The Vermont Cynic

Activism must go beyond social media

Activism must go beyond social media

Emily Johnston

September 7, 2019

Instagram stories, posts that appear for only 24 hours, have recently been used by activists to spread awareness about political and social issues. On social media, and especially on college campuses, students constantly feel the pressure to do something about what they believe in. At a school like U...

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 of the most compost-friendly campuses around. But how do we spread our impact? How do we make up for the commu...

“Me too” demands change

Staff Editorial

October 25, 2017

So many “Me toos” on social media this past week have made us think long and hard. Too many people have been affected by sexual violence; the number of posts is unfathomable. And as post after post of “Me too” appears on social media, survivors of sexual assault are reminded regularly ...

Mental illness: a silent struggle for students

Mental illness: a silent struggle for students

Renee Willard

October 19, 2016

The National Alliance for Mental Illness has declared the first week of October “Mental Health Awareness Week.” The week is dedicated to ending the stigma surrounding mental illnesses, and it’s especially important for the one out of four college students who will be diagnosed with a mental i...

LivingWell helps to celebrate recovery month

Anna Power

October 6, 2016

This September, UVM celebrated Recovery Month through Living Well’s Catamount Recovery Program, a programmed housing option for students recovering from addiction. “The Catamount Recovery Program was developed to create a community and a home for students that are in recovery,” Amy Boyd Austin, coor...

Ecuador trip sparks activism at UVM

Cotachi-Capayas Ecological Reserve is pictured Jan. 22. The policies of land use course was taught in Ecuador over winter break by lecturer Pete Shear. PHOTO COURTESY EMME TRAINOR

Jackie Flynn

February 24, 2016

After returning from a study abroad trip to Ecuador, two students are sharing  what they learned with the campus community. Sophomore environmental studies majors Emma Trainor and Margaret Gish plan to start a club at UVM aiming to promote environmental alternatives they learned during their time abroad. The environ...

Bringing HIV/AIDS awareness to Burlington

Heather Rankine

November 24, 2014

HIV/AIDS Awareness Week starts Dec. 1 and will include educational events, a rally and a twilight vigil. This event is put on by Partners In Health, a Boston based organization whose goal is to provide medical care to individuals in need through relationships with other organizations, according to...

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