The Vermont Cynic

Women stand for the true America

Women stand for the true America

Staff Editorial

January 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

              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

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

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

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

[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

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

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...

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