The Vermont Cynic

Democratic state success doesn’t mean national wins

Democratic state success doesn’t mean national wins

Chris Harrell

2 days ago

Democrats scored key victories across the country in statewide elections earlier this month. They captured the governorships of Louisiana and Kentucky and flipped the Virginia Senate from red to blue, giving the Democrats control of every branch of government in the state for the first time in decades. ...

In wake of tragedy,Twitter brings empathy

In wake of tragedy,Twitter brings empathy

Chris Harrell

November 20, 2019

Usually, Twitter has the best memes and funny videos in real time. But on Nov. 10, my Twitter feed became overwhelmed by a tragic world event: the coup against President of Bolivia Evo Morales. Regardless of how you feel about Morales and his programs, the situation in Bolivia is a coup nonetheless. ...

Support the Young Progressives’ free speech petition

Support the Young Progressives’ free speech petition

Gabby Lescadre

April 19, 2019

If the last SGA elections taught us anything, it’s that UVM students are all about democracy. Seeing how widespread political involvement is on campus, UVM’s rigid policies on political activity are hard to believe. Student advocates believe now is the time for that change. The Young Progressi...

Stay engaged in politics by listening to the other side

Stay engaged in politics by listening to the other side

Charlotte Malling

January 17, 2019

Election season has ended, and the freshman Congresspeople have been sworn in. Whether you voted for them or not, they're laying out plans for the issues on which they’ve been campaigning. The sense of political urgency this past season set historical records, with 49 percent of eligible voters t...

Don’t wait to speak up

Don’t wait to speak up

Staff Editorial

October 24, 2018

The survivors of the Parkland shooting came to speak Oct. 19 in Burlington. While addressing a crowd gathered in the First Universalist Church, David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez and Alex Wind spoke about the importance of activism. These individuals, although only 18 years old, have already formed March for O...

Why protesting is important for democracy

Jackson Schilling

October 18, 2018

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 stor...

Engage in democracy and vote

Engage in democracy and vote

Staff Editorial

October 17, 2018

The polls open for many of our state and local midterms Nov. 6. As we enter this election season, people all over the country are starting to feel the pressures of voter turnout. But because news media covers presidential elections extensively, there is a general tendency for people to feel disintereste...

Blowing smoke at freedom

April 21, 2015

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 inst...

Blazing the route for democracy

April 14, 2015

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 ec...

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