The Vermont Cynic

Following his election, new SGA president faces backlash for past tweets

Following his election, new SGA president faces backlash for past tweets

Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter

April 13, 2020

After facing backlash for controversial tweets, the SGA president-elect apologized and said he hopes to mend his relationship with people that were hurt by his comments. Junior Ben Bieri, who won the election for SGA president March 28, apologized later that day on social media for tweets of his that...

Brands shouldn’t be driven by memes

Brands shouldn’t be driven by memes

Henry Mitchell

February 20, 2020

For years, I’ve tried ignoring brands’ attempts at keeping their image up to date. But with “Baby Nut,” I think brands have to stop fixating on social media. Baby Nut is the new image of Planters peanuts. After the tragic “death” of their previous mascot, Mr. Peanut, the company brought...

In wake of tragedy,Twitter brings empathy

In wake of tragedy,Twitter brings empathy

Chris Harrell

November 20, 2019

Usually, Twitter has the best memes and funny videos in real time. But on Nov. 10, my Twitter feed became overwhelmed by a tragic world event: the coup against President of Bolivia Evo Morales. Regardless of how you feel about Morales and his programs, the situation in Bolivia is a coup nonetheless. ...

Cancel culture is unproductive and wrong

Cancel culture is unproductive and wrong

Sophie Oehler

October 3, 2019

James Charles, Taylor Swift and Kanye West walk into a bar. According to Twitter, the punchline of this joke is they all get “canceled.” “Canceling” refers to a social media trend where fans and haters alike                                       gang up on a celebrity who comm...

Fighting against the fake news fad

Fighting against the fake news fad

Staff Editorial

December 6, 2017

Every time Trump tweets, a reporter’s phone pings. This time, it was another attack on one of his favorite long-time targets: news media. “We should have a contest as to which of the networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverag...

Trumpdates

March 30, 2017

President Donald Trump’s approval rating has sunk to 36 percent, the lowest it has been since he took office Jan. 20, according to Gallup. This drop in Trump’s approval rating came after House Republicans pulled a bill from the floor March 24 that would repeal Obamacare. This new rating is two points below Barack Obama’s lowest o...

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