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BREAKING: SGA presidential and vice presidential election forced to restart

BREAKING: SGA presidential and vice presidential election forced to restart

Lilly Page, News Staff Reporter

March 26, 2020

After over a thousand people voted in the SGA presidential and vice presidential election, SGA was forced to restart the election due to an unknown amount of ineligible graduates and alumni that had access to the voting platform. Senior Nick Bouffard, the Chair of the Elections Committee, sent out an email...

We need shorter political campaign periods

We need shorter political campaign periods

Sophie Oehler

March 5, 2020

It’s the 59th Quadrennial Presidential Marathon, and we’re approaching the mile 20 water station. Bernie is handing out Gatorade, Warren is chasing you with her cowbell and Trump is blasting “Eye of the Tiger.” This campaign cycle will be the longest recorded in both U.S. and world history,...

Despite faults in election system, go vote

Despite faults in election system, go vote

Henry Mitchell

March 4, 2020

Today, March 3, is “Super Tuesday” when 14 states will hold their primary elections. Many people are rightfully worried about their preferred candidate not getting nominated as the official Democratic Party nominee. We need to keep fighting and remember our votes do matter. Despite the flaws i...

The Cynic Reports – Special Voting Edition

The Cynic Reports – Special Voting Edition

Alek Fleury, Managing Editor

February 25, 2020

A gerrymandered student ward and an encouragement to vote.

Democratic state success doesn’t mean national wins

Democratic state success doesn’t mean national wins

Chris Harrell

December 5, 2019

Democrats scored key victories across the country in statewide elections earlier this month. They captured the governorships of Louisiana and Kentucky and flipped the Virginia Senate from red to blue, giving the Democrats control of every branch of government in the state for the first time in decades. ...

Who are the SGA candidates?

Who are the SGA candidates?

March 26, 2019

Harmony Edosomwan Presidential Candidate, Sophomore Studying English, American Sign Language and integrative health, Edosomwan was a leader on campus during the NoNames For Justice protests in February 2018. Previously, she served as the president of the Black Student Union and has more recently served as a leader in NoNames. Some of...

Mayoral hopefuls face off at debate

Mayoral hopefuls face off at debate

Meg Trogolo, Staff Senior

March 5, 2018

Students cheered and jeered while Burlington’s three mayoral candidates debated campaign issues in the Davis Center during an SGA-sponsored event. Candidate Infinite Culcleasure was at the UVM Medical Center while his partner gave birth and sent campaign representative Fareed Munasryah. Mayor Miro We...

SGA first year elections begin today

SGA first year elections begin today

Greta Bjornson, News Editor

September 13, 2017

The Student Government Association will be holding elections for first-year senators this week. Voting begins at 8 a.m. Sept. 13 and ends 8 a.m. Sept. 14, said Nicole Woodcock, SGA vice president. Students may vote though the Lynx website. First-years who are running include: Ryan Croxford, Aida...

Chris Petrillo for SGA President

Chris Petrillo for SGA President

Staff Editorial

March 28, 2017

In at least the past ten years, the Cynic has not endorsed a candidate for SGA president. This year, we are endorsing Chris Petrillo. After two years and a historic administration, it is again time for UVM students to choose one person to represent them. Chris Petrillo is the best person to do so. ...

Students to choose new president

Erika B. Lewy and Lauren Schnepf

March 28, 2017

An SGA presidential campaign video set against a projection of a galaxy photo and scored with the “Game of Thrones” theme song has been viewed over 6 thousand times, according to Facebook.   The video was produced by candidate junior Niko Wu, a sociology major. Wu is running against junior Chris Petrillo, a mechanical engineering major.   ...

What would Scott Milne do as a U.S. senator

October 6, 2016

Dear Editor, Scott Milne announced he was running for the U.S. Senate May 27. What would he do as US Senator? It’s difficult to say. In the past 117 days (editorial note: this piece was submitted 21 September 2016), the Milne campaign has garnered headlines by questioning Senator Leahy’...

Record number of senators join SGA

Record number of senators join SGA

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

April 14, 2016

A record number of candidates were elected in the most recent SGA election.   Thirty-seven senators were elected for fall 2016; 36 were on the ballot and one was a write- in.   In addition to supporting over 160 student clubs across campus, senators comprise the undergraduate stu...

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