The Vermont Cynic

The subtle social network of summer camp

The subtle social network of summer camp

Izzy Abraham

August 29, 2019

Camp, a classic summer tradition, tends to polarize Americans. With the purest, sunniest fun that comes with summer camp, so too come divisions of race and income. The monetary cost of summer camp gives some kids the upper hand and puts others at a disadvantage. And those kids are mostly nonwhite....

Scout’s honor” inequality

Scout’s honor” inequality

Staff Editorial

October 18, 2017

Last week, Boy Scouts of America announced that the organization was opening the Eagle Scout rank to girls. We agree that gender is a social construct, and the aim of BSA is to show that anyone should be able to join the scouting organization. We understand that being able to enroll children in...

The problem of inequality

February 24, 2015

There is nothing in the free market system to prevent the further accumulation of wealth among the extremely wealthy and the social inequality it produces.On the contrary, the democratic institutions of the United States have been corrupted to reflect the demands of the richest members of society resu...

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