The Vermont Cynic

SGA needs to represent all students

3 days ago

To build a truly representative students’ union, we can use the government body we already have. I bega...

Call out gender bias issue

Call out gender bias issue

Staff Editorial

4 days ago

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

This week, a discrimination lawsuit four years in the making is finally going to trial. Cindy Ruescher, form...

SGA demands counselors

SGA demands counselors

Staff Editorial

April 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Last week, SGA highlighted a desperate need for a counselor dedicated to the serving students of color at U...

How to engage SGA voters

How to engage SGA voters

April 4, 2018

If we were to write the staff editorial expected of this paper, we would say that only 20 percent of...

UVM, bring Arabic back

Khalid AlMubarak

March 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

UVM hardly has a diverse student demographic by any measure, and that is why teaching non-European languages is critical to widen students’ perspective. There is a great deficiency of languages being taught at the University and possibly a misunderstanding over the purpose of teaching foreign languages. Let’s take my fir...

We can rename buildings

We can rename buildings

March 28, 2018

Two weeks ago, the board of trustees created a committee to discuss renaming buildings on campus. Fo...

Be skeptical of ResLife changes

Be skeptical of ResLife changes

March 22, 2018

Living/Learning Communities seem like the way to maximize a residence hall experience, especially fo...

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

Mills Sparkman

March 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion

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 administration has also made their voices heard, in the loudest way possible: silence. At the NoNames for Justice...

Democratize UVM

Democratize UVM

Khalid AlMubarak

March 4, 2018

Filed under Opinion

We need a student’s union; a comprehensive and representative body that is elected by the students...

Stay apprised, seek understanding

Staff Editorial

February 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

We have dedicated this issue to covering the protests, calls for resignation and administrative responses of the past week. In the reporting of activist group NoNames for Justice’s actions, it has become apparent to us that while a few hundred students are protesting, a greater majority of students are unaware of the pro...

So you want to be an activist….

So you want to be an activist….

February 21, 2018

When we heard about the work that several departments and students are doing to address food insecuri...

LTE: Reflections on Blue Penis Gate and the WE Program at UVM

February 20, 2018

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Reflections on Blue Penis Gate and the WE Program at UVM As a faculty member who taught human health and disease at UVM for two decades I was both amused and horrified by the saga of Blue Penis Gate at the new WE residence hall. Since UVM is a center of learning, let's ask the obvious: what is a penis? The product of 50 million years of mamm...

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