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The Vermont Cynic

Liberalism’s true legacy

January 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

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 presidential race to a lack...

Public opinions influenced by increase in fake news

Izzy Siedman

December 7, 2016

Filed under Life

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. As we’ve made the tr...

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 compr...

National tragedy necessitates a strong voice

National tragedy necessitates a strong voice

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...

Thanksgiving Survival Guide from GSWS Students

November 21, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

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 causing this sense of unease....

Selfless love can overcome national hatred

November 16, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

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 have begun a conversation o...

A final dump on Trump: The easiest voting choice

A final dump on Trump: The easiest voting choice

November 10, 2016

I never really considered myself that much of a political enthusiast. I had opinions on social issues,...

Clinton devotes her life to the good of the people

Clinton devotes her life to the good of the people

November 10, 2016

I saw I had a text from my grandma, the one who never sends text messages because she doesn’t...

Hope for the future with progressive millennials

November 9, 2016

Filed under Election Opinion, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

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 continue to be a part of. Every...

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 ...

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 ...

As journalism changes, so does election coverage

As journalism changes, so does election coverage

October 28, 2016

A former New York Times reporter came to UVM to raise concerns on how the media does modern reporting...

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