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 message other than “She’s not Trump.” We should attribute Clinton’s failure in the pr...

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 it is taken as fact, reveals the influence social media has on informing and grouping the populous....

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 popular election would lead to the election of each state’s favorite son, and none would emerge with...

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 on Election Day. There was an hour and a half until polls closed, and I was out knocking on doo...

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 their loved ones tighter and every conversation heard in passing is a new take on what is caus...

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...

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 believed voting in my first election would be a difficult decision. To remedy my apathy toward the...

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 to be a presidential candidate of the United States of America.” My grandma was born in 1936...

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 and shattered it. For the first time in my life I questioned whether this was somewhere I wanted to co...

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 spend a good amount of time watching T.V. each day. There are days that I spend longer starin...

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 ...

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 political reporting. Clymer spoke about the coverage of the 2016 presidential election Oct. 18 in ...

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