The Vermont Cynic

University needs a heroin antidote

University needs a heroin antidote

Staff Editorial

August 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

While heroin use isn’t immediately visible on UVM’s campus, it’s here. In 2009, UVM was forced to confront the opioid crisis when senior Will Gates died of a heroin overdose. Last spring, the UVM Humanities Center invited reporter Sam Quinones to speak about the opioid crisis. The m...

The importance of multiple truths

The importance of multiple truths

Staff Editorial

May 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Everyone at UVM– from residents all the way up through administrators in Student Affairs– needs to be talking more about what does and does not work in Residential Life. These conversations have been happening for a while. Folks in the residential life sphere as well as those higher up in the Univers...

Equal treatment for organizations

Equal treatment for organizations

Staff Editorial

April 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

First, let’s be clear: the action of the individual who stole the Black Lives Matter flag was hateful and racist. In our editorial last week, we were not nearly clear enough about this. In fact, race and racism are not explicitly mentioned until the 12th paragraph. Yes, we speak abou...

Writing While Black

Writing While Black

Kim Henry, Senior Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Staff Editorial

I did not realize it until last night, but I’ve been working toward this moment since the day I read the Cynic’s “Kake Walk” article last year.   On Thursday, April 13, I walked across the Davis Center green toward the Cynic office. I had no grand intentions in mind-- I just wanted to ...

We must carry the flag on our backs and in our hearts

We must carry the flag on our backs and in our hearts

Staff Editorial

April 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The Black Lives Matter flag became an emblem whose impact radiated beyond UVM’s campus and across Vermont state boundaries. It was a symbol: the student body of a predominantly white university stood behind a movement to end slayings of black men and women in America. The flag that was s...

SGA executives have transformed UVM

SGA executives have transformed UVM

Staff Editorial

April 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

During the past two years, the entire student body of this University has been blessed to be led by two incredible student leaders. Since April 2015, Jason Maulucci and Tyler Davis have led this campus with strength, integrity and intelligence. Everything they have sought to complete was done...

Students pop UVM’s liberal bubble

Students pop UVM’s liberal bubble

Staff Editorial

April 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

A university is a marketplace of ideas. The discussions we choose to have on campus will define the solutions that we develop in the real world after college. Every person has a different opinion. Our nation is built around a political system that is not meant to divide us, but to help us ent...

Chris Petrillo for SGA President

Chris Petrillo for SGA President

Staff Editorial

March 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

In at least the past ten years, the Cynic has not endorsed a candidate for SGA president. This year, we are endorsing Chris Petrillo. After two years and a historic administration, it is again time for UVM students to choose one person to represent them. Chris Petrillo is the best person to do so. ...

Don’t let rhetoric divide us further

Don’t let rhetoric divide us further

Staff Editorial

March 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

This week, Vermont and the UVM community saw the first community-altering event of Trump’s federal immigration policy. Friends and community members stand in jail cells, while their friends, some of whom are UVM students, worry about them. They have committed no violent crimes and they w...

Reading days must be reinstated

Reading days must be reinstated

Staff Editorial

March 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

When reading days were removed at the end of the fall 2015 semester, they were done so without consultation from students and student leaders on this campus. These student leaders are the same leaders who work tirelessly and often without pay with solely the best interests of the campus student b...

An emphasis on gender inclusivity

An emphasis on gender inclusivity

Staff Editorial

March 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The University has released a detailed plan to establish gender inclusivity in regards to restrooms. Trans folks have recently been targeted on a national level. President Donald Trump rolled back an order the Obama administration began, allowing transgender youth to use whichever bathroom they choose...

State funding for in-state students

State funding for in-state students

Staff Editorial

February 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

As Vermont goes through a budget transformation, President Sullivan has added UVM to the conversation of where funds should be allocated. His request this time specifies that funds be used for low income, in-state students. This is one event in a decade-long conversation surrounding inc...

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