The Vermont Cynic

Professor watch list: defending free speech

Professor watch list: defending free speech

January 18, 2017

Dear UVM Students, We write to inform you that as members of the faculty of the University of Vermont we ha...

Electoral College undermines the democratic process

Electoral College undermines the democratic process

December 2, 2016

Dear Editor, The framers of the U.S. Constitution created the Electoral College as a result of a compr...

Thanksgiving Survival Guide from GSWS Students

November 21, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, For many, this has been a tough week. Walking the streets of Burlington, countless numbers of people can be seen wearing the grief on their faces, heads are hung low, people seem to be embracing their loved ones tighter and every conversation heard in passing is a new take on what is causing this sense of unease....

Education as a tool to stop sexual assault on campus

Education as a tool to stop sexual assault on campus

November 16, 2016

Dear Editor, UVM needs to increase efforts towards sexual assault education and awareness. This is ...

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 th...

Hope for the future with progressive millennials

November 9, 2016

Filed under Election Opinion, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,  Similar to most Americans right now, I can't even begin to explain the emotional toll this election has taken. Election night took every ideal I had been taught about American society and shattered it. For the first time in my life I questioned whether this was somewhere I wanted to continue to be a part of. Every...

Expatriate Vermonter Reacts to Election

November 9, 2016

Filed under Election Opinion, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear America,My name is Samara Manges, I am a 24 year old female from the state of Vermont. In September this year I moved to France to work as a language assistant for 7 months. It is now two months later and America has chosen it’s 45th president of the United States of America. The tears, anxiety and stress of the hours b...

How to nail an interview

October 20, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, So, you’re considering a big career move: finding a job in a brand new industry. It can certainly seem daunting, especially when you have less-than-sufficient experience. What should a job-seeker do in this situation? Some words of advice: 1. Target an entry-level position. If you’ve never ...

The Coalition for a Livable City

October 20, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, The Coalition for a Livable City, feeling the Bern and armed with a positive message of a Better Town Center, faces a true David and Diana versus Goliath battle to defeat the two November ballot items: the Sinex zoning amendment and $22 million project tax increment financing funds. The Coalition, gra...

Wi-Fi theft

October 12, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Nowadays our society lives and breathes for Wi-Fi. We ask for Wi-Fi passwords in stores and at restaurants and when we go to a friend’s house. I know this because I’m a millennial guilty of obsessively connecting to Wi-Fi whenever I get the chance. But what happens when there are risks involved...

What would Scott Milne do as a U.S. senator

October 6, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Scott Milne announced he was running for the U.S. Senate May 27. What would he do as US Senator? It’s difficult to say. In the past 117 days (editorial note: this piece was submitted 21 September 2016), the Milne campaign has garnered headlines by questioning Senator Leahy’s integrity. What M...

Article from last week insults cops

September 28, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Mr. Alex Collingsworth, I just read your article about the police officers within our nation as well as the issue of total disarmament. As much as I disagree with the whole disarmament portion, it is not my place to be telling you not to express your opinion when you are in the right to do so. However, what yo...

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