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Should Sodexo unionize? No: unionizing decreases pay and doesn’t increase workers’ benefits

Should Sodexo unionize? No: unionizing decreases pay and doesn’t increase workers’ benefits

Emily Johnston

March 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Unionizing is unnecessary — it is clear Sodexo tries its best to create a stable, happy work environment for employees and a union would only create more problems on campus. First-year Kathryn Jones, who recently quit working at Brennan’s, one of Sodexo’s restaurants on campus, discussed the workfl...

Should Sodexo unionize? Yes: unionizing protects workers’ rights and guarantees local jobs

Should Sodexo unionize? Yes: unionizing protects workers’ rights and guarantees local jobs

Chris Harrell

March 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

The UVM administration has not been inspiring much confidence in its employees lately. The College of Arts and Sciences is facing a budget cut that is going to lay off 13 percent of non-tenure track professors and lecturers. And by all accounts, they “don’t give a shit” about doing it, accordi...

Point Counterpoint: The Debate on DACA; Counterpoint: But we are obligated to uphold the constitution

Point Counterpoint: The Debate on DACA; Counterpoint: But we are obligated to uphold the constitution

James Simpson

September 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

I am not going to argue whether it would be just to deport illegal immigrants who came here as children. The fact is deporting every single illegal immigrant would be cost-prohibitive and impossible. I also will not deny that many illegal immigrants contribute to the economy, and removing al...

Point Counterpoint: The Debate on DACA; Point: We have a moral duty to defend the Dreamers

Point Counterpoint: The Debate on DACA; Point: We have a moral duty to defend the Dreamers

Matthew Hagberg

September 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Immigrants have been and continue to be the backbone of the nation. Still, Donald Trump announced his decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. But why? DACA is a just and beneficial program. Rather than judge the undocumented children of undocumented workers, called Dreamer...

Point Counterpoint: An interpretation of last week’s Presidential Debate; Counterpoint: Clinton trumped Trump in crazy debate

Point Counterpoint: An interpretation of last week’s Presidential Debate; Counterpoint: Clinton trumped Trump in crazy debate

Gaetano Martello

October 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

[media-credit name="Kira Bellis" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] No, but let's be serious here. Watching Hillary Clinton be cool, calm and recognizably knowledgeable during the first Presidential debate was a huge source of relief for me personally. My own prediction for the electi...

Point Counterpoint: An interpretation of last week’s Presidential Debate; Point: Supporting making America great again

Point Counterpoint: An interpretation of last week’s Presidential Debate; Point: Supporting making America great again

October 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

[media-credit name="Kira Bellis" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] Although Donald is the master of the universe, and I support him wholeheartedly, by the way, and I did sell him that cocaine he did before the debate, and it was a tremendous amount of cocaine, very beautiful, top ...

Point Counterpoint: Trump, Carson and a ton of fools Counterpoint: They are not the only ones

Kate Lipman

December 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The 2016 Presidential race has been very interesting so far, particularly on the Republican side with so many candidates this time around. In terms of the argument of my counterpart, I have to disagree on a few of his points. All of the candidates except for Trump, Fiorina and Carson, are politicians, with more e...

Point: Republican candidates unqualified

Gaetano Martello

December 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The 2016 U.S. presidential race has been different from many in the past. One of the most interesting things to witness is the amount of Republican candidates who genuinely believe they’re qualified for the job. What has captured my attention this cycle is how the standards for being the lead ca...

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