The Vermont Cynic

Students need helpful advisers

Students need helpful advisers

Staff Editorial

September 26, 2018

For some students, their advisers are the most valuable resource of their UVM experience. They’re open for office hours and let their advisees in on internship opportunities. For far too many students, however, an adviser is inaccessible and unconcerned with each student’s personal experience. It is an u...

Prepare for off-campus living

Prepare for off-campus living

Staff Editorial

September 19, 2018

After spending their first two years as an undergraduate in a residence hall enjoying the comforts of accessible laundry, nearby food and no utility bills to worry about paying, most students begin their off-campus housing experience. And in the midst of all the excitement — which place to choose, how ...

Fraternity life & rape culture

Fraternity life & rape culture

Staff Editorial

September 12, 2018

This story updated at 12:24 September 17 to reflect the correct question on the survey and to include who added it. The fraternity was found not guilty by a University investigation.  A UVM fraternity passed around a survey in 2011 where the question  “if you could rape someone, who would it be...

President fuels media distrust

President fuels media distrust

Staff Editorial

September 5, 2018

Employees of the Boston Globe had police stationed outside of their newsroom Aug. 30 after receiving threats to their lives. Robert Chain, a 68-year-old California man, was arrested Aug. 30 by the FBI for a series of violent comments to the paper after the Globe published an editorial Aug. 15. The edito...

UVM nurses ought to be heard

UVM nurses ought to be heard

Staff Editorial

August 29, 2018

This summer, nurses from the UVM Medical Center went on strike to protest unfair wages and insufficient staffing. The issue may feel localized — there are red “patients before profits” posters dotting the neighborhoods and the nurses picketed on Colchester avenue right by campus ...

Education for drug safety

Education for drug safety

Staff Editorial

May 2, 2018

College is often depicted as one big party in movies and TV shows. Drugs and alcohol are often glamorized — we’re rarely shown the passing out, blackouts or the overdoses. But, substance use is not always a fun thing to take part in. When party drugs become more than just a carefree experience...

Mandated reporting issue

Mandated reporting issue

Staff Editorial

April 25, 2018

For some people it’s a friend, others a family member, sometimes a professor.  We all have someone we trust in our lives who we can turn to with issues or concerns. But when is that person legally obligated to share those conversations with law enforcement? As mandated reporters, all faculty, s...

Call out gender bias issue

Call out gender bias issue

Staff Editorial

April 18, 2018

This week, a discrimination lawsuit four years in the making is finally going to trial. Cindy Ruescher, former UVM Enterprise Technology Services employee, accused the University of gender discrimination, creating a hostile workplace and firing her for complaining of discrimination issues. The cou...

SGA demands counselors

SGA demands counselors

Staff Editorial

April 11, 2018

Last week, SGA highlighted a desperate need for a counselor dedicated to the serving students of color at UVM. First-year SGA senator Carter Yee brought up a resolution calling on Counseling and Psychiatry Services to hire a mental health specialist to work specifically with students of color. We agr...

How to engage SGA voters

How to engage SGA voters

Staff Editorial

April 4, 2018

If we were to write the staff editorial expected of this paper, we would say that only 20 percent of the student body voted in the SGA presidential election, and isn’t that a shame. We would wag our fingers at our fellow undergrads, and point out that an SGA president elect received only 1,124 votes...

We can rename buildings

We can rename buildings

Staff Editorial

March 28, 2018

Two weeks ago, the board of trustees created a committee to discuss renaming buildings on campus. For over a year, students have called for the renaming of Perkins Hall and Bailey/Howe library. The committee will use a list of criteria developed by Yale University to decide whether or not to rename...

Vote with compassion

Vote with compassion

Staff Editorial

March 7, 2018

Tuesday is Town Meeting Day, which means that UVM students have the day off from classes to get out and vote. We urge all students who are exercising their right to vote to do so with care and commitment. When you cast a vote for the Ward 8 City Council representative and when you choose who will be...

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