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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

Board must listen to students’ demands

Meg Trogolo February 6, 2020

UVM’s board of trustees has a listening problem. UVM students have been organizing in favor of divestment from fossil fuel companies for years, with the environmental club Organize leading the movement...

Letter to the Editor: Organize UVM to share divesting proposal

Letter to the Editor: Organize UVM to share divesting proposal

Letter to the Editor October 23, 2019

The climate movement has been gaining necessary momentum over the last few weeks. Climate science doesn’t lie, and people are increasingly acknowledging the urgency of climate change. One of many institutions...

UVM, take climate action and divest from fossil fuels

UVM, take climate action and divest from fossil fuels

Chris Harrell September 28, 2019

Students around the world walked out of school Sept. 20 in a powerful display of action. Over 4 million students participated in the youth-led Global Climate Strike, according to a Sept. 21 article from...

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...

Say no to single use plastics and fossil fuel

Say no to single use plastics and fossil fuel

Chris Harrell May 2, 2019

The University of Vermont is known for being green. It’s in our school colors, our environmental sciences and studies programs and our track record for environmentalism. But I’m concerned the University...

Support the Young Progressives’ free speech petition

Support the Young Progressives’ free speech petition

Gabby Lescadre April 19, 2019

If the last SGA elections taught us anything, it’s that UVM students are all about democracy. Seeing how widespread political involvement is on campus, UVM’s rigid policies on political activity are...

Don’t be passive, act to make changes

Don’t be passive, act to make changes

Ari Kotler April 17, 2019

When I decided to attend UVM, I was aware of its status as one of the most “liberal” colleges in the U.S. A friend of mine once characterized it as “a melting pot of crunchy mountain people, Brooklyn,...

Protesters, including junior Alexander Smith and English professor Nancy Welch, listen to senior Scarlett Moore recount the events of the trial April 4. Im here because, number one, I think this is a really egregious attack on the free speech of queer students and students of color, Moore said.

Student’s hearings conclude conduct violation case

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor April 11, 2019

A group of students was found responsible for violating University policy following a Feb. 26 rally in Waterman, concluding a three-week conduct process. The students spoke at a  Feb. 26 NoNames for...

For lasting administrative changes, we must act now

For lasting administrative changes, we must act now

Chris Harrell March 29, 2019

Almost every week I hear a new story about the UVM administration doing something that harms the spirit of our community. The time to address the roots of these problems is now, and if we don’t act,...

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

Mills Sparkman March 5, 2018

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...

So you want to be an activist....

So you want to be an activist….

Staff Editorial February 21, 2018

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...

The administration must reprioritize

The administration must reprioritize

November 9, 2016

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...

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