The Vermont Cynic

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...

Don’t pretend to be broke if it hurts others

Don’t pretend to be broke if it hurts others

Mills Sparkman

October 17, 2019

There’s a big division on campus that no one talks about. It’s not in-state or out-of-state, it’s not Yerba Mate versus kombucha, it’s fake broke versus actually broke. Someone who’s fake broke has beer money but can’t Venmo you back for the time you bought them groceries. They go out eve...

Students, take back your data

Students, take back your data

Staff Editorial

October 16, 2019

Since 2018, UVM has softly rolled out its new advising software called Navigate, but how much say have students had in this process? Zero. According to the University’s own webpage detailing the project’s history, there is no indication students were a part of the leadership team for this projec...

Don’t give hateful speech attention it doesn’t deserve

Don't give hateful speech attention it doesn't deserve

Meg Trogolo

October 10, 2019

An evangelical preacher stands in a high-traffic area of campus, spewing homophobic language and surrounded by angry students. Sadly, this is not an unexpected sight at UVM. Evangelicals have set up shop on UVM campus at least four times in the past four years, according to Cynic articles from Octo...

Engage to fight back against hateful speech

Engage to fight back against hateful speech

Christa Guzman

October 10, 2019

It was a crisp, fall day on UVM’s campus. It was hard to ignore the crowd starting to form in front of the Davis Center. On Oct. 1 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., a preacher spewed racist, misogynistic and homophobic statements on Andrew Harris Commons. The man was identified as Keith Darrell, who is part ...

Collective work drives divestment

Collective work drives divestment

Letter to the Editor

October 9, 2019

By Sara Klimek '21 In a recent Cynic article, UVM’s newest leader of sustainability, Richard Cate, said UVM was not planning to divest from fossil fuels under President Suresh Garimella’s administration. Cate’s reasoning? The same “drop-in-the-bucket” argument we’ve heard from our politica...

Divestment not our only option

Divestment not our only option

Letter to the Editor

October 9, 2019

By Richard Cate, vice president for finance and University Treasurer  Global climate challenges are capturing headlines around the world, and rightly so, as environmental concerns are among the most pressing issues of our time. Members of the UVM community are finding various ways to call attenti...

Alumni, push divestment

Alumni, push divestment

Letter to the Editor

October 8, 2019

By Benjamin Silverman '10 I am a 2010 alumnus from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. It was with great displeasure that I read in the Oct.1 Cynic article about how the UVM board of trustees has no intention to move towards fossil fuel divestment. While Richard Cate, who is no...

Unpopular Opinion: Summer should just chill

Unpopular Opinion: Summer should just chill

Tori Scala

October 8, 2019

This summer, I experienced a “hot girl summer,” literally. I was sweaty, sticky, muggy, sunburnt and got sand in places it doesn’t belong. Whenever spring fades away and the heat is here to stay, I always get excited. For one week I tolerated all of these qualities summer has to offer, and then...

Second time’s the charm: making the case for sequels

Second time’s the charm: making the case for sequels

Gabby Felitto

October 5, 2019

Movies like “Exorcist II: The Heretic,” “The Hangover Part Three” and every other “Friday the 13th” have forever given sequels a bad reputation. Many sequels are all about the money because they bring big business, even though they’re usually disappointing. Movie studios usually assume that “b...

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