The Vermont Cynic

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...

TikTok brings young creators to the center

TikTok brings young creators to the center

Emily Johnston

January 30, 2020

TikTok, a video-sharing app that is growing in popularity, is exactly what youth culture needs. TikTok is a social network owned by ByteDance and was launched in 2017. Since its initial release, the app has garnered 1 billion active users, according to a June 2019 CNN article. “At first I downlo...

Smut lets your imagination run wild

Smut lets your imagination run wild

Gabby Felitto

December 11, 2019

Like many prepubescent awkward teens, I became interested in sex when I was younger. Through reading smut, I was able to explore what sex was. I’ve read smuts about TV shows like “Sherlock,” and bands like 5 Seconds of Summer. Today, as a 19-year-old, smut is still one of my favorite ways to dest...

Fighting against the fake news fad

Fighting against the fake news fad

Staff Editorial

December 6, 2017

Every time Trump tweets, a reporter’s phone pings. This time, it was another attack on one of his favorite long-time targets: news media. “We should have a contest as to which of the networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverag...

Myanmar genocide ignored by the media

Myanmar genocide ignored by the media

Madeleine Cary

October 5, 2017

We are glued to our Twitter feeds, distracted by meaningless gossip and our anxious anticipation of the latest crisis and catastrophe from Washington like an absent parent looking at her phone while crossing the street with a stroller. We are caught up in a deluge of bull---- while leaving d...

As journalism changes, so does election coverage

As journalism changes, so does election coverage

Chloe Chaobal

October 28, 2016

A former New York Times reporter came to UVM to raise concerns on how the media does modern reporting. Former Washington Correspondent for The New York Times Adam Clymer has had decades of experience political reporting. Clymer spoke about the coverage of the 2016 presidential election Oct. 18 in ...

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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