The Vermont Cynic

Governmental actions affect us all

Governmental actions affect us all

Staff Editorial

January 16, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

At the date of publication of this article, the government will have been shut down for 25 days. That means 25 days that one third of federal workers have gone without pay. The shutdown is the result of a political disagreement over funds demanded by President Trump for his border wall. And althoug...

A future threatened by denial

A future threatened by denial

Staff Editorial

November 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Last Wednesday, the same day the death toll from wildfires in California reached 83 people with hundreds more missing, President Donald Trump asked on Twitter, “Whatever happened to Global Warming?” The president’s tweet, based on an unusually cold forecast, contradicts not only the most popular under...

SGA works to protect marginalized groups on campus

SGA works to protect marginalized groups on campus

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer

November 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Uncategorized

SGA has passed two resolutions to show their support of transgender, nonbinary and intersex students, as well as Jewish students, in light of the national political climate. The first resolution, in support of the Queer Student Union and their funding requests, was sponsored by sophomore Carolynn Van Arsda...

Hundreds gather in downtown Burlington to protest the departure of Attorney General

Hundreds gather in downtown Burlington to protest the departure of Attorney General

Alek Fleury and Sawyer Loftus

November 9, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Gallery

Hundreds of people gathered in Burlington to protest the outing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as concerns over the safety of the Trump-Russia investigation grow. At least 400 hundred protestors marched from the Federal Building on Elmwood Ave in Burlington to nearby City Hall Nov. 8 to make t...

Protests expected following departure of Attorney General

Protests expected following departure of Attorney General

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, Vermont

Protests are brewing in Vermont following the outing of federal Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as concerns over the safety of the Trump-Russia investigation grow. Thirteen separate protests are planned in Vermont, and are expected to be carried out Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. according to MoveOn, a progressive ...

Where’s the old Kanye? He’s where music and politics intersect

Where’s the old Kanye? He’s where music and politics intersect

Sarah Robinson, Culture Columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Culture

Holly Coughlan In 2002, a Chicago producer got in a car accident that left his jaw wired shut. The single resulting from this injury, “Through the Wire,” is featured on his debut album, “The College Dropout,” which eventually went certified triple platinum. The producer rose to fame quickly in the rap world n...

UVM President affirms support of transgender and intersex students

UVM President affirms support of transgender and intersex students

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

President Tom Sullivan sent an email Oct. 26 reaffirming UVM’s support of transgender, non-binary and intersex students in light of a leaked Trump administration memo. The New York Times leaked a memo Oct. 21 tentatively proposing to redefine sex as something based on genitals at birth, only t...

Trump’s odd tweet marks the beginning of the end

Trump’s odd tweet marks the beginning of the end

Ariana Arden

October 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The Boston Globe reported that North Korea is considering Donald Trump’s tweet Sept. 25 saying “they [North Korea] won’t be around much longer” as a declaration of war, and that they will respond in kind. And I would just like to say, I called it. Some people laughed last Novemb...

Protest in response to dismissal of DACA brings together campus groups and spikes support of undocumented students

Protest in response to dismissal of DACA brings together campus groups and spikes support of undocumented students

Kassondra Little, Senior Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under News

The clanking of spoons against pots and pans echoed the words of the chanting crowd at the Defend DACA rally. Protesters gathered in support of undocumented students at 3 p.m. on Friday in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement last Tuesday that he would rescind the Deferred Action fo...

Letter from Sullivan reinforces university commitment to sustainabilty

Lindsay Freed, Staff Writer

June 13, 2017


Filed under News

UVM President Tom Sullivan sent an email to the UVM community reconfirming the University’s commitment to environmental sustainability June 6. The email was sent in response to President Donald Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord June 1, according to the email. The accord, wh...

Trumpdates

March 30, 2017


Filed under Election, News

President Donald Trump’s approval rating has sunk to 36 percent, the lowest it has been since he took office Jan. 20, according to Gallup. This drop in Trump’s approval rating came after House Republicans pulled a bill from the floor March 24 that would repeal Obamacare. This new rating is two points below Barack Obama’s lowest o...

Faculty pushes for strong statement from President Sullivan on Trump’s muslim ban

Faculty pushes for strong statement from President Sullivan on Trump’s muslim ban

Chloe Chaobal, Senior Staff Reporter

March 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Some want the University to take a stand against one of President Donald Trump’s executive orders. More than 100 faculty members sent a letter to University President Tom Sullivan urging him to take a stronger stand against the executive order travel ban Jan. 31. Sullivan sent an email to ...

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