The Vermont Cynic

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...

LTE: Responding to the latest UA articles

Letter to the Editor

February 16, 2018

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Cynic editors, Thank you for supporting “faculty efforts to raise salaries” and for the two pieces in this week’s Cynic related to United Academics. Both pieces try to summarize UA’s position by pointing to a few numbers in an ad, without any discussion of the hour and a half long forum that the ad invited th...

New ResLife plan fails students

New ResLife plan fails students

February 15, 2018

Complaints about rooming situations are common on college campuses, but students are especially disgruntled t...

Faculty union ad deceives students

Faculty union ad deceives students

February 7, 2018

Let’s get one thing straight: for what they do, some of the best professors at UVM make nowhere near ...

Campus organizations create safe spaces

Campus organizations create safe spaces

January 24, 2018

This week, we got a tip from a student about racist posters posted around the Waterman green. We th...

Demand for public course evaluations

Demand for public course evaluations

Charlotte Malling

January 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Why aren’t we putting course evaluations online? It’s two days before classes start and my friend is ...

Taking advantage of add/drop

Taking advantage of add/drop

Ariana Arden

January 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Hey, you. Yes, you. I have something super top secret to tell you. You should drop more classes. This...

Wellness Environment oversteps its realm

Staff Editorial

January 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Although relatively new, the Wellness Environment has made a name for itself on campus. It’s known for its focus on health and wellbeing and its new residence hall, but also infamous for the contract its members must sign upon joining. When a group of WE students crafted a penis from sticky notes and displayed it in a d...

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