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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

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...

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Kira Schaefer, Podcast Host October 11, 2021

Read the articles discussed in the podcast here: FSL double standards frustrate UVM sorority members, claim certain expectations outdated: vtcynic.com/news/96008/ Daphne Wells’ departure goes unexplained:...

Presidential candidates Aidan Fleming and Ian Lynch and VP candidate Olivija Stephens talk about their plans if elected during the SGA debate March 31.

SGA candidates for president and VP face off in debates before election

Angelika Hillios, Cynic News Contributor April 1, 2021

One ambitious first-year, one write-in candidate and one uncontested VP candidate faced off Monday and Wednesday night at the Student Government Association’s president and VP election debates.  First-year...

Perspectives: SGA needs more academic representation across the colleges

Perspectives: SGA needs more academic representation across the colleges

Owen Doherty, History and Political Science Major March 23, 2021

The Student Government Association claims to represent all students and I do believe that some Senators do but at its core are structural challenges that prevent SGA from being actually representative.  Currently,...

SGA met for their March 10 meeting at 7:00 p.m. over Microsoft Teams.

SGA lowers barriers for students to run in upcoming elections

Sierra Byrne, Cynic News Reporter March 17, 2021

UVM’s Student Government Association lowered the signatures required for students to run for SGA president and VP and removed them altogether for senators after lengthy discussion last week.   Following...

SGA meets for the first time this semester on Teams Feb. 2.

SGA challenges CAS cuts, takes control of Davis Center flagpole

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter February 5, 2021

Resolutions demanding the reversal of cuts to CAS and discussing a new Davis Center flagpole policy were at the top of the agenda in the first SGA meeting of the semester.  In this Tuesday’s meeting,...

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...

SGA council members meet in the Davis center’s Grand Maple Ballroom while Gail Shampnois, the director of the Office of Student & Community Relations speaks via Microsoft Teams, Sept. 15.

SGA derecognizes conservative student group as membership dwindles

Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter October 2, 2020

A conservative campus group that supports Donald Trump is no longer recognized as a club at UVM just 30 days short of the election after a resolution was passed by SGA.  SGA derecognized the club in...

 A Hispanic Heritage month flag blows in the wind on a flagpole in front of the Davis center, Sept. 18.

Amid mounting tension, SGA calls on UVM to change controversial flag policy

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter September 24, 2020

SGA called on UVM to allow identity groups on campus to fly their flag for longer than the current five day limitation, following mounting tension between student groups and the administration. The...

SGA council members meet in the Davis center’s Grand Maple Ballroom while Gail Shampnois, the director of the Office of Student & Community Relations speaks via Microsoft Teams, Sept. 15.

SGA discusses off-campus student needs as committees plan for the semester

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor September 16, 2020

Addressing off-campus student needs: Despite the turmoil created by the pandemic and ongoing racial justice protests spearheaded by students, UVM’s governing body had another uncharacteristically short...

SGA council members socially distance in their first in person meeting of the year, Sept. 8.

In first meeting of the year, SGA considers BLM demands for police reform

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter September 15, 2020

In the Student Government Association’s first meeting of the semester, several members pressed leadership on what the group is doing to address demands for racial justice reform from the campus community.  The...

I see it as an environment for student change: UVMs new SGA president talks about her role and goals for the year

“I see it as an environment for student change:” UVM’s new SGA president talks about her role and goals for the year

Maryann Makosiej, Cynic News Reporter September 10, 2020

After a rollercoaster of an SGA presidential election this past March, Iraqi-American and first generation college student Lana Al-Namee has started her tenure as president of the organization.  As...

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