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The Vermont Cynic

Repeal the 40 percent rule

April 28, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The human appendix is the classic example of a vestigial organ. It doesn’t really do anything, hundreds of people die a year from them exploding and millions of dollars are spent on surgeries to remove it. Unfortunately, we are a...

Blowing smoke at freedom

April 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

When we all return to campus next semester, the air will most likely be a little cleaner. A tobacco ban, as you all read on the front page and from President Sullivan in your inbox last week, will most likely be in effect.Ban...

Our advising needs a boost

April 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

This week, students will be making big decisions about their future — they’ll be deciding what classes to take next semester.This series of decisions is never easy.  And, with so many factors at play, it shouldn’t be. Not only do ...

Let’s keep this professional

March 31, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

For almost 60 years, UVM has contracted the same food vendor to coordinate all of its dining needs — Sodexo.As announced a short while ago in an email from Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, they’ll be around fo...

Extend elections now

Extend elections now

March 24, 2015

Think independently

March 17, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

By the time seniors graduate and summer rolls around, undergraduates at UVM will have a new Student Government Association president.Candidates are already starting their campaigns, and there are many qualified, capable people ...

Decade of dismantling

March 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

In the world of higher education, few social issues are more pressing than sexual assault.If the casual observer of the media were to make a judgement, few would fault them for believing that many college campuses exist undernea...

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