The Vermont Cynic

Asbestos should not be a secret

Asbestos should not be a secret

Staff Editorial November 20, 2019

In a Nov. 8 email sent to all residents of McAuley Hall on Trinity campus, UVM sought to “address any concerns and clarify any misinformation,” about the asbestos material in the building. This message...

Mental health care will start with the next generation

Mental health care will start with the next generation

Lucy Gilbert October 24, 2019

We need to teach our youth to take care of their mental health in order to end the stigma around talking about mental illness. One in five U.S. adults experience mental illness each year, and one in six...

How to find comfort in being uncomfortable: breathe

How to find comfort in being uncomfortable: breathe

Valerie Davis September 21, 2019

Breathe. Just breathe.Ever since the first day of classes as a first-year just four weeks ago, these three words have been crucial to almost every aspect of my life. Since arriving at UVM, my life has...

Rape kit testing is crucial to ensure survivors’ justice

Rape kit testing is crucial to ensure survivors’ justice

Gabby Felitto September 4, 2019

Inside evidence rooms across America, about 100,000 rape kits wait to be tested for evidence, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Many victims wait years for evidence retrieved from...

Addiction is treatable despite common misconception

Addiction is treatable despite common misconception

Letter to the Editor May 4, 2019

Dear Editors, I appreciate the Cynic’s coverage of issues related to student heath, including recent coverage of drug use. As a drug and alcohol counselor on campus, I’m all for getting us to talk...

Extending dining hall hours is harmful to employees

Extending dining hall hours is harmful to employees

Chris Harrell April 13, 2019

We’ve all been there: hungry and tired, facing a closed dining hall. It’s easy to say that the dining halls should close later. But there’s more to the picture than simply keeping the lights on for...

Extra swipes won't fix food insecurity

Extra swipes won’t fix food insecurity

Kim Henry April 12, 2019

When my friend told me about the University’s Swipe Out Hunger program, I thought UVM had finally solved my biggest grievance: eating on campus. I live off campus, so it’s hard to prep enough food...

Opioids, pills and substances like heroin have gotten national attention as more and more states declare health-related emergencies. Experts are in agreement that substances like heroin are present on UVM's campus.

Opioids on campus: with no consensus, a problem goes unchecked

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor January 15, 2019

Sarah came to UVM ready to start the next chapter of her life. As the daughter of a heroin addict, she knew the dangers of the drug. But to her surprise, opioids followed her to campus. The scope of...

New Allergen Warning in Dining Halls

New Allergen Warning in Dining Halls

Lee Hughes, Katie Kelly, and Julianne Lesch September 30, 2018

Clara Martorano Until this semester, allergen warnings were not mandated across campus in bakery areas to warn that items are made in a facility with peanuts and tree nuts. Although these previously...

SGA president Chris Petrillo on wellness

Letter to the Editor November 8, 2017

There have been sweeping changes in higher education as of late. With the introduction  of a more diverse and qualified student population, services provided on college campuses  must adjust to provide...

University needs a heroin antidote

University needs a heroin antidote

Staff Editorial August 30, 2017

While heroin use isn’t immediately visible on UVM’s campus, it’s here. In 2009, UVM was forced to confront the opioid crisis when senior Will Gates died of a heroin overdose. Last spring,...

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