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Santa invests in “clean coal” this Christmas

Santa invests in

Lily Spechler

December 8, 2016

It’s that time of year again: Christmas cheer is in the air. However, it seems we’ve got some bad, bad hombres in this country and as a result we all might be getting coal in our stockings. Thankfully, though, this coal is ... clean? There are two myths I would like to debunk: since we...

Biden, Sanders, and other local appearances

Biden, Sanders, and other local appearances

October 26, 2016

This has been a big week at UVM. Not only did the Vice President of the United States step foot on-campus, but so did several big-name Vermont politicians, including the one and only Senator Bernie Sanders. Vice President Joe Biden was a part of a roundtable discussion Friday alongside Sen. Patric...

Point Counterpoint: Is Sanders’ fiscal policy feasible? Counterpoint: Let’s be real, Ryan would be a better choice

Point Counterpoint: Is Sanders' fiscal policy feasible? Counterpoint: Let's be real, Ryan would be a better choice

Joey Brown

March 30, 2016

With an uninspiring set of candidates for the Republican Party’s lineup, and one man whose hands are far too small to afford him my endorsement, the man for the job is Paul Ryan, whose ascendancy to the nomination will be contingent upon an unlikely set of circumstances: 1) Trump does not reach the 1,2...

Point Counterpoint: Is Sanders’ fiscal policy feasible? Point: Endorse Sen. Sanders’ and support fiscal equality

Point Counterpoint: Is Sanders' fiscal policy feasible? Point: Endorse Sen. Sanders' and support fiscal equality

March 30, 2016

The focal points of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign are economic issues such as income and wealth inequality, minimum wage, the burden of student debt, and universal healthcare. There are strong economic arguments in favor of his progressive proposals.Sanders’ record is rock solid, his message for hope ...

Sanders’ fictitious compassionate socialism

Joey Brown

March 17, 2016

In the 2000 presidential election, George W. Bush made popular the term “compassionate conservatism," rightly regarded by ideological conservatives, among whom Bush is not, as an attack against the rest of the conservative movement. Were they not, as they must have supposed, compassionate already...

Don’t shame women voting for men

Don't shame women voting for men

March 2, 2016

Many people have told me that wanting to vote for Bernie Sanders is just a phase. They cite different reasons: I’m a college student, I’m young, I live in Vermont. But the reason that makes me the angriest is the one I hear most often: I’m a woman.I identify as a feminist and want to see all ...

After the Kake Walk: A history of UVM’s racial climate from Lattie Coor’s presidency to the present

UVM student's protesting 1988

Bryan O'Keefe and Sarah Olsen

March 2, 2016

Student activism was common at UVM throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, resulting in the creation of some of the first African-American, Chicano/a and women’s studies departments in the U.S., English professor Nancy Welch said. “At UVM, these actions — and the establishment of courses in women’s...

Sanders fans: if Clinton makes it, don’t back down

Ariana Arden

February 11, 2016

I would like to make a statement that may shock our liberal readers: Hillary Clinton isn’t the devil. Yeah, we’re all “feeling the Bern,” but we have to face the fact that there’s a possibility Sanders won’t win the Democratic nomination. It’s obviously too soon to tell ...

Sanders places second in Iowa Caucus

Sanders places second in Iowa Caucus

Bryan O'Keefe

February 3, 2016

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders nearly matched former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Iowa Caucus Feb. 1, according to the Associated Press. Sanders had 49.6 percent of the caucus vote, while Clinton had 49.9 percent of the vote, according to the AP. Former Governor of Maryland Mart...

Trump rally in Burlington met with local opposition

Residents stand across the street from the Flynn to protest Donald Trump's rally Jan. 7. RYAN THORNTON/The Vermont Cynic

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

January 9, 2016

Before Donald Trump took the stage at his Burlington campaign rally, a voice boomed over a loudspeaker in the Flynn Theater: “If there is a protester beside you, please throw your hands over your head and start chanting ‘Trump’.” After the voice faded out, The Rolling Stones’ “Can...

Bernie volunteers storm dorms

<p>Bernie volunteers storm dorms</p>

Kelsey Neubauer and Pablo Murphy Torres

December 9, 2015

Reslife is reaching out to campaign offices to inform them of UVM’s solicitation policy. “Here’s the plan: we are going to try and get as many people as possible to get involved in the campaign,” Shane McKibbins, the Burlington volunteer coordinator for the Sanders campaign said, addressing the st...

Sanders is blaming climate change for ISIS

Kate Lipman

December 3, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders, UVM’s beloved candidate, has claimed repeatedly that climate change is “the biggest national security threat facing the United States.” He has gone so far as to say that ISIS is a “symptom” of climate change. President Barack Obama followed his lead, declaring that his...

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