The Vermont Cynic

When image control goes too far

When image control goes too far

Letter to the Editor

December 16, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

As a lead resident adviser and writing center tutor, the wellbeing of my community matters to me. As an Honors College student and critical thinker, honesty and academic integrity do as well. I feel I must speak out against the problematic email sent by Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, to t...

Henry’s final exams guide

Henry’s final exams guide

Henry Mitchell

December 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

This has been a year of change and hope, where we finally learned to take matters into our own hands through sheer effort and dedication. So you’re all set for finals week and totally don’t need my assistance. Ah shucks, who am I kidding … I’ll help you out again. 1: Extortion. Professors hav...

Passion is the key to true success

Passion is the key to true success

Jackson Schilling

December 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A common myth at college is that the only way to get a high-paying job is by majoring in a STEM field. In reality, students who dedicate themselves to their passion will be happier overall with their career than those pursuing STEM exclusively for a high-paying job. I know from my own studies that scienc...

Juul, but use common sense

Juul, but use common sense

Staff Editorial

December 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Growing up, we were all told not to smoke. It would make us wheeze, turn our lungs black, give us cancer. Cigarettes were a relic of the past. Now, few of us can be caught flicking a lighter during a smoke break. We’re puffing away discreetly: Juuling. Look around on campus and you’ll see it — in the l...

Travel must be simplified for students

Travel must be simplified for students

Mills Sparkman

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We’ve all been there: break rolls around and after trying to ride with a friend or join a carpool, you give up and buy a bus ticket. Shivering in the Downtown Transit Center, afraid to get out of line because you might lose your spot, you ponder the choices you have to get home. Surely there’s ...

UVM mental health professionals: we care about you

Letter to the Editor

November 17, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

We who work to support UVM students’ health and well-being continually seek ways to improve the services we provide that support students’ mental health needs. Like colleges across the country, UVM is experiencing an increase in student need for mental health and disability-related support. Ou...

Different teaching styles can help students

Different teaching styles can help students

Emily Johnston

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I have only been in college for a couple months and I have already started to notice that some professors teach the same material differently. Neil Fleming, a professor at Lincoln University in New Zealand, popularized the idea that people learn best through auditory, visual, verbal or kinesthetic t...

Society cannot tolerate sexual misconduct

Society cannot tolerate sexual misconduct

Olivia Stafford

October 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Studies show that 20 to 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men are victims of sexual misconduct at college, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Close to 90 percent of these cases go unreported. Sexual violence occurs at significantly higher rates than other crimes on college ca...

Expanding student access to birth control

Expanding student access to birth control

Kate Springer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Women’s reproductive health is underrepresented in mainstream health care, forcing women to do more research, spend more money and face more difficulty in accessing birth control than they would in other health care endeavors. Women’s birth control needs are often not fully addressed, marginaliz...

How ResLife is violating our human rights

How ResLife is violating our human rights

Mills Sparksman

October 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Warning: This piece is satire! This year, I was assigned to a triple on Redstone campus. It was all that was left by the time I had a chance to select my room, and I was immediately disappointed by the outcome. Having lived in Davis hall for approximately a month, I can now conclude that living in...

Students need helpful advisers

Students need helpful advisers

Staff Editorial

September 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

For some students, their advisers are the most valuable resource of their UVM experience. They’re open for office hours and let their advisees in on internship opportunities. For far too many students, however, an adviser is inaccessible and unconcerned with each student’s personal experience. It is an u...

Prepare for off-campus living

Prepare for off-campus living

Staff Editorial

September 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

After spending their first two years as an undergraduate in a residence hall enjoying the comforts of accessible laundry, nearby food and no utility bills to worry about paying, most students begin their off-campus housing experience. And in the midst of all the excitement — which place to choose, how ...

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