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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

Juniors Adalia Williams, Max Kriff and Cam Tagatac are the student producers of “What’s Up Church Street.”

Photo of the week

Mac Mansfield-Parisi, Staff Photographer October 13, 2021

The crosswalk at the intersection of Main Street by University Heights as photographed at 12 am on Monday, Sept. 26.

Midnight at UVM: five photos, five nights

Eric Scharf, Staff Photographer October 8, 2021

If you look up “UVM'' on Google, you’ll come across photos of the campus on a bright sunny day. The shots may include scenes of students walking to classes or a soccer game taking place at Virtue Field. The...

Students of Color discuss microaggressions on campus: whitewashing

Students of Color discuss microaggressions on campus: whitewashing

Tushar Asthana, Feature Staff Writer October 7, 2021

A recurring microaggression I have faced is being called “whitewashed.”  Mocking me by calling me a byproduct of a white environment due to the circumstances that I am forced to adapt to because...

UVMs irresponsibility caused 433 forced triples

UVM’s irresponsibility caused 433 forced triples

Emma Petrequin, Opinion Columnist September 30, 2021

"We are pleased to report that we expect to have the largest first-year class ever," UVM President Suresh Garimella stated in an Aug. 25 email.  This record has not come without its issues, though. This...

An on campus move-in day in photos

An on campus move-in day in photos

Allison Ouellette, Photo Editor September 1, 2021

On Sunday, Aug. 29th I moved back to campus to begin my sophomore year. I was looking forward to new classes, roommates and opportunities. Ready to take on the year with more freedom than the last. Moving...

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, its 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...

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