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Unpopular opinion: Rally cat is outdated and should be replaced with Rally Raven

Unpopular opinion: Rally cat is outdated and should be replaced with Rally Raven

Jordan Spindel, staff writer May 5, 2021

For the last 98 years, the University of Vermont has had the catamount as its official mascot. Strong and fierce, it has played heavily into UVM’s imagery and athletics.  Yet UVM could’ve made...

Unpopular Opinion: Jingle bells, batman smells, Xmas sucks

Unpopular Opinion: Jingle bells, batman smells, Xmas sucks

Emily Johnston, Assistant Opinion Editor October 9, 2020

Sleigh Bells ring, and I am not listening. We all see the memes, the posts and the conversations online about Christmas as the best holiday. Sure, we get time off from work/school, we get presents...

Unpopular Opinion: Outdoor cats should go back inside and stay there

Unpopular Opinion: Outdoor cats should go back inside and stay there

Jordan Spindel, Staff Writer October 9, 2020

Many may agree that one should treat cats almost as equally as humans, giving them the same opportunities of food, enrichment and comfort. But one aspect that may need to be limited or eliminated altogether...

Unpopular Opinion: Stop picking at your zits, they make you look cute

Unpopular Opinion: Stop picking at your zits, they make you look cute

Gabby Felitto, Opinion Editor October 8, 2020

Waking up, feeling that dull ache of a clogged pore growing under your skin is one of the worst things to wake up to.  It feels especially worse when Proactive and Curology ads attack you left and...

Art by Savanah Tebeau-Sherry.

Unpopular Opinion: All skinny jeans should go out of fashion

Sophie Oehler, Staff Writer October 8, 2020

I work at American Eagle. It’s a great job, minus staring at the same promo poster of Addison Rae while on greeting duty — which is just cruel and unusual punishments for introverts — seriously,...

Unpopular Opinons

Unpopular Opinons

Opinion Staff October 7, 2020

This week the Opinion section of the Vermont Cynic all wrote opinions they feel are unpopular. Peruse this section's articles with the words "Unpopular Opinion" on it to see all of the unpopular Op-Ed's...

Unpopular Opinion: Summer should just chill

Unpopular Opinion: Summer should just chill

Tori Scala October 8, 2019

This summer, I experienced a “hot girl summer,” literally. I was sweaty, sticky, muggy, sunburnt and got sand in places it doesn’t belong. Whenever spring fades away and the heat is here to stay,...

Second time’s the charm: making the case for sequels

Second time’s the charm: making the case for sequels

Gabby Felitto October 5, 2019

Movies like “Exorcist II: The Heretic,” “The Hangover Part Three” and every other “Friday the 13th” have forever given sequels a bad reputation. Many sequels are all about the money because...

Impeaching Pres. Trump isn’t the way

Impeaching Pres. Trump isn’t the way

Chris Harrell October 4, 2019

I absolutely believe that President Donald Trump is guilty of abusing his office in order to punish his political rival. I want him out of office and stripped of the power that he is using to abuse his...

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...

Why the Birkenstock trend must finally end

Why the Birkenstock trend must finally end

Gabby Felitto February 4, 2019

They’re everywhere. I can’t escape them. Every turn I take, I see them. I even see them in my own house. Birkenstocks are driving me crazy. I hate the chunky straps. I know everyone swears they’re...

Pussy hats unite women, but ignore intersectionality

Pussy hats unite women, but ignore intersectionality

Gabby Lescadre February 3, 2019

Power to the pussy is a great mantra — just not for the entire feminist movement. For a sex that is predisposed to oppression at birth and whose sexual anatomy is a synonym for weakness, turning the...

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