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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

I am not a slut

I am not a slut

Grace Visco, Opinion Editor September 20, 2022

Content warning: sexual assault. “She’s easy, anyone could get with her.” A little birdie told me someone made that comment about me at a party. At first, I laughed off the comment and turned...

UVM’s summer news and tops stories from last year

Kira Schaefer and Nicole Hardy August 29, 2022

Stay up to date with the Cynic Roundup, giving you coverage on the news stories you might have missed.

Cynic Roundup: A Breakdown of UVM’s Sexual Violence Protests

Kira Schaefer and Nicole Hardy March 8, 2022

Stay up to date with the Cynic Roundup, giving you coverage on the stories you might have missed last week.

Survivors deserve UVM Administrations respect

Survivors deserve UVM Administration’s respect

Grace Visco, Assistant Opinion Editor February 28, 2022

We shouldn’t be surprised by the UVM administration’s poor response to sexual assault. UVM’s Instagram page released a statement congratulating the men’s basketball team after they won their...

Cynic Roundup: Thank You for Listening

Kira Schaefer and Nicole Hardy December 6, 2021

Stay up to date with the Cynic Roundup, giving you coverage on the stories you might have missed last week. In this episode, hosts Kira Schaefer and Nicole Hardy close out the semester by summing up...

UVM needs a real solution to their assault problem

UVM needs a real solution to their assault problem

Grace Visco, Assistant Opinion Editor November 10, 2021

Content warning: sexual assault. After protests over the mishandling of sexual assault cases on campus, UVM assigned students online training modules from EVERFI in a Sept. 6 email.  It is repulsive...

The Cynic Roundup: The Burlington Housing Crisis Explained

Kira Schaefer, Podcast Host October 18, 2021

Stay up to date with the Cynic Roundup, giving you coverage on the stories you might have missed in news last week. In this edition, Host Kira Schaefer interviews Cynic Culture Editor Sophia Venturo on...

Cynic Roundup

October 10, 2021

Read the stories mentioned in the podcast here: Student carries sign in solidarity with other survivors of sexual violence: vtcynic.com/news/student-carrie…of-sexual-violence/ Protestors stand...

Perspectives: UVM Should Be Doing More for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Perspectives: UVM Should Be Doing More for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Caroline Shelley, Political Science Major And Law & Society Minor February 8, 2021

According to the Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network (RAINN), sexual violence on college campuses is pervasive. “Among undergraduate students, 26.4% of females and 6.8% of males experience rape...

SGA senators to attend mandatory diversity training in the midst of student concerns

SGA senators to attend mandatory diversity training in the midst of student concerns

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor October 21, 2020

Senators in UVM’s Student Government Association must attend a four hour diversity training to help discourage biases against students and make SGA a more welcoming space for students of color.  SGA...

Junior Kendall Ware stands in her Vermont Swimming and Diving shirt in front of the Patrick Gym, Oct. 9. Ware will be graduating this year to enter a Speech Pathology grad program at UVM.

Students demand change amid claims that UVM Athletics mishandled sexual assault investigation

Hayley Rosen and Emma Pinezich October 13, 2020

Nearly two weeks after UVM Junior Kendall Ware came forward about UVM Athletic Department’s gross mishandling of her sexual assault investigation, students are calling for systemic change, asking for...

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