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Mayoral hopefuls face off at debate

Mayoral hopefuls face off at debate

March 5, 2018

Students cheered and jeered while Burlington’s three mayoral candidates debated campaign issues in the...

SGA first year elections begin today

SGA first year elections begin today

September 13, 2017

The Student Government Association will be holding elections for first-year senators this week. Voting ...

Chris Petrillo for SGA President

Chris Petrillo for SGA President

March 28, 2017

In at least the past ten years, the Cynic has not endorsed a candidate for SGA president. This year, w...

Students to choose new president

Erika B. Lewy and Lauren Schnepf

March 28, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

An SGA presidential campaign video set against a projection of a galaxy photo and scored with the “Game of Thrones” theme song has been viewed over 6 thousand times, according to Facebook.   The video was produced by candidate junior Niko Wu, a sociology major. Wu is running against junior Chris Petrillo, a mechanical engineering major.   ...

What would Scott Milne do as a U.S. senator

October 6, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Scott Milne announced he was running for the U.S. Senate May 27. What would he do as US Senator? It’s difficult to say. In the past 117 days (editorial note: this piece was submitted 21 September 2016), the Milne campaign has garnered headlines by questioning Senator Leahy’s integrity. What M...

Record number of senators join SGA

Record number of senators join SGA

April 14, 2016

A record number of candidates were elected in the most recent SGA election.   Thirty-seven senators were elected for fall ...

Hypocrisy among youth vote

Hypocrisy among youth vote

March 1, 2016

College students love to root for candidates, plaster bumper stickers on their laptops and bash whichever...

Think independently

March 17, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

By the time seniors graduate and summer rolls around, undergraduates at UVM will have a new Student Government Association president.Candidates are already starting their campaigns, and there are many qualified, capable people who could fill the position.Candidates will be asking for endorsements from clubs, prominent individual...

SGA hosts debate for elections

SGA hosts debate for elections

February 24, 2015

Candidates in the upcoming Ward 1, Ward 8 and East District elections held their final debate Feb. 1...

Who will represent you?

Jacob Holzman

February 10, 2015

Filed under News, News Teaser

Noise pollution, deadbeat landlords, affordable housing — students must soon choose who will be their voice on these issues and more in Burlington.In the East District, senior Carmen Scoles (D) is facing off against current Ward 1 City Councilor Selene Colburn (P).In the Ward 8 race, Brock Gibian (D) is running against former s...

Your town, your vote

February 3, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Over the next four weeks, the race for city council will be on.This is no ordinary city council election, though. The creation of a new, student-majority district gives us a unique chance to elect new representatives for the first time in university and city history.In many ways, a city councilor elected for and by students ...

Corporate influence and elections

Gaetano Martello

January 20, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Regulars

Most people I know, including those who vote, have no idea what corporate lobbying is, which I find completely disturbing. As a result, the majority of people in my circle of friends are easily led to believe that the only dirty politicians are Republicans who stifle heavier taxation and increased government spending because th...

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