The Vermont Cynic

Men’s lax seals home opener with a win

Sophomore midfielder Sal Iaria battles a Quinnipiac player during UVM’s home opener, Feb. 22. UVM won the game 16-7.

Aryanna Ramsaran, Cynic Sports Reporter

February 24, 2020

Parents of UVM’s men’s lacrosse team filled the stands, with lanyards of their son’s lacrosse stats around their necks, to cheer on the team in their first home game. The Catamounts faced Quinnipiac University Feb. 22 in their first home game of the 2020 season and came out with a 16-7 win. ...

Men’s basketball winning streak comes to an end

Men's basketball winning streak comes to an end

Hayley Rosen, Cynic Sports Reporter

February 22, 2020

After 12 straight wins, UVM’s men’s basketball fell to the University of Maryland Baltimore County 66 to 64, Feb. 22.  In the Cat’s previous contest against UMBC on Jan. 11, UVM won 74-50.  A victory tonight would have given the Catamounts the regular-season title.  Vermont head coach Joh...

Vandalism spikes throughout UVM’s campus

A sign welcoming students to Harris Hall, seen Feb. 13. On the right hand side of the sign a painting of a penis can be seen.

Maryann Makosiej, Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2020

On Thursday, Feb. 13 members of the Cynic staff observed more than 40 ceiling tiles missing from several dorms, trash left in halls and graffiti on the walls. Walking into Harris Hall, Cynic staff were greeted by a penis painted on a “welcome to Harris sign.” For the month of January and first hal...

Floor vandalism needs to stop

Floor vandalism needs to stop

Staff Editorial

February 19, 2020

On Thursday night Feb 13, the Cynic sent a photographer to walk around various UVM dorms to get as many photos as possible of the aftermath of vandalism. To be honest, we thought this was going to be a shot in the dark. We were doubtful that he would see anything. But when he came back, we sat at his c...

Coronavirus halts student’s China study abroad trip

Sophomore Shannon Murphy works on her Chinese homework in a coffee shop, Feb. 9. Murphy was one of two students intending to study abroad in China spring 2020.

Maryann Makosiej, Assistant News Editor

February 13, 2020

Despite a flight booked and bags packed, sophomore Shannon Murphy’s study abroad trip to China was canceled due to deepening concerns about the new, 2019 coronavirus. Murphy was one of two UVM students slated to go to China. Hesitation over the decision to cancel the trips was met with anger as stu...

Board, give due respect to all protestors

Board, give due respect to all protestors

Meg Trogolo

February 13, 2020

UVM is one step closer to divesting from the fossil fuel industry, but the board of trustees needs to show more respect to everyone involved in the divestment movement. On Jan. 31, hours after a board meeting where students demonstrated in support of divestment, Vermont Rep. Curt McCormack, a trustee,...

UVM seeks new research vice president

Richard Galbraith, UVM vice president of research, stands before a board of trustees meeting, Jan. 31. Galbraith will continue his work at the UVM Cancer Center.

Emma Burnham, Cynic News Reporter

February 12, 2020

UVM has been searching for a new vice president of research since November 2019, but only notified the UVM community about the change in leadership Feb. 5. Dr. Richard Galbraith, current vice president of research at UVM, will step down once the University finds a replacement, he said. Additionally, Galibrai...

UVM unveils new breastfeeding spaces

Mamava employee Erica Hutchins holds her 1-year-old son at the lactation station reveal, Feb. 4. Mamava is a women-owned company with all products made within the U.S.

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter

February 11, 2020

A year after nursing mothers told UVM Staff Council they were having difficulties finding clean places to pump breast milk, the University has added two new lactation stations. UVM unveiled two new Mamava lactation pods, Feb. 4 in Discovery Hall and Patrick Gym. Mamava is a company with UVM roots, as...

This woman’s research saves lives: meet the director of UVM’s Center on Rural Addiction

Stacey Sigmon holds a “medi wheel” device in her clinic in the Vermont Center for Behavior and Health, Feb. 3. The new UVM Center on Rural Addiction is dedicated to addressing the opioid issue within rural communities through developed research.

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

February 11, 2020

At Christmas this past December, Dr. Stacey Sigmon and her brother sat down together in their hometown of Faith, North Carolina, and made a list. Together, the two came up with at least 30 people they knew personally who died from either a heroin or prescription opioid overdose. Sigmon is a clinical...

Men’s basketball leads conference nine straight wins

Men's basketball leads conference nine straight wins

Hayley Rosen, Cynic Sports Reporter

February 11, 2020

UVM men’s basketball is on a nine game winning streak after defeating University of Hartford, Feb. 8. The newfound win streak is the longest the team has had since the middle of the 2017-18 season. In the 2018-19 season, the Cats’ longest winning streak was six games. The team’s success can b...

UVM men’s hockey coach to retire at end of season

After 17 years at UVM, men’s hockey coach Kevin Sneddon announced he would be retiring after this season.

Aryanna Ramsaran and Hayley Rosen

February 10, 2020

UVM athletics announced that men’s hockey head coach Kevin Sneddon is retiring after this season. Sneddon announced he will not be returning for the 2020-21 season Feb. 4 at a media press conference. “The decision to retire from college hockey coaching and announce this now has been a difficult one, b...

Student petition calls on UVM admin to give leave day back to employees who called out during snowstorm

A UVM Physical Plant employee plows snow with a pickup truck as students navigate around him, Feb. 8. UVM’s snow removal equipment is housed under the old bleachers at Centennial Field.

Cynic News Staff

February 10, 2020

A UVM student is calling on the administration to give faculty and staff  who took a personal or sick day due to a snowstorm that day back. On Feb. 7 the Cynic broke the news that UVM would remain open despite “difficult driving conditions,” according to a Feb. 6 email sent to UVM deans, directors an...

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