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Vt. Youth Climate Summit held at UVM

Vt. Youth Climate Summit held at UVM

Hannah Kearns

January 13, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

More than 150 high school students and dozens of teachers representing 26 Vermont high schools attended the summit in the Davis Center, according to University Communications. During the summit, students attended 10 workshops, five in the morning and five in the afternoon, which covered different element...

Eating off of paper plates at Redstone

Eating off of paper plates at Redstone

John Riedel, Staff Writer

January 13, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Redstone Campus’ Simpson Dining Hall lost “critical” points on its most recent health inspection last November due to a broken dishwasher. Simpson Dining Hall received an overall score of 92 out of 100 points on its last health inspection, according to healthvermont.gov. However, the dining hall failed...

Ty’s Take: Legacy left at ESPN

January 13, 2015


Filed under Columns, Sports

In sports, as in life, we are often taught that actions speak louder than words. But how do you remember a man who so greatly impacted the sporting world without ever playing a professional minute?Stuart Scott, the beloved anchor of “Sportscenter” since 1996, passed away  Jan. 4. A giant in the s...

Ending the semester

Ending the semester

Jackie Flynn

January 13, 2015


Filed under Life Teaser

The first-years have done it. They have survived their first semester of college. With the last few weeks  of the fall semester taking a serious turn in terms of final exams and weather changes, Kaylee Ellis and Jess Wolfe have to adjust to new challenges as they begin to prepare for their second seme...

Buying books on the cheap

January 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Every semester, students’ bags get a little heavier and their wallets get a lot lighter.High textbook prices have been a burden on students for far too long and it’s time to do something about it.The high price of textbooks severely limits the quality of education for students at UVM and across the...

UVM fails to capture cup: A look at the history of UVM’s Catamount Cup and this past tournament

UVM fails to capture cup: A look at the history of UVM’s Catamount Cup and this past tournament

Alexander Benoit

January 13, 2015


Filed under Sports Teaser

Catamount Cup has become a staple in the hockey culture of New England. The original four teams invited were the University of New Hampshire, Dartmouth College, Northeastern University and the hosting University of Vermont. Since the first tournament, teams as far as Minnesota and Alabama have part...

Former student murdered on Greene Street

Former student murdered on Greene Street

Hannah Kearns

January 13, 2015


Filed under News Teaser

The death of a 23 year old Burlington man has been ruled a homicide by Burlington Police. Burlington Police and Fire Department were called to 58 Greene St. Jan.3 at about 6 p.m. On arrival, former UVM student and New Jersey native Kevin DeOliveira was found dead, according to the release. “I don’t think i...

Chatting with the editors

Chatting with the editors

January 13, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Sophomore Folena DeGeus: What is the most heartbreaking movie you’ve ever watched?Stu Laperle, Managing Editor: To be honest, I am not a big movie guy. I have seen the classic tearjerkers  like “The Notebook” and “Titanic”, but I would have to say that the two most heartbreaking movies I have...

UVM shares New Year’s resolutions

Jackie Morris

January 13, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

This stress may in part be due to the pressure people put on ourselves to make and keep their New Years’ resolutions. A study done by the Journal of Clinical Psychology found that people who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to change their behavior than those who don’t. Resolutions refle...

The power of the Yak

The power of the Yak

December 9, 2014


Filed under Tech

Anonymous tips, confessions and quick one-liners bring students together on the social media app Yik Yak.Since the Cynic’s last article on the app, representatives for Yik Yak have been in contact.The app has become increasingly popular throughout college campuses, especially at UVM, said Ben Topkin,...

No smoking on Church Street

December 9, 2014


Filed under Vermont

A smoking ban approved by the Burlington City Council on four blocks of Church Street.The Burlington City Council met Nov. 10 to vote on the ban, which was passed 11 to 3, according to City Council members. Bianka Legrand of Ward 7 was in favor of the ban.The smoking ban will help families with small child...

Sustainability program designed

December 9, 2014


Filed under Campus, News

The Rubenstein School recently designed a professional Master of Science program in Leadership for Sustainability that will offer a combination of residential and online learning experiences for emerging leaders.“This is an amazing program,” Nancy Mathews, the dean of Rubenstein School, said.“T...

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