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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

The Black Lives Matter flag hangs framed in the Patrick Gym lobby on Jan. 14.

BLM flag temporarily hung in Patrick Gym, students remain frustrated with flag policies

Reitz Wishtischin, Cynic News Reporter 9:00 am

The UVM Student Athletes of Color Affinity Group hung a framed Black Lives Matter flag in the Patrick Gym, Nov. 17, 2021, but the installation is not permanent, said senior Carolyn Carrera, vice president...

Students do work in individual cubicles on the second floor of the Howe Library.

UVM anticipates COVID case peak, plans to move forward with in-person classes due to COVID vaccine requirements

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor January 13, 2022

UVM anticipates an increase in COVID cases among students, faculty and staff, and plan to continue in-person operations as COVID cases peak, according to a Jan. 11 email from Patricia Prelock, provost...

Students line up outside the COVID-19 Testing Center Nov. 18.

UVM to require Day-0 COVID-19 testing for spring semester

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor December 12, 2021

UVM will require Day-0 COVID-19 testing for students at the start of spring semester, according to a Dec. 9 email from Patricia Prelock, provost and senior vice president, and Gary Derr, vice president...

A student composts their food in Central Dining.

Chittenden Solid Waste District no longer accepting compostable packaging in 2022

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor December 12, 2021

Chittenden Solid Waste District will stop accepting compostable foodware and packaging in its compost stream beginning Jan. 1, 2022, according to a Dec. 10 email from Elizabeth Palchak, director of the...

A chair with a pride flag pillow sits in Student Longue B in the Prism Center Nov. 3. The Prism Center is located in Living/Learning Building C.

A look at UVM’s Prism Center

Lucille Whittier, Cynic News Reporter December 10, 2021

Nestled on the bottom floor of Living/Learning Building C are a cozy pair of living rooms complete with sofas, food and games. This space is the Prism Center, a safe home base for UVM’s LGBTQ+ students...

A condom from Living Well in the Davis Center pictured with school supplies Dec. 3.

STI stigmas persist for LGBTQ+ folks

Eliza Barker, Cynic News Reporter December 9, 2021

While sexually transmitted infections are a prevalent reality on college campuses, the issue is often shrouded in stigma, said Jenna Emerson, health and sexuality educator at the Center for Health and...

Elliot Ruggles, sexual harassment and assault resources and education advocate at Brown University, gives a virtual presentation Dec. 1.

UVM publicizes finalists for new sexual violence prevention position

Cate Rowlins, Cynic News Reporter December 7, 2021

The student advisory council interviewed the finalists considered for the role of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator last week, according to a Nov. 29 email from UVM. In response to...

SGA’s mandatory club sexual violence training sparks student concerns

SGA’s mandatory club sexual violence training sparks student concerns

Halsey McLaen , Assistant News Editor December 6, 2021

SGA’s first-ever sexual assault prevention training for clubs on Nov. 16 generated significant discussion and frustrations, said Lina Balcom, interim director of Student Life. The training, led by guest...

UVM Police cars sit outside the departments headquarters May 2, 2020.

Students react adversely to cannabis edibles, samples to be tested for fentanyl

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor December 3, 2021

A group of five UVM students had adverse reactions to cannabis edibles containing THC Dec. 1, UVM Police Chief Tim Bilodeau said. Three of the students were hospitalized.  ResLife reported the incident...

Finals week survival guide

Finals week survival guide

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor December 3, 2021

Dec. 13 marks the start of final exams week at UVM, causing increased anxiety and stress, said John Paul Grogan, director of public health outreach at the center for health and wellbeing. The last stretch...

Dinner options at Simpson Dining Hall on Nov. 17. The dishes are “Louisiana Chicken & Shrimp Gumbo Bowl” and “Pulled Bbq Pork In Vinegar Sauce.”

UVM Dining causes disordered eating, some students say

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter December 2, 2021

UVM Dining food lacks quality, causing students to skip meals and develop disordered eating habits, several students said. UVM’s food quality results in some students developing eating disorders and...

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UVM hires Interim Director of Residential Life

RJ Morrison , Cynic News Reporter November 17, 2021

UVM appointed an Interim Director of Residential Life, following a vacancy in the position when former director Rafael Rodriguez left the role. Kevin Hytten, an internal hire, filled the position after...

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