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Passing the Mic to Vermont Women – Rebecca White

Passing the Mic to Vermont Women - Rebecca White

Tulley Hescock, Multimedia Reporter

April 3, 2020

This is the first episode of “Passing the Mic to Vermont Women,” where Tulley sits down with women who are making changes to improve Vermont. State Rep. Rebecca White shares her unique story of being a young woman in the State House. She shares the people and organizations that supported he...

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 are all represented here through student groups, and it’s not unusual to see a presidential c...

Green Mountain Shower Thoughts – Vermin Supreme, Skiing and Politics

Green Mountain Shower Thoughts - Vermin Supreme, Skiing and Politics

Jacob Goodwin and Nate Dole

February 25, 2020

In this episode, Jacob and Nate discuss some of the current political climate, the politician Vermin Supreme, the future of skiing and much more.

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, giving the Democrats control of every branch of government in the state for the first time in decades. ...

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 increasing taxes on the wealthy, eliminating the electoral college and decreasing student debt. A...

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 authoritarian tendencies. But impeachment isn’t going to get us there. And I’m worried that imp...

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 data that helps ensure diversity and inclusion are sustained on campus. It also informs the Unive...

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...

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