The Vermont Cynic

Don’t wait to speak up

Don’t wait to speak up

October 24, 2018

The survivors of the Parkland shooting came to speak Oct. 19 in Burlington. While addressing a crowd gathe...

Why protesting is important for democracy

Jackson Schilling

October 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Does protesting matter to a government that doesn’t listen to its people? Thousands of people across the nation gathered in protest of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the supreme court. UVM students walked out of class, hundreds of protestors gathered around the senate hearing and women shared stories of their own sexual...

Engage in democracy and vote

Engage in democracy and vote

October 17, 2018

The polls open for many of our state and local midterms Nov. 6. As we enter this election season, peo...

Blowing smoke at freedom

April 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

When we all return to campus next semester, the air will most likely be a little cleaner. A tobacco ban, as you all read on the front page and from President Sullivan in your inbox last week, will most likely be in effect.Bans such as this are becoming more pervasive throughout the country, especially at institutions of higher learn...

Blazing the route for democracy

April 14, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials

As April 20 approaches, thousands of people will publicly smoke marijuana.It is time for this annual display of civil disobedience to become a sustained political movement for social and economic justice. Marijuana is not illegal for health or moral pureness; it has been prohibited for political and economic purposes. This law...

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