am overwhelmed with schoolwork is to write all my due dates down f...

What to do in Burlington this August

What to do in Burlington this August

Jean MacBride, Assistant Summer Editor

August 1, 2019

The month of July might be over, but these events in August prove that summer is hardly over.  The Festival of Fools, Champlain Valley Fair and the Leddy Park Beach Bites promise thrills for those who enjoyed July’s events and who are looking for a taste of adventure. Festival of Fools ...

How to spend summer in Burlington this month

How to spend summer in Burlington this month

Jean MacBride, Assistant Summer Editor

July 1, 2019

If you feel like the Burlington Farmers Market and the Arts Riot Truckstop are becoming tourist traps, then consider giving these lesser-known events a try this July. The Guerilla Queer Bar Takeover, The North End Ramble and The Summervale Kickoff all offer unique experiences while still promis...

The past is present: UVM’s buildings have their own stories to tell

Originally constructed in the 1880s, Billings Library has been a library, a student center and now houses the UVM Special Collections.

Julianne Lesch and Zoe Stern

June 2, 2019

When walking around UVM’s campus, students experience a clash between new and old architecture. University Place is a street lined with red brick historic buildings that are decorated with gargoyles. Right behind it lies a modern, brand new STEM complex.     The architecture on campus provides ...

UVM, by way of New York

UVM, by way of New York

Gabby Felitto

May 11, 2019

I came to UVM from the concrete jungle, New York City. I never stayed in a smaller town for longer than a week before coming here. While I knew going to school in a small “city” like Burlington was going to be an adjustment, it has been my dream school ever since I visited at 14 years old. UVM...

Vermont College Democrats hold first ever statewide convention

Vermont College Democrats hold first ever statewide convention

Julianne Lesch and Zoe Stern

April 30, 2019

The College Democrats of Vermont held their first ever statewide convention at UVM April 28 in an effort to engage students in political activism.   Tim Ashe, president of the Vermont Senate, gave opening remarks. He was followed by three breakout sessions, a women in politics panel and a keynote sp...

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