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The sights and sounds of homecoming for Vermont’s presidential candidate

The sights and sounds of homecoming for Vermont’s presidential candidate

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

March 6, 2020

ESSEX JUNCTION—On a rainy Super Tuesday, thousands of people stood for hours in Essex Junction, Vermont, watching live results on the big screen as presidential primaries across the country were called. All were there for the same reason March 3: to catch a glimpse of Democratic presidential candidate...

VT considers new tobacco restrictions

VT considers new tobacco restrictions

Maryann Makosiej, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2020

A controversial push to ban all flavored tobacco products in Vermont has been met with mixed reactions from students, health professionals and tobacco shops alike. The bill, introduced Jan. 14, proposes to ban the sale or possession of flavored cigarettes, flavored electronic cigarettes and flavored substan...

RESULTS: City Council race 2020

RESULTS: City Council race 2020

Staff Report

March 3, 2020

As the polls throughout Burlington close, the Vermont Cynic has reporters inside City Hall waiting for the Wards 1-8 races to be called. Check back on this post as we update it with more results. Here are the unofficial results from City Hall: Ward 1: According to poll workers at Ward 1, Progr...

Sounds from the polling places: what Ward 8 voters had to say

Sounds from the polling places: what Ward 8 voters had to say

Staff Report

March 3, 2020

Voters throughout the city of Burlington took to the polls March 3 to make their voices heard. In Ward 8, Democrat incumbent Adam Roof faced off against Jane Stromberg in the race for city council. Here are what the voters had to say on the ground at the Ward 8 polling place, the Fletcher Free Li...

Student food pantry opens its doors to all UVM students

Student food pantry opens its doors to all UVM students

Zoe Stern, Assistant News Editor

February 25, 2020

A low barrier, on-campus food pantry for UVM students has opened its doors after nearly two years in the making. Rally Cat’s Cupboard, an on-campus food pantry, opened Feb. 24 in the Hills Agricultural building. The project was started by former SGA President Ethan Foley, a senior, after a study...

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

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

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...

UPDATE: UVM to shut down campus at 1:30 due to hazardous conditions

UPDATE: UVM to shut down campus at 1:30 due to hazardous conditions

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

February 7, 2020

Update: UVM President Suresh Garimella has declared a "state of campus emergency" due to hazardous weather. All classes starting at 1:10 p.m. and later are cancelled. All academic and administrative offices will close at 1:30 p.m. Earlier story below: UVM employees and faculty are still required to...

UVM student takes the helm for alumna’s VT senate campaign

UVM student takes the helm for alumna’s VT senate campaign

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

January 30, 2020

Junior Skyler Nash is not just balancing a busy school schedule; he’s also managing a campaign for a UVM alumna’s run for a seat on the Vermont State Senate. For Nash, a typical day means plenty of meetings, radio interviews and traveling around the state with Kesha Ram ‘08. Together, they ma...

Student food pantry finds a home on Central Campus

Student food pantry finds a home on Central Campus

Zoe Stern, Assistant News Editor

January 29, 2020

A project that was started last year to address food insecurity on campus has found a place to open.  Rally Cat’s Cupboard, a food pantry created by SGA, is designed to help food insecure undergraduate, graduate and medical students.  It will be will open Feb. 24 and is located in Hills Ag...

UVM health director quietly resigns after a year on the job

UVM health director quietly resigns after a year on the job

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

January 29, 2020

The executive director of UVM’s Center for Health and Wellbeing and the University’s chief public health officer has stepped down from his role.  Harry Chen, former Commissioner of Health for the state of Vermont, is “transitioning” from his role as executive director of the Center for Health and Wellb...

Green Mountain Shower Thoughts – Jacob and Nate Go Skiing

Green Mountain Shower Thoughts – Jacob and Nate Go Skiing

Jacob Goodwin and Nate Dole

January 27, 2020

Jacob and Nate get to talk about skiing and winter vacation along with other things.

Nearly half of enrolled Vermonters attend UVM tuition free

Nearly half of enrolled Vermonters attend UVM tuition free

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

January 23, 2020

UVM, the flagship public university of Vermont, has one of the highest in-state tuition rates among U.S. state universities. Across the board, Vermont public colleges and universities, including UVM, have the highest tuition rates of state colleges in the country, according to the College Board’s 2...

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