The Vermont Cynic

Skateboarders need a place to skate so we can be safe

Skateboarders need a place to skate so we can be safe

Valerie Davis

1 day ago

You know when you’re walking around campus, just trying to get to class and you feel secure in the fact that no one is going to run you over? Me neither. I have a suspicion that it’s because there is no lane on the roads or sidewalks for skateboarders to safely skateboard. Everyone on campus has their way of ge...

Policing won’t solve community issues

Policing won’t solve community issues

Chris Harrell

September 13, 2019

SGA recently sent out an email detailing their initiatives to increase student and community safety over the next year. SGA is unfortunately wrong in their efforts. For a representative organization of a liberal-minded student body, these initiatives are a betrayal of their most vulnerable peers. O...

Prioritize safety, not just punishment

Prioritize safety, not just punishment

Letter to the Editor

March 9, 2019

For weeks now, the University has upheld a ban on all fraternity activity, including philanthropy and leadership development. This was enacted in response to the death of first-year Connor Gage. The administration declared the ban after the Burlington Police Department found that Gage was likely pres...

It’s time to fix our fraternities

It’s time to fix our fraternities

Staff Editorial

February 13, 2019

Our campus suffered a tragic loss Feb. 2 with the death of first-year Connor Gage. Following a night at two fraternities, Gage died in the snow of a North Winooski Ave. parking lot. When a student dies, it impacts campus and our community — especially since this situation was entirely preventable. Had s...

We need safe and affordable rides

We need safe and affordable rides

Staff Editorial

February 6, 2019

As college students, we rarely think of a night out as a life or death situation. But all too regularly, we are proven wrong, most recently by the death of first-year Connor Gage, in an incident the Burlington Police Department attributes in part to freezing overnight temperatures, according to an e...

Residential Life works to decrease campus drug use

Letter to the Editor

January 24, 2019

Since the establishment of the President’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs, we have worked tirelessly with campus partners to provide a collaborative response to substance use and abuse among the student population. The Department of Residential Life is committed to addressing health and safety...

Medical amnesty faces conflict in WE

Medical amnesty faces conflict in WE

Jackson Schilling

January 18, 2019

In December of 2018, CBS This Morning released a segment on UVM’s Wellness Environment. The segment praises the Wellness Environment for its ability to create a safer environment in a school that is notorious for partying. According to the segment, students in WE see improved GPAs and reduced bing...

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