The Vermont Cynic

Humanities students fight stigma

Humanities students fight stigma

Jacob Potts

September 29, 2017

I always feel a pang of anxiety when people ask me about my major. Expressions of confusion, pity or even disgust flash across their faces when they hear the answer. When I say I’m an English major, they hear, “I’m a fool who wants to be in debt for the rest of my life.” When I told my...

Student builds networking site

From left to right: John Tyner, Shoko Plambeck, Peter Silverman, Natalia Korpanty and Max Robbins of Beacon VT. The startup helps college students find career-related jobs. 

<strong> Photo Courtesy of Liz Trombino <strong>

September 14, 2016

A student-founded and run company is looking to help college students build their resumes before graduation. Beacon VT is a networking service that connects employers with students looking to gain work experience while still in college. It was launched Sept. 2 and founded by juniors Peter Silverman ...

The crisis of our education

December 9, 2014

While students view their education as an investment for a brighter future that would grant them increased job opportunities, higher total lifetime earnings and even the ability to live longer lives, neoclassical economics views education as a profitable industry that can be exploited for personal ga...

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