The Vermont Cynic

CAS needs to be funded differently

CAS needs to be funded differently

Staff Editorial February 20, 2019

Incentive-based budgeting, or IBB, poses a threat to humanities and other programs and drives infighting instead of looking for other spending choices. IBB, as used by UVM, is similar to running a business....

Passion is the key to true success

Passion is the key to true success

Jackson Schilling December 7, 2018

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...

Liberal arts majors supply valuable skills for success

Letter to the Editor November 10, 2017

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...

Humanities majors deserve more

Humanities majors deserve more

Staff Editorial November 8, 2017

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...

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...

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