The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The Grossman School of Business is made up of Ifshin and Kalkin Halls, pictured Nov. 8

Business majors’ voting rates remain low

Liz Chadwick, Features Staff Writer November 12, 2020

Despite Vermont’s record-breaking voting turnout in 2020, UVM’s voting rate historically falls short of average, and certain majors appear to contribute to its low participation more than others. According...

We shouldn't vote by mail in

We shouldn’t vote by mail in

Jordan Spindel September 11, 2020

For generations, the right for reliable access to voting has been a critical part of political agendas across the United States.  This umbrella includes mail-in voting, a voting method critical to...

We should vote by mail in

We should vote by mail in

Sophie Oehler September 11, 2020

I spent this summer as an intern for OrganizeNH, helping field organizers “elect NH Democrats up and down the ballot.”  Every night of the week, we made phone calls to voters across the state and...

Don't just settle for Biden, vote for Biden

Don’t just settle for Biden, vote for Biden

Sophie Oehler September 9, 2020

The night before the announcement of the presidential nominee is similar to the eve of a birthday.  You’ve spent all year making a list of demands, and hope your family bought you the right thing....

Voting restrictions show a backslide in democracy

Voting restrictions show a backslide in democracy

Matt Heineman, Opinion Columnist May 1, 2020

Since President Donald Trump’s election, some political experts have wondered whether the quality of American democracy is in decline or close to being irrevocably damaged. American democracy is in...

Students, use your vote wisely

Students, use your vote wisely

Staff Editorial February 26, 2020

Voting is one of the most direct ways to participate in democracy. This election season, make sure your vote is an educated one. UVM is a politically engaged campus. Democrats, Republicans and Progressives...

There is no primary candidate in the 2020 primaries

There is no primary candidate in the 2020 primaries

Henry Mitchell October 25, 2019

Trying to follow along with politics doesn’t mean we know what we’re doing. Listen, I’m sure that Democrats have the primary all figured out with their candidate assured to win with a clean track...

Make change: vote in SGA elections

Make change: vote in SGA elections

Staff Editorial March 27, 2019

No matter who you’re voting for, we should all vote in SGA elections. In recent weeks, there have been parallel student movements: a wave of protests and the arrival of SGA presidential campaigns. We...

Which pressing issues take precedence? Ask the press

Which pressing issues take precedence? Ask the press

Henry Mitchell November 10, 2018

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...

Engage in democracy and vote

Engage in democracy and vote

Staff Editorial October 17, 2018

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...

Vote with compassion

Vote with compassion

Staff Editorial March 7, 2018

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...

SGA first year elections begin today

SGA first year elections begin today

Greta Bjornson, News Editor September 13, 2017

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....

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