The Vermont Cynic

Spread environmentalism on campus

Spread environmentalism on campus

Izzy Abraham

May 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion

As conscious newsreaders and tree-huggers UVM students are some of the most environmentally-friendly in the country. Our everyday habits are notably green, and we both boast and joke about how UVM is one of the most compost-friendly campuses around. But how do we spread our impact? How do we make up for the commu...

Union blocked out of admin office

Union blocked out of admin office

Emma Pinezich and Lee Hughes

April 2, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

The faculty union and student activists were locked out of the executive offices when they tried to deliver a petition. United Academics, the faculty union, hosted a 2:30 p.m. March 26 rally on the Waterman Green. It was attended by 40 faculty and students, including members from the Coalition for ...

Make change: vote in SGA elections

Make change: vote in SGA elections

Staff Editorial

March 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

No matter who you’re voting for, we should all vote in SGA elections. In recent weeks, there have been parallel student movements: a wave of protests and the arrival of SGA presidential campaigns. We must recognize that these movements are two sides of the same coin — accurate representation for...

The Waterman Takeover: A tradition of protest at UVM

The Waterman Takeover: A tradition of protest at UVM

Meg Trogolo, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

One year ago, student activist group NoNames for Justice staged a takeover of the Waterman building Feb. 26 in order to protest racial injustice in the University’s administration. The takeover, in which over 250 students spent the day hanging banners, soliciting signatures from administrators on a list o...

Pussy hats unite women, but ignore intersectionality

Pussy hats unite women, but ignore intersectionality

Gabby Lescadre

February 3, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Power to the pussy is a great mantra — just not for the entire feminist movement. For a sex that is predisposed to oppression at birth and whose sexual anatomy is a synonym for weakness, turning the word pussy into a symbol of strength and resistance is a no-brainer for feminists. Especially in t...

It’s time for a new Women’s March

It’s time for a new Women’s March

Staff Editorial

January 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

This past Saturday, Vermonters gathered in Montpelier — and in capitals across the nation — for the third annual Women’s March. The march was first conceived in the light of President Donald Trump’s 2016 election win. It’s well-known for being a symbol of resistance and unity, but it has also prov...

Evironmental activism is a step toward social justice

Evironmental activism is a step toward social justice

Emily Johnston

December 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Many people struggle to choose between social justice or environmental justice. They think of them as two separate entities: both righteous, but on two different wavelengths. However, the environmental justice movement has a lot more in common with social justice than initially meets the eye. Both ...

Guerrilla Girls UNMASKED: Donna Kaz

Guerrilla Girls UNMASKED: Donna Kaz

Amanda Martino, Multimedia Reporter

November 5, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

The undercover feminist group the Guerrilla Girls formed in 1985 and has since been fighting against racism and sexism in the arts. Donna Kaz put down the mask and gave a talk to the Burlington community about her life as an activist and artist.

Use your anger to fuel activism

Use your anger to fuel activism

Letter to the Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Three weeks ago, almost 1,000 students walked out of classes to protest the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, to support heroes Christine Blasey Ford and Anita Hill and to stand with survivors of sexual assault. We stood to oppose the political threats that Kavanaugh poses – the er...

Don’t wait to speak up

Don’t wait to speak up

Staff Editorial

October 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The survivors of the Parkland shooting came to speak Oct. 19 in Burlington. While addressing a crowd gathered in the First Universalist Church, David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez and Alex Wind spoke about the importance of activism. These individuals, although only 18 years old, have already formed March for O...

Prime Time Cats – Yah don’t need names to serve JUSTICE!!!

Prime Time Cats – Yah don’t need names to serve JUSTICE!!!

Corey Dew, Multimedia Reporter

May 20, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Podcasts

Martin Luther king Jr once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” I think it’s safe to say NONAMESFORJUSTICE backs this up. Tune into this week’s Prime Time Cats episode featuring NONAMESFORJUSTICE to learn about the group, activism, the list of demands and much more....

We can rename buildings

We can rename buildings

Staff Editorial

March 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Two weeks ago, the board of trustees created a committee to discuss renaming buildings on campus. For over a year, students have called for the renaming of Perkins Hall and Bailey/Howe library. The committee will use a list of criteria developed by Yale University to decide whether or not to rename...

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