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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Three students smoking joints on the Redstone green April 20, 2021.

Student smokers prepare for 4/20 celebration, expecting increased turnout

Paige Fisher, Culture and Podcasts Editor April 18, 2022

Students began gathering on campus annually on April 20 to smoke cannabis during the mid-‘90s. It has since been a recurring event, UVM Police Chief Tim Bilodeau said. Students anticipate the celebratory...

Higher Ground on Williston Road in South Burlington.

UVM band shares spot as opener for “Love, Kelly” concert

Alicia Wolfram, Culture Staff Writer April 14, 2022

UVM band Blu Pak and Castleton singer Tyler Serrani will open for the April 16 “Love, Kelly” hip-hop show after tying in an Instagram competition, said Kelly Butts-Spirito, independent music video...

Dark Goddess: Rethinking the Sacred Feminine

Dark Goddess: Rethinking the Sacred Feminine

Anna Berg, Culture Staff Writer April 11, 2022

In her latest photography exhibition, Vermont-based artist Shanta Lee Gander rethinks the Sacred Feminine and the male gaze through a collaboration between artist, model and museum. “Dark Goddess:...

Students run into Lake Champlain at 7 a.m., Nov. 20, 2019.

UVM advances research for water resources and flood forecasting

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor April 7, 2022

UVM is collaborating with 28 other institutions to advance hydrological research and provide actionable water resource intel and flood forecasting, according to an April 7 UVM press release.  The project...

Director of Marketing Liv Roscoe, a freshman, co-event coordinator Shayna Minsk, a freshman, co-vice president Ally Wheeler, a sophomore, secretary Abby Shea, a freshman, and president Sarah Gremelsbacker, a sophomore (left to right), in the Patrick Gym March 30.

Club seeks to end gender disparities in the weight room

Dominic Minadeo, Culture Staff Writer April 7, 2022

A newly founded club, Girl Gains, is promoting female weightlifting and ending the stigma of a male-dominated weightroom, said Girl Gains President Sarah Gremelsbacker, a sophomore. The club gained official...

A triple dorm in Davis Hall on Redstone campus.

UVM predicts uptick in dorm triples

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor April 7, 2022

Approximately 25% of on-campus UVM students live in triples, a percentage likely to increase in future years, said Kevin Hytten, interim director of Residential Life. In fall 2019, the University had...

ResLife holds exit sign take back day in response to stolen property “epidemic”

ResLife holds exit sign take back day in response to stolen property “epidemic”

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor April 6, 2022

Residential Life is allowing students to return stolen exit signs April 6 no questions asked, according to an April 6 email to on-campus students from Kevin Hytten, interim executive director of ResLife.  Possession...

Sophomore Jordan Barbour, first year Spencer Cook, junior Taylor Slonaker, first year Katie Ovitt, and first year Abbie Hazelton (left to right), during their performance of “The Origin of Annoyance” by Evan Dodge, a first year.

Students direct and perform plays at Fringe Fest

Miranda Degreenia, Culture Staff Writer April 5, 2022

As the chandeliers in Ira Allen Chapel dimmed, colorful lights lit the stage for an evening of performances by the University Players. The University Players, a student-run theater club, began preparing...

McAuley Kart singer Kaia Jefferson, a sophomore, sings during their set April 1.

Meet the Battle of the Bands finalists

April 4, 2022

After three preliminary rounds, an eclectic group of four bands battled it out for the opportunity open for this year’s SpringFest. The Battle of the Bands is an annual event hosted by the UVM Program...

UVM nursing professor receives award for autism childbirth research

UVM nursing professor receives award for autism childbirth research

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor April 4, 2022

Registered Nurse Laura Foran Lewis, Ph.d., won the 2022 Best of The Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological & Neonatal Nursing award, according to a March 29 UVM press release. Lewis earned the honor...

Assistant Archeology Professor Marieka Brouwer Burg in her office with replica Belizean pots and replica skulls March 24.

Professor shares love of archeology with students

Avery DeLisle, Culture Staff Writer April 1, 2022

Assistant Archeology Professor Marieka Brouwer Burg came to UVM two months before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and classes went online. Now, she relishes the opportunity to interact with her students, she...

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