The Vermont Cynic

Don't just give up after the election. Fight!

Don’t just give up after the election. Fight!

Jordan Spindel, Opinion Columnist November 6, 2020

This week is one of the most important in recent memory. It is the week in which millions of ballots are counted from across the United States to determine our public officeholders. This will help determine...

Political involvement shouldn't be a trend

Political involvement shouldn’t be a trend

Meg Trogolo, Opinion Columnist November 5, 2020

Politics is not a form of entertainment or something to ignore. It is instead a chance to decide who determines the circumstances of your life and the lives of those around you and choosing not to take...

UVM alumni face off in 2020 Vermont governor's race

UVM alumni face off in 2020 Vermont governor’s race

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter November 2, 2020

Two UVM alumni are facing off head to head in the race to be Vermont’s governor Nov. 3.  Incumbent Republican Governor Phil Scott is trying to keep his spot as current Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman,...

Vote vote vote vote vote

Vote vote vote vote vote

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...

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...

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....

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.

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

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...

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.

Candidates talk policy and principles at SGA debate

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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