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Cyrus Oswald, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2020

Cynic culture writer Cyrus Oswald hits campus to collect student opinion on the debate, news, and other current events.

Students react to a unique first presidential debate

Students react to a unique first presidential debate

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

The first presidential debate of the 2020 presidential election on Sept. 29 between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden was historic, shockingly departing from the typical progression of a political debate, leaving most of the country worried and speechless. Junior Erin ...

How to prevent a repeat of the first debate

How to prevent a repeat of the first debate

Jordan Spindel, Opinion Columnist

October 15, 2020

“That was a hot mess, inside a dumpster fire, inside a trainwreck.” This is how not only CNN anchor Jake Tapper interpreted 2020’s first presidential debate, but also millions watching across the country. And it’s clear that this is the result of virtually everyone involved being unpre...

Debate team disputes conflict

Promotional banners for STEM are displayed in front of Discovery Hall. A public debate held Feb. 27 in the Davis Center's Sugar Maple Ballroom focused on whether prioritization toward STEM in higher education is appropriate or not.

Maeve Gurnis and Lee Hughes

March 7, 2019

Following student outcry and protests in response to faculty cuts, UVM’s Lawrence Debate Union held a debate about the importance of STEM and the liberal arts. The union hosted the public debate Feb. 27 in the Davis Center’s Sugar Maple Ballroom to address the question: “Should we regret the priorit...

A brief breakdown of Trump’s persona in the debates

A brief breakdown of Trump's persona in the debates

Jake Geller

October 27, 2016

What a pity, truly. The lives of all Americans hang in the balance of a real-life reality TV show. Before I say anything, I must make an apology. Sorry Teresa Giudice, flipping a table just isn’t newsworthy anymore. As Trump himself would say, “Sad. What a washed-up loser.” I have a v...

The triggered campus tyrants

Joey Brown

April 21, 2015

Last Thursday, American Enterprise Institute scholar and author of “Who Stole Feminism?” Christina Hoff Summers spoke at Georgetown University, at the invitation of a campus conservative group. She was greeted by GU students who held up signs warning that Ms. Sommers’ speech may “contain discussions o...

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