The Vermont Cynic

Your plastic straw is not the problem

Your plastic straw is not the problem

Mills Sparkman November 2, 2018

The morning started out like any other. I stopped at the University Marche on my way to class to get my usual: an everything bagel with cream cheese and an iced coffee. Normally, I would fill up my reusable...

No ifs, ands or butts about tobacco-free campus initiative failure

No ifs, ands or butts about tobacco-free campus initiative failure

Mills Sparkman November 9, 2017

On Oct. 17, sophomore Gabriana Whipple tweeted, “‘UVM is a tobacco-free campus,’ uh first of all the ground is actually littered with cigarette butts,” following a popular meme format. Her tweet...

Why the University has a moral obligation to divest from TD bank

Why the University has a moral obligation to divest from TD bank

Keely Lyons September 23, 2017

UVM is helping build the Dakota Access Pipeline. UVM invests in three major banks: TD Bank, Citizens Bank and People’s United Bank. It is unclear how much money UVM invests in these banks....

City fights algae problem

September 29, 2016

Burlington is starting a new initiative to fight the growing algae blooms in Lake Champlain.   The city has teamed up with the engineering, planning and construction firm EcoSolutions in order...

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