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The Vermont Cynic

Stand with your truth

Stand with your truth

November 9
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...

Hope for the future with progressive millennials

November 9
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
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...

UVM and Standing Rock

Kelsey Aaron
November 9
Filed under Guest Commentary, Opinion

Even though Burlington is a 28 hour drive away from North Dakota, UVM is still able to support Standing Rock in many ways - one of these ways being direct actions that raise awareness and build the political power of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and the water protectors there. The Internatio...

The administration must reprioritize

The administration must reprioritize

November 9
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The University has once again made a paramount decision without consulting some of the highest public tuition payers in the country: its students. Every single first-year student who comes to UVM in August will be forced to live in programmed housing. This decision has already been made by...

Phil Scott: the right choice for Governor to move our state forward

Jason Maulucci
November 4
Filed under Guest Commentary, Opinion

Disclaimer: Jason Maulucci is both the President of the UVM College Republicans and a staffer on Phil Scott's election campaign. During an election cycle in which the two major party nominees for president are as unpopular as they are, it is easy for voters to become disengaged and turned o...

Thoughts on lasting longer: a modern attention span

Thoughts on lasting longer: a modern attention span

Lily Spechler
November 3
Filed under Opinion

[media-credit name="Genevieve Winn" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] Think you can make it to the bottom line of this article? Microsoft is skeptical... and so am I. My guess is you have made it to here. But if you are literate, it’s probably been less than eight seconds. A...

Politics create new source of entertainment

Politics create new source of entertainment

November 3
Filed under Opinion

We no longer have to go down to the river to get water. We don’t have to farm our own crops or raise our own livestock. We have plenty. We are bored. Even if you work two jobs, you still probably spend a good amount of time watching T.V. each day. There are days that I spend longer starin...

Can the moderates survive in today’s political arena?

Can the moderates survive in today’s political arena?

November 2
Filed under Opinion

With the presidential race on everyone’s mind, especially those of us who are finally old enough to vote for the first time, I’ve started to wonder about why the U.S. political field seems to have become so polarized. It seems that there are rarely moderate candidates who get very far in higher o...

The importance of voting this election

The importance of voting this election

November 2
Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Election Day. It’s less than a week away, which is a hard to ignore fact considering the large amount of attention the media has given it. There’s the obvious competition between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, both vying to be the next President of the United States. However; there ...

Trying to get to class without really trying? Run-walk

Trying to get to class without really trying? Run-walk

Lily Spechler
October 27
Filed under Opinion

If you are a college student that has been running late on one occasion or another, you have experienced the run-walk — you know, not quite a walk, but not quite a run, either. The run-walk is the most awkward mode of transportation. It’s important to note that there are a few different t...

A brief breakdown of Trump’s persona in the debates

A brief breakdown of Trump’s persona in the debates

Jake Geller
October 27
Filed under Opinion

What a pity, truly. The lives of all Americans hang in the balance of a real-life reality TV show. Before I say anything, I must make an apology. Sorry Teresa Giudice, flipping a table just isn’t newsworthy anymore. As Trump himself would say, “Sad. What a washed-up loser.” I have a v...

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