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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.   ...

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...

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...

UVM and Standing Rock

Kelsey Aaron
November 9, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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