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Policing won’t solve community issues

Policing won’t solve community issues

Chris Harrell

4 days ago

SGA recently sent out an email detailing their initiatives to increase student and community safety over the next year. SGA is unfortunately wrong in their efforts. For a representative organization of a liberal-minded student body, these initiatives are a betrayal of their most vulnerable peers. O...

It is time to take back the textbook market

It is time to take back the textbook market

Ari Kotler

5 days ago

Being a college student in the U.S. means frequent reminders that education is pay-to-play. We pay for a ticket into the “educated” workforce, and we pay a lot. Rising tuition costs usually dominate the conversation around college affordability, but in recent years, textbooks have also become unaf...

Correction: Sept. 10 Staff Editorial

Staff Report

6 days ago

The Cynic would like to apologize for errors in the Staff Editorial, "Give Garimella a chance," published Sept. 10. Former University President Tom Sullivan was not responsible for the presidential search process. The search was the sole responsibility of the board of trustees and David Daigle,...

Activism must go beyond social media

Activism must go beyond social media

Emily Johnston

September 7, 2019

Instagram stories, posts that appear for only 24 hours, have recently been used by activists to spread awareness about political and social issues. On social media, and especially on college campuses, students constantly feel the pressure to do something about what they believe in. At a school like U...

Ask Cat: answers for your UVM questions

Ask Cat

September 6, 2019

Q: I’m nervous about my workload; how can I handle it? With the start of every new semester comes new stress. Everyone on campus is affected by stress in some way, so don’t worry, you’re not alone. The first thing I do when I am overwhelmed with schoolwork is to write all my due dates down f...

Stand against hate on campus

Stand against hate on campus

Staff Editorial

September 5, 2019

The fight against hate speech on our campus is never over. Last week Patriot Front, a white supremacist group, stuck multiple stickers reading “Keep America American” around campus. Last year in February, a rumor was spread about a Patriot Front protest taking place at the Staples Plaza. In rea...

Rape kit testing is crucial to ensure survivors’ justice

Rape kit testing is crucial to ensure survivors’ justice

Gabby Felitto

September 4, 2019

Inside evidence rooms across America, about 100,000 rape kits wait to be tested for evidence, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Many victims wait years for evidence retrieved from kits to be tested due to high costs, lack of policies for rape kit testing and poor training on ho...

In 2020, we can’t lose sight of the fight for the Senate

In 2020, we can’t lose sight of the fight for the Senate

Chris Harrell

August 31, 2019

This summer’s political headlines have been filled with drama from the run up to the Democratic primary. Sen. Bernie Sanders did this, former Vice President Joe Biden said that,  Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a plan for that. But one giant piece of the 2020 puzzle isn’t getting enough attention: t...

Three study tips by way of Capitol Hill

Three study tips by way of Capitol Hill

Abby Robins

August 30, 2019

As summer ends, I have been reflecting on my experience working as a legislative intern in Sen. Patrick Leahy’s office on Capitol Hill. I had opportunities to attend briefings, write memoranda for senior staff, answer constituent calls and watch politics in action. Throughout this experience, I identifi...

The subtle social network of summer camp

The subtle social network of summer camp

Izzy Abraham

August 29, 2019

Camp, a classic summer tradition, tends to polarize Americans. With the purest, sunniest fun that comes with summer camp, so too come divisions of race and income. The monetary cost of summer camp gives some kids the upper hand and puts others at a disadvantage. And those kids are mostly nonwhite....

New leadership sparks change

New leadership sparks change

Staff Editorial

August 28, 2019

Dressed in a black and yellow robe, standing at a podium in Patrick Gym, UVM President Suresh Garimella gave his first address as president in front of a crowd of first-year students. “I still remember the apprehension and excitement I felt when I was at my first week of college,” Garimella said. ...

The satirical view: Cynic headlines to watch out for this semester

Henry Mitchell

May 13, 2019

“Fraternity vows not to screw up like last time, again” “Business majors have it good for too long” “Administration unable to eliminate cannabis from campus” “UVM receives funding for third sports facility” “Evil corporations still support university” “UVM to cre...

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