The Vermont Cynic

Week 15: Cynic predictions

Colby Cunningham

December 9, 2014

Every week, members of the sports section will predict who will be victorious in their NFL match-ups. Cowboys vs. Eagles Despite having used both  Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez, at the quarterback position, the Eagles have maintained one of the most stable offenses in the league. Foles has missed the l...

Club soccer receives invite to tournament

December 9, 2014

The women’s club soccer team was chosen to compete in the National Championships for women’s collegiate club soccer Nov. 20-21.Senior captain Alexandra Cerretani said she didn’t think they were going to get the chance to go.“A week and a half before Nationals, we got an email saying that eno...

Men’s basketball falls late

Men’s basketball falls late

December 9, 2014

Patrick Gym as the now 6-1 Harvard University Crimson topped the Catamounts men’s basketball team Nov. 6.The 4-4 Catamounts kept it close until the end and were tied with the Crimson at the beginning of the second half.The game went into double overtime, in which the Crimson scored 14 points and the Cat...

Students talk campus food

Students talk campus food

Jackie Flynn

December 9, 2014

Sodexo’s contract with UVM is set to expire June 2015. The University held an open forum Nov. 17 and is currently in a “competitive bid process,” according to UVM’s Division of Student Affairs website. “Well I think this is awesome,” senior Adrian Rousson said. “I’d rather eat road-kill...

A food fight for UVM’s dining contract

A food fight for UVM's dining contract

December 9, 2014

This summer, the current on-campus dining service contract will come to an end.Both the current provider, Sodexo and Aramark will be competing for the 2015-2020 UVM dining services contract.The two companies held open forums with a question and answer period to discuss their proposal with members of ...

A hard road to pay equity

December 9, 2014

Soon, the administration and the teachers union will sign their new contracts.This year has been marked by slow progress and protests decrying the model of the “corporate university” and the overpaid administration.We have seen a shift in the past thirty years or so from university administrations ...

Cats victorious in Hockey East series

Cats victorious in Hockey East series

Alexander Benoit

December 9, 2014

A trip to the University of Maine Nov. 28-29 to face the Black Bears resulted in the Catamounts taking all four possible points in the Hockey East series. Game one saw junior goalie Brody Hoffman start in net. First-year winger Mario Puskarich scored two goals, including one on the power play, en route...

Survivor of genocide shares story

Survivor of genocide shares story

Jackie Morris

November 18, 2014

After losing 47 pounds, hiding in a bathroom for 91 days and experiencing the loss of loved ones, a survivor shares her story. Members of the UVM and Burlington communities gathered in the Grand Maple Ballroom Nov. 11 to hear the story of Immaculée Ilibagiza, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide. “I ...

UVM splits series

Alexander Benoit

November 18, 2014

Men’s hockey held off a late surge from Providence College to earn a win in the second game of their weekend series on the road Nov. 14-15. Game one saw the Friars blank the Catamounts by a final score of 3-0. Junior goaltender Brody Hoffman suffered his first loss of the season. Game two saw the C...

Student trustee to be appointed

Student trustee to be appointed

November 18, 2014

Every year, UVM picks a student to be on the board of trustees for a two-year term.Lane Manning, president of the Graduate Student Senate, has served on the Student Trustee Selection Committee for two years.“They [student trustees] are arguably the most important members of the board,” Manning said. ...

First-year adapts to new style of play

First-year adapts to new style of play

Erik Francken

November 18, 2014

When first-year Jarrid Privitera was two years old, he said he never would have dreamed of being where he is now. Growing up in Rhode Island, roller hockey was Privitera’s first love. Luckily for UVM hockey, he decided to switch wheels for blades. “When I was younger, my grandfather was one of my bigge...

Students rank advising poorly

Students rank advising poorly

November 18, 2014

After negative student feedback, academic advising teams are reassessing their strategies and are planning future reforms.A recent poll,  made available on the MyUVM portal, asked students, “How would you rate your academic experience?” Out of whole student population, 2887 answered.Seventy-one percent rated th...

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