The Vermont Cynic

There is no right way to be alternative

There is no right way to be alternative

Gabby Felitto

February 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion

As a former emo kid, I’ve noticed white people are poster children for alternative subcultures. This prevents society from acknowledging people of color in the alternative scene. Society’s image of those who follow subcultures isn’t inclusive. Many alternative icons are white like Lydia Deetz...

Don’t tune out when you’re turned on

Don’t tune out when you’re turned on

Gabby Felitto

December 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Porn is an outlet for everyone to witness their fantasies. However, it is still racist, there are still tropes and white men are still running it, according to the documentary “The Racist History Of Pornography.” Porn exploits women of color, portraying them as unrealistic stereotypes. Asian women are...

We need to discuss abusive relationships

We need to discuss abusive relationships

Anonymous, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

As a campus, we’ve opened up a dialogue around more sensitive topics like rape culture. Students aren’t afraid to address hard-hitting issues around sex and relationships. However, there is an astonishing lack of dialogue around the reality of abusive relationships. Valentina Czochanski Domestic v...

Identity runs deeper than skin and speech

Identity runs deeper than skin and speech

Gabby Felitto

November 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Latinx community is one of the fastest-growing ethnic groups in America, according to a September 2017 Pew Research Center article. But they have issues concerning who is actually a part of their group. Being considered “not Latinx enough” can come from factors like religion and food preferen...

Stereotypes about colorful hair dye are dying down

Stereotypes about colorful hair dye are dying down

Libby Camp, Cynic Correspondant

September 10, 2017


Filed under Life

While colored hair is certainly not a new trend, it seems college campuses across the country have been seeing an influx of hued hairstyles. “It seems like you can’t go anywhere on campus without seeing someone with crazy colored hair,” sophomore Emma King said. For a long time, dying h...

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