The Vermont Cynic

UVM’s “party school” reputation falls short of reality

UVM’s “party school” reputation falls short of reality

Emily Johnston

April 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion

It’s Saturday night. Dorms across the hall are blasting music, and you’re hoping to find a house party to go to. You text all your connections, but the typical answer is, “Well, something is going down here, but I can’t invite you.” It is clear from my time at UVM that this school is not...

Prime Time Cats – Booze v Bud

Prime Time Cats – Booze v Bud

Corey Dew and Kim Henry, Multimedia Reporters

September 5, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Podcasts

The idea of college has been so tied to drinking and drugs for so long that Hollywood makes movies about it. But a recent study on alcohol gave us all a bit more information on the subject, and allowed scientists to ask-- which is worse for you; weed or alcohol? Corey and a special surprise guest talk...

Vermont Governor signs legal weed bill

Vermont Governor signs legal weed bill

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

This story was updated from the original version at 5:40 P.M. Jan. 22. Vermont Governor Phil Scott has signed the bill passed by the Vermont state legislature legalizing the use and possession of marijuana in Vermont. The bill, which is the first in the US to legalize marijuana through the legi...

Vermont moves to legalize marijuana

Vermont moves to legalize marijuana

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

The Vermont Senate voted to legalize the possession of marijuana Jan. 10, according to a Jan. 10 Seven Days article.    Governor Phil Scott still needs to approve the legislation before it becomes law, though he has said that he “would sign it into law,” according to Seven Days.   In al...

UVM students celebrate 4/20 by exercising, smoking

UVM students celebrate 4/20 by exercising, smoking

Chloe Chaobal, Senior Staff Writer

April 30, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Some UVM students ran over three miles on 420. Others chose to smoke marijuana publicly.   The Wellness Environment hosted its second annual 4.20 5k for Wellness April 20. The race began on Spear Street promptly at 4:20 p.m., just as hundreds of UVM students lit up joints and bowls, f...

Guest professor gives lecture on negative effects of cannabis use

Guest professor gives lecture on negative effects of cannabis use

Brandon Arcari

October 19, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Cannabis use may be more harmful to students than previously thought, according to one health expert. Amelia Arria, an associate professor in the department of behavioral and community health at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, gave a talk in Williams Hall Oct. 13 discussing the ...

Crime Log Sep. 17 to Sep. 24

Crime Log Sep. 17 to Sep. 24

Bryan O'Keefe

September 27, 2016


Filed under Crime Log, News

SEP. 17 Police noticed two students located on the Williams Hall fire escape. They were told to get down and the incident was reported to the Center for Student Conduct. SEP. 17 ResLife informed UVM Police of excess noise and alcohol consumption in Mason Hall on Redstone Campus. Ma...

‘Groovy UV’: embracing a spirited tradition

‘Groovy UV’: embracing a spirited tradition

April 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

 Today marks a sort of “unofficial” holiday at UVM: 4/20. Hundreds of students will fill the Redstone Green and celebrate weed culture.The event is definitely a part of the culture here on campus, a place many refer to as “Groovy UV.”Whether or not you choose to take part in the festivities,...

The marijuana bill passed in Vermont

The marijuana bill passed in Vermont

March 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The Vermont State Senate made history Feb. 24 by becoming the second legislative body to legalize the sale and possession of marijuana, and the first to do so without the use of a referendum.This isn’t the end of the fight, however. The measure will now head to the House, and supporters will be figh...

Vt. debates legalizing cannabis

February 11, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

Vermont is debating becoming the fifth state in the U.S. to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.Vermont would be the first state in the union to legalize through legislation - all other states have used a popular vote.The proposed bill, S-241, is currently before the State Senate committee on...

Blazing the route for democracy

April 14, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials

As April 20 approaches, thousands of people will publicly smoke marijuana.It is time for this annual display of civil disobedience to become a sustained political movement for social and economic justice. Marijuana is not illegal for health or moral pureness; it has been prohibited for political and ec...

Students talk about legalizing marijuana

Students talk about legalizing marijuana

Danielle Goglia

March 18, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Imagine April 20, the “marijuana holiday,” without the fear of being arrested. This could happen in Vermont with a new bill that proposes the legalization of the drug. “I think that legalizing it will make it less of a big deal,” junior Hannah Weiss said. “It is the same thing that people ...

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