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Six of the best spots for coffee, comfort and studying

Six of the best spots for coffee, comfort and studying

Jules Lubner
March 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion

As if doing homework wasn’t bad enough, finding a perfect place to get your work done may be the hardest part. Everyone’s been there; you start by trying to do our homework in our room, but get sucked into binge watching your favorite Netflix shows. Hours pass and you begin to doze off, and before...

Market volatility within Trump’s America

Market volatility within Trump’s America

Gabriella Marchesi
March 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The stock market is inherently volatile—investors will be hesitant in the face of uncertainty and rally when conditions are more favorable. Stock prices fluctuate constantly; supply and demand— or the amount of buyers versus the amount of sellers in the market—is always changing. One of the...

An emphasis on gender inclusivity

An emphasis on gender inclusivity

Staff Editorial
March 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The University has released a detailed plan to establish gender inclusivity in regards to restrooms. Trans folks have recently been targeted on a national level. President Donald Trump rolled back an order the Obama administration began, allowing transgender youth to use whichever bathroom they choose...

How rewriting history could save the planet

How rewriting history could save the planet

Lily Spechler
February 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

AC/DC, the world famous Australian rock band, had it right when they said we were on the highway to hell. AC/DC stands for “alternating current” and “direct current,” and represents the “War of Currents” that took place in the late 1880s. Thanks to the biases of modern day textbooks,...

New technology takes fake news to multimedia level

New technology takes fake news to multimedia level

Lily Spechler
February 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

With the velocity of information perpetually on the rise, it’s impossible to slow down long enough to discern fact from fiction. Fake news is the intentional spread of misinformation, and though the news might be fake, the repercussions are very real. For example, a Dec. 20 article pub...

It’s time to close the laptop and open a book

It’s time to close the laptop and open a book

Alexander Collingsworth
February 23, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The Netflix logo is beginning to seem diabolical. Am I watching Netflix or is Netflix watching me? It seems that these days you must make a conscious and intentional effort to turn off your screens and to pick up a book or newspaper and read it. If you’re reading this article, you ar...

Gorsuch: preserving constitutional rights

Gorsuch: preserving constitutional rights

James Simpson
February 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

President Trump's Supreme Court nominee was called an “extreme right winger” in a Cynic article by Alexander Collingsworth. However, when looking at some of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s less famous decisions, there are many instances where he and those on the political left can find some co...

State funding for in-state students

State funding for in-state students

Staff Editorial
February 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

As Vermont goes through a budget transformation, President Sullivan has added UVM to the conversation of where funds should be allocated. His request this time specifies that funds be used for low income, in-state students. This is one event in a decade-long conversation surrounding inc...

Potential Dodd-Frank repeal threatens US economy

Potential Dodd-Frank repeal threatens US economy

Gaetano Martello
February 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion

President Trump has begun to shift his focus to finance. There are far less people paying attention to this issue, as his immigration policy has garnered a far more popular following, but I believe that this is what will most poignantly display Trump’s hypocrisy towards a very large portio...

Tips and tricks to avoid the campus cold this winter

Tips and tricks to avoid the campus cold this winter

Jules Lubner
February 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion

When life gives you lemons, squeeze them into a cup of hot water and then add your favorite bag o’ tea. While you wait for the flavors to combine, reach over and grab that trusty box of tissues. The inevitable has happened – you’ve caught the campus contagion. You know how the story...

Beyonce: national figure beyond her music

Beyonce: national figure beyond her music

Alexander Collingsworth
February 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The other day I was assaulted with news that Bey was having twins! One of my roommates profaned our group chat asking if we had heard. Beyoncé’s announcement on Instagram broke the world record for number of likes. She is not just popular. She is the most popular person in the world. I e...

Elon Musk eases environmental concerns

Elon Musk eases environmental concerns

Lily Spechler
February 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

CNBC called Elon Musk the 21st century Thomas Edison. Elon Musk is the CEO of American auto maker and energy storage company Tesla, co-founder of Solar-City, the CTO of rocket and spacecraft company SpaceX; and he has a few words to ease your environ-minds with regard to our new secretary ...