The Vermont Cynic

4/20 smokers ignore social justice

4/20 smokers ignore social justice

Staff Editorial

April 23, 2019

So often the fight to legalize cannabis is branded as a fight to have fun, but this ignores the serious repercussions that past cannabis laws have had on people of color. This past weekend saw the campus celebration of 4/20, when students gather on Redstone campus to celebrate cannabis. When the e...

Don’t vote based on brand recognition

Jackson Schilling

April 21, 2019

In the last few weeks, UVM students were bombarded with campaign material for SGA’s presidential election. Junior Jillian Scannell and sophomore Owen Doherty put up posters, covered campus in small campaign cards, made their own Snapchat filter and utilized many other campaign strategies. W...

How to get your own cannabis as a college student

How to get your own cannabis as a college student

Henry Mitchell

April 20, 2019

The 4/20 Redstone Campus smoke-out is a long-lasting tradition passed down from class to class. It’s an important symbol of UVM culture where students from all backgrounds unite in sharing the joy of cannabis in public, in broad daylight. Many participate every year, but some linger on the sidelines, g...

Support the Young Progressives’ free speech petition

Support the Young Progressives’ free speech petition

Gabby Lescadre

April 19, 2019

If the last SGA elections taught us anything, it’s that UVM students are all about democracy. Seeing how widespread political involvement is on campus, UVM’s rigid policies on political activity are hard to believe. Student advocates believe now is the time for that change. The Young Progressi...

Strive to be sustainable in all ways

Strive to be sustainable in all ways

Staff Editorial

April 18, 2019

While UVM is very conscious of the environment, we must aim higher and acknowledge our faults to be truly sustainable. Though we tout our lack of plastic water bottles and compost bags available in our residence halls, there are still environmental and sustainable blind spots. For example, the Univer...

Athletes aim to win academic success

Athletes aim to win academic success

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

When it comes to varsity athletes, some fans are more concerned with players’ performance in a game than in a classroom. But, to remain eligible to compete, athletes must maintain good grades. Swimmer Sierra Sexton, a  junior biochemistry major, said that she uses a carefully created plann...

Don’t be passive, act to make changes

Don’t be passive, act to make changes

Ari Kotler

April 17, 2019

When I decided to attend UVM, I was aware of its status as one of the most “liberal” colleges in the U.S. A friend of mine once characterized it as “a melting pot of crunchy mountain people, Brooklyn, New York, hipsters and ‘socially liberal’ Connecticut rich kids.” Vermont received anot...

Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital

Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital

Staff Report

April 16, 2019

Two people have been shot during what police call a "shootout" on North Willard Street. The University sent out CatAlerts around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon stating Burlington Police was investigating an "ongoing incident" close to University Place and Colchester Avenue. Burlington Police responded...

Intramural team requirements cause conversation

Intramural team requirements cause conversation

Ashley Miller, Senior Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

A co-ed intramural volleyball game was canceled because there were not enough men on the court. Gender ratio requirements for intramural sports at UVM have caused some participants to question their necessity. Co-rec teams have male and female players in order to balance the team’s gender distribu...

Extending dining hall hours is harmful to employees

Extending dining hall hours is harmful to employees

Chris Harrell

April 13, 2019

We’ve all been there: hungry and tired, facing a closed dining hall. It’s easy to say that the dining halls should close later. But there’s more to the picture than simply keeping the lights on for an extra hour. Every extra minute that we keep the dining halls open is an extra minute’s lab...

Extra swipes won’t fix food insecurity

Extra swipes won’t fix food insecurity

Kim Henry

April 12, 2019

When my friend told me about the University’s Swipe Out Hunger program, I thought UVM had finally solved my biggest grievance: eating on campus. I live off campus, so it’s hard to prep enough food to get through long days. I wouldn’t identify as “food insecure,” but I definitely can’t afford...

Taekwondo club hosts tournament in Vermont

Taekwondo club hosts tournament in Vermont

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Personal expression through a painting, a song or a sculpture is only one form of art. For a group of 14 UVM students, they think differently, and embrace martial arts. The UVM Taekwondo club hosted its sixth tournament April 7 at Patrick Gym for the Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference. The...

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