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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

No one is allowed to complain about Vermont—except for me

No one is allowed to complain about Vermont—except for me

Katherine Hashem, Opinion Columnist February 5, 2024

I don’t know who needs to hear this, but drinking Yerba Mate, wearing Carhartt and listening to Noah Kahan don’t make you a Vermonter.  I’m from Richmond, Vermont. I’ve lived in this state...

UVMs Multipurpose Center project still needs $87 million for completion, bringing the total overhaul expense to $154 million.

Basketball arena construction goes into overtime

Eric Scharf, Managing Editor February 14, 2023

It seems fans of Vermont basketball will have to call Patrick Gym home for a while longer. Eighty-seven million dollars is still needed to complete UVM's new Multipurpose Center, according to a report...

Hoax reports of shootings affected nearly two dozen Vermont schools Feb. 8.

Hoax shooting reports affect nearly two dozen Vermont schools

Andrew Gould, News Editor February 9, 2023

Hoax calls reporting shootings at several Vermont schools took place early Feb. 8, according to a Feb. 8 email from Michael Schirling, UVM’s chief safety and compliance officer. “At this moment...

A sign promoting a midterm election watch party by the UVM Political Science Club in Lafayette Hall Nov. 5.

Abortion rights, Congressional representation dominate midterm election discussions

Andrew Gould, Cynic News Reporter November 7, 2022

The 2022 midterms on Nov. 8 hold vital importance for the state of the country, according to student political leaders and two UVM political science professors.  Races for Vermont’s Congressional...

Director of Marketing Liv Roscoe, a freshman, co-event coordinator Shayna Minsk, a freshman, co-vice president Ally Wheeler, a sophomore, secretary Abby Shea, a freshman, and president Sarah Gremelsbacker, a sophomore (left to right), in the Patrick Gym March 30.

Club seeks to end gender disparities in the weight room

Dominic Minadeo, Culture Staff Writer April 7, 2022

A newly founded club, Girl Gains, is promoting female weightlifting and ending the stigma of a male-dominated weightroom, said Girl Gains President Sarah Gremelsbacker, a sophomore. The club gained official...

This young, curious red fox appeared in my yard in Central Vermont one evening last week as it was starting to get dark. I’ve lived in Vermont my entire life, and this was the first time I’ve had such an experience.

Vermont wildlife through the lens

Eric Scharf, Photo Editor March 25, 2022

While snowier Vermont months provide little for people other than outdoor sports, the woods are still alive and well. Many different animals occupy the wilds of Vermont, giving those with patience and...

Stop neglecting the climate, UVM

Stop neglecting the climate, UVM

Mary Kueser, Opinion Columnist December 2, 2021

I love how green Vermont is. From the Green Mountains to state-wide composting initiatives seen in Vermont’s Act 148, Vermont has a lot of qualities that make it the No. 9 best based on natural environment,...

Artistic interpretations of Vermont fall

Artistic interpretations of Vermont fall

October 7, 2021

In triptych format, our Cynic illustrators each described how autumn can enhance our environment and lift our hearts.   Each artist chose varying styles and colors to create a representation...

Brush Brook Community Farms cows graze on local private property Sept. 17.

Local farmer returns community support with free soup and bread

Tulley Hescock, Features Editor September 24, 2021

Every Friday, Huntington residents gather at the Brush Brook Community Farm to enjoy free soup made with vegetables from their own land.  Farmer and baker Adam Wilson doesn’t own any of his own land....

Top picks from the Cynics News Editor: 2020-2021 headlines you may have missed

Top picks from the Cynic’s News Editor: 2020-2021 headlines you may have missed

Ella Ruehsen, News and Sports Editor August 30, 2021

Following an unprecedented year of hardships for students and updates in the news cycle, some may not have followed the many newsworthy events that have occurred on campus.  This year’s News and...

Provost and Senior Vice President Patricia Prelock speaks at Governor Phil Scotts weekly press conference July 13.

UVM to use state COVID-19 relief funds in partnership with CCV for career education for Vermonters

Ellie Scott, Summer News Editor July 14, 2021

UVM announced a career education program in partnership with the Community College of Vermont at the governor’s weekly press conference July 13. The program, Upskill Vermont, provides Vermont residents...

Once the grading process is complete, the syrup is contained in these glass jars at 190° F and immediately sealed to prevent contamination of the syrup.

A Saturday morning sugarhouse tour: a small VT farm comes to a season’s close

Lilly Page, Features Staff Writer March 31, 2021

“I see you! Come on up to the sugar barn,” Donald Schroeder said over the phone on a warm but brisk Saturday morning at Poor Farm Sugar Works in Colchester, VT.  The farm is an incredible sight....

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