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Voting restrictions show a backslide in democracy

Voting restrictions show a backslide in democracy
Matt Heineman, Opinion Columnist May 1, 2020

Since President Donald Trump’s election, some political experts have wondered whether the quality of American democracy is in decline or close to being irrevocably damaged. American democracy is in...

Despite faults in election system, go vote

Despite faults in election system, go vote
Henry Mitchell March 4, 2020

Today, March 3, is “Super Tuesday” when 14 states will hold their primary elections. Many people are rightfully worried about their preferred candidate not getting nominated as the official Democratic...

Students, use your vote wisely

Students, use your vote wisely
Staff Editorial February 26, 2020

Voting is one of the most direct ways to participate in democracy. This election season, make sure your vote is an educated one. UVM is a politically engaged campus. Democrats, Republicans and Progressives...

Democratic state success doesn’t mean national wins

Democratic state success doesn’t mean national wins
Chris Harrell December 5, 2019

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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