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White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator praises UVM, cautions potential outbreaks

Dr. Deborah Birx, the response coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, addresses gathered media in the Grand Maple Ball Room at UVM Oct. 10. Birx praised the University and Vermont's response to the virus.

Alek Fleury, Managing Editor

October 10, 2020

In a visit to the University of Vermont’s campus Saturday, Dr. Deborah Birx, the Response Coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force praised the University and the states’ handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, while warning of how quickly low positivity rates can change if the state becomes...

When party loyalty is unconstituted

When party loyalty is unconstituted

Emily Johnston

February 5, 2020

With President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial under way, it is clear that some in Congress are willing to stay loyal to their political party, even if doing so is against the Constitution. Take a look at the impeachment trial in the U.S. House of Representatives: no Republicans voted to impeach...

Should we honor the Paris agreement? Domestic action has more value

Should we honor the Paris agreement? Domestic action has more value

Chris Harrell

November 21, 2019

I am a dedicated environmentalist. I donate my time and labor to environmental movements, groups and political candidates. But when President Donald Trump announced his intention to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, I did not care in the slightest. And when Trump officially started that...

Pres. Trump cannot Sharpie out the truth

Pres. Trump cannot Sharpie out the truth

Emily Johnston

September 26, 2019

No matter if President Donald Trump is right or wrong about climate change, he will force his beliefs on all U.S. citizens. Immediately after his inauguration, Trump made this clear when all references of climate change were deleted from the White House website, according to a January 2017 Vice article....

UVMMC investigating if more funds could be taken by Trump Administration

Pictured is the view of the Medical Center from Converse Lot. The Office for Civil Rights, a sub-agency of the U.S. Department of Education, released a Notice of Violation Aug. 28 stating that UVM Medical Center forced a health care worker to assist with an abortion against her will.

Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter

September 9, 2019

UVM Medical Center may lose more federal funding than originally expected after a nurse was forced to participate in an abortion procedure, a violation of federal law. The Office for Civil Rights, a sub-agency of the U.S. Department of Education, released a Notice of Violation Aug. 28 stating that ...

21 Savage and politics of deportation

21 Savage and politics of deportation

Gabby Felitto

March 1, 2019

Rapper 21 Savage was arrested Feb. 3 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers for overstaying his visa, according to a Feb. 8 Rolling Stone article. While he deserves the media attention he’s receiving, society should’ve been outraged over numerous deportations of black immigrants in recent y...

New year, but with the same old issues

Ari Kotler

January 27, 2019

What a year it’s been. President Donald Trump’s rotting brain has continued its plunge into insanity. White ethno-nationalists (big shoutout to Iowa Rep. Steve “Grand Wizard” King), “fiscal conservatives” and the super-rich remain in a happy political marriage and maintain  control of our g...

Hopelessness shouldn’t be part of the news

Hopelessness shouldn't be part of the news

Henry Mitchell

January 26, 2019

Over winter break, I received a 23andMe kit. I thought I would just spit in a tube and wait for my ancestry results. Apparently these kits include a lot of warnings about life, including your risks for untreatable diseases. “Learning that you have a genetic risk factor for a disease can be diffic...

It’s time for a new Women’s March

It's time for a new Women's March

Staff Editorial

January 23, 2019

This past Saturday, Vermonters gathered in Montpelier — and in capitals across the nation — for the third annual Women’s March. The march was first conceived in the light of President Donald Trump’s 2016 election win. It’s well-known for being a symbol of resistance and unity, but it has also prov...

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