The Vermont Cynic

It’s time for a new Women’s March

It’s time for a new Women’s March

Staff Editorial

January 23, 2019

This past Saturday, Vermonters gathered in Montpelier — and in capitals across the nation — for the third annual Women’s March. The march was first conceived in the light of President Donald Trump’s 2016 election win. It’s well-known for being a symbol of resistance and unity, but it has also prov...

Governmental actions affect us all

Governmental actions affect us all

Staff Editorial

January 16, 2019

At the date of publication of this article, the government will have been shut down for 25 days. That means 25 days that one third of federal workers have gone without pay. The shutdown is the result of a political disagreement over funds demanded by President Trump for his border wall. And althoug...

No second chances in #MeToo

No second chances in #MeToo

Staff Editorial

December 12, 2018

This time last year, #MeToo and the Time’s Up movement were in full swing. Hollywood actresses came together and spoke up about the abuse and power plays rampant in the industry, proving that even women who we perceive as more privileged are not safe. It was a venture into uncharted territory to see wom...

Juul, but use common sense

Juul, but use common sense

Staff Editorial

December 5, 2018

Growing up, we were all told not to smoke. It would make us wheeze, turn our lungs black, give us cancer. Cigarettes were a relic of the past. Now, few of us can be caught flicking a lighter during a smoke break. We’re puffing away discreetly: Juuling. Look around on campus and you’ll see it — in the l...

A future threatened by denial

A future threatened by denial

Staff Editorial

November 28, 2018

Last Wednesday, the same day the death toll from wildfires in California reached 83 people with hundreds more missing, President Donald Trump asked on Twitter, “Whatever happened to Global Warming?” The president’s tweet, based on an unusually cold forecast, contradicts not only the most popular under...

Be conscious in giving thanks

Be conscious in giving thanks

Staff Editorial

November 14, 2018

It’s November and we’ve made it to the final stretch of the semester. Once we hit the middle of the month, the few remaining weeks melt together in a mess of final exams, projects, readings and essays, then, finally, some rest. But, one week in particular can feel especially long — and that ...

“It’s ok to be white” returns

“It’s ok to be white” returns

Staff Editorial

November 7, 2018

When signs saying “It’s OK to be white” went up around campus for the second time last week, many students who saw them online may have thought they were seeing last year’s news. The intense backlash to these signs was both immediate and unsurprising to most of the student body. One would as...

Public school, private donors

Public school, private donors

Staff Editorial

October 31, 2018

Over $100 million was designated to campus renovations and construction over the next few years at the most recent board of trustees session, a biannual meeting in which board members discuss and vote on the future of UVM. Despite the spending, the humanities remain in crisis on UVM’s campus. Earl...

Don’t wait to speak up

Don’t wait to speak up

Staff Editorial

October 24, 2018

The survivors of the Parkland shooting came to speak Oct. 19 in Burlington. While addressing a crowd gathered in the First Universalist Church, David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez and Alex Wind spoke about the importance of activism. These individuals, although only 18 years old, have already formed March for O...

Engage in democracy and vote

Engage in democracy and vote

Staff Editorial

October 17, 2018

The polls open for many of our state and local midterms Nov. 6. As we enter this election season, people all over the country are starting to feel the pressures of voter turnout. But because news media covers presidential elections extensively, there is a general tendency for people to feel disintereste...

Food insecurity needs solutions

Food insecurity needs solutions

Staff Editorial

October 10, 2018

College life is often hectic and stressful. Between studying, a social life, work and extracurriculars, students shouldn’t have to worry about their next meal.     An April 2018 study from the Wisconsin Hope Lab found that 36 percent of university students in the U.S. were food insecure. Hunger ...

Disagreements need discussion

Disagreements need discussion

Staff Editorial

October 3, 2018

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 ...

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