The Vermont Cynic

A letter from the Editor’s desk

A letter from the Editor’s desk

Staff Editorial

May 9, 2019

Dear students, parents, faculty and alumni, Welcome to UVM! At the start of my first year, I attended the first Vermont Cynic General Meeting of the fall semester. There, I found a welcoming group of like-minded people who are now some of my best friends. The Cynic staff is made up of writers, pho...

Public records are ours by law

Public records are ours by law

Staff Editorial

May 1, 2019

We need to demand more transparency from our University. A year ago, Jacob Oblak, a law student at Vermont Law School, filed a public records request with UVM to see a police affidavit of Wesley Richter, who was arrested by UVM police after allegedly making a racial threat. Oblak’s request was denied by Gary D...

President fuels media distrust

President fuels media distrust

Staff Editorial

September 5, 2018

Employees of the Boston Globe had police stationed outside of their newsroom Aug. 30 after receiving threats to their lives. Robert Chain, a 68-year-old California man, was arrested Aug. 30 by the FBI for a series of violent comments to the paper after the Globe published an editorial Aug. 15. The edito...

As journalism changes, so does election coverage

As journalism changes, so does election coverage

Chloe Chaobal

October 28, 2016

A former New York Times reporter came to UVM to raise concerns on how the media does modern reporting. Former Washington Correspondent for The New York Times Adam Clymer has had decades of experience political reporting. Clymer spoke about the coverage of the 2016 presidential election Oct. 18 in ...

Cynic receives top award

Cynic receives top award

Brandon Arcari

October 26, 2016

The Vermont Cynic has won first place nationally for coverage of UVM’s racial history. The Associated Collegiate Press awarded the Cynic first place for Diversity Story of the Year for their story “Kake Walk: Alumni, faculty and students reflect on 73-year tradition,” which was published in F...

The future of print news in a multimedia-crazed world

September 15, 2016

Those of you who are reading this article are participating in the dying art of journalism.Journalism has been considered sacred since the war for independence, but recent trends have shown this revered check on society no longer holds the importance it used to.Newspaper sales are abysmal at best, with ma...

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