The Vermont Cynic

Burlington City Council ward debate: We need clear information

Burlington City Council ward debate: We need clear information

Henry Mitchell

February 27, 2020

On Feb. 21, I went to the City Council candidate debate hosted by the Burlington Tenants Union to get a better sense of what to expect from those running. What I found out instead was that Burlington is apparently a very progressive, but not very organized city. In order to get the best perspective o...

Why we should all be reading more news

Why we should all be reading more news

Sophie Oehler

February 26, 2020

When I was younger, my favorite thing to listen to on the radio was “Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me!” on NPR, and my favorite TV show was Rick Steves’ Europe travel review on PBS. I know I must sound like the lamest 7-year-old ever, but my love for NPR and PBS has now helped me appreciate the im...

Asbestos should not be a secret

Asbestos should not be a secret

Staff Editorial

November 20, 2019

In a Nov. 8 email sent to all residents of McAuley Hall on Trinity campus, UVM sought to “address any concerns and clarify any misinformation,” about the asbestos material in the building. This message was sadly long overdue. The email explained that the project discussed in our article “is i...

Hopelessness shouldn’t be part of the news

Hopelessness shouldn't be part of the news

Henry Mitchell

January 26, 2019

Over winter break, I received a 23andMe kit. I thought I would just spit in a tube and wait for my ancestry results. Apparently these kits include a lot of warnings about life, including your risks for untreatable diseases. “Learning that you have a genetic risk factor for a disease can be diffic...

Stay informed and diligent

February 3, 2015

We as a generation are soon to inherit this country. We have to do better. We have to care more.We have to ask questions. Its successes and failures from scientific innovations and booming business along with our problems of massive student debt, marriage inequality and urban gentrification will be ours....

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