The Vermont Cynic

Students, use your vote wisely

Students, use your vote wisely

Staff Editorial

February 26, 2020

Voting is one of the most direct ways to participate in democracy. This election season, make sure your vote is an educated one. UVM is a politically engaged campus. Democrats, Republicans and Progressives are all represented here through student groups, and it’s not unusual to see a presidential c...

The intern generation

Mills Sparkman

April 5, 2018

“You think kids want to come with their parents and take fox-trot lessons? Trips to Europe, that’s what the kids want. Twenty-two countries in three days.” This line was uttered by hotel owner Max Kellerman in the 1987 film “Dirty Dancing,” and his sentiment of teenagers wanting different ...

New peer mentoring

New peer mentoring

Caroline Alkire

September 2, 2016

  Students will now be able to seek out help from their peers thanks to a new mentoring program. This project, which will cost $170,000 per year, is designed to connect first-year students with upperclassmen mentors who can help them with the questions and struggles they have when they fir...

Mattresses carried to protest sexual assault

The Carry That Weight movement protests sexual assault on college campuses outside Bailey/Howe Library April 15. The protest was sponsored by SGA as a part of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. 

Hannah Carpino

April 19, 2016

On April 15, students gathered outside the Bailey/Howe Library. Instead of backpacks and books, however, they brought their pillows and mattresses. The event was called Carry That Weight, a tribute to the performance piece and events that transpired at Columbia University in 2012 when undergraduate...

Campus suits-up for the 2015 Halloween weekend

Camilla Broccolo

October 28, 2015

With the Halloween weekend approaching, students and campus organizations are preparing for the festivities. Students like junior Erin Mahoney use the weekend as an opportunity to go out more. “I plan on going to a party at my friend’s house,” Mahoney said. “I’m going to be a ‘pink l...

Students impacted by construction

October 28, 2015

Central Campus has been rumbling with trucks and workmen since before the first day of classes this semester and students seem to have mixed opinions about the expansion.“I have a friend in Converse Hall who struggles to sleep due to the noise coming from construction just across the parking lot,...

A students journey from China to Vermont

Emilee Conroe

October 23, 2015

Despite language barriers and homesickness, one sophomore international student began her first year at UVM this fall. Coming from Beijing, China, April (Yue) Qiao said she is hoping to remain in America for future educational opportunities, but there are still some challenges particularly when it...

Collin’s Roar: Benefit Concert for Cystic Fibrosis

Emily Daroga

October 23, 2015

Some people live an entire lifetime without finding their driving passion, but this was not the case for Collin Reynolds, member of local Burlington band, As We Were. He found his calling in drumming at a young age and pursued it until his death from cystic fibrosis this past year. On Oct. 25, ...

Students create own original clothing label

Allie Osorno

October 6, 2015

Tired of being limited to the clothing selection available in stores, two UVM juniors opted out of the standard options and decided to create their own style. Matt Beier and Ben Hamilton started their own clothing line called Indigo Intellect. “For me, buying clothes from stores stiffens your creativity;...

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