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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...

How to succeed in final exams without really trying

How to succeed in final exams without really trying

Henry Mitchell

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Finals are back again, and you’re going to need every bit of help if you want to remain a respected finals-procrastinator. That’s why I’m here to get you through your exams with these five easy tips: 1: Be a smart individual. Studies have found a direct correlation between intelligence and succ...

Understanding net neutrality’s drawback

Understanding net neutrality’s drawback

James Simpson

December 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The possibility of the Federal Communications Commission  repealing net neutrality regulations elicited a wave of hysteria predicting the death of internet. While there are many benefits to net neutrality along with the fact that the internet is functioning fine under the regulations, it is helpful...

Fighting against the fake news fad

Fighting against the fake news fad

Staff Editorial

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Every time Trump tweets, a reporter’s phone pings. This time, it was another attack on one of his favorite long-time targets: news media. “We should have a contest as to which of the networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverag...

Administrative actions support humanities majors

Administrative actions support humanities majors

Letter to the Editor

December 3, 2017


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

In my role as Chief Academic Officer of the University of Vermont, I am writing to share my thoughts, some additional context and to provide a number of important clarifications to the Cynic’s Nov. 7, 2017 editorial entitled “Humanities Majors Deserve More.” I am always pleased when students po...

Reclaiming the word “slut” to end shaming

Reclaiming the word “slut” to end shaming

Keely Lyons

December 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A Toronto police officer remarked in May 2011 “that women should try not to dress like ‘sluts’ to avoid being raped,” according to a report done by the BBC. Women were reminded that with enough male anger and superiority, our sexuality and very personhood can be turned against us. The word ...

True wellness must place health before UVM image

True wellness must place health before UVM image

Letter to the Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

There have been sweeping changes in higher education as of late. With the introduction of a more diverse and qualified student population, services provided on college campuses must adjust to provide suitable resources for the next generation of the American workforce. The University of Vermont is not im...

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