The Vermont Cynic

Give student journalists direct access

Give student journalists direct access

Staff Editorial October 30, 2019

Over the past month, the Cynic has struggled to obtain interviews with several UVM employees. We’ve hit roadblock after roadblock in our efforts to tell the truth. For our Oct. 8 edition, the Cynic...

Don't give hateful speech attention it doesn't deserve

Don’t give hateful speech attention it doesn’t deserve

Meg Trogolo October 10, 2019

An evangelical preacher stands in a high-traffic area of campus, spewing homophobic language and surrounded by angry students. Sadly, this is not an unexpected sight at UVM. Evangelicals have set up...

Preacher Keith Darrell stands in the Andrew Harris Commons, surrounded by onlookers, Sept. 30. Although many voiced objections to Darrell’s rhetoric, his presence was protected under the First Amendment.

Controversial preacher raises First Amendment questions

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer October 9, 2019

Preacher Keith Darrell stood, Bible in hand, just after noon, Sept. 30, in the middle of Andrew Harris Commons. As students passed by, a small group stopped to listen. “Binary thinking is inescapable,...

Support the Young Progressives’ free speech petition

Support the Young Progressives’ free speech petition

Gabby Lescadre April 19, 2019

If the last SGA elections taught us anything, it’s that UVM students are all about democracy. Seeing how widespread political involvement is on campus, UVM’s rigid policies on political activity are...

Administration restricts free speech by punishing student activists

Administration restricts free speech by punishing student activists

Letter to the Editor March 30, 2019

Administrators seek to discipline me and eight other students for speaking during a protest at Waterman. Their actions are baseless, hypocritical and an assault to freedom of speech. Administrators claim...

Who is afraid of the opinion section? A conversation

Who is afraid of the opinion section? A conversation

Henry Mitchell November 3, 2018

Scene: Person One overhears anguish from Person Two and investigates the source Person Two has read the headline of a New York Times op-ed titled “The Curse of Affirmative Action” and appears to be...

Disagreements need discussion

Disagreements need discussion

Staff Editorial October 3, 2018

This past week, the Cynic published an editorial piece by a columnist who argued in favor of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. We try and represent all viewpoints on campus; however,...

Wellness Environment oversteps its realm

Staff Editorial January 18, 2018

Although relatively new, the Wellness Environment has made a name for itself on campus. It’s known for its focus on health and wellbeing and its new residence hall, but also infamous for the contract...

FREE SPEECH & HATE SPEECH: A dialogue exploring the gray area in our First Amendment rights

FREE SPEECH & HATE SPEECH: A dialogue exploring the gray area in our First Amendment rights

James Simpson and Henry Mitchell November 17, 2017

James After a continuing education student, Wesley Richter, was charged with disorderly conduct after being accused of using racist and threatening language, the debate of free speech versus hate speech...

Safe spaces prevent University diversity of thought

Safe spaces prevent University diversity of thought

Ian Nathan October 14, 2017

Recently, it has seemed that higher education is just a way to delay adulthood. In resident adviser training, we were told to take Trump signs down because of their potential impacts. This is...

Colleges must stand for free speech

Colleges must stand for free speech

Kate Lipman April 16, 2017

Middlebury College recently received author Charles Murray to speak at an event hosted by a student group and co-sponsored by the school’s political science department. I had never heard of...

Sullivan announces book about free speech

Sullivan announces book about free speech

Greta Brown, Staff Writer April 15, 2017

President Tom Sullivan thinks it necessary to value free speech on college campuses, according to a new book he is writing, which has yet to be named.   Sullivan’s book will outline the challenges...

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