The Vermont Cynic

Cynic to Chief Tuomey: what’s your 20?

Cynic to Chief Tuomey: what’s your 20?

Staff Editorial

October 23, 2019

For the last three months, UVM Police Chief Lianne Tuomey has been on paid leave. Deputy Chief Tim Bilodeau has been acting in her place. No one has been hired to take the deputy position, leaving UVM Police short on leadership. The University, to put it plainly, has not been forthcoming in providing...

UVM Police Chief remains on leave three months later with no end in sight

UVM Police Chief remains on leave three months later with no end in sight

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

October 22, 2019

The head of UVM Police Services remains on paid leave for the third consecutive month, without any explanation of why from anyone, including the police chief herself.

UVM celebrates Vermont’s first Indigenous Peoples’ Day

UVM celebrates Vermont’s first  Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

Chief Don Stevens and Chief Roger Longtoe Sheehan stood at an altar with sweetgrass and a pipe for the Oct. 15 healing ceremony. They had not performed a ceremony on this land for decades. The Abenaki have been in Vermont for thousands of years, but are not a federally recognized tribe. Additionally,...

Here’s why UVM’s timepiece can’t tell time

Here’s why UVM’s timepiece can’t tell time

Irene Choi, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

It is a brisk fall afternoon at UVM. The Ira Allen clock tower stands tall against the blue sky, its bells ringing as students hurry to their next classes. The time is 3:23 p.m. The clock reads noon. Currently, all four sides of Ira Allen Chapel’s clock tower have different times displayed, none...

Skateboarders need a place to skate so we can be safe

Skateboarders need a place to skate so we can be safe

Valerie Davis

October 18, 2019

You know when you’re walking around campus, just trying to get to class and you feel secure in the fact that no one is going to run you over? Me neither. I have a suspicion that it’s because there is no lane on the roads or sidewalks for skateboarders to safely skateboard. Everyone on campus has their way of ge...

UVM’s club frisbee program grows with ‘development’ team

UVM’s club frisbee program grows with ‘development’ team

Maryann Makosiej, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

UVM’s men’s Ultimate Frisbee program has added a third team to its roster, but the team has an uncertain future. Ultimate Frisbee at UVM, is split between men and women. Sophomore Natalie Connor said the three women’s teams, collectively called “Ruckus,” are split into an A, B and C level....

How a Brit experiences the wonders of American college life

How a Brit experiences the wonders of American college life

Anna Rees

October 17, 2019

Some might say the transition from rural Wales to the U.S. wouldn’t come with many adjustments, but you couldn’t be more wrong. I’ve been here for just over a month and it’s fair to say my visit in Trumpyland has been an experience. Don’t get me wrong, they’ve got their similarities; w...

SGA places UVM employee in charge of how much SGA members get paid

SGA places UVM employee in charge of how much SGA members get paid

Staff Report, Cynic News Staff

October 17, 2019

SGA passed a resolution that gives their business manager, a UVM employee, the power to change the amount executive members are paid at their weekly meeting Oct. 15. Blanka Caha, the SGA business manager, now has the power to raise or lower the amount of pay for the treasurer, president, vice president...

A look at UVM’s Boulder Society

A look at UVM’s Boulder Society

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Over a century ago, UVM students came together and decided they needed a way for the student body to directly communicate with the administration. To answer this call, the students founded the Boulder Society in 1905. More than a hundred years later, the SGA has taken over the original role of the...

Don’t pretend to be broke if it hurts others

Don’t pretend to be broke if it hurts others

Mills Sparkman

October 17, 2019

There’s a big division on campus that no one talks about. It’s not in-state or out-of-state, it’s not Yerba Mate versus kombucha, it’s fake broke versus actually broke. Someone who’s fake broke has beer money but can’t Venmo you back for the time you bought them groceries. They go out eve...

The Dig – Valerie Rohy

The Dig – Valerie Rohy

Jean MacBride, Multimedia Reporter

October 16, 2019

In Episode 3 of The Dig, Jean MacBride interviews Valerie Rohy, Professor of English and one of this years University Scholar's about queer theory. Books mentioned in this podcast: Queer Theory by Anne Marie Jagose and Transgender History by Susan Stryker. The Dig now has its own instagram: @cyn...

Students, take back your data

Students, take back your data

Staff Editorial

October 16, 2019

Since 2018, UVM has softly rolled out its new advising software called Navigate, but how much say have students had in this process? Zero. According to the University’s own webpage detailing the project’s history, there is no indication students were a part of the leadership team for this projec...

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