The Vermont Cynic

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...

Efforts to renovate downtown to all outdoor shopping

Efforts to renovate downtown to all outdoor shopping

October 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

[media-credit name="Eileen O'Connor" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] A recently proposed project aims to transform the Burlington Town Mall from an inside mall to an outside shopping center, extending Pine St. and St. Paul St. through it. The proposal is most certainly positive...

A call to action against hazing

A call to action against hazing

October 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Hazing is an epidemic at universities nationwide. It occurred right here on our campus Sept. 24 when first-year hockey team members were ordered to perform a series of humiliating and sickening tasks. [media-credit name="Hannah Kearns" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] Being strip...

Addressing sexual assault on campus

Addressing sexual assault on campus

October 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Sexual assault is a major issue; both nationwide, and on our own campus. Just this past Friday, a speak-out was held outside of the Davis Center where students encouraged our University to do more to put an end to sexual assault on campus. [media-credit name="Elise Mitchell" align="alig...

Raising the flag for our community

September 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

This week, UVM students stood in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement at an organized “Black Out.” At the event, participants dressed in all black to pose for a picture under a “Black Lives Matter” flag. This particular flag, first raised Sept. 22, was later stolen and a ...

Listen, don’t dismiss other opinions

Listen, don’t dismiss other opinions

September 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Last Friday, a pro concealed carry organization tabled outside the Davis Center. On our undeniably liberal campus, the conservative voice is often lost in a majority population of pro-Bernie Sanders, social justice warriors. As a result, conservative students, who are clearly outnumbered by...

New Interfaith Center uniting UVM campus

New Interfaith Center uniting UVM campus

September 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

[media-credit name="Genevieve Winn" align="alignnone" width="230"][/media-credit]UVM prides itself on being inclusive to everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or religion.A new Interfaith Center is planned to open by the end of the semester, and is another example of our University’s work toward in...

UVM to expand peer advising

UVM to expand peer advising

September 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

A new peer-mentor program and new Advising Center located on the first floor of the Davis Center are examples of initiatives being taken by the University in order to create a more positive advising experience for students on campus. [media-credit name="Ciera Libenson" align="alignnone" width="300"][...

Welcome back to UVM

Welcome back to UVM

August 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

New schedules, free coffee, blank notebooks and well-rested students: all signs of a new semester at UVM. It’s that time of year again; everyone is return- ing to the beautiful campus we call home. Welcome, class of 2020! You’ve made the right decision by choosing to attend UVM and your next four y...

A week of coffee and NBR

A week of coffee and NBR

May 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Finals week. It’s the time of every semester that students fear.Final papers, exams and ever-so-dreaded group projects pile up and it seems like we will never get out of what can accurately be described as a scene from the “Hunger Games.”Caffeine is treated like gold, sleep is cherished and hard...

The Best of Burlington is back in town

April 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Skinny Pancake, Henderson’s, Nectar’s: the list goes on. UVM students, staff and faculty alike all have their favorites when it comes to places where they eat, drink and live.The Cynic is in the midst of conducting our “Best of Burlington” poll to determine what the community considers the “bes...

‘Groovy UV’: embracing a spirited tradition

‘Groovy UV’: embracing a spirited tradition

April 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

 Today marks a sort of “unofficial” holiday at UVM: 4/20. Hundreds of students will fill the Redstone Green and celebrate weed culture.The event is definitely a part of the culture here on campus, a place many refer to as “Groovy UV.”Whether or not you choose to take part in the festivities,...

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