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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

UVM needs to bring back required testing

UVM needs to bring back required testing

Grace Visco, Opinion Columnist October 15, 2021

During the 2020-21 school year, UVM required COVID-19 testing for students, faculty and staff, according to UVM’s Green and Gold Promise. They do not now. UVM needs to bring back weekly testing. The...

Staff and faculty should have a vaccination requirement

Staff and faculty should have a vaccination requirement

Rebecca Brady, Opinion Columnist October 14, 2021

Faculty and staff need a vaccination requirement to ensure safety and the continuation of in-person classes. According to a June 9 email from UVM, there is a vaccination requirement for students. This...

Give TikTok a chance, you may find the community “For You”

Give TikTok a chance, you may find the community “For You”

Mallory Klein Valente, Opinion Columnist September 15, 2021

There are many who love to hate on TikTok for being toxic and causing more harm than good.  But TikTok is actually very positive, creating loving and comforting communities.  Whether you’re into...

Students sit close to one another, maskless, in a lecture hall prior to the COVID-19 pandemic November 2019.

BREAKING: UVM announces UVM Forward, the University’s reopening plan for Fall 2021

Ellie Scott, Summer News Editor June 17, 2021

The University of Vermont announced its reopening plan, which eliminates required testing and mask mandates for fully vaccinated individuals effective August 2. The Fall 2021 plan, UVM Forward, was...

A Walgreens employee fills a syringe with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in the Patrick Gym May 2.

BREAKING: UVM announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all Fall 2021 students

Staff Report June 9, 2021

UVM students will now be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the Fall 2021 semester as soon as the vaccine receives full approval from the Food and Drug Administration.  In a June 9, press...

The covid vaccines may have risks, but we cant be picky during a pandemic

The covid vaccines may have risks, but we can’t be picky during a pandemic

Jordan Spindel, staff writer April 26, 2021

Over the last couple of months, COVID-19 vaccinations have really amped up nationwide, but especially in Vermont, where more than 51% of residents have received at least one dose as of April 25th according...

The family of a prospective student walks through Andrew Harris Commons without observing proper masking protocols April 10.

Photo of the week

Mary McLellan, Staff Photographer April 18, 2021

Comic of the week

Comic of the week

Cole Fekert, Staff Illustrator April 16, 2021

Feature image for Covid Testing Story

COVID cases remain high while large gatherings raise concerns among UVM admin

Staff Report April 13, 2021

In a marked decrease from the last round of COVID-19 testing numbers, UVM’s latest numbers show that 59 students and one staff member tested positive for the virus. According to UVM’s COVID-19 dashboard,...

The UVM testing hours have been updated starting the week of April 5 to accommodate the twice-a-week testing.

Campus reopens for tours as COVID cases continue to rise

Ella Ruehsen, Assistant News Editor April 6, 2021

Despite nearly 100 students testing positive for COVID-19 this past week, UVM announced it has restarted in-person admissions tours again for prospective students and their families. UVM reported 54...

Gov. Phil Scott discusses his past at UVM and his path to the Vermont Statehouse in 2017.

Out-of-state students continue to get vaccinated despite ineligibility and confusion

Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter April 1, 2021

Some — but not all — of UVM’s nearly 8,000 out-of-state students could get a vaccine in Vermont, but only if they intend to stay for the entire summer, according to Governor Phil Scott. Despite...

The simple power of walking

The simple power of walking

Laura Meyer, Culture Staff Writer March 26, 2021

I used to not think much about walking. It was just walking. It got you from point A to point B.  If anything, I thought walking was an inconvenience because of how long it takes to actually get to...

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