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Community protests UVM’s reopening plan, criticizes off-campus parties and lack of clarity from admin

Burlington City Councilor Zoraya Hightower speaks  outside Waterman Building at a protest against UVM's reopening plan Friday, Aug. 14.

Maryann Makosiej, Cynic News Reporter

August 15, 2020

On the same day that some UVM students returned to campus in preparation for the fall semester, roughly 30 people stood outside UVM’s Waterman building to protest the school’s plans to reopen. Organized by UVM staff, alumni, students and Burlington City Councilors, many speakers expressed disma...

Prioritizing safety on Halloween

Prioritizing safety on Halloween

Katie Brobst, Julia Higa, Staff Writers

October 31, 2017

Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, but that’s no deterrent for the spooky festivities of a college campus. Several events will be happening both on campus and downtown the evening of Oct. 31, so students have their pick of ghostly adventures. On Trinity campus, the UVM Ski and Snowboard...

Burlington ranks among safest cities for kids

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Corporal Carolynne Erwin talks about Burlington’s ranking as a safe city in terms of families, but not in crime.

Chris Dillon, Staff Writer

April 2, 2017

Burlington is among the top five safest cities for kids, according to a recent study. The study, released in January by the data-based finance website ValuePenguin, gave Burlington high ranks for community, access to healthcare and education, but scored lower in the category related to crime.   ...

New safety device allows for peace of mind

New safety device allows for peace of mind

Bex Adams

February 10, 2016

Guard llamas are known to keep livestock safe from predators. Perhaps we should have a llama on every street corner in Burlington as a  safety measure. However, since we are a campus and not a farm, guard llamas now take shape as a pocket-sized device and still provide safety from predators. ...

UVM talks ‘walk of shame’

UVM talks 'walk of shame'

March 16, 2015

It’s 7 a.m, you’re in the clothes from the night before.You may be tired, nervous and embarrassed by the glances thrown your way.It’s happened again. The so-called “walk of shame.”The Cynic decided to explore this concept and look into the safety of this walk.The exact definition of the walk of ...

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