The Vermont Cynic

To Chris,

Erika Lewy and Olivia Bowman go through a weekly critique of the Cynic with faculty adviser Chris Evans 2017.

May 8, 2020

This summer, our faculty adviser of 14 years will be moving on to bigger and better things. And there isn't much else to say other than that we love him. Chris, It’s hard to imagine the school year starting with anything other than a barbecue at your house. It’s hard to imagine anyone else running our we...

LTE: Explaining UVM finance from Executive Director of News and Public Affairs

Williams Hall stands on College Row, March 5. The building has stood on UVM's campus since 1896.

Enrique Corredera

May 6, 2020

Letter to the Editor: An opinion piece you published recently, “Why UVM needs a student union,” contains numerous errors and shows a fundamental lack of understanding about how the university operates. The piece, for example, alludes to “profits” the university generates. The university...

Why UVM needs a student union

Why UVM needs a student union

Ari Kotler, Opinion Columnist

May 2, 2020

As a student, you have rights. Society needs educated workers. It needs to produce scientists and doctors, writers and anthropologists, teachers and social workers. To do that, it needs students who will do the work needed to fill those roles.  The type of work we students do is intellectual work...

It’s okay to be self-centered during COVID-19

It's okay to be self-centered during COVID-19

Sophie Oehler, Opinion Columnist

May 2, 2020

The past several weeks have been nothing short of a fever dream.  If in January, you had told me that in a couple short months I would be restricted to the confines of my house, while oil prices dropped below $0, and actor John Krasinski, formally of The Office, held a virtual prom on Tik Tok danc...

Voting restrictions show a backslide in democracy

Voting restrictions show a backslide in democracy

Matt Heineman, Opinion Columnist

May 1, 2020

Since President Donald Trump’s election, some political experts have wondered whether the quality of American democracy is in decline or close to being irrevocably damaged. American democracy is in fact dying, and those who do not support Trump should prepare to take more drastic measures and pre...

Cynic Dispatch: coming together brings hope in Massachusetts

A homemade mask rests on a table in Massachusetts, Apr. 14.

Meg Trogolo, Opinion Columnist

April 27, 2020

I’m currently staying at my parents’ house in Massachusetts. Most afternoons, I do my online coursework to the sound of my mom’s sewing machine in another room, as she makes masks out of old sheets and fabric scraps for workers at our local grocery store. One of my best friends, who’s also from M...

Birding combines curiosity and patience

A Hammond's Flycatcher in a tree, New York City. December 18, 2017.

Jordan Spindel, Opinion Columnist

April 24, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to upend our way of life, many people are looking to the outdoors as a way to distract themselves from the relative boredom of our new reality. Although I too have been feeling this boredom, I’ve decided to spend more time doing something I love that connects me to the outdoors...

Pokemon Go brought us outside, Animal Crossing will keep us in

Pokemon Go brought us outside, Animal Crossing will keep us in

Emily Johnston

April 24, 2020

The release of video games in the current era can have a worldwide impact on human behavior. On July 6, 2016, Pokemon Go was released, and for the entire summer, youths across the world went outside to catch pokemon. During the new coronavirus outbreak, Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released on ...

Outdoor yoga brings a breath of fresh air

Outdoor yoga brings a breath of fresh air

Tori Scala, Opinion Columnist

April 23, 2020

Dear COVID-19, This may sound completely crazy, but I would like to thank you. This virus has caused immense suffering and pain on a large scale, but as I sit here reflecting on my time during quarantine, I realize it has done some good for my overall wellbeing.  Before the pandemic, I could not recall...

If you go outdoors, don’t go alone

If you go outdoors, don't go alone

Gabby Felitto, Opinion Columnist

April 23, 2020

Many who come to UVM are outdoorsy people looking to experience the exciting skiing and hiking trails Vermont has to offer. Being from New York City, I wouldn't say that I am not an outdoors person, but I am more of an urban outdoors person.  My favorite outdoors activity is walking from my neighbor...

It’s Outdoors Week at the Cynic. Here’s why.

It's Outdoors Week at the Cynic. Here's why.

Staff Editorial

April 20, 2020

Today we begin Outdoors Week at the Vermont Cynic. Our staff had been planning the Cynic’s first-ever Outdoors Issue since January, and though this is not the way we envisioned it would turn out, we are excited to present it to you nonetheless.  Cynic illustrator sophomore Savanah Tebeau-She...

Guest Commentary: Eco-Reps want to help you cope with climate change 

Guest Commentary: Eco-Reps want to help you cope with climate change 

Guest Commentary

April 16, 2020

Editor’s Note: This commentary is by Makayla Salas '20, Eco-Reps writing manager The 50th Earth Day is rapidly approaching, and the UVM Eco-Reps, alongside other partners on campus, are working hard to make the celebration, education, and action events virtual.  This year, Eco-Reps is focusing on a very crucial com...

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