The Vermont Cynic

Unpopular Opinion: Cars shouldn’t be the main transportation system

Unpopular Opinion: Cars shouldn’t be the main transportation system

Emily Johnston, Assistant Opinon Editor May 3, 2021

I dream about it all the time. Every sleeping moment I lay in bed and ponder the beauty of it; the future so close yet just out of reach. The soft sound of hooves on dirt, feet on pavement and the bustle...

Climate change impacts are happening now, look outside

Climate change impacts are happening now, look outside

Emily Johnston, Assistant Opinion Editor March 12, 2021

“Climate change isn’t real— look outside,” is the rally cry of climate-deniers all over the globe. This rhetoric worked for a time, but now that climate change has worsened, it is no longer...

As our climate worsens, so do our prisons

As our climate worsens, so do our prisons

Emily Johnston, Assistant Opinion Editor September 30, 2020

The world is red; it’s burning with smoke filling the nostrils of the strong men and women fighting against the enemy that is a flame. There are embers flying and the air is filled with smoke and...

Virginia 'Ginny' Lyons is up for reelection in the democratic primary Tuesday, Aug. 11. She has served as a democrat representing Chittenden County since 2000.

State Senate’s sole scientist and UVM affiliated professor runs for reelection

Maryann Makosiej, Cynic News Reporter August 10, 2020

With the democratic primary just one day away, the sole scientist and one of just 10 women currently in the state Senate is vying for re-election. Virginia ‘Ginny’ Lyons, a UVM-affiliated professor...

Guest Commentary: Eco-Reps want to help you cope with climate change 

Guest Commentary: Eco-Reps want to help you cope with climate change 

Guest Commentary April 16, 2020

Editor’s Note: This commentary is by Makayla Salas '20, Eco-Reps writing manager The 50th Earth Day is rapidly approaching, and the UVM Eco-Reps, alongside other partners on campus, are working hard...

Climate anxiety goes unspoken

Climate anxiety goes unspoken

Jordan Spindel March 4, 2020

One of the biggest global issues of our time is climate change. We are just starting to see its effects: droughts, floods and fires. These effects will only get more severe in the future, according to...

Should we honor the Paris agreement? Domestic action has more value

Should we honor the Paris agreement? Domestic action has more value

Chris Harrell November 21, 2019

I am a dedicated environmentalist. I donate my time and labor to environmental movements, groups and political candidates. But when President Donald Trump announced his intention to pull the U.S. out...

Should we honor the Paris agreement? Agreement helps accountability

Should we honor the Paris agreement? Agreement helps accountability

Emily Johnston November 21, 2019

The U.S. officially began its withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, Nov. 4. The Paris climate agreement is a landmark accord signed in 2015 by 193 nations in the U.N. General Assembly, with its...

Letter to the Editor: Organize UVM to share divesting proposal

Letter to the Editor: Organize UVM to share divesting proposal

Letter to the Editor October 23, 2019

The climate movement has been gaining necessary momentum over the last few weeks. Climate science doesn’t lie, and people are increasingly acknowledging the urgency of climate change. One of many institutions...

Alumni, push divestment

Alumni, push divestment

Letter to the Editor October 8, 2019

By Benjamin Silverman '10 I am a 2010 alumnus from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. It was with great displeasure that I read in the Oct.1 Cynic article about how the UVM...

SGA President Jillian Scannell, a senior, smiles while her photo is taken, Sept. 4. After winning the election that produced the biggest voter turnout seen in years, Scannell began her presidency with the intent of making herself more available for all students.

President works to rebrand SGA

Zoe Stern, Cynic News Reporter September 13, 2019

When SGA President Jillian Scannell, a senior, learned there would be a photographer at her interview, she didn’t know what to wear. She decided to go classic with a UVM T-shirt, showing support for...

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...

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