The Vermont Cynic

Passion is the key to true success

Passion is the key to true success

Jackson Schilling

December 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A common myth at college is that the only way to get a high-paying job is by majoring in a STEM field. In reality, students who dedicate themselves to their passion will be happier overall with their career than those pursuing STEM exclusively for a high-paying job. I know from my own studies that scienc...

ASK STUDENTS: What’s Your Major and Why

ASK STUDENTS: What’s Your Major and Why

Anna Brown, Multimedia Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

UVM’s many majors makes it easy to find exactly what you want to focus on throughout your four years here. Here are some students explaining why they study what they do!

Liberal arts majors supply valuable skills for success

Letter to the Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: In a recent edition of the Cynic, sophomore English major Jacob Potts published an eloquent opinion piece fighting back against the flack humanities majors often take from peers convinced that their degrees are unlikely to lead to well-paying jobs. When people hear Mr. Potts say he is a...

Humanities majors deserve more

Humanities majors deserve more

Staff Editorial

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

David Foster Wallace has said liberal arts contain “the real value of a real education, which has almost nothing to do with knowledge and everything to do with simple awareness.” Humanities degrees have been dismissed as useless. Some say they do not supply students with “real world skills.” O...

Humanities students fight stigma

Humanities students fight stigma

Jacob Potts

September 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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...

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