The Vermont Cynic

Four things I wish I knew before arriving at UVM

Chris Harrell

May 12, 2019

At the halfway point of my college education here at UVM, I found there are four things I wish I knew before arriving here. 1. Join clubs. Student organizations play a fundamentally different role in college than they do in high school. They are one of the most effective ways to find like-minded people in s...

A letter from the Editor’s desk

A letter from the Editor’s desk

Staff Editorial

May 9, 2019

Dear students, parents, faculty and alumni, Welcome to UVM! At the start of my first year, I attended the first Vermont Cynic General Meeting of the fall semester. There, I found a welcoming group of like-minded people who are now some of my best friends. The Cynic staff is made up of writers, pho...

UVM FeelGood gathers most donations for poverty fund

A volunteer in UVM’s chapter of the non-profit FeelGood layers cheese and fresh basil pesto on a sandwich for a customer. UVM’s FeelGood raised $25,000 last year for The Hunger Project, Pachamama Alliance, Choice Humanitarian and Water for People.

Mateo Cardenas-Clarimon, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

UVM’s chapter of FeelGood is the non-profit organization’s most successful chapter. UVM FeelGood is a student-run deli, and its purpose is to raise money for the Commitment 2030 fund, an investment strategy to end poverty by 2030. Located at the entrance to the Davis Center tunnel, Fe...

Students celebrate religion through song

Junior Tyler Lederer sings at The Niggun Collective Club meeting Jan. 30. The club is a gathering of students who practice niggun singing, a melody that originated in Jewish religion, a wordless tune that uses musical sounds such as “lai-lai-lai” and “ya da dai.”

Juliet Malkowski, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019

In the center of the room, an individual raises their voice and begins to sing. Eventually, all members are singing, eyes closed, drumming on the desk and creating a song that overtakes the room.  The Niggun Collective Club,  started by sophomore Navah Fried and senior Alec Collins, is a gathering o...

New club fee collection hurts club members

New club fee collection hurts club members

Letter to the editor

October 13, 2017

Dear Editor, The Student Government Association has been asked, by higher-ups in the controller’s office, to make sure all money coming in to student clubs is routed through University Tickets, a third-party vendor. This includes club membership dues, merchandise sales and ticket sales to members...

How to achieve the full college experience

How to achieve the full college experience

Ariana Arden

August 31, 2017

Dearest Student Body, Welcome back! Another summer has come and gone, and here we all are again, ready (or maybe not so ready) to dive back into school. Whether this is your first year at Groovy UV or your last, I want to recommend you try something: do something extracurricular at UVM. ...

SGA to minimize emissions

SGA President Jason Maulucci addresses the attendees of the SGA meeting April 5, 2016. SGA is planning to be carbon neutral by 2025.

John Riedel, Senior Staff Writer

March 12, 2017

SGA is looking to greatly minimize UVM’s impact on the environment by 2025. In 2010, UVM committed to being carbon neutral by 2025 as part of a nationwide effort by universities across the country. “I decided because of that to launch a study to look into how SGA could be carbon neutral by 2025,”...

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