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Supporters of student union now hold a majority on SGA following elections

34 UVM students were elected to serve on SGA for the 2020-2021 academic year Thursday, April 9. The majority of students elected ran on a platform that supports the creation of student union. Of the 34 SGA senators elected 19 are new to the organization while 15 will keep their seats.
Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter April 10, 2020

Following the election of an SGA President who ran on a platform to create a student union, 20 SGA senators that ran on the same platform were elected Thursday night. Junior Ben Bieri, the SGA president-elect...

BREAKING: SGA presidential and vice presidential election forced to restart

SGA senators sit during a meeting, Nov. 5. After over a thousand people voted in the SGA presidential and vice presidential election March 26, SGA has been forced to restart the election due to an unknown amount of ineligible votes.
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...

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...

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...

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,...

Who are the SGA candidates?

Sophomore Owen Doherty delivers a statement at the SGA presidential debate March 22. Students will vote for SGA president and vice president March 28 and 29.
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...

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...

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....

Chris Petrillo for SGA President

Photo courtesy of Facebook
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...

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...

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...

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