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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

A University Heights common room with a spiral staircase March 8. Students have been noting discrepancies between different residential halls and campuses in light of ResLife’s new room selection system.

“100% there are discrepancies between campuses:” Students express mixed feelings over UVM housing

Callia Gilligan, Features Staff Writer March 23, 2023

Editor's Note: This story was updated April 12 at 3:13 p.m. to reflect new information provided by ResLife about the fall 2023 housing selection process for incoming sophomores. As the housing selection...

Hamilton Hall Feb 9. Nearly 450 students were charged for damages to residence halls on Redstone campus in fall 2022.

“Unlike anything we’ve seen before”: Unassigned damage at UVM

Maxine Thornton, Features Staff Writer February 9, 2023

When nearly 450 students on Redstone campus checked their fall semester bill, they saw a charge labeled “unassigned damages.”  The charges ranged from $4 to $20 and were dependent on the severity...

Photo Illustration:  In a survey of 324 UVM students conducted by the Cynic, 62% said their roommate has requested that they leave their room for the sake of privacy to engage in a sexual act.

Sexiling: The unspoken college tradition

Maxine Thornton, Features Staff Writer December 7, 2022

A sock on the doorknob, a forewarning text, a locked door. What do these signals all have in common? Your roommate needs the room. The Urban Dictionary defines sexiling as when college age students...

UVM to transition away from COVID isolation dorms

Kira Schaefer and Nicole Hardy May 2, 2022

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, we take a deeper dive into Jeanne Mance's changing status as a COVID...

Dont let mold spread on campus

Don’t let mold spread on campus

Emily Johnston, Opinion Editor April 26, 2022

There is a danger that lurks in dark, wet corners of campus: mold. UVM relocated two students after maintenance found black mold in Coolidge Hall, according to an April 5 Cynic article. Maintenance staff...

UVM should improve housing selection

UVM should improve housing selection

Lucas Martineau, Opinion Columnist April 25, 2022

My experience with sophomore room selection at UVM was mediocre and anxiety-inducing. I was only basing my decision off the Halls page on the UVM ResLife website, which provides no interior photos at...

A triple dorm in Davis Hall on Redstone campus.

UVM predicts uptick in dorm triples

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor April 7, 2022

Approximately 25% of on-campus UVM students live in triples, a percentage likely to increase in future years, said Kevin Hytten, interim director of Residential Life. In fall 2019, the University had...

Res hall film festival, presented by Cynic Cinemas

Res hall film festival, presented by Cynic Cinemas

Layout Staff April 27, 2021

With The Cynic’s decision to cease printing, the role of the Layout section has drastically changed.  Despite this new challenge, the team has been working hard to stay creative and grow their design...

Senior Gillian Natanagara offers a statement April 2 at a SGA meeting. SGA will be voting to create a working group evaluating revisions to the canvassing ban to allow for more involvement in student politics.

Campus canvassing policy to be reevaluated by SGA

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor April 16, 2019

Students on campus may expect more knocks on their doors following new SGA legislation on canvassing. SGA will be voting to create a working group reevaluating the campus canvassing ban to allow for more...

Renovated res hall still has problems

Renovated res hall still has problems

Lilly Young, Staff Writer October 16, 2018

Residents of Converse Hall, a Wellness Environment building, are frustrated about various problems in their building, including reports of flooding and pests. There was water in some  rooms as well as...

We dont want your programmed dorms

We don’t want your programmed dorms

Staff Editorial September 12, 2017

While new construction on campus is making our school more aesthetically pleasing, these new buildings designed around programmed housing carry a whole new set of issues. Over the summer, new buildings...

The importance of multiple truths

The importance of multiple truths

Staff Editorial May 3, 2017

Everyone at UVM– from residents all the way up through administrators in Student Affairs– needs to be talking more about what does and does not work in Residential Life. These conversations...

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