The Vermont Cynic

UVM and Burlington are one

UVM and Burlington are one

Staff Editorial

February 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Upon our acceptance of UVM’s offer to join their community as Catamounts, we became a part of another community as well: Vermont’s queen city, Burlington. The college experience is so much more than just the classes we take, here we learn to be members of a community. Programs created by ...

Super Bowl LI mirrors the country

Super Bowl LI mirrors the country

Staff Editorial

February 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

On the first Sunday in February, Americans set aside their differences and come together to enjoy the spirit of the game. Even Democrats and Republicans, the most polarized groups in America, unite for one event: the Super Bowl. The New England Patriots won in overtime in an astonishing co...

The environment belongs to us all

Staff Editorial

February 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The mission of the Rubenstein school is to bring people and the environment together. For over 30 years, it has produced graduates that go out to create a world where this is possible. Not for some, for all. The school provides training, not only for environmental education, but for community d...

Women stand for the true America

Women stand for the true America

Staff Editorial

January 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Half a million people gathered in our nation’s capitol. There was no service on the blocks they occupied. It was Jan. 21 — a day that will be remembered in history as the day people came together, both physically and metaphorically, to march for humanity, in all its diversity and intersec...

Team shows humanity in tragedy

Team shows humanity in tragedy

January 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

On the afternoon of Jan. 6, a shooter entered Fort Lauderdale International Airport, murdered five innocent people and injured six others. Thirty-six more people faced injuries as a result of the panic that followed, including three members of UVM’s swimming and diving team. [media-credi...

Mental health: UVM’s crowning jewel

Mental health: UVM’s crowning jewel

December 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Our education goes far beyond what we learn in the classroom. Though the ultimate goal of an undergrad is to earn a degree, there is so much more to gain from a college experience than enhanced knowledge, especially at UVM. College is about the trials and tribulations of learning to overc...

New construction benefits student life

November 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

It's easy to feel on top of the world after senior year of high school. Coming from the top of the totem pole, so comfortable and confident in your environment, to a community so new and untouched can be a weird transition. At the same time, leaving high school in the past and jumping into ...

Selfless love can overcome national hatred

November 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

How lucky we are to live in a place where so many of us possess the same values of humanity, even at a time when some fear our own humanity may be challenged; a place where a tumultuous election brought us together, instead of apart; a place that hate will not reach. By standing in solidarity, we h...

Stand with your truth

Stand with your truth

November 9, 2016


Filed under Election Opinion, Staff Editorial

              One-hundred percent of the Cynic executive editorial team is queer. Until this summer, we were both closeted.     We each spent over 20 years denying this fact, in an attempt to convince ourselves that our st...

The administration must reprioritize

The administration must reprioritize

November 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The University has once again made a paramount decision without consulting some of the highest public tuition payers in the country: its students. Every single first-year student who comes to UVM in August will be forced to live in programmed housing. This decision has already been made by...

The importance of voting this election

The importance of voting this election

November 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Election Day. It’s less than a week away, which is a hard to ignore fact considering the large amount of attention the media has given it. There’s the obvious competition between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, both vying to be the next President of the United States. However; there ...

Biden, Sanders, and other local appearances

Biden, Sanders, and other local appearances

October 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

This has been a big week at UVM. Not only did the Vice President of the United States step foot on-campus, but so did several big-name Vermont politicians, including the one and only Senator Bernie Sanders. Vice President Joe Biden was a part of a roundtable discussion Friday alongside Sen. Patric...

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