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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

JoJo Siwa is the role model we all need

JoJo Siwa is the role model we all need

Grace Visco, Opinion Columnist September 16, 2021

I used to hate JoJo Siwa’s sparkly outfits, catchy songs and frivolous YouTube videos. Now I love and respect them. Siwa rose to fame at the age of nine on the popular reality show “Dance Moms”...

Give TikTok a chance, you may find the community “For You”

Give TikTok a chance, you may find the community “For You”

Mallory Klein Valente, Opinion Columnist September 15, 2021

There are many who love to hate on TikTok for being toxic and causing more harm than good.  But TikTok is actually very positive, creating loving and comforting communities.  Whether you’re into...

OnlyFans ability to ban and repeal sexual content is dangerous

OnlyFans ability to ban and repeal sexual content is dangerous

Emily Johnston, Staff writer September 8, 2021

On Aug. 19, OnlyFans’ creators and users flooded social media with outrage.  OnlyFans is a subscription based service that offers content creators a platform to sell video content. They announced...

2021 is the year of body mods in the workplace

2021 is the year of body mods in the workplace

Mary Kueser, Staff writer September 7, 2021

Getting yelled at by a stranger is the definition of a bad way to start your day. I was at work during my sophomore year of high school when an older man came in and decided to comment on my hair color....

Ask the cats: answers for your questions

The cats of opinion, Staff writers September 3, 2021

Hey readers! Here are the first question of the semester: What is the easiest way to find your way around campus? Catticus Finch: The interactive campus map on UVM’s website has been the most...

Don't get ahead of yourself, instead appreciate the moment

Don’t get ahead of yourself, instead appreciate the moment

Sophie Oehler, Staff writer September 1, 2021

Last January, I made up my mind that I hated Burlington. Online school had ruined my creative and academic spirit.  Work consumed the time that I didn’t spend wasting away in front of essays on the...

Mini Opinions: Our UVM Dining hall takes

Mini Opinions: Our UVM Dining hall takes

Opinion Staff, Staff writers August 31, 2021

Jude: The Unlimited Access plan is the way to go Up until Sept. 13 at 4:00 p.m. on-campus students have the opportunity to switch their meal plan, according to UVM Dinings Frequently Asked Questions page. They...

I love UVM's communal bathrooms

I love UVM’s communal bathrooms

Grace Visco, Staff writer August 30, 2021

Before starting college, I had one fear: pooping in a residential hall bathroom. The whole bathroom situation in general seemed slightly daunting to first-year me. I wasn’t ready for the highly...

Students shouldn’t stress this summer, do self-care instead

Students shouldn’t stress this summer, do self-care instead

Mary Kueser, Staff writer May 18, 2021

Finding a summer job or internship is hard, and being in a pandemic doesn’t make things any easier for stressed out college kids. Only 25% of polled college students claim to have been unaffected...

Ask the cats: answers for your questions

The cats of opinion, staff writers May 14, 2021

Hey readers! Here are this weeks first question: Do you think friends with benefits work? Gary Purr: Not really. I have the opinion that when two people are friends with benefits one is bound...

Are vinyl records pointless?

Are vinyl records pointless?

Jude Roberts , staff writer May 12, 2021

Though vinyl has made a comeback recently, there are far better and more convenient options for today’s listeners. Vinyl record sales were the highest they'd been in over a decade in 2020. The “vinyl...

Parents shouldn't restrict their kids' eating

Parents shouldn’t restrict their kids’ eating

Grace Visco, staff writer May 10, 2021

Growing up, food was always an interesting — and stressful — topic of conversation in my house.  My parents — whose own families handled food in very different ways — restricted eating as a...

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