The Vermont Cynic

Democratic state success doesn’t mean national wins

Democratic state success doesn’t mean national wins

Chris Harrell

2 days ago

Democrats scored key victories across the country in statewide elections earlier this month. They captured the governorships of Louisiana and Kentucky and flipped the Virginia Senate from red to blue, giving the Democrats control of every branch of government in the state for the first time in decades. ...

Understand bias behind “Perspectives”

Understand bias behind “Perspectives”

Letter to the Editor

3 days ago

Last summer, UVM student leaders were invited to attend Maccabee Task Force’s Perspectives Trip, a propaganda campaign designed to obscure the brutal Israeli occupation of Palestine. Unfortunately, Hillel at UVM has decided to bring back the Perspectives Trip this year and is once again inviting UVM ...

BPD officers must strive for de-escalation

BPD officers must strive for de-escalation

Meg Trogolo

3 days ago

On Nov. 8, Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan made an announcement that proved Vermont law enforcement cares more about loyalty to each other than keeping Vermonters safe. Donovan said in a press conference that he would not continue to investigate Burlington police officer Cory Campbell’s invol...

Activists should abide by truth

Activists should abide by truth

Staff Editorial

5 days ago

Over this past month, posters have been strewn on tables and tacked to bulletin boards across campus. “DON’T BE THEIR PUPPET,” they read, in white lettering. In the background of the poster, an ominous and dark illustration of a gray hand with red strings tied to each finger holds up a wooden p...

Students, speak up to hold expectations of professors

Students, speak up to hold expectations of professors

Izzy Abraham

November 22, 2019

As the semester progresses, students’ complaints with classes are no longer concealed. While students are often overwhelmed this time of year when they consider the expectations for each class, it is equally important to pay attention to the expectations that students hold of professors. Just as pr...

Girls know good music when they hear it

Girls know good music when they hear it

Sophie Oehler

November 22, 2019

I am a huge fan of the Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer. I love them so much that if they all kicked me in the face, I’d say thank you. In 2015, when Rolling Stone magazine announced it was featuring the band in its cover article, I was thrilled. Well, I was until I actually read the piece. The...

Should we honor the Paris agreement? Domestic action has more value

Should we honor the Paris agreement? Domestic action has more value

Chris Harrell

November 21, 2019

I am a dedicated environmentalist. I donate my time and labor to environmental movements, groups and political candidates. But when President Donald Trump announced his intention to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, I did not care in the slightest. And when Trump officially started that...

Should we honor the Paris agreement? Agreement helps accountability

Should we honor the Paris agreement? Agreement helps accountability

Emily Johnston

November 21, 2019

The U.S. officially began its withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, Nov. 4. The Paris climate agreement is a landmark accord signed in 2015 by 193 nations in the U.N. General Assembly, with its goal being to limit greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. should stay in the agreement. The U.S.’s ...

In wake of tragedy,Twitter brings empathy

In wake of tragedy,Twitter brings empathy

Chris Harrell

November 20, 2019

Usually, Twitter has the best memes and funny videos in real time. But on Nov. 10, my Twitter feed became overwhelmed by a tragic world event: the coup against President of Bolivia Evo Morales. Regardless of how you feel about Morales and his programs, the situation in Bolivia is a coup nonetheless. ...

Asbestos should not be a secret

Asbestos should not be a secret

Staff Editorial

November 20, 2019

In a Nov. 8 email sent to all residents of McAuley Hall on Trinity campus, UVM sought to “address any concerns and clarify any misinformation,” about the asbestos material in the building. This message was sadly long overdue. The email explained that the project discussed in our article “is i...

Let us make Ward 8 progressive again

Let us make Ward 8 progressive again

Chris Harrell

November 14, 2019

If you’re a progressive-minded individual, it can be hard at times to live peacefully in the Democratic Party. Yes, the party is home to beacons of change and justice like U.S. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Pramila Jayapal. But it can be hard to face the massive influence of t...

VSCO girls are not embarrassed. Are you?

VSCO girls are not embarrassed. Are you?

Sophie Oehler

November 13, 2019

Sksksksksk and I oop- If you’re wondering, no I didn’t have a stroke. I’m just trying to fit in with the VSCO girls. A VSCO girl is any teenage girl who wears oversized T-shirts, Crocs, seashell necklaces and drinks out of a reusable water bottle, namely a Hydro Flask, according to Urban Dictiona...

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