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Let’s Keep Making America Great

November 10, 2016
Filed under Election Opinion

Though this may well be one of the most heartbreaking days in many of our young lives, remember that this is our country, the divisions that define it define our lives and our futures, its losses are our losses and its victories are our victories. As dark as the future may look to many of us, remember that this...

Clinton devotes her life to the good of the people

Clinton devotes her life to the good of the people

Lily Spechler
November 10, 2016
Filed under Election Opinion, Opinion

I saw I had a text from my grandma, the one who never sends text messages because she doesn’t even have a texting plan. It read, “Girls, turn on your TVs and watch the first woman get nominated to be a presidential candidate of the United States of America.” My grandma was born in 1936...

Those who don’t vote have spoken

Lily Spechler
November 10, 2016
Filed under Election Opinion, Opinion Regulars

Yes, I know, it's very, very depressing. Sickening. Alarming. But let's move on because what's done is done, and there is so little merit in wallowing in our misery, and so much importance in discussing what this means for our country and what we need to do as young people. First of all, for all of th...

Nearly 80 years after Kristallnacht, hatred must end

November 10, 2016
Filed under Election Opinion, Opinion Regulars

At around 3 a.m. on Nov. 9, a man who has denounced Muslims, immigrants, Mexicans, women and the disabled became our president-elect. We all know his name - I refuse to write it here. His campaign has incited hate and violence and insurmountable ignorance, like none I have ever witnessed before. ...

We must move forward

We must move forward

November 10, 2016
Filed under Election Opinion, Opinion Regulars

I always try to remain unbiased and fairly apathetic in the face of politics, but throughout this election I have been forced to become more opinionated on the subject. We have taken our democracy for granted. Roughly 55 percent of eligible voters voted and the ramifications will be catastrophic. ...

The weather is much like the mood today

The weather is much like the mood today

November 9, 2016
Filed under Election Opinion, Guest Commentary, Letter to the Editor

It is 38 degrees and rainy.     Today, I started an application for the Peace Corps, a hiatus that would let me turn my back to something that feels like an unavoidable mess. All day I’ve been wooed by my ability to leave, and how lucky I am to hold such self-autonomy.   ...

Victory: recovering from a democratic election

November 9, 2016
Filed under Election Opinion

Tuesday’s election was a victory for democracy. It was an off-set victory though, and we are still recovering from it; mentally, physically and emotionally. The wounded are still recovering. “They're rapists,” Donald Trump said about Mexican immigrants. “And I assume some of them are good p...

Stand with your truth

Stand with your truth

November 9, 2016
Filed under Election Opinion, Staff Editorial

              One-hundred percent of the Cynic executive editorial team is queer. Until this summer, we were both closeted.     We each spent over 20 years denying this fact, in an attempt to convince ourselves that our st...

Candlelight Vigil Held for UVM Students after 2016 Presidential Election

November 9, 2016
Filed under Election Opinion, Multimedia, Videos

Today, hundreds of UVM students stood on the Davis Center green, singing Amazing Grace in light of presidential election results. Video produced by Molly O'Shea.

Hope for the future with progressive millennials

November 9, 2016
Filed under Election Opinion, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,  Similar to most Americans right now, I can't even begin to explain the emotional toll this election has taken. Election night took every ideal I had been taught about American society and shattered it. For the first time in my life I questioned whether this was somewhere I wanted to co...

Expatriate Vermonter Reacts to Election

November 9, 2016
Filed under Election Opinion, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear America,My name is Samara Manges, I am a 24 year old female from the state of Vermont. In September this year I moved to France to work as a language assistant for 7 months. It is now two months later and America has chosen it’s 45th president of the United States of America. The tears, anxiety and...