The Vermont Cynic

The marijuana bill passed in Vermont

The marijuana bill passed in Vermont

March 2, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The Vermont State Senate made history Feb. 24 by becoming the second legislative body to legalize th...

Kake Walk: Time to right our wrongs

<p>Kake Walk: Time to right our wrongs</p>

February 24, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Forty-seven years ago, the University ended a tradition that involved  fraternity members dancing in bl...

<p>An intolerable, anti-Semitic email</p>

An intolerable, anti-Semitic email

February 17, 2016

A number of UVM students found an unsettling email in their inboxes Feb. 10, claiming that a crematori...

<p>Bring it Back: step up to the plate</p>

Bring it Back: step up to the plate

February 10, 2016

In 2009, UVM cut its varsity baseball and softball programs because of budget cuts.This wasn’t th...

Your voice can make a difference

February 3, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Voting: A simple act that has the potential to change the political landscape of our country.This is especially true during the current election cycle.Though it’s only January, this race is already shaping up to be one for the history books.When the headlines are dominated by Donald Trump’s latest inflammatory antics (includ...

Student activism falls flat

<p>Student activism falls flat</p>

January 27, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Nearly 350 people RSVP’d “going” to an event titled “Give Us Back Our Reading Days! Student Protes...

Reform ignores our needs

December 10, 2015

Filed under Staff Editorial

[UPDATED: Dec. 10 6:20 p.m.]With barely any input from the student body, the University has decided to eliminate reading days beginning in fall 2016.This change was made to allow for a fall break in October, as well as a shift in the timing of spring break to allow for students to participate in Burlington’s Town Meeting Day.Gi...

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Our failures to shed light on hate

November 20, 2015

The media has been buzzing about the recent protests at the University of Missouri. Minority students and faculty across the country said they o...

UVM Foundation steps up to the plate

October 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

As the money for public higher education starts to dry up, public institutions have turned to the successful model of public-private partnerships to stay relevant. This past week, our relationship with the UVM Foundation has never been more public.The UVM Foundation, established in 2011, has been in the spotlight for good reas...

Learn about the issues of your school

September 30, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

You gotta serve somebody. Bob Dylan’s famous lyrics are blunt, but accurate.There is a pecking order. People have power over the direction of your life.Here at UVM, those people are all around you — friends, professors, administrators and a group of people, many of whom students have never met, called trustees.These people ...

On school spirit, and how to get it

On school spirit, and how to get it

September 24, 2015

Good sports programs are vital to American universities. Almost every facet of a university can be touched by good, profitable and inspiring prog...

The international contract of mystery

The international contract of mystery

September 15, 2015

The contract between UVM and Study Group, a private international student recruiting firm, is partially re...

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