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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Women in politics: Barbara Rachelson speaks to sexism in Vermont legislature

Women in politics: Barbara Rachelson speaks to sexism in Vermont legislature

Tulley Hescock, Features Editor March 17, 2021

For the past seven years, Barbara Rachelson, has represented parts of the UVM community in the Vermont legislature.  Rachelson represents the Chittenden 6-6 district in the Vermont House of Representatives,...

Even though hes out, Trumps impeachment still matters

Even though he’s out, Trump’s impeachment still matters

Jordan Spindel, Staff writer February 3, 2021

It’s been two weeks since Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.  While America has moved on from the last four years, there is one bit of unfinished business left: impeachment....

Trumps refusal to concede is further dividing the country

Trumps refusal to concede is further dividing the country

Jordan Spindel, Opinion Columnist November 27, 2020

It’s been weeks since America elected Joe Biden as the next president of the United States.  Normally, everybody would just accept the outcome and get on with their lives.  But this election...

Children shouldnt have to save the world

Children shouldn’t have to save the world

Emily Johnston, Assistant Opinion Editor October 22, 2020

A teenage girl is staring at a dictator and his media foes and friends; her eyes locked on the target of her anger. She has people lined up behind her; the spearhead of the resistance against a government...

Students, use your vote wisely

Students, use your vote wisely

Staff Editorial February 26, 2020

Voting is one of the most direct ways to participate in democracy. This election season, make sure your vote is an educated one. UVM is a politically engaged campus. Democrats, Republicans and Progressives...

Democratic state success doesn’t mean national wins

Democratic state success doesn’t mean national wins

Chris Harrell December 5, 2019

Democrats scored key victories across the country in statewide elections earlier this month. They captured the governorships of Louisiana and Kentucky and flipped the Virginia Senate from red to blue,...

We shouldn’t put our faith in Warren

We shouldn’t put our faith in Warren

Sophie Oehler October 18, 2019

“Elizabeth says ‘hi!’” is the caption underneath a photo of my parents smiling widely, arms wrapped around a blue cardigan-clad Senator Elizabeth Warren. I like Warren. I like her policies about...

Impeaching Pres. Trump isn’t the way

Impeaching Pres. Trump isn’t the way

Chris Harrell October 4, 2019

I absolutely believe that President Donald Trump is guilty of abusing his office in order to punish his political rival. I want him out of office and stripped of the power that he is using to abuse his...

We need conflict to make real changes

We need conflict to make real changes

Gabby Felitto September 20, 2019

Everyone wants change to happen, but no one is willing to put the work in, especially if that work makes them feel uncomfortable. The 2019 Campus Climate Survey was released Sept. 5. The survey  provides...

Stay engaged in politics by listening to the other side

Stay engaged in politics by listening to the other side

Charlotte Malling January 17, 2019

Election season has ended, and the freshman Congresspeople have been sworn in. Whether you voted for them or not, they're laying out plans for the issues on which they’ve been campaigning. The sense...

Success for Democrats is daring to dream

Success for Democrats is daring to dream

Ari Kotler November 15, 2018

Over the last month, I’ve had to watch President Donald Trump play dumb over the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, stir up hysteria about a nonexistent migrant “invasion” and...

When social and fiscal beliefs clash

When social and fiscal beliefs clash

Jackson Schilling November 9, 2018

College is, and should be, a place to openly express your political views. A common stance is the “socially liberal, fiscally conservative” attempt to strike a balance between two very divided parties. While...

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