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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

Political involvement shouldnt be a trend

Political involvement shouldn’t be a trend

Meg Trogolo, Opinion Columnist November 5, 2020

Politics is not a form of entertainment or something to ignore. It is instead a chance to decide who determines the circumstances of your life and the lives of those around you and choosing not to take...

SGA senators to attend mandatory diversity training in the midst of student concerns

SGA senators to attend mandatory diversity training in the midst of student concerns

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor October 21, 2020

Senators in UVM’s Student Government Association must attend a four hour diversity training to help discourage biases against students and make SGA a more welcoming space for students of color.  SGA...

Organizers and speakers of the “Womxn and Femme March” stand as Beverly Little Thunder gives the closing speech of the event Oct. 17.

‘Womxn and Femme March’ draws hundreds to Vermont State House

Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter October 20, 2020

The granite steps of the Vermont State House filled with people Saturday afternoon, calling on Vermonters to vote for Joe Biden in the upcoming presidential election and to fight for a more inclusive feminism. The...

Activists should abide by truth

Activists should abide by truth

Staff Editorial December 3, 2019

Over this past month, posters have been strewn on tables and tacked to bulletin boards across campus. “DON’T BE THEIR PUPPET,” they read, in white lettering. In the background of the poster, an...

 Mona Haydar speaks in front of an assembled crowd, Nov. 4. Haydar was invited to speak by the Muslim Student Association.

Rapper sheds light on decolonization

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer November 14, 2019

A woman with bright brown eyes, electric pink lipstick and a white hijab made her way through rows of chairs, smiling widely. Around 6 p.m. Nov. 4, the president of the Mulim Student Association, sophomore...

Discussing Divestment

Emily Johnston and Chris Harrell October 19, 2019

Chris Harrell: Hello, Cynic friends! Today, my friend Emily and I are talking about divestment. Emily Johnston: The call for divestment is the call to move investments the school makes away from the...

Spread environmentalism on campus

Spread environmentalism on campus

Izzy Abraham May 5, 2019

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...

First-year Jordyn King delivers a speech at the March 26 United Academics rally on the Waterman Green, which was attended by 40 faculty and students. The rally was to support the UAs petition which demands for the reinstatement of two lecturers and support for students who received conduct hearing notices following participation in a Feb. 26 rally hosted by NoNames for Justice.

Union blocked out of admin office

Emma Pinezich and Lee Hughes April 2, 2019

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...

Make change: vote in SGA elections

Make change: vote in SGA elections

Staff Editorial March 27, 2019

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...

Posters wrap the marble columns of the Waterman building the student activist group NoNames For Justice take-over of the building Feb. 26, 2018.

The Waterman Takeover: A tradition of protest at UVM

Meg Trogolo, Staff Writer February 26, 2019

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...

Pussy hats unite women, but ignore intersectionality

Pussy hats unite women, but ignore intersectionality

Gabby Lescadre February 3, 2019

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...

Its time for a new Womens March

It’s time for a new Women’s March

Staff Editorial January 23, 2019

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...

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