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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The Cynic: now and in the future

The Cynic: now and in the future

Ella Ruehsen, Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2022

Dear Readers,  It is a bittersweet reality that Issue 29 is the last print issue we will produce this academic year. In reflecting back on all 29 issues we’ve produced, we are proud to say this past...

Apply for positions youre unqualified for

Apply for positions you’re unqualified for

Mary Kueser, Opinion Columnist May 5, 2022

I have always had big dreams about what I want to do with my career, dreams that have only increased since starting college. However, big dreams often require us to take risks to make them come true. With...

Letter to the Editor: in support of Kitty Toll for Lieutenant Governor

Letter to the Editor: in support of Kitty Toll for Lieutenant Governor

Alaura Rich May 5, 2022

I am proud to support Kitty Toll of Danville for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont.  As a young Vermonter from St. Johnsbury and UVM student, I believe it’s critical that our next Lieutenant Governor...

Students should take gap semesters

Students should take gap semesters

Harry van Dyke, Opinion Columnist May 4, 2022

Growing up, I expected I would graduate from high school, go to college, graduate from college and then start the rest of my life. Now that I am in college, I do not think life has to happen that linearly. Undergraduate...

UVM needs study spaces on Trinity

UVM needs study spaces on Trinity

Emma Dinsmore, Opinion Columnist May 2, 2022

Any student living far from Central campus knows the struggle of finding a place to study. On Trinity campus, there are few spaces where students can reliably go to study without distractions, other...

Get tested for COVID-19 after SpringFest

Get tested for COVID-19 after SpringFest

Sam Nylen, Opinion Columnist April 28, 2022

After two years of canceling SpringFest, the University announced the show’s return this year, according to the UPB’s Website. UVM dropped its mask mandate March 19 and lowered other COVID-19 restrictions,...

Students should value friendships found in class

Students should value friendships found in class

Grace Visco, Assistant Opinion Editor April 27, 2022

When I came to UVM, I expected the most important people I would meet to be conveniently living down the hall from my dorm room. Though I made incredible friends this way, the friendships I’ve made...

Dont let mold spread on campus

Don’t let mold spread on campus

Emily Johnston, Opinion Editor April 26, 2022

There is a danger that lurks in dark, wet corners of campus: mold. UVM relocated two students after maintenance found black mold in Coolidge Hall, according to an April 5 Cynic article. Maintenance staff...

UVM should improve housing selection

UVM should improve housing selection

Lucas Martineau, Opinion Columnist April 25, 2022

My experience with sophomore room selection at UVM was mediocre and anxiety-inducing. I was only basing my decision off the Halls page on the UVM ResLife website, which provides no interior photos at...

Legalize kratom for its benefit during withdrawal

Legalize kratom for its benefit during withdrawal

Spencer Hurlburt, Opinion Columnist April 21, 2022

Opioid addiction is a public health problem in Vermont, according to the Vermont Department of Health. Legalizing kratom can help. Kratom, the common name for Mitragyna speciosa, belongs to the coffee...

UVM doesn’t have a weed issue, it has a boredom issue

UVM doesn’t have a weed issue, it has a boredom issue

Lucas Martineau, Opinion Columnist April 20, 2022

UVM’s student body smokes the most weed out of any college or university in the U.S., according to an Aug. 6, 2019 Business Insider article. Smoking cannabis itself is a non-issue. Though the CDC notes...

Change the drinking age to 18

Change the drinking age to 18

Christophe Meunier, Opinion Columnist April 19, 2022

I turned 21 two weeks ago, and upon finally being able to purchase alcohol legally, I went on a bit of a bender. By the time my bender was over, I irresponsibly finished four handles of liquor in a little...

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