The Vermont Cynic

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 of political urgency this past season set historical records, with 49 percent of eligible voters t...

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 promise to end birthright citizenship by executive order. So yeah, it felt good to watch Republica...

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 I agree that partisan politics are destructive to our democracy, it must be made clear that clai...

Where’s the old Kanye? He’s where music and politics intersect

Where’s the old Kanye? He’s where music and politics intersect

Sarah Robinson, Culture Columnist

October 31, 2018

Holly Coughlan In 2002, a Chicago producer got in a car accident that left his jaw wired shut. The single resulting from this injury, “Through the Wire,” is featured on his debut album, “The College Dropout,” which eventually went certified triple platinum. The producer rose to fame quickly in the rap world n...

Don’t wait to speak up

Don’t wait to speak up

Staff Editorial

October 24, 2018

The survivors of the Parkland shooting came to speak Oct. 19 in Burlington. While addressing a crowd gathered in the First Universalist Church, David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez and Alex Wind spoke about the importance of activism. These individuals, although only 18 years old, have already formed March for O...

Engage in democracy and vote

Engage in democracy and vote

Staff Editorial

October 17, 2018

The polls open for many of our state and local midterms Nov. 6. As we enter this election season, people all over the country are starting to feel the pressures of voter turnout. But because news media covers presidential elections extensively, there is a general tendency for people to feel disintereste...

Former UVM President Passes Away

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

January 16, 2018

Former UVM president John Hennessey passed away Jan. 11. He was 92. Hennessey served as UVM’s provost from 1986 to 1989. He then took over as interim president when President Lattie Coor left. He served until 1990, when President George Davis took office, according to UVM’s website for former...

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

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

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...

Nation drowning under Trump’s program

Nation drowning under Trump’s program

Lily Spechler

April 5, 2017

Hopefully that wall that Trump is building will double as a raft to save us from the perpetually rising sea levels induced by climate change. Trump’s plan to revive the coal industry and cut back on environmental regulations will potentially be one of the most expensive and dangerous mist...

Students pop UVM’s liberal bubble

Students pop UVM’s liberal bubble

Staff Editorial

April 5, 2017

A university is a marketplace of ideas. The discussions we choose to have on campus will define the solutions that we develop in the real world after college. Every person has a different opinion. Our nation is built around a political system that is not meant to divide us, but to help us ent...

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