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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

A spiral staircase leads to the second floor in a University Heights suite.

UVM Cribs: Stairway to Heaven

Maya Surrenti, Culture Staff Writer February 26, 2024

Celebrity apartments and houses fill the media, but college dorm interior design is largely overlooked. While the internet raves over Dakota Johnson, her limes and her chic green kitchen, college students...

Director of Marketing Liv Roscoe, a freshman, co-event coordinator Shayna Minsk, a freshman, co-vice president Ally Wheeler, a sophomore, secretary Abby Shea, a freshman, and president Sarah Gremelsbacker, a sophomore (left to right), in the Patrick Gym March 30.

Club seeks to end gender disparities in the weight room

Dominic Minadeo, Culture Staff Writer April 7, 2022

A newly founded club, Girl Gains, is promoting female weightlifting and ending the stigma of a male-dominated weightroom, said Girl Gains President Sarah Gremelsbacker, a sophomore. The club gained official...

Mini Opinions: The opinion staff’s favorite places on campus

Opinion Staff, Staff writers February 7, 2022

Emily Johnston: Howe Library skybridge study area The best place to hangout on campus is the study area next to the Howe Library skybridge. While studying, I like to play a game where I count the...

The crosswalk at the intersection of Main Street by University Heights as photographed at 12 am on Monday, Sept. 26.

Midnight at UVM: five photos, five nights

Eric Scharf, Staff Photographer October 8, 2021

If you look up “UVM'' on Google, you’ll come across photos of the campus on a bright sunny day. The shots may include scenes of students walking to classes or a soccer game taking place at Virtue Field. The...

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Art on campus is more than just sculptures

Liz Chadwick, Features Staff Writer September 10, 2021

For students and faculty, art is both visual and abstract, and all forms are seen and experienced on campus every day.  Over the past 10 years, UVM’s campus has grown its collection of art such as...

The watertower on Redstone campus sits on land owned by the city of Burlington, Feb. 22. The tower doubles as an AT&T cell tower.

What’s that water tower?

Emma Burnham, Cynic News Reporter March 5, 2020

Looking across UVM’s Redstone campus, the horizon is obstructed by an elevated water tower with metal rods that extend above the top of the tower. What are they for? The water tower is accompanied...

 A UVM employee parking pass hangs from the rearview mirror of a car in Jeffords parking lot. Parking permits are assigned according to the workplace of the employee.

Program encourages staff to ditch their cars

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter March 4, 2020

A program aimed to decrease the use of cars has drawn over 30 UVM faculty and staff to turn in their parking passes this year. During the 6-month program, that starts in September and goes through May,...

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

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

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....

Sophomore Harmony Edosomwan, a leader of the student group NoNames for Justice, speaks to the crowd alongside junior Amanda Martinez Feb. 26. The rally commemorated the one-year the one-year anniversary of the groups Waterman takeover.

University officials fire back at protestors: “we don’t police language, we do policy”

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor March 27, 2019

University of Vermont administrators have fired back at accusations of free speech restrictions on campus. Recently, 33 faculty and staff members sent a letter to UVM administrators stating they were...

Concerns after rape on campus

Concerns after rape on campus

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer March 6, 2019

A recent rape on campus has raised concerns about dorm safety and resources available to victims. Thirty-seven year old Tyson Cyphers, an Essex Junction resident, was arrested Feb. 23 on three different...

Tucker the therapy dog dies

Tucker the therapy dog dies

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer August 3, 2018

With heavy hearts, the UVM community fondly looked back on a campus icon and began grieving following the death of Tucker the therapy dog. Tucker passed away of natural causes at the age of 11, said...

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