The Vermont Cynic

Perspectives: Professors need to meet students where they’re at

Perspectives: Professors need to meet students where they're at
Sara Klimek, Senior Environmental Studies Major November 19, 2020

This year has certainly been like no other academic year for UVM students. While we have seen great resilience in our ability to shift classes from in-person to online formats within a matter of...

We shouldn’t vote by mail in

We shouldn't vote by mail in
Jordan Spindel September 11, 2020

For generations, the right for reliable access to voting has been a critical part of political agendas across the United States.  This umbrella includes mail-in voting, a voting method critical to...

We should vote by mail in

We should vote by mail in
Sophie Oehler September 11, 2020

I spent this summer as an intern for OrganizeNH, helping field organizers “elect NH Democrats up and down the ballot.”  Every night of the week, we made phone calls to voters across the state and...

UVM is destined to close over COVID-19

UVM is destined to close over COVID-19
Meg Trogolo, Opinion Columnist September 9, 2020

UVM’s reopening policy in the face of the coronavirus pandemic puts money before anything else. In a July 2 email to all students, Provost Patricia Prelock said that all on-campus students would be...

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...

Guest Commentary: When do we succeed at UVM? When our students do.

President Suresh Garimella sits during the board of trustees meeting, Oct. 25, 2019.
Guest Commentary February 24, 2020

Editor’s Note: This commentary is by Suresh V. Garimella, President, University of Vermont A three-time Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times reporter. The first African American to be inducted...

Guest commentary: UVM’s land grant mission is paramount

An antique wooden desk first belonging to  Vermont Senator Justin Morrill, author of the Morrill Act of 1862 establishing the country’s first land grant universities, sits in President Garimella's office.
Guest Commentary January 16, 2020

Editor's Note: This commentary is by Suresh V. Garimella, President, University of Vermont Against the back wall of my UVM office sits an antique wooden desk. Its surface is bare of books and paper...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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