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To Chris,

Erika Lewy and Olivia Bowman go through a weekly critique of the Cynic with faculty adviser Chris Evans 2017.
May 8, 2020

This summer, our faculty adviser of 14 years will be moving on to bigger and better things. And there isn't much else to say other than that we love him. Chris, It’s hard to imagine the school...

From the news desk: a look back at our top stories from 2019

From the news desk: a look back at our top stories from 2019
Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor January 2, 2020

The Vermont Cynic News team is often on the ground running. Our reporters are out gathering information, crafting stories, developing sources and editing content. There isn't always a moment to reflect...

Behind Burlington’s Creative Social Network

Max Mccurdy February 7, 2017

It’s no secret that Burlington is a creative community — this much can be understood by simply looking at jackets and backpacks Burlingtonians  embellish with the Grateful Dead logo. In an attempt...

A narrative of a full day devoid of animal products

Hunter Colvin February 25, 2016

I want to start off by saying I love cheese, more than is healthy for me. Which is why this week’s experiment was such a sacrifice for me. I followed a vegan diet for one day this past week. Of course,...

Stuck in a Stockholm suburb

The old town section of Stockholm, the capital of Sweden is pictured Feb. 10. PHOTO COURTESY ALLIE PARKIN
Allie Parkin February 25, 2016

All college students know deep down that a month is not a long time. It certainly feels that way now, as I look out my window  at snow-covered playgrounds in the bustling city of Stockholm. At...

Ecuador trip sparks activism at UVM

Cotachi-Capayas Ecological Reserve is pictured Jan. 22. The policies of land use course was taught in Ecuador over winter break by lecturer Pete Shear. PHOTO COURTESY EMME TRAINOR
Jackie Flynn February 24, 2016

After returning from a study abroad trip to Ecuador, two students are sharing  what they learned with the campus community. Sophomore environmental studies majors Emma Trainor and Margaret Gish...

One impromptu winter vacation in Florida

One impromptu winter vacation in Florida
Eva Bartels February 24, 2016

The first time I was in Florida was a 2001 family Disney trip. At this point, I was around 5 years old and unaware of the aggressively raging “club” scene of Miami or the rampant racism found everywhere...

Exposing  the sexual double standard 

Exposing  the sexual double standard 
Anna Power February 24, 2016

Despite progress towards gender equality, there are still many areas where men and women are held to different standards. One such place, even on our own campus, is the bedroom. 2013 studies by...

Meandering Stowe’s Main Street & Beyond

Meandering Stowe's Main Street & Beyond
Maggie Richardson February 8, 2016

        Sometimes, you just need to take the day and get out of town. After a long week of running from Colchester to College Street, walking down a different Vermont Main comes as a much-needed...

Sociology department fills course

Bryan O'Keefe December 14, 2015

Students have raised concerns over the amount of space available for “Introduction to Sociology”. Only one 145-person sociology 001 class is being offered in the spring, and three overrides have...

Student opposition grows against cutting of reading days

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor December 13, 2015

[Updated: Dec. 13 3:33 p.m.] Students at the University of Vermont are now taking a stand opposing the Faculty Senate’s April 13 decision to eliminate reading days starting fall 2016. Following...

New drug trial helps patients

New drug trial helps patients
Caroline Alkire December 12, 2015

UVM has joined a number of universities testing a drug that is giving patients the chance to try an alternative style of treatment for a disabling disease. While most people with Parkinson’s opt for...

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