The Vermont Cynic

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...

Trump’s claims frame refugees as terrorists

Trump’s claims frame refugees as terrorists

Lily Spechler

March 23, 2017

"This is a nation-wide soul search,” my father’s friend Dmitri said regarding the Syrian refugee crisis. Dmitri is the son of Greek refugees, political asylum seekers, who fled Greece in hopes of a better life in America. The question is, are we still a nation that opens our arms to...

Don’t let rhetoric divide us further

Don't let rhetoric divide us further

Staff Editorial

March 22, 2017

This week, Vermont and the UVM community saw the first community-altering event of Trump’s federal immigration policy. Friends and community members stand in jail cells, while their friends, some of whom are UVM students, worry about them. They have committed no violent crimes and they w...

Market volatility within Trump’s America

Market volatility within Trump’s America

Gabriella Marchesi

March 2, 2017

The stock market is inherently volatile—investors will be hesitant in the face of uncertainty and rally when conditions are more favorable. Stock prices fluctuate constantly; supply and demand— or the amount of buyers versus the amount of sellers in the market—is always changing. One of the...

Gorsuch: preserving constitutional rights

Gorsuch: preserving constitutional rights

James Simpson

February 22, 2017

President Trump's Supreme Court nominee was called an “extreme right winger” in a Cynic article by Alexander Collingsworth. However, when looking at some of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s less famous decisions, there are many instances where he and those on the political left can find some co...

The future in the Trump administration is not good

The future in the Trump administration is not good

Alex Collingsworth

February 11, 2017

Here are some of my bleak predictions for our country under the Trump regime: Prediction 1: Trump has nominated the extreme right-winger Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Challenges to states’ restrictive abortion laws will backfire, leading perhaps to the overturning of Roe vs. Wade. ...

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