The Vermont Cynic

Pussy hats unite women, but ignore intersectionality

Pussy hats unite women, but ignore intersectionality

Gabby Lescadre

February 3, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Power to the pussy is a great mantra — just not for the entire feminist movement. For a sex that is predisposed to oppression at birth and whose sexual anatomy is a synonym for weakness, turning the word pussy into a symbol of strength and resistance is a no-brainer for feminists. Especially in t...

New year, but with the same old issues

Ari Kotler

January 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

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...

Evironmental activism is a step toward social justice

Evironmental activism is a step toward social justice

Emily Johnston

December 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Many people struggle to choose between social justice or environmental justice. They think of them as two separate entities: both righteous, but on two different wavelengths. However, the environmental justice movement has a lot more in common with social justice than initially meets the eye. Both ...

NoNames closes out semester and reflects

NoNames closes out semester and reflects

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

NoNames for Justice is planning a sit-in at the board of trustees meeting May 18. The student-activist group held a teach-in April 22 to update students on the progress of their social justice demands. Following the Main Street blockade Feb. 22 and the Waterman takeover by students Feb. 26, adminis...

The story behind UVM Black Out

Camilla Broccolo

October 5, 2016


Filed under Life

Sophomore Akilah Ho-Young never thought her Facebook post of the “Black Lives Matter” flag flying outside the Davis Center would become as viral as it did. Her post was shared over 14,000 times from people across the nation.   The response to the flag left her “shocked, extremely happy an...

UVM to offer new minors

UVM to offer new minors

March 20, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Three new minors in social justice, writing and Jewish studies may soon be available to students. The new social justice minor was proposed by the department of social work. It will consist of 18 credit hours for social work, social work service learning as well as social, economic or environmental justice ...

Musician inspired by activism

Musician inspired by activism

Bettina Cataldi

February 16, 2016


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

Inspiration comes from the most peculiar of places, and one UVM senior has discovered it in the heart of the world’s cultural and social issues. Guthrie Galileo, a senior Latin American studies major, has been producing different forms of music since the age of 11.  The current manifestation of ...

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