The Vermont Cynic

Women’s lacrosse team plays in downpour

Ashley Miller, Senior Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

Despite heavy rain and cold-weather, the UVM women’s lacrosse team fought hard during their home-opener to sustain their winning streak. The Catamounts lost to the Marist University Red Foxes in overtime 15-14 Feb. 24. Vermont went into this game with two away wins under their belt from the previous w...

Coach inspires program growth

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

February 26, 2019

This season, women’s basketball already has the most wins they’ve had in one season this decade, according to UVM athletics. So far, the team is 11-16 with just one regular season game remaining, according to UVM athletics. Former women’s basketball head coach Chris Day resigned in April...

Scoreless on the ice prior to overtime

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

Men’s hockey goalie Stefanos Lekkas, a junior, stopped all shots Feb. 22 during regulation minutes as the team tried to secure their playoff spot. Lekkas stopped all of the goal attempts by Boston University during three periods of regulation. The Bobcats scored the only goal of the game in overtim...

Black History Month means calling out people who just don’t get it

Black History Month means calling out people who just don’t get it

Kim Henry

February 23, 2019

Black History Month is meant to highlight the accomplishments of black people throughout history, but this February’s news has revolved around white public figures’ history of racism. The democratic governor and attorney general of Virginia admitted to wearing blackface this month, and Liam Neeson sai...

ROTC shouldn’t serve as scholarship money

ROTC shouldn’t serve as scholarship money

Chris Harrell

February 22, 2019

It’s impossible to walk around campus and not notice the partnership between the University and the U.S. Army. They have their own building in the middle of campus, and their posters and logos dot the University. However, these two institutions are much more connected than they should be. For man...

We have to act if we want to protect quality teaching

We have to act if we want to protect quality teaching

Seth Wade

February 21, 2019

Last week, I distributed memes across campus, critiquing Provost David Rosowsky and the rollout of major cuts to the College of Arts and Sciences. Though merely memes, they used facts from UVM’s 2017 Annual Finance Report and American Association of University Professors Financial Analysis to raise a s...

Anthony Lamb: A natural leader shines on the court

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

An outlier is any point that falls outside of the mean. In UVM men’s basketball, forward Anthony Lamb, a junior, is an example of an outlier, averaging 21.3 points a game, according to UVM athletics. For the second time this year, Lamb has been chosen as the TD Bank Student-Athlete of the Week, accordi...

CAS needs to be funded differently

CAS needs to be funded differently

Staff Editorial

February 20, 2019

Incentive-based budgeting, or IBB, poses a threat to humanities and other programs and drives infighting instead of looking for other spending choices. IBB, as used by UVM, is similar to running a business. It prioritizes funding to the most popular programs, encouraging competition between programs. ...

Women’s basketball player assists team during conference matchup

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

February 19, 2019

Sophomore guard Josie Larkins had her career high of seven assists during the Feb. 16 game against the Hartford Hawks. The UVM women’s basketball team played the University of Hartford Feb. 16 at Patrick Gym and lost 76-48. Larkins said she was more focused on the team’s defensive struggle during this ga...

Hockey secures two consecutive wins

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

February 19, 2019

The UVM women’s hockey team won Feb. 15 and Feb. 16 home games against College of the Holy Cross. UVM entered these games with a 8-18-5 record. The Feb. 15 game was military appreciation night and the Feb. 16 game was senior night.   Vermont won both games scoring, 3-0 Feb. 15 and 4-1 Feb. ...

Residential Adviser: one job where you can’t clock out

Residential Adviser: one job where you can’t clock out

Tori Scala

February 16, 2019

Residential Advisers do so much for the UVM community, the least we can give them in return is a substantial paycheck, and be truthful of what the job entails. As an RA at UVM, your room and board is waived. This might seem tempting to possible applicants, but once they hear the real truth of being an...

Multipurpose center sparks debate

Multipurpose center sparks debate

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

Budget cuts in the humanities have caused skepticism regarding the $95 million price tag of the Multipurpose center project. Athletic Director Jeff Schulman said the multipurpose project includes deferred maintenance, which are repairs that  the University has put off. “We have $45 to $...

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