The Vermont Cynic

Disagreements need discussion

Disagreements need discussion

Staff Editorial

October 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

This past week, the Cynic published an editorial piece by a columnist who argued in favor of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. We try and represent all viewpoints on campus; however, publishing an article does not, in any way, mean we condone or support the viewpoint being ...

Kavanaugh is not worthy of a seat on the Supreme Court

Mills Sparkman

October 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

If you’ve been reading the news the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen Brett Kavanaugh’s name mentioned a few times. He was nominated by Donald Trump to serve as a Supreme Court Justice. His court decisions have recently been overshadowed by the sexual assault accusations of three different...

Kavanaugh should be confirmed to Supreme Court

James Simpson

September 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The news has been dominated for the past few weeks by two sexual misconduct allegations brought against Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. Democrats have seized on these allegations in the hopes of either stopping or delaying Kavanaugh’s confirmation. However, these...

Dialogues come from openness, not anger

Dialogues come from openness, not anger

Emily Johnston

September 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It’s a typical day during a typical week. Someone opens Twitter and does what many have done before: sends an offensive tweet. Everyone’s seen it while mindlessly scrolling through various social media apps. A post that triggers an alarm inside, blaring “this is not right.” For many, this v...

Students need helpful advisers

Students need helpful advisers

Staff Editorial

September 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

For some students, their advisers are the most valuable resource of their UVM experience. They’re open for office hours and let their advisees in on internship opportunities. For far too many students, however, an adviser is inaccessible and unconcerned with each student’s personal experience. It is an u...

Efforts to include the disabled community

Efforts to include the disabled community

Kate Springer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In recent years, Hollywood has patted itself on the back for increasing diversity in its productions; more women and people of color are having their stories told and are awarded more entertainment achievements than ever before. While this progress is crucial, there is one group that is consistently ...

Prepare for off-campus living

Prepare for off-campus living

Staff Editorial

September 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

After spending their first two years as an undergraduate in a residence hall enjoying the comforts of accessible laundry, nearby food and no utility bills to worry about paying, most students begin their off-campus housing experience. And in the midst of all the excitement — which place to choose, how ...

Zen and the art of ignoring the irrelevant

Zen and the art of ignoring the irrelevant

Henry Mitchell

September 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On the last day of August, I was walking back from class, making pleasant conversation with a friend, when I heard him gasp. “Oh no,” he said. “What?” I asked. “Preacher,” was his only answer. Sure enough, I looked to my left and saw a man surrounded by a dozen-or-so students. We both sigh...

Fraternity life & rape culture

Fraternity life & rape culture

Staff Editorial

September 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

This story updated at 12:24 September 17 to reflect the correct question on the survey and to include who added it. The fraternity was found not guilty by a University investigation.  A UVM fraternity passed around a survey in 2011 where the question  “if you could rape someone, who would it be...

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...

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