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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

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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...

More than brick: Williams Hall

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer April 10, 2018

The Gothic, red-brick architecture of Williams Hall hangs over University Green, establishing the scene of the traditional  New England college. While Williams Hall is a familiar sight by many UVM...

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Bathroom laws ignite activism

May 7, 2016

On April 22, students gathered outside the Bailey/Howe Library, armed with megaphones and signs declaring “peeing is a right, not a privilege” and “#peeinpeace.”The issue of gender identity has...

The essentials of keeping your immune system healthy

February 9, 2016

It’s that time of year again: cold and flu season. People are coughing in lecture halls, sneezing in the Davis Center and buying tissues in CAT Pause. The constant weather changes, stress from new courses...

‘Star Wars’ breeds sexism

‘Star Wars’ breeds sexism

February 2, 2016

Is Princess Leia too old for her buns?So much progress has been made in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Daisy Ridley plays Rey, an aspiring pilot for the resistance who ends up kicking Kylo Ren’s...

(Left to right) Fraternity members sophomore Sha’Kylah Morris, junior Sheila Cruz and graduate Lynn Wales perform an initiation ritual in front of the Bailey/Howe Library Nov. 19. photo courtesy of Theta Sigma Delta at UVM

UVM welcomes new all-inclusive chapter

December 11, 2015

Junior Sheila Cruz said that on her first day of college, she only counted five people of color on campus.“I didn’t want to just be another statistic, the token half-Latina, half-African American girl,”...

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