The Vermont Cynic

Small campaigns means more opportunity

Small campaigns means more opportunity

Mills Sparkman

September 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

This summer, I went through a ritual that most poli-sci majors take part in: I worked on my first campaign. It wasn’t a well-oiled incumbent machine headed for Congress or the Governor’s office. This campaign was for the Rhode Island District 4 state representative seat (not to be confused with a...

President fuels media distrust

President fuels media distrust

Staff Editorial

September 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Employees of the Boston Globe had police stationed outside of their newsroom Aug. 30 after receiving threats to their lives. Robert Chain, a 68-year-old California man, was arrested Aug. 30 by the FBI for a series of violent comments to the paper after the Globe published an editorial Aug. 15. The edito...

Try VT’s new locally grown fusion politics

Try VT’s new locally grown fusion politics

Henry Mitchell

August 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Let me introduce our brand-new invention: Progressivism Lite! Progressivism Lite is compatible with any Democratic candidate and requires minimal setup. Call out Trump, choose between being pro-LGBT or standing up for people of color and you’re good to go. Everyone will...

UVM nurses ought to be heard

UVM nurses ought to be heard

Staff Editorial

August 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

This summer, nurses from the UVM Medical Center went on strike to protest unfair wages and insufficient staffing. The issue may feel localized — there are red “patients before profits” posters dotting the neighborhoods and the nurses picketed on Colchester avenue right by campus ...

Response to “Mandated Reporting Issue”

Letter to the Editor

May 11, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

As the Intake and Outreach Coordinator for the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (which addresses incidents of discrimination and harassment on campus, including sexual misconduct and assault), I am writing in response to the “Mandated Reporting Issue” staff editorial in the April...

Tips for coping with finals week

Tips for coping with finals week

Henry Mitchell

May 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Whether this is your first semester at UVM or you are a seasoned veteran, one thing is certain during this finals season: You’re screwed. Since you’re probably procrastinating like the irresponsible student you are, I’ll help you out with these tips: 1: Free your mind. Creativity is your body’s way ...

Be reliable to combat the culture of unaccountability

Be reliable to combat the culture of unaccountability

Mills Sparkman

May 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We’ve all been there; we’ve made plans to get lunch with someone, go out, or just do homework together, only to have them cancel before the plans even happen. College is busy. Heavy course loads and limited hours in the day force college students to balance their time with socializing falling t...

Engaging students in SGA issues

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It takes knowing SGA to participate in SGA. But it is a challenging task to try to learn all there is to know about SGA. It’s hard to engage with it while while balancing a very busy life and study schedule. If students knew the issues at hand that SGA were trying to fight for, they would be more ...

Complaints from a graduating senior

Complaints from a graduating senior

Cole Wangsness

May 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As I finish out my super-senior year, I’d like to take a minute to look back at some of my general gripes and grievances about UVM. It’s backed up by haphazardly constructed strawpolls with leading questions that support my agenda, so you can’t dispute that I’m right. Tour groups; they clog ...

Education for drug safety

Education for drug safety

Staff Editorial

May 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

College is often depicted as one big party in movies and TV shows. Drugs and alcohol are often glamorized — we’re rarely shown the passing out, blackouts or the overdoses. But, substance use is not always a fun thing to take part in. When party drugs become more than just a carefree experience...

Janelle Monae’s new song empowers women

Janelle Monae’s new song empowers women

Kim Henry

April 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Janelle Monae’s new music video, “PYNK,” paints a radically queer and black sci-fi landscape. And the way things are going right now, I want to jump in the painting with her. For many black, femme oddballs out there, Monae has long been the android queen of our dreams, bopping and singing as her r...

Guilt tripping to save the earth

Guilt tripping to save the earth

John Strek

April 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We live in a world where environmental negligence is commonplace. Just look at what we’ve done. Disasters like the Sanchi oil spill this January or the Keystone Pipeline leak in November 2017  seem more grave than past disasters. Infrastructure, including building construction, transportation and electr...

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