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Eco-Rep trash tips: compost, recycle, decontaminate

Eco-Rep trash tips: compost, recycle, decontaminate

Makayla Salas

March 10, 2019

Let’s talk trash, baby. What goes in it? What should go in it? Not all of us are Rubenstein students, and sometimes it’s easier to just throw things in the landfill. That’s a good place to start: When In Doubt, Throw It Out. The UVM Eco-Reps are a group of student leaders committed to providing...

Join the rally for workers’ rights on May 1

Join the rally for workers’ rights on May 1

Guest Commentator

April 25, 2017

UVM students have seen protest after protest happen over social issues that seem to be separate from the Vermont community. We have been out in the streets to support women, Muslim citizens, citizens of color, scientists, environmental justice, indigenous people’s rights, immigrants’ rights an...

Articles fail to present holistic perspective

Articles fail to present holistic perspective

Guest Commentator

February 9, 2017

Two recent articles in the Cynic, “The Right to Choose in Trump’s America” and “Abortion in Trump’s America,” focus on abortion. Although the authors of each article effectively deal with this critically important issue, the first article contains information that needs clarifica...

Realistic repercussions of leaving the UN

Nick Vidal, Junior Political Science and Russian Major at UVM

January 25, 2017

Let’s clear a few things up here. The United Nations isn’t an obstacle to American “sovereignty.” The idea that the United States would somehow be more powerful or independent were it to relinquish its commitments to the UN is misguided, frightening, and deeply problematic. Not only ...

National tragedy necessitates a strong voice

National tragedy necessitates a strong voice

Lachlan Francis

November 30, 2016

The last week has been among the most trying of my life (albeit a short one, so far). I have spent much of my time throughout the past week thinking back to an interaction that I had here in San Antonio on Election Day. There was an hour and a half until polls closed, and I was out knocking on doo...

The weather is much like the mood today

The weather is much like the mood today

November 9, 2016

It is 38 degrees and rainy.     Today, I started an application for the Peace Corps, a hiatus that would let me turn my back to something that feels like an unavoidable mess. All day I’ve been wooed by my ability to leave, and how lucky I am to hold such self-autonomy.   ...

UVM and Standing Rock

Kelsey Aaron

November 9, 2016

Even though Burlington is a 28 hour drive away from North Dakota, UVM is still able to support Standing Rock in many ways - one of these ways being direct actions that raise awareness and build the political power of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and the water protectors there. The Internatio...

Phil Scott: the right choice for Governor to move our state forward

Jason Maulucci

November 4, 2016

Disclaimer: Jason Maulucci is both the President of the UVM College Republicans and a staffer on Phil Scott's election campaign. During an election cycle in which the two major party nominees for president are as unpopular as they are, it is easy for voters to become disengaged and turned o...

Balancing the Budget on the Backs of Students

Bernie Sanders

November 8, 2005

Chances are if you're a student attending a four-year university in the United States, you will be greeted on graduation day with more than just your long-awaited diploma. You will also be faced with a mountain of debt. In fact, nearly two thirds of all undergraduates rack up some form of debt for ...

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