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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

We must force change upon Sodexo

We must force change upon Sodexo

Zoë Kennedy January 23, 2020

Sodexo is a name well-known on campus, but less known are names like Bronzefield, Addiewell or Melaleuca. These are some of the prisons that Sodexo operates. Sodexo as a multinational corporation is harming...

Activism must go beyond social media

Activism must go beyond social media

Emily Johnston September 7, 2019

Instagram stories, posts that appear for only 24 hours, have recently been used by activists to spread awareness about political and social issues. On social media, and especially on college campuses,...

For lasting administrative changes, we must act now

For lasting administrative changes, we must act now

Chris Harrell March 29, 2019

Almost every week I hear a new story about the UVM administration doing something that harms the spirit of our community. The time to address the roots of these problems is now, and if we don’t act,...

Make change: vote in SGA elections

Make change: vote in SGA elections

Staff Editorial March 27, 2019

No matter who you’re voting for, we should all vote in SGA elections. In recent weeks, there have been parallel student movements: a wave of protests and the arrival of SGA presidential campaigns. We...

Posters wrap the marble columns of the Waterman building the student activist group NoNames For Justice take-over of the building Feb. 26, 2018.

The Waterman Takeover: A tradition of protest at UVM

Meg Trogolo, Staff Writer February 26, 2019

One year ago, student activist group NoNames for Justice staged a takeover of the Waterman building Feb. 26 in order to protest racial injustice in the University’s administration. The takeover, in...

Use your anger to fuel activism

Use your anger to fuel activism

Letter to the Editor October 25, 2018

Three weeks ago, almost 1,000 students walked out of classes to protest the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, to support heroes Christine Blasey Ford and Anita Hill and to stand with...

Dont 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...

Why protesting is important for democracy

Jackson Schilling October 18, 2018

Does protesting matter to a government that doesn’t listen to its people? Thousands of people across the nation gathered in protest of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the supreme court. UVM students...

No Names for Justice protesters walk into the executive offices in the Waterman building to meet with University President Tom Sullivan Feb. 26.

Top administrators meet with NoNames for Justice activist leaders in closed session

February 26, 2018

  Leaders of student activist group NoNames for Justice are now in closed talks with administration in the executive offices in Waterman building. The two parties entered talks after Arts...

Support your fellow UVM student leaders

Support your fellow UVM student leaders

Staff Editorial October 4, 2017

The past two weeks on campus have been filled with protests, marches, rallies and emails about diversity and inclusion at UVM. Student leaders of various diversity organizations on campus delivered...

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