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I'm a bimbo and I'm proud

I’m a bimbo and I’m proud

Gabby Felitto, Opinion Editor February 17, 2021

I love wearing teeny tiny skirts that I have to pull down with every step I take. I love caked-on makeup. I love wearing tight little dresses. I love hearing the click-clack of my heels every step I take....

Stand against hate on campus

Stand against hate on campus

Staff Editorial September 5, 2019

The fight against hate speech on our campus is never over. Last week Patriot Front, a white supremacist group, stuck multiple stickers reading “Keep America American” around campus. Last year in...

Patriot Front sticker found outside the Davis Center

Hate group stickers go up around campus, students and leadership react

Staff Report September 4, 2019
The Vermont Cynic asked UVM groups what they thought about the reemergence of white nationalist stickers on UVM’s campus. Here’s what they said.
Reform criminal justice and legalize

Reform criminal justice and legalize

Chris Harrell April 26, 2019

Cannabis is all the rage in  Washington, D.C., right now. Politicians, especially Democrats, are increasingly jumping on the “legalize cannabis” bandwagon. Out of the top Democrats leading the polls...

Decriminalizing drugs lessens addiction and incarceration rates

Decriminalizing drugs lessens addiction and incarceration rates

Mills Sparkman April 24, 2019

We should decriminalize drugs in the U.S. in order to combat our massive addiction problems and decrease mass incarceration. Since the days of Prohibition, the U.S. has learned that outlawing drugs or...

4/20 smokers ignore social justice

4/20 smokers ignore social justice

Staff Editorial April 23, 2019

So often the fight to legalize cannabis is branded as a fight to have fun, but this ignores the serious repercussions that past cannabis laws have had on people of color. This past weekend saw the campus...

Drag isn't exclusive to men

Drag isn’t exclusive to men

Lilly Sharp April 20, 2019

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” showcases a number of drag queens competing to win the title of America’s Drag Superstar.  It is hosted and created by “the mother of drag,” Rupaul Charles. For years...

We need higher standards in 2020

We need higher standards in 2020

Staff Editorial April 10, 2019

Although we’re still on year three of President Donald Trump’s term, everyone seems to be looking at the Democratic Party for what their next step is in the 2020 race. And until very recently, former...

Senior Seth Wade addresses the crowd while sophomore Harmony Edosomwan holds the megaphone. The protest, hosted by student activist group NoNames for Justice, commemorated the one year anniversary of the groups Waterman takeover.

Nine student activists could face consequences following rally

Sawyer Loftus , Contributor March 19, 2019

Students who spoke at a social justice rally last month could soon face disciplinary actions, according to letters obtained by the Cynic. Leaders from NoNames for Justice and other social justice groups...

Pussy hats unite women, but ignore intersectionality

Pussy hats unite women, but ignore intersectionality

Gabby Lescadre February 3, 2019

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...

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...

Evironmental activism is a step toward social justice

Evironmental activism is a step toward social justice

Emily Johnston December 1, 2018

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...

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