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The spookiest costume is gender roles

The spookiest costume is gender roles

Tori Scala, Opinion Columnist

October 30, 2019

Halloween is approaching fast, and to everyone stressing about what costumes to wear, please chill out. This upcoming Halloween, girls and guys should dress the way they want, rather than how society tells them to. In college, Halloween is more than just a one-night holiday. It is two consecutive w...

Give student journalists direct access

Give student journalists direct access

Staff Editorial

October 30, 2019

Over the past month, the Cynic has struggled to obtain interviews with several UVM employees. We’ve hit roadblock after roadblock in our efforts to tell the truth. For our Oct. 8 edition, the Cynic requested an interview with Daphne Wells, director of Student Life. Her email response to the Cynic stated...

There is no primary candidate in the 2020 primaries

There is no primary candidate in the 2020 primaries

Henry Mitchell

October 25, 2019

Trying to follow along with politics doesn’t mean we know what we’re doing. Listen, I’m sure that Democrats have the primary all figured out with their candidate assured to win with a clean track record and excellent policy platform. Now all that’s left is figuring out how to deal with the garbage...

When “you time” takes a toll on time

When “you time” takes a toll on time

Izzy Abraham

October 25, 2019

Mindfulness is entering the mainstream as trendy, cute and healthy, but being mindful can be a chore to those with busy routines. It’s no wonder that because of this, most people monetize the invaluable benefits of mindfulness. Not only are people brushing over the value of mindfulness, but many ...

Mental health care will start with the next generation

Mental health care will start with the next generation

Lucy Gilbert

October 24, 2019

We need to teach our youth to take care of their mental health in order to end the stigma around talking about mental illness. One in five U.S. adults experience mental illness each year, and one in six U.S. youth ages 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year, according to a September 2019 N...

Give public transit back to the public

Give public transit back to the public

Chris Harrell

October 24, 2019

Any good, self-respecting Catamount carries three items with them when they leave their house: an autographed picture of Rally Cat, a flask full of Vermont maple syrup and their CATcard. I’m kidding about the first two, of course, but even if you don’t live in a dorm or eat at the dining halls, you...

Letter to the Editor: Organize UVM to share divesting proposal

Letter to the Editor: Organize UVM to share divesting proposal

Letter to the Editor

October 23, 2019

The climate movement has been gaining necessary momentum over the last few weeks. Climate science doesn’t lie, and people are increasingly acknowledging the urgency of climate change. One of many institutions that are a part of the growing climate crisis is the University of Vermont. UVM prides itself ...

Cynic to Chief Tuomey: what’s your 20?

Cynic to Chief Tuomey: what’s your 20?

Staff Editorial

October 23, 2019

For the last three months, UVM Police Chief Lianne Tuomey has been on paid leave. Deputy Chief Tim Bilodeau has been acting in her place. No one has been hired to take the deputy position, leaving UVM Police short on leadership. The University, to put it plainly, has not been forthcoming in providing...

Discussing Divestment

Emily Johnston and Chris Harrell

October 19, 2019

Chris Harrell: Hello, Cynic friends! Today, my friend Emily and I are talking about divestment. Emily Johnston: The call for divestment is the call to move investments the school makes away from the fossil fuel industry. Around $27 million of UVM’s endowment is in fossil fuel corporations according ...

Skateboarders need a place to skate so we can be safe

Skateboarders need a place to skate so we can be safe

Valerie Davis

October 18, 2019

You know when you’re walking around campus, just trying to get to class and you feel secure in the fact that no one is going to run you over? Me neither. I have a suspicion that it’s because there is no lane on the roads or sidewalks for skateboarders to safely skateboard. Everyone on campus has their way of ge...

We shouldn’t put our faith in Warren

We shouldn’t put our faith in Warren

Sophie Oehler

October 18, 2019

“Elizabeth says ‘hi!’” is the caption underneath a photo of my parents smiling widely, arms wrapped around a blue cardigan-clad Senator Elizabeth Warren. I like Warren. I like her policies about increasing taxes on the wealthy, eliminating the electoral college and decreasing student debt. A...

How a Brit experiences the wonders of American college life

How a Brit experiences the wonders of American college life

Anna Rees

October 17, 2019

Some might say the transition from rural Wales to the U.S. wouldn’t come with many adjustments, but you couldn’t be more wrong. I’ve been here for just over a month and it’s fair to say my visit in Trumpyland has been an experience. Don’t get me wrong, they’ve got their similarities; w...

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