The Vermont Cynic

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.   ...

Hope for the future with progressive millennials

November 9, 2016

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

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

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

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...

Wi-Fi theft

October 12, 2016

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 ther...

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

October 6, 2016

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’...

Article from last week insults cops

September 28, 2016

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 d...

Living your life through the lens of social media

September 22, 2016

Dear Editor, I am having more fun that you. Can't you tell from my Snapchat story? I go to brunch and eat crème fraiche. You are not doing that. You are eating eggs alone. Again. I am at bars gallivanting with attractive members of the opposite sex. What are you doing? Watching that show a...

A neighborly tip on returnables for off campus students to help to community

September 8, 2016

Dear Editor,I am writing to all off campus students who consume beverages in returnable containers and mix those containers with overall recycling.As a neighbor to all of you, I’d like to encourage you to separate the returnables from the recyclables for our local neighbors who collect and redeem ...

Basketball team crossed the line

September 8, 2016

Dear Editor,On Aug. 25, the Vermont women’s basketball team canceled its road game against University of North Carolina in December, citing North Carolina’s HB2 law, or the Charlotte bathroom bill, which defines discrimination as occurring on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ag...

In Response to #ActualSororityMove

May 6, 2016

Dear Editor,A recent social media campaign, started by a group of sorority women at Elon University called #ActualSororityMove, has made its way onto the UVM campus. The underlying message of the campaign is to reframe the way sororities are portrayed in society. Women take pictures with aesthetically...

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