The Vermont Cynic

The sights and sounds of homecoming for Vermont’s presidential candidate

Sen. Bernie Sanders takes the stage in Essex Junction, March 3, 2020.

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

March 6, 2020

ESSEX JUNCTION—On a rainy Super Tuesday, thousands of people stood for hours in Essex Junction, Vermont, watching live results on the big screen as presidential primaries across the country were called. All were there for the same reason March 3: to catch a glimpse of Democratic presidential candidate...

Food pantry doesn’t solve bigger problem

Food pantry doesn’t solve bigger problem

Letter to the Editor

March 6, 2020

Last week, UVM saw an unprecedented event: the opening of an on-campus food pantry for students and UVM community members. It was heralded by SGA President Jillian Scannell, a senior, several food activism clubs on campus and the UVM administration as a landmark movement to fight “food insecurity” ...

VT considers new tobacco restrictions

The ban on flavored tobacco products will go to vote in either late April or mid-May. UVM offers resources to students trying to quit nicotine products, with information available at Living Well.

Maryann Makosiej, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2020

A controversial push to ban all flavored tobacco products in Vermont has been met with mixed reactions from students, health professionals and tobacco shops alike. The bill, introduced Jan. 14, proposes to ban the sale or possession of flavored cigarettes, flavored electronic cigarettes and flavored substan...

What’s that water tower?

The watertower on Redstone campus sits on land owned by the city of Burlington, Feb. 22. The tower doubles as an AT&T cell tower.

Emma Burnham, Cynic News Reporter

March 5, 2020

Looking across UVM’s Redstone campus, the horizon is obstructed by an elevated water tower with metal rods that extend above the top of the tower. What are they for? The water tower is accompanied by a cylindrical, brick building and an assortment of cables that extend from the top of the tower t...

BREAKING: UVM students pulled out of Italy, as Coronavirus concerns intensify

A man and woman don masks at the Bernie Sanders Rally March 3, in Essex Junction. Concerns about the Coronavirus have influenced many peoples' conduct in the recent weeks, including the use of protective masks.

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter

March 4, 2020

Due to the spread of Coronavirus, UVM students have been pulled out of study abroad programs in Italy as UVM advises faculty, students and staff traveling to impacted countries to reconsider. Gary Derr, Vice President for Operations and Public Safety said students from Italy programs are being moved,...

Program encourages staff to ditch their cars

 A UVM employee parking pass hangs from the rearview mirror of a car in Jeffords parking lot. Parking permits are assigned according to the workplace of the employee.

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter

March 4, 2020

A program aimed to decrease the use of cars has drawn over 30 UVM faculty and staff to turn in their parking passes this year. During the 6-month program, that starts in September and goes through May, participants take the bus, carpool, bike or walk instead of driving. “The University realized they didn...

Progressives sweep Burlington Town Meeting Day 2020

Ward 1 winner Zoraya Hightower stands center with Ward 2 winner Max Tracy right. Hightower unseated Independent Sharon Bushor.

Staff Report

March 4, 2020

The Progressive Party has secured a majority on the Burlington City Council after sweeping elections across the city. In Ward 8, predominantly a student ward, Progressive candidate Jane Stromberg unseated five-year incumbent Adam Roof, a Democrat. Meanwhile, in Ward 1, the other ward that encompasses...

RESULTS: City Council race 2020

RESULTS: City Council race 2020

Staff Report

March 3, 2020

As the polls throughout Burlington close, the Vermont Cynic has reporters inside City Hall waiting for the Wards 1-8 races to be called. Check back on this post as we update it with more results. Here are the unofficial results from City Hall: Ward 1: According to poll workers at Ward 1, Progr...

Sounds from the polling places: what Ward 1 voters had to say

Sounds from the polling places: what Ward 1 voters had to say

Zoe Stern, Assistant News Editor

March 3, 2020

In Ward 1 voters not only had to decide who to vote for in the presidential primaries but also who out of three candidates would represent them on Burlington’s city council.  Incumbent and Independent candidate Sharon Bushor was facing off against Progressive Zoraya Hightower and Democrat Jillian Scanne...

UVM upgrades campus clock

UVM upgrades campus clock

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

March 3, 2020

Since April 2019, all four faces of the Ira Allen Clock Tower displayed incorrect times. After a renovation of the clock mechanics, almost a year later, the clock now displays the correct time on every side. Though the project to renovate the Ira Allen Clock Tower began in October, the internal mechan...

Senior reflects on her time on the ice

Senior forward Abby Cleary sits during an interview, Feb. 26. The team finished their season with a 3-1 loss against Hockey East No. 1 Northeastern University Feb. 28.

Aryanna Ramsaran, Cynic Sports Reporter

March 3, 2020

Senior forward Abby Cleary said she began playing hockey around the age of four or five. Now, with the little time she and the other seniors on UVM’s women’s hockey team have left, Cleary is bringing that passion to the kids of UVM’s Campus Children’s School. “We’ve been showing them around th...

BOT selects new chair and discusses sustainability

Members of the board of trustees prepare for the March 2 meeting where they selected Ron Lumbra to be the new chair and established the new sustainability work group.

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

March 2, 2020

UVM’s board of trustees have selected a new chair and agreed to form a new working group to study sustainability, at its March 2 meeting. Ron Lumbra was selected to steer the board. He previously served as vice chair of the board under David Daigle who stepped down as chair last month. Lumbra was...

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