The Vermont Cynic

Which pressing issues take precedence? Ask the press

Which pressing issues take precedence? Ask the press

Henry Mitchell

November 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In an Oct. 30, 2018 piece I wrote, I tried to defend the benefits that come with a nonpartisan, representative press. I admit that it was a rather optimistic outlook on the state of freedom of speech in our country and one that doesn’t hold up very well in our current political climate. The questio...

Engage in democracy and vote

Engage in democracy and vote

Staff Editorial

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The polls open for many of our state and local midterms Nov. 6. As we enter this election season, people all over the country are starting to feel the pressures of voter turnout. But because news media covers presidential elections extensively, there is a general tendency for people to feel disintereste...

Vote with compassion

Vote with compassion

Staff Editorial

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Tuesday is Town Meeting Day, which means that UVM students have the day off from classes to get out and vote. We urge all students who are exercising their right to vote to do so with care and commitment. When you cast a vote for the Ward 8 City Council representative and when you choose who will be...

SGA first year elections begin today

SGA first year elections begin today

Greta Bjornson, News Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under News

The Student Government Association will be holding elections for first-year senators this week. Voting begins at 8 a.m. Sept. 13 and ends 8 a.m. Sept. 14, said Nicole Woodcock, SGA vice president. Students may vote though the Lynx website. First-years who are running include: Ryan Croxford, Aida...

A final dump on Trump: The easiest voting choice

A final dump on Trump: The easiest voting choice

James Flaherty

November 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I never really considered myself that much of a political enthusiast. I had opinions on social issues, but political and economic matters were never really my strong suit. Because of this, I believed voting in my first election would be a difficult decision. To remedy my apathy toward the...

Clinton devotes her life to the good of the people

Clinton devotes her life to the good of the people

Lily Spechler

November 10, 2016


Filed under Election Opinion, Opinion

I saw I had a text from my grandma, the one who never sends text messages because she doesn’t even have a texting plan. It read, “Girls, turn on your TVs and watch the first woman get nominated to be a presidential candidate of the United States of America.” My grandma was born in 1936...

The importance of voting this election

The importance of voting this election

November 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Election Day. It’s less than a week away, which is a hard to ignore fact considering the large amount of attention the media has given it. There’s the obvious competition between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, both vying to be the next President of the United States. However; there ...

The Coalition for a Livable City

October 20, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, The Coalition for a Livable City, feeling the Bern and armed with a positive message of a Better Town Center, faces a true David and Diana versus Goliath battle to defeat the two November ballot items: the Sinex zoning amendment and $22 million project tax increment financing f...

Trump supporters looking to repeal 19th Amendment

Gaetano Martello

October 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

This election just continues to surprise me. A new trend among Trump supporters has begun, and it is no surprise to me that it happens to be concurrent with Trump’s current series of losses in most polls. According to RealClearPolitics, Trump is losing in every swing state, polls after the ...

Efforts to renovate downtown to all outdoor shopping

Efforts to renovate downtown to all outdoor shopping

October 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

[media-credit name="Eileen O'Connor" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] A recently proposed project aims to transform the Burlington Town Mall from an inside mall to an outside shopping center, extending Pine St. and St. Paul St. through it. The proposal is most certainly positive...

Voting system is ineffective and out-of-date

August 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I accompanied my roommate to vote in the Vermont state primaries Aug. 9. The process of voting was more or less a farce.I wasn’t voting, since I’m registered back home in DC, but I wanted David Zuckerman to win the nomination to be the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor. He had sponsore...

The U.S. must update voting system

The U.S. must update voting system

April 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

There’s an old saying: “Americans will cross an ocean to spread democ- racy, but they won’t cross the street to vote.”That might be because our voting system has become outdated. I’m not even talking about the electoral college here, but the actual process of casting a ballot. Numerous count...

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