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SGA executives have transformed UVM

SGA executives have transformed UVM

Staff Editorial
April 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

During the past two years, the entire student body of this University has been blessed to be led by two incredible student leaders. Since April 2015, Jason Maulucci and Tyler Davis have led this campus with strength, integrity and intelligence. Everything they have sought to complete was done...

Relay for Life: an experience of hope and inspiration

Relay for Life: an experience of hope and inspiration

Letter to the Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, My name is Grace Murphy. I have never participated in a Relay for Life event until this year. I joined UVM’s Colleges Against Cancer club at the beginning of the year and I have committed a lot to this club. I have been inspired watching the donations made to my team throughout this event. I am...

Vermont refugees’ employment issues

Vermont refugees’ employment issues

Gabriella Marchesi and Sarang Murthy
April 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Current Refugee Situation In the fiscal year 2015, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants reported 69, 948 refugee admissions nationally. Three hundred-twelve of these refugees, hailing from Bhutan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Burma and Burundi, were resettled in...

Nation drowning under Trump’s program

Nation drowning under Trump’s program

Lily Spechler
April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Hopefully that wall that Trump is building will double as a raft to save us from the perpetually rising sea levels induced by climate change. Trump’s plan to revive the coal industry and cut back on environmental regulations will potentially be one of the most expensive and dangerous mist...

Students pop UVM’s liberal bubble

Students pop UVM’s liberal bubble

Staff Editorial
April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

A university is a marketplace of ideas. The discussions we choose to have on campus will define the solutions that we develop in the real world after college. Every person has a different opinion. Our nation is built around a political system that is not meant to divide us, but to help us ent...

Consent is not sexy, but it is mandatory

Consent is not sexy, but it is mandatory

Lily Spechler
March 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Since it is such a hot topic on college campuses, I can say with certainty that everyone has heard of the word “consent.” By The Free Dictionary’s definition consent means “permission for something to happen or agreement to do something.” Generally, I have noticed that consent i...

Western feminism has it wrong

Western feminism has it wrong

James Simpson
March 30, 2017
Filed under Opinion

There have been tremendous strides made in the realm of gender equality and women’s rights over the past several decades in the western world. Today, men and women are equal under the law. American women are among the freest, most well educated and most self-determining women on the planet...

Pondering over the post-grad job market

Pondering over the post-grad job market

Alexander Collingsworth
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Graduate seeking employment: will work for free. As a college graduate, it seems, my job prospects are fairly limited. I’m wondering if I can collect unemployment benefits immediately upon graduation. Yes, many places are hiring. Chipotle is always looking for people who can tolerate a...

Chris Petrillo for SGA President

Chris Petrillo for SGA President

Staff Editorial
March 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

In at least the past ten years, the Cynic has not endorsed a candidate for SGA president. This year, we are endorsing Chris Petrillo. After two years and a historic administration, it is again time for UVM students to choose one person to represent them. Chris Petrillo is the best person to do so. ...

Campus should allow for Second Amendment rights

Campus should allow for Second Amendment rights

James Simpson
March 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

We have seen in our nation’s past the deadly failures of gun-free policies. Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Aurora movie theater, Pulse nightclub, and Virginia Tech were all areas in which the carrying of firearms was prohibited, and mass carnage ensued. Since those intent on inflicting...

Trump’s claims frame refugees as terrorists

Trump’s claims frame refugees as terrorists

Lily Spechler
March 23, 2017
Filed under Opinion

"This is a nation-wide soul search,” my father’s friend Dmitri said regarding the Syrian refugee crisis. Dmitri is the son of Greek refugees, political asylum seekers, who fled Greece in hopes of a better life in America. The question is, are we still a nation that opens our arms to...

First sleep out to end youth homelessness

First sleep out to end youth homelessness

Letter to the Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, On Saturday, March 25th, Volunteers In Action is helping to bring the Sleep Out movement to the UVM campus for the first time. Throughout the world, Sleep Out events are building awareness and support for local community organizations working to end homelessness. On the even...

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