The Vermont Cynic

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...

Policing that which cannot be policed

Policing that which cannot be policed

September 14, 2015

Like the changing leaves, college kids coming back to town in fall, getting drunk, having parties an...

On the amazing first-year experience

On the amazing first-year experience

September 1, 2015

Perhaps the most hectic and unpredictable time in life is the first week of college.Being tossed into a ...

Repeal the 40 percent rule

April 28, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The human appendix is the classic example of a vestigial organ. It doesn’t really do anything, hundreds of people die a year from them exploding and millions of dollars are spent on surgeries to remove it. Unfortunately, we are all born with these vestigial organs. In Vermont, we have a vestigial law. Turn to page 4 and you...

Blowing smoke at freedom

April 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

When we all return to campus next semester, the air will most likely be a little cleaner. A tobacco ban, as you all read on the front page and from President Sullivan in your inbox last week, will most likely be in effect.Bans such as this are becoming more pervasive throughout the country, especially at institutions of higher learn...

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