The Vermont Cynic

President-elect Trump starts cabinet picks

President-elect Trump starts cabinet picks

December 7, 2016

On Election Day, Donald J. Trump walked away as our president-elect in the race to 270 electoral votes, contrary to nearly every pollster’s predictions. The shock and uncertainty at the prospect...

Nearly 80 years after Kristallnacht, hatred must end

November 10, 2016

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...

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Bathroom laws ignite activism

May 7, 2016

On April 22, students gathered outside the Bailey/Howe Library, armed with megaphones and signs declaring “peeing is a right, not a privilege” and “#peeinpeace.”The issue of gender identity has...

Allow room for silence in a noise-dependent world

Allow room for silence in a noise-dependent world

March 31, 2016

You’re at a dinner party, just work with me here, and everyone takes turns putting in their 2 cents regarding the subject at hand, perhaps politics, or maybe a new movie. Hell, the weather is always...

Avoid being fooled by advertisements

October 28, 2015

It’s 3 a.m., the TV hums quietly in the background as you drift in and out of sleep. You catch the voice of your favorite actress. She’s promoting something. You turn up the TV.It’s anti-aging cream.Do...

Humans of UVM

October 23, 2015

CHELSEA GELWARG NEW YORK, NEW YORKI have a WRUV radio show starting in about 6 minutes. It’s called “A Bundle of Carrots.” There’s no real reason for the name. I just spent a lot of time in City...

French musician to mix it up in Burly

October 13, 2015

 Hailing from a small town in the north of France and working as a radio host in a suburb of Paris, this artist has since put out three award-winning albums and perform in over 65 countries.  Wax...

Exploring the importance of touch

October 7, 2015

Stand-up comedian Chelsea Peretti has a sketch in which she tells the audience that she has found a new method for people who don’t like being “touchy” to handle “huggers” at parties. She suggests...

UVM study brings controversy

September 10, 2015

A study conducted by UVM in 2012-2013 on cafeteria food waste in Vermont public schools is raising questions about national school meal regulations.The study was published Aug. 26 and gained national attention...

Taking a different approach this year

September 2, 2015

You’ve arrived at college. You’ve moved in, hung up all of your Mac Demarco posters and met the guys next door. After a haze of new classes and old friends, take a second to reflect on where you are...

“Stereotype threat” hinders student psyche

March 24, 2015

Every person you have ever met fits at least one stereotype or another, and these stereotypes are often unkind.    Studies have shown that if we are made aware of these stereotypes, we are more likely...

UVM talks 'walk of shame'

UVM talks ‘walk of shame’

March 16, 2015

It’s 7 a.m, you’re in the clothes from the night before.You may be tired, nervous and embarrassed by the glances thrown your way.It’s happened again. The so-called “walk of shame.”The Cynic decided...

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