The Vermont Cynic

The Waterman building located on the corner of South Prospect Street and College Street stands with nobody around it, Sept. 30. Waterman is the largest academic building on campus.

Amidst political polarization, professors foster atmospheres of respect

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor November 5, 2020

Despite deep political divides both nationwide and on campus, UVM faculty members are trying to create respectful and open spaces for students to discuss divisive topics in classrooms. As a historic...

Mental health care will start with the next generation

Mental health care will start with the next generation

Lucy Gilbert October 24, 2019

We need to teach our youth to take care of their mental health in order to end the stigma around talking about mental illness. One in five U.S. adults experience mental illness each year, and one in six...

We need conflict to make real changes

We need conflict to make real changes

Gabby Felitto September 20, 2019

Everyone wants change to happen, but no one is willing to put the work in, especially if that work makes them feel uncomfortable. The 2019 Campus Climate Survey was released Sept. 5. The survey  provides...

It is time to take back the textbook market

It is time to take back the textbook market

Ari Kotler September 12, 2019

Being a college student in the U.S. means frequent reminders that education is pay-to-play. We pay for a ticket into the “educated” workforce, and we pay a lot. Rising tuition costs usually dominate...

Different teaching styles can help students

Different teaching styles can help students

Emily Johnston November 1, 2018

I have only been in college for a couple months and I have already started to notice that some professors teach the same material differently. Neil Fleming, a professor at Lincoln University in New Zealand,...

Shots fired at absurd proposal

Shots fired at absurd proposal

Henry Mitchell March 29, 2018

It’s 2019, President Trump has successfully supplied firearms to the 20 percent of “highly trained” school teachers to protect students against crazy, armed lunatics. One in every five K-12 teachers...

Burlington schools should increase budget

Burlington schools should increase budget

Gabriella Marchesi March 10, 2017

It is an ongoing debate in communities nationwide: increase school budgets — and therefore the quality of education — or lower taxes? This debate has caused a lot of friction in the Burlington School...

UVM spent $1.6 million marketing the University

Letter to the Editor February 3, 2017

Dear Editor, Last August I walked across campus and saw for the first time the banners hanging from lampposts: “Doing All Things with Purpose, Genuine Ingenuity, An Academic Ecosystem.” Such...

Let students draw their own conclusions on controversies

March 3, 2016

Dear Editor,People make “hard to believe” and/or false statements all the time.When an email was sent to UVM students suggesting an Auschwitz crematorium was a hoax, the response from the UVM vice...

Defending liberal education

December 9, 2015

Dear Editor, Liberal education, and the study of the liberal arts and sciences, must remain the foundation of the American higher education system. Nationwide, we’ve seen this concept fall under...

Buying books on the cheap

January 13, 2015

Every semester, students’ bags get a little heavier and their wallets get a lot lighter.High textbook prices have been a burden on students for far too long and it’s time to do something about it.The...

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