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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

Students should take gap semesters

Students should take gap semesters

Harry van Dyke, Opinion Columnist May 4, 2022

Growing up, I expected I would graduate from high school, go to college, graduate from college and then start the rest of my life. Now that I am in college, I do not think life has to happen that linearly. Undergraduate...

In the second week of the fall 2020 semester, students trickle into the Davis Center for their mandatory weekly COVID-19 test.

UVM terminates COVID-19 information newsletter ‘UVM Forward’

Halsey McLaen, News Editor May 2, 2022

UVM announced the termination of UVM Forward, the University’s COVID-19 information e-newsletter, according to an April 29 email.  The newsletter began in spring 2020 and served to provide pressing...

Get tested for COVID-19 after SpringFest

Get tested for COVID-19 after SpringFest

Sam Nylen, Opinion Columnist April 28, 2022

After two years of canceling SpringFest, the University announced the show’s return this year, according to the UPB’s Website. UVM dropped its mask mandate March 19 and lowered other COVID-19 restrictions,...

Three students smoking joints on the Redstone green April 20, 2021.

Student smokers prepare for 4/20 celebration, expecting increased turnout

Paige Fisher, Culture and Podcasts Editor April 18, 2022

Students began gathering on campus annually on April 20 to smoke cannabis during the mid-‘90s. It has since been a recurring event, UVM Police Chief Tim Bilodeau said. Students anticipate the celebratory...

Assistant Archeology Professor Marieka Brouwer Burg in her office with replica Belizean pots and replica skulls March 24.

Professor shares love of archeology with students

Avery DeLisle, Culture Staff Writer April 1, 2022

Assistant Archeology Professor Marieka Brouwer Burg came to UVM two months before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and classes went online. Now, she relishes the opportunity to interact with her students, she...

Wear masks to class when feeling sick

Wear masks to class when feeling sick

Vivian Finck, Opinion Columnist March 29, 2022

In the past two years, wearing a face mask became second nature to me. The best thing UVM students can do for the entire community and for themselves is to mask when sick. Now I sit in my college apartment...

UVM, take a stronger approach against omicron

UVM, take a stronger approach against omicron

Emily Johnston, Opinion Editor January 26, 2022

UVM's response to the omicron variant of COVID-19 is a failure. The University decided not to change their plans for spring 2022, according to Patricia Prelock, provost and senior vice president, and...

UVM should supply at-home tests to protect staff

UVM should supply at-home tests to protect staff

Reece Coren, Opinion Columnist January 25, 2022

It’s calendar year three of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.  COVID-19 cases are at an all-time high in the nation, according to the CDC’S COVID-19 Data Tracker.  UVM needs to protect its...

An American Airlines plane from Philadelphia lands at the Burlington Airport landing on Jan. 14.

Students face COVID-19 travel hardships

Cameron Provorny, Culture Staff Editor January 17, 2022

UVM’s spring semester started Jan. 18, but with new COVID-19 variants and rising case counts, some students experienced difficulties making their way back to campus. Due to the possibility of canceled...

Tertiary image for vaccine story

UVM to require COVID-19 booster shots for in-person students

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Editor December 22, 2021

All UVM students are required to receive COVID-19 boosters, according to a Dec. 22 email from Patricia Prelock, provost and senior vice president, and Gary Derr, vice president for operations and public...

Cynic Roundup: Thank You for Listening

Kira Schaefer and Nicole Hardy December 6, 2021

Stay up to date with the Cynic Roundup, giving you coverage on the stories you might have missed last week. In this episode, hosts Kira Schaefer and Nicole Hardy close out the semester by summing up...

Cynic Roundup: UVM continues in-person instruction despite high COVID-19 numbers

Kira Schaefer, Podcast Host November 16, 2021

Stay up to date with the Cynic Roundup, giving you coverage on the stories you might have missed in news last week. In this edition, Host Kira Schaefer interviews Cynic writer Eliza Barker on UVM's plans...

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