The Vermont Cynic

Eco-Reps promote green UVM

Letter to the Editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, The cover article titled "How Green is UVM?” published Feb. 22, has deeply resonated with me. While I agree that 20 percent Real Food is not where we should stop, the transition cannot happen overnight and exceeding 19% last year was a significant accomplishment. However, I...

UVM spent $1.6 million marketing the University

Letter to the Editor

February 3, 2017


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Last August I walked across campus and saw for the first time the banners hanging from lampposts: “Doing All Things with Purpose, Genuine Ingenuity, An Academic Ecosystem.” Such are the slogans—generic, insipid, and utterly uninspiring—those banners display, and it dismayed me to reali...

Pack the Gut challenge fights gender bias

Pack the Gut challenge fights gender bias

Letter to the Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Have you gone to a hockey, soccer or a basketball game at UVM? Have you ever gone to a professional or World Cup game? Now that I have your attention, what was your immediate assumption as you considered the question? Were you thinking about a men’s or a women’s game? Wh...

Professor watch list: defending free speech

Professor watch list: defending free speech

January 18, 2017


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear UVM Students, We write to inform you that as members of the faculty of the University of Vermont we have signed on to the American Association of University Professors’ “Open Letter Regarding the Professor Watchlist.” You can find the letter and all of its signatories at https://www.aa...

Electoral College undermines the democratic process

Electoral College undermines the democratic process

December 2, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, The framers of the U.S. Constitution created the Electoral College as a result of a compromise for the presidential election process. During the debate, some delegates felt a direct popular election would lead to the election of each state’s favorite son, and none would emerge with...

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 caus...

Education as a tool to stop sexual assault on campus

Education as a tool to stop sexual assault on campus

November 16, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, UVM needs to increase efforts towards sexual assault education and awareness. This is a complicated issue which has red tape lining every door. But, there is room for a conversation about ideas to progress that should be highlighted when talking about these issues. For those ...

The weather is much like the mood today

The weather is much like the mood today

November 9, 2016


Filed under Election Opinion, Guest Commentary, Letter to the Editor

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.   ...

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 co...

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...

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 posi...

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 f...

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