The Vermont Cynic

Zen and the art of ignoring the irrelevant

Zen and the art of ignoring the irrelevant

Henry Mitchell

September 13, 2018

On the last day of August, I was walking back from class, making pleasant conversation with a friend, when I heard him gasp. “Oh no,” he said. “What?” I asked. “Preacher,” was his only answer. Sure enough, I looked to my left and saw a man surrounded by a dozen-or-so students. We both sigh...

New director of student life selected

New director of student life selected

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

July 10, 2018

A new director of student life has been selected following the departure of former director Pat Brown. Daphne R. Wells will be replacing Brown, who retired this June after 39 years of service to UVM. Wells was selected after a nationwide search according to a July 9 email from Dennis DePaul, asso...

Desensitized to shootings

Desensitized  to shootings

Ariana Arden

March 3, 2018

Wednesday, Feb. 14 constituted one of the top 10 deadliest shootings in American history, according to a Feb. 19 CNN article. A former student opened fire on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17. If you’re like me, you were devastated to read this news. It's h...

Lewd and Lascivious conduct arrest in library

Brandon Arcari, Breaking News Assistant Editor

October 26, 2017

UVM Police arrested Bryce Whitney around 6:30p.m. on Oct. 25, following allegations he exposed himself to students on the second floor of Bailey/Howe. Whitney, who has no connection to UVM, was arrested on charges of “felony lewd and lascivious conduct,” issued a no trespass order for UVM’s...

Equal treatment for organizations

Equal treatment for organizations

Staff Editorial

April 26, 2017

First, let’s be clear: the action of the individual who stole the Black Lives Matter flag was hateful and racist. In our editorial last week, we were not nearly clear enough about this. In fact, race and racism are not explicitly mentioned until the 12th paragraph. Yes, we speak abou...

Team returns home after shooting

Kelsey Neubauer, Editor-in-chief

January 17, 2017

Junior Kelly Lennon instinctively launched her body on top of one of her best friends and teammate protect her after a group of people entered her airport terminal yelling ‘get down,’ she said.   Shots were fired in a nearby terminal about an hour earlier.   Moments before, ...

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...

Bathroom laws ignite activism

Bathroom laws ignite activism

May 7, 2016

On April 22, students gathered outside the Bailey/Howe Library, armed with megaphones and signs declaring “peeing is a right, not a privilege” and “#peeinpeace.”The issue of gender identity has been the subject of nationwide debate in recent weeks, sparking activism on campus.This occurred a...

UPDATE: Greene Street murder linked to “drugs and drug distribution”, police say

UPDATE: Greene Street murder linked to “drugs and drug distribution”, police say

Hannah Kearns

January 20, 2015

The investigation continues in the case of the homicide that occurred on Greene Street Jan. 3. Former UVM student Kevin DeOliveira was found dead in his home. The death has been ruled a homicide, according to Burlington Police. “The investigation has revealed that there is a high likelihood that Kevin’s murde...

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