The Vermont Cynic

Solve VT’s drug epidemic

Solve VT’s drug epidemic

Staff Editorial

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Thanks to Sen. Dick Sears, a bill legalizing safe injection sites is off the table for 2018. The bill would have legalized the creation of supervised spaces for people to legally use opioid drugs. Vermont legislature’s decision to put the proposal off will result in overdose deaths. The sites, w...

A stream of consciousness regarding today’s politics

A stream of consciousness regarding today’s politics

Henry Mitchell

January 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Ha! Trump called himself a “very stable genius” who is “like, really smart” on his twitter Jan. 6. What an egomaniac; he is totally not qualified to be president. Lemme just tweet at him the excerpt of “Fire and Fury” that says he eats cheeseburgers in bed. Now he will look stupid on Twi...

Feminism has to transcend generational differences

Feminism has to transcend generational differences

Mills Sparkman

January 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

While watching the Golden Globe Awards with my parents, I noticed something interesting. As I cheered on Seth Meyers and his jokes skewering Harvey Weinstein, Woody Allen and other male celebrities accused of sexual assault, my parents seemed bored about 10 minutes in. They began questioning the legitimacy ...

Coercion is not consent: the dialogue following the Aziz Ansari scandal fails

Madeleine Cary

January 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It started with women sharing their stories of sexual harassment and assault with #MeToo. The Time’s Up movement focused on the insidious sexual harassment in Hollywood. It has been painful, but also legitimizing, to see perpetrators brought to justice. Harvey Weinstein. Matt Lauer. Kevin Spacey. Wome...

Campus organizations create safe spaces

Campus organizations create safe spaces

Staff Editorial

January 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

This week, we got a tip from a student about racist posters posted around the Waterman green. We thought it was old news – two months old, in fact. The front page of the Nov. 14 issue of the Cynic read “Posters highlight racial tensions.” Old news? Unfortunately not. These posters were roun...

Demand for public course evaluations

Demand for public course evaluations

Charlotte Malling

January 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Why aren’t we putting course evaluations online? It’s two days before classes start and my friend is still trying to get into the classes she wanted this semester. Ratemyprofessor.com is open in one tab as she flips through deciding whose section to take a major requirement with. She then asks a...

Taking advantage of add/drop

Taking advantage of add/drop

Ariana Arden

January 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Hey, you. Yes, you. I have something super top secret to tell you. You should drop more classes. This may be shocking. It does not apply to everyone, but if you’re getting a B.A. in the College of Arts and Sciences, you should definitely drop more classes. Think about it. Your requirements proba...

Wellness Environment oversteps its realm

Staff Editorial

January 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Although relatively new, the Wellness Environment has made a name for itself on campus. It’s known for its focus on health and wellbeing and its new residence hall, but also infamous for the contract its members must sign upon joining. When a group of WE students crafted a penis from sticky notes ...

Reclaiming your body & self-trust are the keys to a safe night out

Madeleine Cary

December 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Anyone who really knows me knows that I love dancing—I am terrible at it, but I think it is one of the best things our bodies are capable of. I am prone to break out in dance in my room, in the kitchen, the living room and even on the street. Anyone who really knows me also knows that before this y...

On long distance relationships

On long distance relationships

Mills Sparkman

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Many college students know long-distance relationships don’t always last, but how many students know that sometimes they do? With terms like “Breakvember” – a nickname for November, because it’s known as the breakup month – and the seemingly dominant hookup culture on college campuses, it...

It’s hard to stop sexual harassment

It’s hard to stop sexual harassment

Staff Editorial

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

We were on a Cynic-sponsored journalism trip to Dallas when a man started masturbating behind us. Four of the five of us – the editor in chief, news editor, and former and current managing editors – are women. We were exhausted after three flights from BTV to DFW. Dallas Area Rapid Transit is ch...

Continuing the conversation about UVM’s diversity & inclusivity

Letter to the Editor

December 9, 2017


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

In the past year, Wes Richter has used “racist and threatening language,” according to an Oct. 5 Seven Days article, and J. T. Reichhelm stole the Black Lives Matter flag, according to a Sept. 29 VTDigger article. These were racist acts. Their implicit message was: UVM is not a school for black p...

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