The Vermont Cynic

ASK STUDENTS: What’s Your Major and Why

ASK STUDENTS: What’s Your Major and Why

Anna Brown, Multimedia Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

UVM’s many majors makes it easy to find exactly what you want to focus on throughout your four years here. Here are some students explaining why they study what they do!

Game Attendance Dwindling for Women’s Sports Teams

Game Attendance Dwindling for Women’s Sports Teams

Joe Joyce, Multimedia Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

The Cynic investigates what draws people to different sporting events, and in particular, why the women's varsity basketball and hockey teams' number of spectators are dwindling.

Associate professor tapped as next Honors College dean

Associate professor tapped as next Honors College dean

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

UVM has appointed a new dean for the Honors College following the interim dean's movement toward stepping down. President Tom Sullivan announced to the UVM community Nov. 13 through email that Associate Professor David Jenemann will be the next dean of the Honors College. Jenemann is teaching...

Priority to the people: expanding STEM dept.

Letter to the Editor

November 11, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

The phrase “let’s get this degree” embodies the sentiment many, perhaps most, hold towards university. To respond to last week’s “public school, private donors” editorial, this trend is not just at UVM and is not just the University’s fault. As a group of people, Americans are very focused on ...

Hundreds gather in downtown Burlington to protest the departure of Attorney General

Hundreds gather in downtown Burlington to protest the departure of Attorney General

Alek Fleury and Sawyer Loftus

November 9, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Gallery

Hundreds of people gathered in Burlington to protest the outing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as concerns over the safety of the Trump-Russia investigation grow. At least 400 hundred protestors marched from the Federal Building on Elmwood Ave in Burlington to nearby City Hall Nov. 8 to make t...

Protests expected following departure of Attorney General

Protests expected following departure of Attorney General

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, Vermont

Protests are brewing in Vermont following the outing of federal Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as concerns over the safety of the Trump-Russia investigation grow. Thirteen separate protests are planned in Vermont, and are expected to be carried out Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. according to MoveOn, a progressive ...

“It’s ok to be white” returns

“It’s ok to be white” returns

Staff Editorial

November 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

When signs saying “It’s OK to be white” went up around campus for the second time last week, many students who saw them online may have thought they were seeing last year’s news. The intense backlash to these signs was both immediate and unsurprising to most of the student body. One would as...

UVM Students Make DIY Halloween Costumes

UVM Students Make DIY Halloween Costumes

Jordan Mitchell, Multimedia Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

UVM students are hand-making their own Halloween costumes this year. Find out why they decided to get crafty this season!

Public school, private donors

Public school, private donors

Staff Editorial

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Over $100 million was designated to campus renovations and construction over the next few years at the most recent board of trustees session, a biannual meeting in which board members discuss and vote on the future of UVM. Despite the spending, the humanities remain in crisis on UVM’s campus. Earl...

Halloween Vox Pop

Halloween Vox Pop

Kim Henry, Podcast Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Podcasts

Halloween is here! The Cynic took to campus sidewalks to see what UVM thinks the biggest costume will be this year. Did your costume make the cut?

Mental health is a long-term investment

Letter to the Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

As someone who was diagnosed with a high-functioning mental illness during early adolescence, I really expected to be overrun with resources in college to handle my feelings and ultimately leave that part of my life behind. Yet, I have seen a frightening institutional trend at UVM: apathy towards st...

UVM Parent Facebook Group

UVM Parent Facebook Group

Amanda Martino, Multimedia Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

Did you know there was a top secret Facebook Group for UVM parents and families? Welp, now you do. And you also know what's in it.

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