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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

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...

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...

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...

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...

A brief breakdown of Trumps persona in the debates

A brief breakdown of Trump’s persona in the debates

Jake Geller October 27, 2016

What a pity, truly. The lives of all Americans hang in the balance of a real-life reality TV show. Before I say anything, I must make an apology. Sorry Teresa Giudice, flipping a table just isn’t...

Trump supporters looking to repeal 19th Amendment

Gaetano Martello October 19, 2016

This election just continues to surprise me. A new trend among Trump supporters has begun, and it is no surprise to me that it happens to be concurrent with Trump’s current series of losses...

Point Counterpoint: An interpretation of last weeks Presidential Debate; Counterpoint: Clinton trumped Trump in crazy debate

Point Counterpoint: An interpretation of last week’s Presidential Debate; Counterpoint: Clinton trumped Trump in crazy debate

Gaetano Martello October 5, 2016

[media-credit name="Kira Bellis" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] No, but let's be serious here. Watching Hillary Clinton be cool, calm and recognizably knowledgeable during the...

Point Counterpoint: An interpretation of last weeks Presidential Debate; Point: Supporting making America great again

Point Counterpoint: An interpretation of last week’s Presidential Debate; Point: Supporting making America great again

October 5, 2016

[media-credit name="Kira Bellis" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] Although Donald is the master of the universe, and I support him wholeheartedly, by the way, and I did sell him...

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