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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

Why you dont see Cynics on our stands

Why you don’t see Cynics on our stands

Staff Editorial February 9, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the way the Cynic operates in many ways. We’ve had to shift to a mostly remote reporting model, with editors interacting with writers over Zoom, Teams, phone calls,...

Im simply stating the facts: Media adviser threatens to fire Cynic Editor-in-Chief

‘I’m simply stating the facts’: Media adviser threatens to fire Cynic Editor-in-Chief

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter October 21, 2020

Cynic Editor-in-Chief Sawyer Loftus was interviewed as a source for this article. He had zero involvement in the editing process and has not read the article prior to publication. The newly appointed...

Support your fellow UVM student leaders

Support your fellow UVM student leaders

Staff Editorial October 4, 2017

The past two weeks on campus have been filled with protests, marches, rallies and emails about diversity and inclusion at UVM. Student leaders of various diversity organizations on campus delivered...

New therapy dogs to soothe UVM students

September 29, 2016

With many students’ first exams coming up, some are “going to the dogs” to reduce stress. Upperclassmen will remember Tucker, LivingWell’s resident therapy Golden Retriever, who hosted “office...

Courtesy of Marylyn Rogel

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...

Women are inspired by the bralette

March 3, 2016

I remember my first bra. My mother came home from work and said she had a surprise for me. I started to feel butterflies in my stomach. I knew what it was. She had finally caved and bought me the new Pixter...

The myth, the legend, the hymen

February 17, 2016

The hymen is probably the most misunderstood part of the female body. You may have had your first experience with your hymen when you were 12 and wanted to try tampons. You might have mentioned this venture...

Periods just entered the twenty-first century

Periods just entered the twenty-first century

January 26, 2016

In the fifth grade, I was handed a parcel wrapped in purple floral cellophane. Its contents?  A mini deodorant, panty-liners, two maxi pads and two tampons. I was officially a woman. With a pad as my...

(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,”...

Your symptoms may be more than the ‘Winter Blues’

Your symptoms may be more than the ‘Winter Blues’

December 10, 2015

As the winter months quickly approach, some students are bracing for the onset of seasonal affective disorder.“SAD is a form of clinical depression, where people experience bouts of depression in the...

Using the written word for change

Hannah Kearns December 2, 2015

Dear readers, My name is Hannah Kearns and I am the newly-elected editor-in-chief of the award-winning Vermont Cynic. I am incredibly proud and humbled to be given the opportunity to lead this publication. As...

Redstone Pines being restored PHOTO BY RYAN THORTON

Students get down and dirty on Redstone’s pines

December 1, 2015

Students met on the Redstone Green to begin phase one of the Redstone Pines Restoration Project Nov. 15.“All of the trees in Redstone Pines, for the most part, are invasive Norway Maples,” senior James...

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