The Vermont Cynic

Senator Bernie Sanders: Man of the people?

Senator Bernie Sanders: Man of the people?

September 1, 2015

  One month ago, after the GOP debate hosted by Fox News, the honor of most retweeted tweet for the Republican d...

Racism can be subtle, too

Gaetano Martello

April 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials

Many people are aware of the recent scandal at University of Oklahoma, where members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity were secretly videotaped singing racist chants. This caused a lot of controversy, but more importantly, people seemed to remove themselves from their own internalized racism and ended up dumping it all on ...

Energy summit unites both sides of border

March 31, 2015

Filed under News, Vermont

Students and industry professionals traded big ideas and projects on energy issues on both sides of the Canadian border. “The Power from the North Conference,” a major regional energy summit, was held in the Davis Center March 23 and 24.Topics on the first day were  the social, economic and environmental consequences of possible  p...

Proposed bill may legalize possession and sale of marijuana

Jill Vaglica

March 10, 2015

Filed under News, Vermont

Although marijuana possession was decriminalized in Vermont in 2013, one Vermont senator recently introduced a new bill to legalize both possession and distribution, according to a Feb. 18 press release by the Marijuana Policy Project . The bill, S. 95, introduced by Senator David Zuckerman, proposes the establishment of a...

Potential tax on sweetened drinks in Vt.

Potential tax on sweetened drinks in Vt.

February 3, 2015

Alcohol, cigarettes and soda may all be entering the same health category, and soon there could be a...

Remove 40 percent

January 27, 2015

Filed under Staff Editorial

The human appendix is the classic example of a vestigial organ. It doesn’t really do anything, hundreds of people die a year from them exploding and millions of dollars are spent on surgeries to remove it.Unfortunately, we are all born with these vestigial organs. In Vermont, we have a vestigial law.Turn two pages back and you...

No smoking on Church Street

December 9, 2014

Filed under Vermont

A smoking ban approved by the Burlington City Council on four blocks of Church Street.The Burlington City Council met Nov. 10 to vote on the ban, which was passed 11 to 3, according to City Council members. Bianka Legrand of Ward 7 was in favor of the ban.The smoking ban will help families with small children feel more welcom...

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