The Vermont Cynic

Record number of senators join SGA

Record number of senators join SGA

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

April 14, 2016

A record number of candidates were elected in the most recent SGA election.   Thirty-seven senators were elected for fall 2016; 36 were on the ballot and one was a write- in.   In addition to supporting over 160 student clubs across campus, senators comprise the undergraduate stu...

Hypocrisy among youth vote

Hypocrisy among youth vote

Bex Adams

March 1, 2016

College students love to root for candidates, plaster bumper stickers on their laptops and bash whichever candidate they deem most likely to cause the world to end, but registering to vote and voting are getting more rare in our generation. I bought a shirt with Bernie Sanders’ face on it before I...

Think independently

March 18, 2015

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, promi...

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. 18, organized by the Student Government Association, at Brennan’s Pub on the first floor of the Davis Center.The debate, co-sponsored by SGA, CDAE and The Cynic was open to both student and non-student...

Who will represent you?

Jacob Holzman

February 10, 2015

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)...

Your town, your vote

February 3, 2015

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 elect...

Corporate influence and elections

Gaetano Martello

January 20, 2015

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 go...

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