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Nine student activists could face consequences following rally

Nine student activists could face consequences following rally

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 19, 2019

Students who spoke at a social justice rally last month could soon face disciplinary actions, according to letters obtained by the Cynic. Leaders from NoNames for Justice and other social justice groups have received letters from the University asking them to admit they violated student conduct polic...

Men’s basketball heads to March Madness

Men’s basketball heads to March Madness

Jared Paquette, Staff Writer

March 16, 2019

The UVM men’s basketball team has made it to the NCAA March Madness tournament for the first time since 2017, when they were eliminated in the first round. The Catamounts defeated the University of Maryland Baltimore County Retrievers in the American East title rematch March 16 with the final score of 66-49, securing themse...

Men’s basketball claims their second consecutive playoff win

Men’s basketball claims their second consecutive playoff win

Jared Paquette, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

The UVM’s men’s basketball team defeated Binghamton 84-51 to advance to the American East title game, according to UVM Athletics. This is the third time the Catamounts have beat Binghamton this season, according to UVM athletics. Sophomore guard Stef Smith scored 28 points in the first half. He also scored eight thr...

Basketball clinches quarterfinal win

Basketball clinches quarterfinal win

Jared Paquette, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

The UVM’s men’s basketball team defeated Maine 73-57 in their first American East playoff game this season, according to UVM Athletics. The March 11 game  was the fourth time in a row UVM has met the University of Maine Black Bears in the playoffs, where the Catamounts continued their winning streak, according t...

Caring for cows: students experience farm life at UVM’s dairy barn

Caring for cows: students experience farm life at UVM’s dairy barn

Juliet Malkowski, Staff Writer

March 10, 2019

In an experience that seems unique to going to school in Vermont, a UVM program allows students to witness the birth of a calf and to name it. “Everyone in the program gets to have a calf, and it gets to be your calf,” senior Ariela Burk, a member of the program, said. UVM’s Cooperative...

Eco-Rep trash tips: compost, recycle, decontaminate

Eco-Rep trash tips: compost, recycle, decontaminate

Makayla Salas

March 10, 2019

Let’s talk trash, baby. What goes in it? What should go in it? Not all of us are Rubenstein students, and sometimes it’s easier to just throw things in the landfill. That’s a good place to start: When In Doubt, Throw It Out. The UVM Eco-Reps are a group of student leaders committed to providing...

Prioritize safety, not just punishment

Prioritize safety, not just punishment

Letter to the Editor

March 9, 2019

For weeks now, the University has upheld a ban on all fraternity activity, including philanthropy and leadership development. This was enacted in response to the death of first-year Connor Gage. The administration declared the ban after the Burlington Police Department found that Gage was likely pres...

Should Sodexo unionize? Yes: unionizing protects workers’ rights and guarantees local jobs

Should Sodexo unionize? Yes: unionizing protects workers’ rights and guarantees local jobs

Chris Harrell

March 8, 2019

The UVM administration has not been inspiring much confidence in its employees lately. The College of Arts and Sciences is facing a budget cut that is going to lay off 13 percent of non-tenure track professors and lecturers. And by all accounts, they “don’t give a shit” about doing it, accordi...

Students have a right to know

Students have a right to know

Staff Editorial

March 6, 2019

It’s another week on campus, and another wave of frustration has made its way through our community. The divide between the administration and the student body has grown ever wider each day as conflicts escalate over budget cuts and the state of the arts at our University. And a few weeks ago, the presidential ...

No ifs, ands or butts for tobacco-free ambassador job

No ifs, ands or butts for tobacco-free ambassador job

Mills Sparkman

March 2, 2019

In 2017, I wrote about UVM’s lack of cigarette receptacles and the litter it produced. According to their website, SGA just passed legislation to provide disposals for cigarettes and other tobacco products. But, a paid “Tobacco-Free Campus Ambassador” position as created by Center for Health and We...

Decisions behind closed doors

Decisions behind closed doors

Staff Editorial

February 27, 2019

The University board of trustees officially confirmed the appointment of a new president, Suresh Garimella, Feb. 22. A year ago to the day, student activist group NoNames for Justice blocked Main Street to call for the resignation of current President Tom Sullivan, among other demands, because they bel...

Student protestors host rally on anniversary of Waterman building takeover

Student protestors host rally on anniversary of Waterman building takeover

Lee Hughes and Maeve Gurnis

February 26, 2019

Over 100 students participated in a rally Feb. 26 in the Waterman lobby, the one year anniversary of the 2018 Waterman takeover. NoNames for Justice, a student activist group, hosted a rally 2 p.m. Tuesday in the lobby of the Waterman building to protest injustices on campus and celebrate the pr...

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