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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

Cynic Roundup

Kira Schaefer, Podcast Host October 11, 2021

Read the articles discussed in the podcast here: FSL double standards frustrate UVM sorority members, claim certain expectations outdated: vtcynic.com/news/96008/ Daphne Wells’ departure goes unexplained:...

The Fraternity house Alpha Gamma Rho sits in the middle of the lawn with nobody in sight, Sept. 17.

Frats and sororities adjust to new COVID-19 rules from University

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor September 23, 2020

For most Vermont students, summer was spent with socially distanced friends, spending time outside and preparing for the fall semester.  For Ryan McCarthy, UVM senior and Interfraternity Council President,...

Following his election, new SGA president faces backlash for past tweets

Following his election, new SGA president faces backlash for past tweets

Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter April 13, 2020

After facing backlash for controversial tweets, the SGA president-elect apologized and said he hopes to mend his relationship with people that were hurt by his comments. Junior Ben Bieri, who won the...

SGA looks at tax break for FSL

SGA looks at tax break for FSL

Zoe Stern, Cynic News Reporter October 24, 2019

The vice president of SGA and an SGA senator are exploring the possibility of returning fraternities and sororities back to property tax-exemption status in Vermont. The state bill which overturned...

First-year Connor Gage died Feb. 2 after leaving an off-campus fraternity. The investigation into his death prompted the activities ban.

Fraternity ban lifted for all but two chapters

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor March 29, 2019

While two fraternities remain under investigation, the fraternity activities ban may end for all but two chapters. The ban, which was instated Feb. 5 following the Feb. 2 death of first-year Connor...

Fraternity council addresses activities ban

Fraternity council addresses activities ban

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor March 27, 2019

The future of the fraternity activities ban is uncertain as investigations continue, following a March 19 campus visit from the North American Interfraternity Conference. The ban was instated Feb. 5 following...

First-year Connor Gage died Feb. 2 after leaving an off-campus fraternity. The investigation into his death prompted the activities ban.

No plan to resume fraternity activities during investigation

Staff Report February 7, 2019

It’s undetermined when the ban on fraternity activities will end while the investigation into a first-year’s death continues, according to Vice Provost Annie Stevens. The ban was enacted following...

UVM ought to treat FSL differently

Letter to the Editor September 30, 2017

Dear Editor, In response to the article “University treats FSL community unfairly,” I will limit my focus to saying that if UVM were to treat fraternity and sorority life fairly, there would...

University treats FSL community unfairly

University treats FSL community unfairly

Ian Nathan September 21, 2017

"Alpha Beta Chode” was chalked on the sidewalk outside of the Royall Tyler Theatre in spring 2017. This phrase targeted a population on campus, yet nobody spoke up about it. This University,...

(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,”...

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