The Vermont Cynic

The kids are all right: why student movements will save us all

Mills Sparkman

March 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

This past week has been contentious, to say the least. NoNames for Justice and other student groups have rallied to support students and faculty of color on campus, and their voices have been heard. UVM administration has also made their voices heard, in the loudest way possible: silence. At...

So you want to be an activist….

So you want to be an activist….

Staff Editorial

February 21, 2018


Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion, Staff Editorial

When we heard about the work that several departments and students are doing to address food insecurity in the UVM community, our hearts swelled. Their work, which is rooted in action, is more meaningful than that of sofa protesters upset with the political climate. If the special brand of activists on c...

The administration must reprioritize

The administration must reprioritize

November 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The University has once again made a paramount decision without consulting some of the highest public tuition payers in the country: its students. Every single first-year student who comes to UVM in August will be forced to live in programmed housing. This decision has already been made by...

Community marches against assaults

Community marches against assaults

Colin Bushweller

November 2, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Cold weather and icy sleet did not prevent dozens of UVM students from marching in solidarity to protest domestic violence. Steps to End Domestic Violence, formerly know as Women Helping Battered Women, is a prevention and advocacy group that works to help victims of domestic violence. Students and...

Students speak out against sexual assault

Students speak out against sexual assault

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

October 4, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Sophomore Nina Truslow stood with a megaphone and recounted being raped at UVM.     “My name is Nina and I have experienced sexual assault,” Truslow said.   Heaviness hung in the air Friday as Justice for Queer/Trans Students held a speak-out on sexual assault.   ...

Students give support for migrant workers

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

October 4, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Students rallied against the deportation of a migrant rights leader Oct. 3 outside Bailey/ Howe Library. Miguel Alcudia could potentially be thrown out of the country. “Not one more, not one more,” the protesters chanted while holding up signs that read “Free Miguel.” Students joine...

Student activism losing its luster

Student activism losing its luster

Joey Brown

April 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As the Cynic noted back in late January, the “Give Us Back Our Reading Days!” protest fell flat, boasting a whopping total of 10 participants – or around 3 percent of everyone who expressed their interest in the event on the Facebook page. In the interest of consistency, perhaps, the ...

After the Kake Walk: A history of UVM’s racial climate from Lattie Coor’s presidency to the present

After the Kake Walk: A history of UVM’s racial climate from Lattie Coor’s presidency to the present

Bryan O'Keefe and Sarah Olsen

March 2, 2016


Filed under Enterprise, Uncategorized

Student activism was common at UVM throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, resulting in the creation of some of the first African-American, Chicano/a and women’s studies departments in the U.S., English professor Nancy Welch said. “At UVM, these actions — and the establishment of courses in women’s...

‘Voices’ Make up for low turnout

Bryan O'Keefe

January 27, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Student protesters marched through campus and into academic buildings Jan. 25 in opposition of the Faculty Senate’s decision to remove reading days. Senior Alexander Collingsworth organized the event, and said he feels the protest has to do with more than just the removal of reading days. “This...

Student activism falls flat

<p>Student activism falls flat</p>

January 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Nearly 350 people RSVP’d “going” to an event titled “Give Us Back Our Reading Days! Student Protest” on Facebook.Only about 10 actually showed up Jan.25.The event was created following a Faculty Senate vote to remove reading days from the academic calendar. This change will take place star...

Students removed from Trump’s rally, students say

<p>Students removed from Trump’s rally, students say</p>

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

January 12, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

[Updated: Jan. 12 10:35 P.M.] Two UVM students said they were removed after  protesting a Donald Trump rally held at the Flynn Performing Arts Center Jan. 7 in Burlington. First-year Greer Sargeant and senior Lily Sargeant chanted “get Trump out” during the event, feeling the rally was rac...

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