The Vermont Cynic

When action plans are not enough

When action plans are not enough

Staff Editorial

April 3, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The University announced March 29 the end to  an investigation into fraternity involvement in the death of first-year Connor Gage. Gage died in the early morning Feb. 2 from freezing temperatures and alcohol consumption, according to autopsy results. The action the University is taking based on the resu...

Fraternity activities ban continues, no end date

Fraternity activities ban continues, no end date

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

The ban on UVM fraternity activities continues as no new information has been released by the administration. Fraternity activities were suspended Feb. 5 following the Feb. 2 death of first-year Connor Gage, according to a Feb. 5 Cynic article. Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, said t...

It’s time to fix our fraternities

It’s time to fix our fraternities

Staff Editorial

February 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Our campus suffered a tragic loss Feb. 2 with the death of first-year Connor Gage. Following a night at two fraternities, Gage died in the snow of a North Winooski Ave. parking lot. When a student dies, it impacts campus and our community — especially since this situation was entirely preventable. Had s...

Campus remembers first-year: Student response

Campus remembers first-year: Student response

Lily Young, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Students and faculty around campus mourn the death of first-year Connor Gage. Gage died Feb. 2 in a North Winooski parking lot after exposure to subzero temperatures after attending two off-campus fraternities, according to a Feb. 4 Cynic article. On the night of Gage’s death, each floor in...

Campus remembers first-year: What we know

Campus remembers first-year: What we know

Staff Report

February 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

The investigation into the death of first-year Connor Gage continues as officials at the University waver on when they will be able to take action. Gage was 19 years old at the time of his death. He was from Little Falls, New York, and was a member of the Wellness Environment studying neuroscience. Gage wa...

Fraternity life & rape culture

Fraternity life & rape culture

Staff Editorial

September 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

This story updated at 12:24 September 17 to reflect the correct question on the survey and to include who added it. The fraternity was found not guilty by a University investigation.  A UVM fraternity passed around a survey in 2011 where the question  “if you could rape someone, who would it be...

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

Erika B. Lewy

January 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

UVM fraternities and sororities are facing a decrease in membership following the loss of their property tax exemption.   On Jan. 1, a 2014 state law that repealed Greek organizations' exemption was enacted.   Sigma Phi fraternity is already feeling the effects of the tax, namely in decreasin...

The 411 on going Greek this semester

Greta Bjornson

September 3, 2016


Filed under Life

Each fall, SGA-recognized clubs gather around campus to convince new members to join their ranks. But, for some organizations, the process of joining looks a bit different from signing a name and email on a sheet of paper. For Greek organizations, gaining new members means going through the process of rec...

‘Sorority Life’ piece: rude and misinformed

April 8, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,This is in regards to the “Reflections on sorority life” piece that was recently published. Not only is it offensive to a large number of UVM students, but it is horribly misinformed. As sorority women, we try very hard to create a positive image on campus and I feel we’ve been taking hug...

An honest response to last week’s ‘sorority life’ piece

March 31, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear editor,In case this message finds its way into the hands of a reader who may not have seen the article I am referencing, yet another uninspired satirical list of offensive stereotypes about sorority life was recently published in the Cynic and it deserves a response. While I understand the piece is...

Sorority holds fundraiser to combat cancer

Sorority holds fundraiser to combat cancer

Anna Power

March 30, 2016


Filed under Life

Cupcakes, brownies, cookies and other treats filled the Delta Delta Delta house March 20. Delta Desserts is an annual event held to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Tickets were $5 in advance and $7 the day of the event in return for all-you-can-eat desserts. All proceeds were donated...

Reflections on sorority life

Reflections on sorority life

Daltrey Burris

March 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion

[media-credit name="ALYSSA HANDELMANN" align="alignnone" width="403"][/media-credit] To my innumerable hordes of female readers, While I lack any semblance of official affiliation with Greek life, I managed to infiltrate a local sorority in a "She’s The Man" type-fashion to get the inside scoop o...

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