The Vermont Cynic

Rethink diversity courses

Joey Oteng

March 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials

Diversity is defined simply as difference, variety or a range of things. There are few things that unite the various academic departments at UVM. All students must take two “diversity” courses. The courses are partitioned into “race and racism in the U.S.” and another covering “human and societal diversity,” both...

Decade of dismantling

March 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

In the world of higher education, few social issues are more pressing than sexual assault.If the casual observer of the media were to make a judgement, few would fault them for believing that many college campuses exist underneath the shadow of rape culture.At UVM, this culture is challenged. The 10th annual Dismantling Rape C...

It’s not new, Vermont

February 24, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The need for ethical political campaigns and government activity has always been on the minds of Americans.With power comes the increased possibility of conflicts of interest. Many states have taken it upon themselves to enact their own independent ethics watchdog bodies.Forty-two states currently have ethics committees with the ...

On Cynic ads and politics

February 24, 2015

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,I write in response to Mr. Joseph Brown’s editorial response to a letter of concern sent in by the student group Voices for Planned Parenthood that appeared in the Jan. 25, 2015 publication.I am not a member of VOX and this letter does not represent the views of that group in any official capacity.I am disheart...

The lessons of cancer

Joey Oteng

February 17, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials

What are you living for? It’s a moving question that could lead to various answers. Some would say a loved one while others would mention their goals of improving the world. More often than not, the answer would be absent or entail some overwhelmed rendition of “I don’t know.” It’s not a question one is asked regular...

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