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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.

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

UVMMC investigating if more funds could be taken by Trump Administration

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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