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Trumps refusal to concede is further dividing the country

Trumps refusal to concede is further dividing the country

Jordan Spindel, Opinion Columnist November 27, 2020

It’s been weeks since America elected Joe Biden as the next president of the United States.  Normally, everybody would just accept the outcome and get on with their lives.  But this election...

The election was too close for comfort

The election was too close for comfort

Emily Johnston, Assistant Opinion Editor November 16, 2020

The five-day election took over the U.S. the week of November 3rd. In a nail-biting race, the election was close until its last days. On Nov. 7, the race was finally called for Biden. There are now...

How to prevent a repeat of the first debate

How to prevent a repeat of the first debate

Jordan Spindel, Opinion Columnist October 15, 2020

“That was a hot mess, inside a dumpster fire, inside a trainwreck.” This is how not only CNN anchor Jake Tapper interpreted 2020’s first presidential debate, but also millions watching across...

We shouldn't vote by mail in

We shouldn’t vote by mail in

Jordan Spindel September 11, 2020

For generations, the right for reliable access to voting has been a critical part of political agendas across the United States.  This umbrella includes mail-in voting, a voting method critical to...

Impeachment Vox Pop

David Cabrera and Jacob Goodwin November 27, 2019

How do UVM students feel about the impeachment inquiry and hearings?

Success for Democrats is daring to dream

Success for Democrats is daring to dream

Ari Kotler November 15, 2018

Over the last month, I’ve had to watch President Donald Trump play dumb over the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, stir up hysteria about a nonexistent migrant “invasion” and...

A protestor listens to Ryan McLaren, a staffer from Rep. Peter Welch's office, read a statement from Welch.

White house firing sparks protests

Sawyer Loftus and Julianne Lesch November 14, 2018

Hundreds of people gathered in Burlington to protest the ousting of Attorney General Jeff Sessions as concerns over the future of the Trump-Russia investigation grow. At least 400 hundred protestors marched...

Students weigh in on Vermont midterm election

Students weigh in on Vermont midterm election

Zoe Schemm, Staff Writer November 13, 2018

Through many initiatives and organizing, UVM students were motivated to vote in the elections Nov. 6. Many considered the midterms to be especially important because the outcomes determined the remainder...

Which pressing issues take precedence? Ask the press

Which pressing issues take precedence? Ask the press

Henry Mitchell November 10, 2018

In an Oct. 30, 2018 piece I wrote, I tried to defend the benefits that come with a nonpartisan, representative press. I admit that it was a rather optimistic outlook on the state of freedom of speech...

Nation drowning under Trump's program

Nation drowning under Trump’s program

Lily Spechler April 5, 2017

Hopefully that wall that Trump is building will double as a raft to save us from the perpetually rising sea levels induced by climate change. Trump’s plan to revive the coal industry and cut...

Trump’s claims frame refugees as terrorists

Trump’s claims frame refugees as terrorists

Lily Spechler March 23, 2017

"This is a nation-wide soul search,” my father’s friend Dmitri said regarding the Syrian refugee crisis. Dmitri is the son of Greek refugees, political asylum seekers, who fled Greece in...

Get Trump out of the bedroom

Get Trump out of the bedroom

Sarah Heft, Senior Staff Writer February 18, 2017

I hate to admit it, but I have thought about Donald Trump while having sex. Not because he makes me weak in the knees, but because his anti-women policies can very well put myself and many others in...

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