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Call out the administration, not students

Call out the administration, not students

Emily Johnston, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 16, 2020

Instagram accounts have cropped up to showcase students without masks, @catswearmasks having one video of the Redstone Green with nearly 2,000 views. It is easy in a pandemic to start an ‘us vs. them’ rhetoric, and accounts like this play into the idea that there are the high and mighty versus...

We shouldn’t vote by mail in

We shouldn't vote by mail in

Jordan Spindel

September 11, 2020

For generations, the right for reliable access to voting has been a critical part of political agendas across the United States.  This umbrella includes mail-in voting, a voting method critical to millions of Americans, including much of UVM’s student body.  However, multiple issues have arise...

We should vote by mail in

We should vote by mail in

Sophie Oehler

September 11, 2020

I spent this summer as an intern for OrganizeNH, helping field organizers “elect NH Democrats up and down the ballot.”  Every night of the week, we made phone calls to voters across the state and convinced them to vote both Democrat and absentee during the fall elections.  Many people were...

Racism isn’t a mental illness and bigotry isn’t a disability

Racism isn't a mental illness and bigotry isn't a disability

Moirha Smith, Staff Writer

September 9, 2020

In the discussion of racial violence in the US, there’s a common claim that racism and bigotry are mental illnesses. I cannot count how many times I have heard that racists are mentally ill or that white supremacy is an illness.  Ignorant statements such as these are extremely harmful and...

Don’t just settle for Biden, vote for Biden

Don't just settle for Biden, vote for Biden

Sophie Oehler

September 9, 2020

The night before the announcement of the presidential nominee is similar to the eve of a birthday.  You’ve spent all year making a list of demands, and hope your family bought you the right thing. Well, many Democrats are acting like they woke up to a box of socks when they’d asked for a new phon...

UVM is destined to close over COVID-19

UVM is destined to close over COVID-19

Meg Trogolo, Opinion Columnist

September 9, 2020

UVM’s reopening policy in the face of the coronavirus pandemic puts money before anything else. In a July 2 email to all students, Provost Patricia Prelock said that all on-campus students would be required to participate in coronavirus testing twice a week for the entire fall semester. Sinc...

Testing questions go unanswered

Testing questions go unanswered

Staff Editorial

September 8, 2020

Thursday night, after a whole day of waiting for UVM to post the new testing numbers to their coronavirus dashboard, our News Editor texted our Managing Editor when the numbers finally went up.  They were both confused. The night before, in a Zoom press conference, Burlington’s Chief Inno...

Prestigious professors concerned about new cuts

The clocktower of the Ira Allen Chapel stands in front of a background of cloudless sky, Oct. 5. The clock currently does not keep the correct time because of mechanical issues.

Letter to the Editor

September 8, 2020

We, the undersigned, are recipients of the University of Vermont’s highest awards for teaching, scholarship, and community commitment. Our group includes winners of the George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award, the Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching, the University Scholars Awar...

You chose to be here. Now choose to be here safely.

It's up to-01

Staff Editorial

September 8, 2020

An Aug. 21 post in the University of Vermont Class of 2021 group featured a report of a party on Hyde Street, the students holding blue solo cups underneath stringed up colored lights. The post sought to report the 75-100 person party to other students as a call to action to socially distance. Most...

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief: Need a fan? We’ll get you one.

A collage of 30 emails that were exchanged between a UVM student and the University of Vermont during the student's attempt to make their living situation better.

Sawyer Loftus, Editor-in-Chief

July 1, 2020

On July 1, the Vermont Cynic published an article detailing the conditions students who remain in emergency housing are living through.  These students are not on campus by choice.  They had no alternatives. Regardless of price, or any obstacle, the University of Vermont must care for these s...

Letter to the Editor: What does it feel like to be away from home in the time of a pandemic? 

Letter to the Editor: What does it feel like to be away from home in the time of a pandemic? 

Letter to the Editor

June 25, 2020

Letter to the Editor Shuvan Shrestha ’21  The most vulnerable UVM student group right now are UVM students living on-campus, most of whom are international students, unable to go home, alone by themselves, not the students UVM hopes to bring back in the fall. I mean, who does not want to be home ...

Letter to the Editor: Read the room

Letter to the Editor: Read the room

Letter to the Editor

June 16, 2020

Letter to the Editor Sean Brewer '21 I was the only Black person in all of my classes last semester. That simple sentence was to give you a basic understanding of the enforced isolation Black and Brown students are often placed in at this university. But, to give context to my perspective I attend...

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