The Vermont Cynic

Zoning causes protest

Chloe Chaobal

October 7, 2016

The Burlington skyline is reaching a new height, which some residents say will change the city UVM students call home.   The City Council unanimously voted Sept. 29 in favor of a zoning amendment to rezone downtown, which will allow the city to redevelop the Burlington Town Center Mall by ra...

CAS tackles declining enrollment

CAS tackles declining enrollment

Alexandra Shannon

October 6, 2016

The College of Arts and Sciences has plans to increase student enrollment within the next five years.   Due to a decrease in enrollment  in the college over the past three years, a plan has been created to increase first-year student enrollment, William Falls, dean of CAS, said.     ...

Black Lives Matter brings students together

Olivia Bowman and Kelsey Neubauer

October 5, 2016

Although the Black Lives Matter flag is no longer flying in front of the Davis Center, the discussion is far from over.   The Student Life faculty hosted a “Blackout 2.0: Creating Space to Reflect and Heal” Oct. 3 in the Davis Center as an event centered around reflection, action and he...

Student government organizes new visions for 2016

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

October 5, 2016

Executive members of SGA have set the course for several new initiatives this year. Upon entering their second year in office, SGA President Jason Maulucci and Vice President Tyler Davis have set a goal for SGA for the 2016 school year: holding the organization accountable in order to elevate its rol...

Students speak out against sexual assault

Students speak out against sexual assault

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

October 4, 2016

Sophomore Nina Truslow stood with a megaphone and recounted being raped at UVM.     “My name is Nina and I have experienced sexual assault,” Truslow said.   Heaviness hung in the air Friday as Justice for Queer/Trans Students held a speak-out on sexual assault.   ...

Crime Log Sept. 23 – Sept. 30

Crime Log Sept. 23 – Sept. 30

Bryan O'Keefe

October 4, 2016

sep. 23 A patient at Adult Primary Care refused transport to the UVM Medical Center. Police assisted in transporting the patient.   sep. 23 Police responded to reports of a person smoking marijuana at the amphitheater on Athletic campus. When police arrived, the person was gone.   se...

Students give support for migrant workers

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

October 4, 2016

Students rallied against the deportation of a migrant rights leader Oct. 3 outside Bailey/ Howe Library. Miguel Alcudia could potentially be thrown out of the country. “Not one more, not one more,” the protesters chanted while holding up signs that read “Free Miguel.” Students joine...

Sororities welcome new sisters

Sororities welcome new sisters

September 29, 2016

This year’s greek life recruitment has officially begun.   From Sept. 22 to 25, UVM’s sororities held their annual “Formal Recruitment” sessions, in which over 200 sorority-hopefuls had the opportunity to meet the sororities on campus.   Students in attendance said they w...

City fights algae problem

September 29, 2016

Burlington is starting a new initiative to fight the growing algae blooms in Lake Champlain.   The city has teamed up with the engineering, planning and construction firm EcoSolutions in order to aid in controlling the growing blue-green algae bloom problem in Lake Champlain. EcoSolutions...

Students discuss presidential candidates

Brandon Arcari

September 28, 2016

Tuning in from the Silver Maple Ballroom and the Davis Center fireplace lounge, students watched the first presidential debate. Preliminary reactions were generally negative, with students and residents commenting on their expectations being met. The debate, hosted by Lester Holt of NBC...

Students speak out against oil pipeline

Students speak out against oil pipeline

September 28, 2016

Students raised their voices in protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline Sept. 21 in front of the Bailey/Howe Library. The speak-out was organized by the International Socialist Organization to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. “This is an attack on indigenous righ...

Crime Log Sep. 17 to Sep. 24

Crime Log Sep. 17 to Sep. 24

Bryan O'Keefe

September 27, 2016

SEP. 17 Police noticed two students located on the Williams Hall fire escape. They were told to get down and the incident was reported to the Center for Student Conduct. SEP. 17 ResLife informed UVM Police of excess noise and alcohol consumption in Mason Hall on Redstone Campus. Ma...

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