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Staff Editorial

October 28, 2020

Starting a few months ago, as the election got closer, voters began to worry about the postal services ability to handle the new volume of mail in ballots. Although much of this worry was politicized propaganda from the right, trying to dissuade voters from voting entirely, as evident by the post...

We should vote by mail in

We should vote by mail in

Sophie Oehler

September 11, 2020

I spent this summer as an intern for OrganizeNH, helping field organizers “elect NH Democrats up and down the ballot.”  Every night of the week, we made phone calls to voters across the state and convinced them to vote both Democrat and absentee during the fall elections.  Many people were...

Don’t just settle for Biden, vote for Biden

Don't just settle for Biden, vote for Biden

Sophie Oehler

September 9, 2020

The night before the announcement of the presidential nominee is similar to the eve of a birthday.  You’ve spent all year making a list of demands, and hope your family bought you the right thing. Well, many Democrats are acting like they woke up to a box of socks when they’d asked for a new phon...

State Senate’s sole scientist and UVM affiliated professor runs for reelection

Virginia 'Ginny' Lyons is up for reelection in the democratic primary Tuesday, Aug. 11. She has served as a democrat representing Chittenden County since 2000.

Maryann Makosiej, Cynic News Reporter

August 10, 2020

With the democratic primary just one day away, the sole scientist and one of just 10 women currently in the state Senate is vying for re-election. Virginia ‘Ginny’ Lyons, a UVM-affiliated professor and state senator for Chittenden County running for reelection in the Aug. 11 primary, often starts her...

Candidates talk policy and principles at SGA debate

Sophomore Owen Doherty delivers a statement at the SGA presidential debate March 22. Students will vote for SGA president and vice president March 28 and 29.

Emma Pinezich and Zoe Stern

March 26, 2019

Students will vote on the SGA president for the 2019-2020 school year March 28 and 29. Junior Jillian Scannell is running for president alongside sophomore Owen Doherty. Sophomore Harmony Edosomwan is running for president without a running mate. The three candidates discussed their platforms and an...

Students weigh in on Vermont midterm election

Students weigh in on Vermont midterm election

Zoe Schemm, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Through many initiatives and organizing, UVM students were motivated to vote in the elections Nov. 6. Many considered the midterms to be especially important because the outcomes determined the remainder of President Donald Trump’s term. “My estimation is that over 2,000 UVM students voted in Burlingt...

VT Governor Candidate campaigns with celebrity

VT Governor Candidate campaigns with celebrity

Staff Report

September 19, 2018

Alek Fleury Democratic candidate for Vermont governor Christine Hallquist and actor Misha Collins discussed campaign issues in front of a crowd of students Wednesday in the Davis Center at a UVM College Democrats’ event. Hallquist made history as the first openly transgender candidate to win a major pa...

Clinton devotes her life to the good of the people

Clinton devotes her life to the good of the people

Lily Spechler

November 10, 2016

I saw I had a text from my grandma, the one who never sends text messages because she doesn’t even have a texting plan. It read, “Girls, turn on your TVs and watch the first woman get nominated to be a presidential candidate of the United States of America.” My grandma was born in 1936...

Can the moderates survive in today’s political arena?

Can the moderates survive in today's political arena?

Kate Lipman

November 2, 2016

With the presidential race on everyone’s mind, especially those of us who are finally old enough to vote for the first time, I’ve started to wonder about why the U.S. political field seems to have become so polarized. It seems that there are rarely moderate candidates who get very far in higher o...

The importance of voting this election

The importance of voting this election

November 2, 2016

Election Day. It’s less than a week away, which is a hard to ignore fact considering the large amount of attention the media has given it. There’s the obvious competition between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, both vying to be the next President of the United States. However; there ...

Don’t shame women voting for men

Don't shame women voting for men

March 2, 2016

Many people have told me that wanting to vote for Bernie Sanders is just a phase. They cite different reasons: I’m a college student, I’m young, I live in Vermont. But the reason that makes me the angriest is the one I hear most often: I’m a woman.I identify as a feminist and want to see all ...

UA elections result

Hannah Kearns

November 26, 2014

Felicia Kornbluh was announced as the new president of United Academics, which is UVM’s faculty union Nov. 24. UA held its elections this past week, and all positions were uncontested, apart from the presidency. “I bring the same qualities to UA that I developed in that role: tenacity, eagerness...

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