The Vermont Cynic

Mentally ill aren’t monstrous

Mentally ill aren’t monstrous

Gabby Felitto, Opinion Columnist

October 31, 2019

On Halloween night, a group of kids walked into the woods, never to be seen again. Some say it was an escaped mental patient who snatched them. Many famous urban legends share this storyline. While variations of these legends all start differently,  the villain often has a mental illness. One of the most famous urb...

There is no right way to be alternative

There is no right way to be alternative

Gabby Felitto

February 8, 2019

As a former emo kid, I’ve noticed white people are poster children for alternative subcultures. This prevents society from acknowledging people of color in the alternative scene. Society’s image of those who follow subcultures isn’t inclusive. Many alternative icons are white like Lydia Deetz...

Efforts to include the disabled community

Efforts to include the disabled community

Kate Springer

September 20, 2018

In recent years, Hollywood has patted itself on the back for increasing diversity in its productions; more women and people of color are having their stories told and are awarded more entertainment achievements than ever before. While this progress is crucial, there is one group that is consistently ...

Still tough to be queer on campus

Still tough to be queer on campus

Staff Editorial

October 11, 2017

Even at what is recognized to be one of the most nationally accepting universities for LGBTQA folks, being queer is still hard. Members of the Cynic staff span the spectrum of genders, sexualities and identities. When many of us showed up to UVM, we were surprised not to feel as welcome and sa...

Our failures to shed light on hate

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November 20, 2015

The media has been buzzing about the recent protests at the University of Missouri. Minority students and faculty across the country said they often are left feeling marginalized, and as outsiders at universities where the majority of the campus population is white. These events may be thousa...

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