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Tiktok needs to stop romanticizing eating disorders

Tiktok needs to stop romanticizing eating disorders

Emily Johnston, Assisstant Opinion Editor

October 16, 2020

Picture Cassie Ainsworth, the character from “Skins,” not eating for 3 days for an arbitrary reason and teaching her classmates how not to eat.  She was the quintessential thinspo, or thinspiration, as her frail frame was used relentlessly to show the “ideal” body. On TikTok, it seems...

How to prevent a repeat of the first debate

How to prevent a repeat of the first debate

Jordan Spindel, Opinion Columnist

October 15, 2020

“That was a hot mess, inside a dumpster fire, inside a trainwreck.” This is how not only CNN anchor Jake Tapper interpreted 2020’s first presidential debate, but also millions watching across the country. And it’s clear that this is the result of virtually everyone involved being unpre...

UVM needs to help us keep our promise

UVM needs to help us keep our promise

Sophie Oehler, Opinion Columnist

October 14, 2020

The French have a saying: con comme ses pieds. It means “stupid as the feet”, and it essentially encompasses my personality.  I forgot to take my COVID test. It was a lapse in brain function, and will surely join the ranks of regrettable moments in my life that I wish had gone very different ...

Fill these pages with your words

Fill these pages with your words

Staff Editorial

October 14, 2020

At its core, the Cynic editorial pages have always meant to serve as the voice of the students and the surrounding UVM community.  Each week our columnists work to provide you their takes on the world around them. But, we want to broaden that circle of writers even more.  For some time now, t...

Letter to the editor: Open letter from alumnx to UVM administration regarding campus climate

Letter to the editor: Open letter from alumnx to UVM administration regarding campus climate

Letter to the Editor

October 12, 2020

October 5, 2020    Dear President Garimella, Leadership Team, Board of Trustees, President’s Commission, Shared Governance Advisory Councils, and University of Vermont Community,  As two powerful womxn of color alumnx of the Higher Education and Student Affairs program and educators...

Unpopular Opinion: Jingle bells, batman smells, Xmas sucks

Unpopular Opinion: Jingle bells, batman smells, Xmas sucks

Emily Johnston, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 9, 2020

Sleigh Bells ring, and I am not listening. We all see the memes, the posts and the conversations online about Christmas as the best holiday. Sure, we get time off from work/school, we get presents and we get to spend time with family we don’t often see. All of those are great things, but the...

Unpopular Opinion: Outdoor cats should go back inside and stay there

Unpopular Opinion: Outdoor cats should go back inside and stay there

Jordan Spindel, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

Many may agree that one should treat cats almost as equally as humans, giving them the same opportunities of food, enrichment and comfort. But one aspect that may need to be limited or eliminated altogether is time outdoors. Domestication changed a lot of traits in cats, but one that hasn’t changed is thei...

Unpopular Opinion: Stop picking at your zits, they make you look cute

Unpopular Opinion: Stop picking at your zits, they make you look cute

Gabby Felitto, Opinion Editor

October 8, 2020

Waking up, feeling that dull ache of a clogged pore growing under your skin is one of the worst things to wake up to.  It feels especially worse when Proactive and Curology ads attack you left and right with before and after photos, telling you how their limited time cleanser will be your one way ticke...

Unpopular Opinion: All skinny jeans should go out of fashion

Art by Savanah Tebeau-Sherry.

Sophie Oehler, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

I work at American Eagle. It’s a great job, minus staring at the same promo poster of Addison Rae while on greeting duty — which is just cruel and unusual punishments for introverts — seriously, who likes saying hello to strangers for two hours straight.  We specialize in jeans: thirty ...

Unpopular Opinion: Give the Grundle a break; it’s not too bad

Unpopular Opinion: Give the Grundle a break; it's not too bad

Sam Jefferson, Staff Writer

October 7, 2020

The Grundle, defined on Urban Dictionary as the region between the balls and the arse-hole. Known to UVM students as the university's disgusting excuse for a dining hall. Falsehood, this is. Come Oct. 1st I’ll have called UVM home for a month and a half. Living in Wilks, I’ve been blessed with...

Unpopular Opinons

Unpopular Opinons

Opinion Staff

October 7, 2020

This week the Opinion section of the Vermont Cynic all wrote opinions they feel are unpopular. Peruse this section's articles with the words "Unpopular Opinion" on it to see all of the unpopular Op-Ed's that the opinion staff wrote!

Inside a cadet training academy

Inside a cadet training academy

Sophie Oehler, Opinion Columnist

September 30, 2020

In high school, I watched too many crime shows and decided I wanted to be an FBI Agent.  My school resource officer sent me to the New Hampshire Police Cadet Training Academy, a program for students interested in law enforcement. I should’ve stayed home.  What I thought would be an informative...

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