There is no way to silence the cynic
Published: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:04
It looks the most recent issue of The Vermont Cynic has been pulled from the stands, but not in the way we hoped.
The Cynic’s stands in the Davis Center and Bailey/Howe Library were found April 16 to be mysteriously missing copies of our paper.
While we at the Cynic would like to attribute this to our must-read journalism, evidence – including a stack found in a trash bin – suggests otherwise.
We do not know why our papers have disappeared, but we do believe our rights as the student media have been violated.
This is very troubling. What you see on the stand is the hard work of student journalists who are trying to learn and inform.
Throwing out papers and disrespecting our staff are not the biggest problems, however.
The real issue is denying the students of UVM access to the news on campus. Beyond violating the freedom of the press, removing the Cynic affects all students interested in what happened on campus last week.
This past issue had a front page that featured campus crime, setting straight the rumors circulating campus about what happened to the Redstone Lofts and other criminal acts during the last week.
There is an individual or group on campus that saw this, did not want the information to be spread, and maliciously went out and took the papers from their stands.
The Cynic cannot be silenced. The full PDF of this issue is available online and we encourage you to read it and exercise your right as a student to read the information that someone does not want you to see