The Vermont Cynic

Society cannot tolerate sexual misconduct

Society cannot tolerate sexual misconduct

Olivia Stafford

2 days ago


Filed under Opinion

Studies show that 20 to 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men are victims of sexual misconduct at college, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Close to 90 percent of these cases go unreported. Sexual violence occurs at significantly higher rates than other crimes on college ca...

Why protesting is important for democracy

Jackson Schilling

2 days ago


Filed under Opinion

Does protesting matter to a government that doesn’t listen to its people? Thousands of people across the nation gathered in protest of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the supreme court. UVM students walked out of class, hundreds of protestors gathered around the senate hearing and women shared stor...

Engage in democracy and vote

Engage in democracy and vote

Staff Editorial

3 days ago


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The polls open for many of our state and local midterms Nov. 6. As we enter this election season, people all over the country are starting to feel the pressures of voter turnout. But because news media covers presidential elections extensively, there is a general tendency for people to feel disintereste...

Sullivan’s duty to the community

Letter to the Editor

6 days ago


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear President Sullivan, I hope that you can see fit to address the University as to where we stand as a community concerning the current state of Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States. There is a palpable sense of hurt and foreboding among our female students and...

Increasing wage will help local businesses

Increasing wage will help local businesses

Letter to the Editor

October 13, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Want to hear something obvious? Raising the minimum wage increases the take-home pay for low-income workers without hurting job growth. A study released this month from the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at University of California, Berkeley shows that minimum wage increases are working as ...

Faculty members defend Ford

Faculty members defend Ford

Letter to the Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

We, the undersigned University of Vermont faculty, write in support of Christine Blasey Ford and all survivors of sexual assault. We also write against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and against the toxic conditions of gender, sexual and racial inequality and violence that ha...

Expanding student access to birth control

Expanding student access to birth control

Kate Springer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Women’s reproductive health is underrepresented in mainstream health care, forcing women to do more research, spend more money and face more difficulty in accessing birth control than they would in other health care endeavors. Women’s birth control needs are often not fully addressed, marginaliz...

Food insecurity needs solutions

Food insecurity needs solutions

Staff Editorial

October 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

College life is often hectic and stressful. Between studying, a social life, work and extracurriculars, students shouldn’t have to worry about their next meal.     An April 2018 study from the Wisconsin Hope Lab found that 36 percent of university students in the U.S. were food insecure. Hunger ...

How ResLife is violating our human rights

How ResLife is violating our human rights

Mills Sparksman

October 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Warning: This piece is satire! This year, I was assigned to a triple on Redstone campus. It was all that was left by the time I had a chance to select my room, and I was immediately disappointed by the outcome. Having lived in Davis hall for approximately a month, I can now conclude that living in...

Disagreements need discussion

Disagreements need discussion

Staff Editorial

October 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

This past week, the Cynic published an editorial piece by a columnist who argued in favor of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. We try and represent all viewpoints on campus; however, publishing an article does not, in any way, mean we condone or support the viewpoint being ...

Kavanaugh is not worthy of a seat on the Supreme Court

Mills Sparkman

October 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

If you’ve been reading the news the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen Brett Kavanaugh’s name mentioned a few times. He was nominated by Donald Trump to serve as a Supreme Court Justice. His court decisions have recently been overshadowed by the sexual assault accusations of three different...

Kavanaugh should be confirmed to Supreme Court

James Simpson

September 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The news has been dominated for the past few weeks by two sexual misconduct allegations brought against Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. Democrats have seized on these allegations in the hopes of either stopping or delaying Kavanaugh’s confirmation. However, these...

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