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The Vermont Cynic

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 continue to be a part of. Every...

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 stress of the hours b...

How to nail an interview

October 20, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, So, you’re considering a big career move: finding a job in a brand new industry. It can certainly seem daunting, especially when you have less-than-sufficient experience. What should a job-seeker do in this situation? Some words of advice: 1. Target an entry-level position. If you’ve never ...

The Coalition for a Livable City

October 20, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, The Coalition for a Livable City, feeling the Bern and armed with a positive message of a Better Town Center, faces a true David and Diana versus Goliath battle to defeat the two November ballot items: the Sinex zoning amendment and $22 million project tax increment financing funds. The Coalition, gra...

Wi-Fi theft

October 12, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Nowadays our society lives and breathes for Wi-Fi. We ask for Wi-Fi passwords in stores and at restaurants and when we go to a friend’s house. I know this because I’m a millennial guilty of obsessively connecting to Wi-Fi whenever I get the chance. But what happens when there are risks involved...

What would Scott Milne do as a U.S. senator

October 6, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Scott Milne announced he was running for the U.S. Senate May 27. What would he do as US Senator? It’s difficult to say. In the past 117 days (editorial note: this piece was submitted 21 September 2016), the Milne campaign has garnered headlines by questioning Senator Leahy’s integrity. What M...

Article from last week insults cops

September 28, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Mr. Alex Collingsworth, I just read your article about the police officers within our nation as well as the issue of total disarmament. As much as I disagree with the whole disarmament portion, it is not my place to be telling you not to express your opinion when you are in the right to do so. However, what yo...

Living your life through the lens of social media

September 22, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, I am having more fun that you. Can't you tell from my Snapchat story? I go to brunch and eat crème fraiche. You are not doing that. You are eating eggs alone. Again. I am at bars gallivanting with attractive members of the opposite sex. What are you doing? Watching that show again? That must be fun.....

A neighborly tip on returnables for off campus students to help to community

September 8, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,I am writing to all off campus students who consume beverages in returnable containers and mix those containers with overall recycling.As a neighbor to all of you, I’d like to encourage you to separate the returnables from the recyclables for our local neighbors who collect and redeem our returnables.I leave m...

Basketball team crossed the line

September 8, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,On Aug. 25, the Vermont women’s basketball team canceled its road game against University of North Carolina in December, citing North Carolina’s HB2 law, or the Charlotte bathroom bill, which defines discrimination as occurring on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, handicap or biological se...

In Response to #ActualSororityMove

May 6, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,A recent social media campaign, started by a group of sorority women at Elon University called #ActualSororityMove, has made its way onto the UVM campus. The underlying message of the campaign is to reframe the way sororities are portrayed in society. Women take pictures with aesthetically pleasing posters reading “My ...

Understanding the agency feed and union dues in response to last week’s piece

April 28, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear editor,I write with concern about a serious misrepresentation that appeared in the column of Joseph Brown in your latest is-sue (“Leftist fallacies,” April 13, 2016).Brown writes that, “unions have free reign to . . . steal money from their workers in non right-to-work states and donate it, year after year, to D...

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