The Vermont Cynic

Response to “Mandated Reporting Issue”

Letter to the Editor

May 11, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

As the Intake and Outreach Coordinator for the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (which addresses incidents of discrimination and harassment on campus, including sexual misconduct and assault), I am writing in response to the “Mandated Reporting Issue” staff editorial in the April...

Tips for coping with finals week

Tips for coping with finals week

Henry Mitchell

May 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Whether this is your first semester at UVM or you are a seasoned veteran, one thing is certain during this finals season: You’re screwed. Since you’re probably procrastinating like the irresponsible student you are, I’ll help you out with these tips: 1: Free your mind. Creativity is your body’s way ...

Be reliable to combat the culture of unaccountability

Be reliable to combat the culture of unaccountability

Mills Sparkman

May 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We’ve all been there; we’ve made plans to get lunch with someone, go out, or just do homework together, only to have them cancel before the plans even happen. College is busy. Heavy course loads and limited hours in the day force college students to balance their time with socializing falling t...

Engaging students in SGA issues

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It takes knowing SGA to participate in SGA. But it is a challenging task to try to learn all there is to know about SGA. It’s hard to engage with it while while balancing a very busy life and study schedule. If students knew the issues at hand that SGA were trying to fight for, they would be more ...

Complaints from a graduating senior

Complaints from a graduating senior

Cole Wangsness

May 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As I finish out my super-senior year, I’d like to take a minute to look back at some of my general gripes and grievances about UVM. It’s backed up by haphazardly constructed strawpolls with leading questions that support my agenda, so you can’t dispute that I’m right. Tour groups; they clog ...

Education for drug safety

Education for drug safety

Staff Editorial

May 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

College is often depicted as one big party in movies and TV shows. Drugs and alcohol are often glamorized — we’re rarely shown the passing out, blackouts or the overdoses. But, substance use is not always a fun thing to take part in. When party drugs become more than just a carefree experience...

Janelle Monae’s new song empowers women

Janelle Monae’s new song empowers women

Kim Henry

April 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Janelle Monae’s new music video, “PYNK,” paints a radically queer and black sci-fi landscape. And the way things are going right now, I want to jump in the painting with her. For many black, femme oddballs out there, Monae has long been the android queen of our dreams, bopping and singing as her r...

Guilt tripping to save the earth

Guilt tripping to save the earth

John Strek

April 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We live in a world where environmental negligence is commonplace. Just look at what we’ve done. Disasters like the Sanchi oil spill this January or the Keystone Pipeline leak in November 2017  seem more grave than past disasters. Infrastructure, including building construction, transportation and electr...

Technology is changing cognition

Luke Liscio

April 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The negative effects of technology are widely known, yet we refuse to acknowledge them. Instead of just relying on research to understand the effects of technology, such as addiction to our devices and decreased face-to-face interaction, we must also use our own wits to identify these effects in ou...

Learning from a long history of revolutionary action

Learning from a long history of revolutionary action

Gabriel Timberg

April 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

There have been times in my life where everything seemed like a hopeless waste of time, and during these times there has been one comforting thought that makes it all OK: the hope of a year as revolutionary as 1968. 1968 served as the most important social turning point during the Cold War, setting up...

Mandated reporting issue

Mandated reporting issue

Staff Editorial

April 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

For some people it’s a friend, others a family member, sometimes a professor.  We all have someone we trust in our lives who we can turn to with issues or concerns. But when is that person legally obligated to share those conversations with law enforcement? As mandated reporters, all faculty, s...

Students & Government – Part 2

Students & Government – Part 2

Khalid Almubarak, Multimedia Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion, Podcasts

In this episode of Students & Government, we meet Luke and student senator Nicole. We get a sample perspective on the SGA, and what possibly motivates a student to vote. Luke shares his insights, and Nicole talks about the great load of issues that the SGA committees have to deal with, and gives...

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