The Vermont Cynic

Liberalism’s true legacy

January 19, 2017

We now know that fake news, real Russians and dank memes are all to blame for Clinton losing the election. It has absolutely nothing to do with the Democrats failing to provide a compelling...

Public opinions influenced by increase in fake news

Izzy Siedman December 7, 2016

Raise your hand if you’ve ever scrolled past an factually incorrect article or a misleading post from a friend on Facebook and thought nothing of it. The prevalence of “fake news” and how often...

Electoral College undermines the democratic process

Electoral College undermines the democratic process

December 2, 2016

Dear Editor, The framers of the U.S. Constitution created the Electoral College as a result of a compromise for the presidential election process. During the debate, some delegates felt a direct...

National tragedy necessitates a strong voice

National tragedy necessitates a strong voice

Lachlan Francis November 30, 2016

The last week has been among the most trying of my life (albeit a short one, so far). I have spent much of my time throughout the past week thinking back to an interaction that I had here in San Antonio...

Thanksgiving Survival Guide from GSWS Students

November 21, 2016

Dear Editor, For many, this has been a tough week. Walking the streets of Burlington, countless numbers of people can be seen wearing the grief on their faces, heads are hung low, people seem to be embracing...

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...

A final dump on Trump: The easiest voting choice

A final dump on Trump: The easiest voting choice

James Flaherty November 10, 2016

I never really considered myself that much of a political enthusiast. I had opinions on social issues, but political and economic matters were never really my strong suit. Because of this, I...

Clinton devotes her life to the good of the people

Clinton devotes her life to the good of the people

Lily Spechler November 10, 2016

I saw I had a text from my grandma, the one who never sends text messages because she doesn’t even have a texting plan. It read, “Girls, turn on your TVs and watch the first woman get nominated...

Hope for the future with progressive millennials

November 9, 2016

Dear Editor,  Similar to most Americans right now, I can't even begin to explain the emotional toll this election has taken. Election night took every ideal I had been taught about American society...

Politics create new source of entertainment

Politics create new source of entertainment

November 3, 2016

We no longer have to go down to the river to get water. We don’t have to farm our own crops or raise our own livestock. We have plenty. We are bored. Even if you work two jobs, you still probably...

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...

As journalism changes, so does election coverage

As journalism changes, so does election coverage

Chloe Chaobal October 28, 2016

A former New York Times reporter came to UVM to raise concerns on how the media does modern reporting. Former Washington Correspondent for The New York Times Adam Clymer has had decades of experience...

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