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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

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

TikTok brings young creators to the center

TikTok brings young creators to the center

Emily Johnston January 30, 2020

TikTok, a video-sharing app that is growing in popularity, is exactly what youth culture needs. TikTok is a social network owned by ByteDance and was launched in 2017. Since its initial release, the...

Mental health care will start with the next generation

Mental health care will start with the next generation

Lucy Gilbert October 24, 2019

We need to teach our youth to take care of their mental health in order to end the stigma around talking about mental illness. One in five U.S. adults experience mental illness each year, and one in six...

Don’t pretend to be broke if it hurts others

Don’t pretend to be broke if it hurts others

Mills Sparkman October 17, 2019

There’s a big division on campus that no one talks about. It’s not in-state or out-of-state, it’s not Yerba Mate versus kombucha, it’s fake broke versus actually broke. Someone who’s fake broke...

Ending the stigma of female masturbation

Ending the stigma of female masturbation

Gabby Lescadre December 13, 2018

Masturbation: in our culture, it’s often seen as the “she-who-must-not-be-named” of all actions. At the drop of the “M-bomb,” you may experience an array of reactions: wonderful, gross, desperate,...

Humanities students fight stigma

Humanities students fight stigma

Jacob Potts September 29, 2017

I always feel a pang of anxiety when people ask me about my major. Expressions of confusion, pity or even disgust flash across their faces when they hear the answer. When I say I’m an English...

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