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Impeaching Pres. Trump isn’t the way

Impeaching Pres. Trump isn’t the way

Chris Harrell

October 4, 2019

I absolutely believe that President Donald Trump is guilty of abusing his office in order to punish his political rival. I want him out of office and stripped of the power that he is using to abuse his authoritarian tendencies. But impeachment isn’t going to get us there. And I’m worried that imp...

Cancel culture is unproductive and wrong

Cancel culture is unproductive and wrong

Sophie Oehler

October 3, 2019

James Charles, Taylor Swift and Kanye West walk into a bar. According to Twitter, the punchline of this joke is they all get “canceled.” “Canceling” refers to a social media trend where fans and haters alike                                       gang up on a celebrity who comm...

Activists: to profit or punish?

Activists: to profit or punish?

Staff Editorial

October 2, 2019

UVM, where are you? Here you are, posting a “Photo of the Week” of senior Jillian Scannell, SGA president, on your Instagram. You write, “More than 500 community members gathered outside the Davis Center Sept. 20, speaking out and connecting with campus environmental organizations.” Around 600 s...

UVM, take climate action and divest from fossil fuels

UVM, take climate action and divest from fossil fuels

Chris Harrell

September 28, 2019

Students around the world walked out of school Sept. 20 in a powerful display of action. Over 4 million students participated in the youth-led Global Climate Strike, according to a Sept. 21 article from 350.org, a major environmental advocacy group and a co-organizer of the event. The goal of the ...

Closer to classes, far from community

Closer to classes, far from community

Tori Scala

September 27, 2019

Do you wish you could go back in time and tell your younger self to try something different? If I could, I would have told myself not to live in Central Campus Residence Hall as a first-year. I remember touring UVM in 2017, knowing that I wanted to live in CCRH. The residence hall was built in 20...

Pres. Trump cannot Sharpie out the truth

Pres. Trump cannot Sharpie out the truth

Emily Johnston

September 26, 2019

No matter if President Donald Trump is right or wrong about climate change, he will force his beliefs on all U.S. citizens. Immediately after his inauguration, Trump made this clear when all references of climate change were deleted from the White House website, according to a January 2017 Vice article....

Keep the Climate Strike going

Keep the Climate Strike going

Staff Editorial

September 25, 2019

At the Global Climate Strike Sept. 20, we were struck by the messages written on the many handmade signs raised in the air. A young girl, sitting atop a parent’s shoulders, held a sign written in crayon: “Are erth is grat.” Another held by a student, was painted in black and red on a Bernie 20...

How to find comfort in being uncomfortable: breathe

How to find comfort in being uncomfortable: breathe

Valerie Davis

September 21, 2019

Breathe. Just breathe.Ever since the first day of classes as a first-year just four weeks ago, these three words have been crucial to almost every aspect of my life. Since arriving at UVM, my life has become completely different. I have no choice but to step outside of my comfort zone and seek out ne...

We need conflict to make real changes

We need conflict to make real changes

Gabby Felitto

September 20, 2019

Everyone wants change to happen, but no one is willing to put the work in, especially if that work makes them feel uncomfortable. The 2019 Campus Climate Survey was released Sept. 5. The survey  provides data that helps ensure diversity and inclusion are sustained on campus. It also informs the Unive...

Vegans are more than what they do not eat

Vegans are more than what they do not eat

Lucy Gilbert

September 19, 2019

It is never okay to ridicule someone for what they eat. What you eat is personal to you based off not just your dietary needs, but also cultural, religious and personal beliefs. One popular “new” diet in the U.S. is veganism. There was an extreme growth of 600% of people who identified as vegans...

Protect food assistance for VT

Protect food assistance for VT

Letter to the Editor

September 18, 2019

Back-to-school season has begun across America. Millions of children have returned to classrooms, ready to start a new school year. Now, thanks to President Donald Trump’s administration, hundreds of thousands of struggling families — including many Vermonters — may have to worry about how the...

Policing won’t solve community issues

Policing won't solve community issues

Chris Harrell

September 13, 2019

SGA recently sent out an email detailing their initiatives to increase student and community safety over the next year. SGA is unfortunately wrong in their efforts. For a representative organization of a liberal-minded student body, these initiatives are a betrayal of their most vulnerable peers. O...

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