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Don’t give hateful speech attention it doesn’t deserve

Don’t give hateful speech attention it doesn’t deserve

Meg Trogolo

4 days ago

An evangelical preacher stands in a high-traffic area of campus, spewing homophobic language and surrounded by angry students. Sadly, this is not an unexpected sight at UVM. Evangelicals have set up shop on UVM campus at least four times in the past four years, according to Cynic articles from Octo...

Engage to fight back against hateful speech

Engage to fight back against hateful speech

Christa Guzman

5 days ago

It was a crisp, fall day on UVM’s campus. It was hard to ignore the crowd starting to form in front of the Davis Center. On Oct. 1 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., a preacher spewed racist, misogynistic and homophobic statements on Andrew Harris Commons. The man was identified as Keith Darrell, who is part ...

Collective work drives divestment

Collective work drives divestment

Letter to the Editor

5 days ago

By Sara Klimek '21 In a recent Cynic article, UVM’s newest leader of sustainability, Richard Cate, said UVM was not planning to divest from fossil fuels under President Suresh Garimella’s administration. Cate’s reasoning? The same “drop-in-the-bucket” argument we’ve heard from our politica...

Divestment not our only option

Divestment not our only option

Letter to the Editor

6 days ago

By Richard Cate, vice president for finance and University Treasurer  Global climate challenges are capturing headlines around the world, and rightly so, as environmental concerns are among the most pressing issues of our time. Members of the UVM community are finding various ways to call attenti...

Alumni, push divestment

Alumni, push divestment

Letter to the Editor

6 days ago

By Benjamin Silverman '10 I am a 2010 alumnus from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. It was with great displeasure that I read in the Oct.1 Cynic article about how the UVM board of trustees has no intention to move towards fossil fuel divestment. While Richard Cate, who is no...

Unpopular Opinion: Summer should just chill

Unpopular Opinion: Summer should just chill

Tori Scala

October 8, 2019

This summer, I experienced a “hot girl summer,” literally. I was sweaty, sticky, muggy, sunburnt and got sand in places it doesn’t belong. Whenever spring fades away and the heat is here to stay, I always get excited. For one week I tolerated all of these qualities summer has to offer, and then...

Second time’s the charm: making the case for sequels

Second time’s the charm: making the case for sequels

Gabby Felitto

October 5, 2019

Movies like “Exorcist II: The Heretic,” “The Hangover Part Three” and every other “Friday the 13th” have forever given sequels a bad reputation. Many sequels are all about the money because they bring big business, even though they’re usually disappointing. Movie studios usually assume that “b...

Impeaching Pres. Trump isn’t the way

Impeaching Pres. Trump isn’t the way

Chris Harrell

October 4, 2019

I absolutely believe that President Donald Trump is guilty of abusing his office in order to punish his political rival. I want him out of office and stripped of the power that he is using to abuse his authoritarian tendencies. But impeachment isn’t going to get us there. And I’m worried that imp...

Cancel culture is unproductive and wrong

Cancel culture is unproductive and wrong

Sophie Oehler

October 3, 2019

James Charles, Taylor Swift and Kanye West walk into a bar. According to Twitter, the punchline of this joke is they all get “canceled.” “Canceling” refers to a social media trend where fans and haters alike                                       gang up on a celebrity who comm...

Activists: to profit or punish?

Activists: to profit or punish?

Staff Editorial

October 2, 2019

UVM, where are you? Here you are, posting a “Photo of the Week” of senior Jillian Scannell, SGA president, on your Instagram. You write, “More than 500 community members gathered outside the Davis Center Sept. 20, speaking out and connecting with campus environmental organizations.” Around 600 s...

UVM, take climate action and divest from fossil fuels

UVM, take climate action and divest from fossil fuels

Chris Harrell

September 28, 2019

Students around the world walked out of school Sept. 20 in a powerful display of action. Over 4 million students participated in the youth-led Global Climate Strike, according to a Sept. 21 article from 350.org, a major environmental advocacy group and a co-organizer of the event. The goal of the ...

Closer to classes, far from community

Closer to classes, far from community

Tori Scala

September 27, 2019

Do you wish you could go back in time and tell your younger self to try something different? If I could, I would have told myself not to live in Central Campus Residence Hall as a first-year. I remember touring UVM in 2017, knowing that I wanted to live in CCRH. The residence hall was built in 20...

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