The Vermont Cynic

Your plastic straw is not the problem

Your plastic straw is not the problem

Mills Sparkman

November 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

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 tumbler, but I decided it needed a wash and left it in my room. I went for a plastic cup ins...

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


Filed under Opinion

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 went viral in student-run Facebook groups, but the cigarette issue on campus is no meme. Like man...

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


Filed under Opinion

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. However, it is clear how much money these banks give to the companies responsible for constructin...

City fights algae problem

September 29, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

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 to aid in controlling the growing blue-green algae bloom problem in Lake Champlain. EcoSolutions...

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