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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

Photo Illustration: Students solicit sex through anonymous apps like YikYak as a way to be upfront without vulnerability.

“A social media gloryhole:” Students use anonymous social media to express sexuality

Halsey McLaen, News Editor December 6, 2022

“tall blonde alanna, i know you would give me the nastiest head of my life,” a Nov. 18 post on Instagram account @uvmhottiefinder reads. This and more raunchy content can be found all over the multiple...

Photo Illustration: A student waiting outside the Counseling and Psychiatry Services office at 146 South Williams St. Nov. 16. In spring 2020, CAPS implemented a triage system, but some students feel neglected by the service.

Campus mental health support system has year-long closed waitlist

Noah Diedrich, Cynic News Reporter December 5, 2022

Content warning: mentions of eating disorder, suicide Vermont Psychological Services has stopped admitting people to its waitlist, the wait for which is now over a year long, VPS Director Kathleen Kennedy...

Members of the Disabled Student Union during their board member meeting in the Davis Center Atrium Nov. 13.

New student group pushes for better accessibility on campus

Isabelle Tanner, Cynic News Reporter December 1, 2022

A new community group at UVM, the Disabled Student Union, hopes to create a support network and student-led advocacy center for disabled students, said Katie Marshall, undergraduate co-chair of the Disabled...

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...

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