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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 millions of Americans, including much of UVM’s student body.  However, multiple issues have arise...

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 convinced them to vote both Democrat and absentee during the fall elections.  Many people were...

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. Well, many Democrats are acting like they woke up to a box of socks when they’d asked for a new phon...

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 fact dying, and those who do not support Trump should prepare to take more drastic measures and pre...

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 are all represented here through student groups, and it’s not unusual to see a presidential c...

The Cynic Reports – Special Voting Edition

The Cynic Reports - Special Voting Edition

Alek Fleury, Managing Editor

February 25, 2020

A gerrymandered student ward and an encouragement to vote.

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 record and excellent policy platform. Now all that’s left is figuring out how to deal with the garbage...

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 must recognize that these movements are two sides of the same coin — accurate representation for...

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 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

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

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

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...

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