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The Vermont Cynic

Our advising needs a boost

April 7

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

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...

Think independently

March 17

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

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...

It’s not new, Vermont

February 24

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The need for ethical political campaigns and government activity has always been on the minds of Americans.With power comes the increased possibility of conflicts of interest. Many states have taken it upon themselves to ena...

Let’s better the board

February 10

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Having a stake in the direction of our University should be second-nature to students. Even an understanding would suffice.The standing of the University obviously impacts all of us, but it’s a lifetime commitment, too.Pract...

Your town, your vote

February 3

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Over the next four weeks, the race for city council will be on.This is no ordinary city council election, though. The creation of a new, student-majority district gives us a unique chance to elect new representatives for the f...

Remove 40 percent

January 27

Filed under 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 ar...

A hard road to pay equity

December 9

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Soon, the administration and the teachers union will sign their new contracts.This year has been marked by slow progress and protests decrying the model of the “corporate university” and the overpaid administration.We have seen a shif...

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