The Vermont Cynic

Floor vandalism needs to stop

Floor vandalism needs to stop

Staff Editorial

February 19, 2020

On Thursday night Feb 13, the Cynic sent a photographer to walk around various UVM dorms to get as many photos as possible of the aftermath of vandalism. To be honest, we thought this was going to be a shot in the dark. We were doubtful that he would see anything. But when he came back, we sat at his c...

Students mobilize against budget cuts

Sophomore Nina Singleton-Spencer sits among students and faculty during the discussion portion of a Feb. 5 United Academics meeting. Students have expressed their frustrations over the College of Arts and Sciences budget changes through posters, memes and protests.

Lindsay Freed and Lee Hughes

March 1, 2019

In light of budget changes to the College of Arts and Sciences, students have expressed their frustration on campus and online. Students have been hanging posters, posting memes and helping organize protests after cuts were made to humanities programs, including the loss of lecturer positions in classi...

“It’s ok to be white” returns

Staff Editorial

November 7, 2018

When signs saying “It’s OK to be white” went up around campus for the second time last week, many students who saw them online may have thought they were seeing last year’s news. The intense backlash to these signs was both immediate and unsurprising to most of the student body. One would as...

“It’s okay to be white” posters return to campus

Meg Trogolo, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018

Two unsigned posters printed with the words “It’s Okay To Be White” were found along the driveway between Harris-Millis and the Gutterson field house Sunday afternoon. Both sheets of paper were pasted to the backs of street signs and one had been partially torn down by 3:30 p.m. Posters featuring...

Top Cats apologize after flyer provokes backlash

The photoshopped image that has since been taken down off of TopCats' page.

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

April 29, 2018

A student a cappella group has apologized after receiving backlash for their use of racially charged promotional material. UVM Top Cats had posted flyers for their May 5 senior show that depicted the faces of three senior members photoshopped on people wearing the traditional attire of a Mexican mariachi...

Campus organizations create safe spaces

Campus organizations create safe spaces

Staff Editorial

January 24, 2018

This week, we got a tip from a student about racist posters posted around the Waterman green. We thought it was old news – two months old, in fact. The front page of the Nov. 14 issue of the Cynic read “Posters highlight racial tensions.” Old news? Unfortunately not. These posters were roun...

Anti-immigration posters appear on campus

Anti-immigration posters appear on campus

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

January 15, 2018

This post was updated from a previous version 1/16/18 at 3:11 PM Several posters encouraging the deportation of people of color appeared on Waterman green Jan. 15. The posters, which read “stop importing problems, start exporting solutions” had photos of three people of color with crimes l...

‘It’s Okay to Be White’ posters linked to national effort

'It's Okay to Be White' posters linked to national effort

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 8, 2017

White pieces of printer paper featuring the phrase “It’s okay to be white” were posted around campus the morning of Nov. 7 by an unknown party. The posters, which were taped to police blue lights, lampposts and doors, all read the same message before some were taken down by passerby. “It appears tha...

‘It’s okay to be white’ posters spotted around campus

'It's okay to be white' posters spotted around campus

Staff Report

November 7, 2017

  Unsigned posters on white printer paper reading "It's okay to be white" were spotted around campus this morning. Two ripped papers were found posted with black tape to Davis Center doors around 8 a.m. A third poster was found taped to a light post near the fountain on the Waterman green...

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