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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

Why buying ski season passes isn’t worth it for some students

Why buying ski season passes isn’t worth it for some students

Jordan Spindel, Opinion Columnist 1:00 pm

Attending a university within driving distance of ski resorts sounds too good to be true.  For many, it is. Most first-years and sophomores do not have cars on campus, so they often rely on the UVM...

Audio porn is the best porn experience

Audio porn is the best porn experience

Gabby Felitto, Opinion Columnist December 8, 2021

Most of the time I’m online, I’m consuming something pornographic, but audio porn is my latest dirty obsession. Audio porn is adult content that you listen to instead of watch. It can involve hearing...

Its time to rock the bush

It’s time to rock the bush

Vivian Finck, Opinion Columnist December 7, 2021

After years of shame and embarrassment I held towards my body hair, I finally discovered a sense of liberation when I put down the razor at 20 years old. Prior to my decision to rock the bush, I reserved...

Dont participate in hookup culture

Don’t participate in hookup culture

Christophe Meunier, Opinion Columnist December 6, 2021

I am a professional Tinder secretary. For the last year, I ran accounts for 10 of my friends and gave countless others advice on how to talk to women on dating apps like Tinder and maximize their profile...

Sex is awesome, have it

Sex is awesome, have it

Reece Coren, Opinion Columnist December 6, 2021

College is a beautiful time. It’s the crossroad between youth and adulthood. The time when many people truly experiment with sex for the first time. Students shouldn’t feel pressured to refrain from...

Stop neglecting the climate, UVM

Stop neglecting the climate, UVM

Mary Kueser, Opinion Columnist December 2, 2021

I love how green Vermont is. From the Green Mountains to state-wide composting initiatives seen in Vermont’s Act 148, Vermont has a lot of qualities that make it the No. 9 best based on natural environment,...

Everyone should be a Taylor Swift fan

Everyone should be a Taylor Swift fan

Emma Dinsmore, Opinion Columnist December 1, 2021

Nov. 12 was a national holiday for Swifties with the rerelease of “Red (Taylor’s Version).” I am celebrating. I’ve loved Taylor Swift since I was six years old, screaming “You Belong With...

Winter break housing fees should be dropped

Winter break housing fees should be dropped

Henry Figler, Opinion Columnist November 29, 2021

Students shouldn’t be burdened by UVM housing fees for holiday breaks. Whether they’re an international student, someone that lives far away from Vermont and can’t afford to travel or a student...

Please respect your classmates

Please respect your classmates

Emma Petrequin, Opinion Columnist November 19, 2021

I never liked crowded lecture halls. Even before the added concern of contracting COVID-19, sitting in cramped seats for long periods of time was never fun. Since many students have not been in a classroom...

Stop casting TikTok stars

Stop casting TikTok stars

Mallory Klein Valentine, Opinion Columnist November 17, 2021

Something that recently bothered me since the release of TikToker Addison Rae’s “He’s All That” movie is the casting of TikTok stars in shows and movies.  Fame doesn't correlate with talent.  TikTokers...

‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and its consequences

‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and its consequences

Reece Coren, Opinion Columnist November 16, 2021

Trigger warning: sexual assault Jordan Belfort is not someone to emulate. Stop giving him money and attention. Jordan Belfort is an entrepreneur and a convicted felon whose life was first described in...

UVM needs a real solution to their assault problem

UVM needs a real solution to their assault problem

Grace Visco, Assistant Opinion Editor November 10, 2021

Content warning: sexual assault. After protests over the mishandling of sexual assault cases on campus, UVM assigned students online training modules from EVERFI in a Sept. 6 email.  It is repulsive...

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