The Vermont Cynic

UVM blames students for rise in COVID cases

UVM blames students for rise in COVID cases

Jordan Spindel, staff writer March 31, 2021

Spring semester has been one of the wildest ones yet for UVM. Since its start, at least 413 students, including myself have tested positive for COVID-19, according to UVM’s weekly testing report.  As...

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UVM allowing a pass/fail option is the ethical choice 

Caroline Slack, Opinion columnist April 10, 2020

While moving classes online was a necessary step for the safety of our student body, online classes are not the ideal learning environment.  There is a reason that students at UVM are attending college...

Without a boredom crush, it's easy to lose motivation

Without a boredom crush, it’s easy to lose motivation

Erin Powell April 7, 2020

School being remote for the rest of the semester is a real bummer. But all the discussions of why remote learning is terrible have overlooked the backbone of academia: boredom crushes. A boredom crush...

Floor vandalism needs to stop

Floor vandalism needs to stop

Staff Editorial February 19, 2020

On Thursday night Feb 13, the Cynic sent a photographer to walk around various UVM dorms to get as many photos as possible of the aftermath of vandalism. To be honest, we thought this was going to be...

Why skiing uphill isn’t for the faint of heart

Why skiing uphill isn’t for the faint of heart

Sophie Oehler February 7, 2020

When I was eight, my family went on vacation to Loon Mountain in New Hampshire. It was great, until I got steamrolled by a snowboarder. The pileup that followed marked the end of my eventful, although...

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VSCO girls are not embarrassed. Are you?

Sophie Oehler November 13, 2019

Sksksksksk and I oop- If you’re wondering, no I didn’t have a stroke. I’m just trying to fit in with the VSCO girls. A VSCO girl is any teenage girl who wears oversized T-shirts, Crocs, seashell...

Nothing is written in the stars

Nothing is written in the stars

Mills Sparkman, Opinion Editor November 13, 2019

The bad news: Mercury is in retrograde, according to this year’s Farmer’s Almanac. The good news: it doesn’t matter. In recent years, astrology has gained a new life in memes on social media. We...

The spookiest costume is gender roles

The spookiest costume is gender roles

Tori Scala, Opinion Columnist October 30, 2019

Halloween is approaching fast, and to everyone stressing about what costumes to wear, please chill out. This upcoming Halloween, girls and guys should dress the way they want, rather than how society...

When “you time” takes a toll on time

When “you time” takes a toll on time

Izzy Abraham October 25, 2019

Mindfulness is entering the mainstream as trendy, cute and healthy, but being mindful can be a chore to those with busy routines. It’s no wonder that because of this, most people monetize the invaluable...

Give public transit back to the public

Give public transit back to the public

Chris Harrell October 24, 2019

Any good, self-respecting Catamount carries three items with them when they leave their house: an autographed picture of Rally Cat, a flask full of Vermont maple syrup and their CATcard. I’m kidding...

How a Brit experiences the wonders of American college life

How a Brit experiences the wonders of American college life

Anna Rees October 17, 2019

Some might say the transition from rural Wales to the U.S. wouldn’t come with many adjustments, but you couldn’t be more wrong. I’ve been here for just over a month and it’s fair to say my visit...

Don’t pretend to be broke if it hurts others

Don’t pretend to be broke if it hurts others

Mills Sparkman October 17, 2019

There’s a big division on campus that no one talks about. It’s not in-state or out-of-state, it’s not Yerba Mate versus kombucha, it’s fake broke versus actually broke. Someone who’s fake broke...

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