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The Vermont Cynic

Clarification on new budget model

April 7

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,I remain grateful for the continued interest and engagement in our transition to a new budget model. In response to the March 30, 2016 Cynic article on IBB, I’d like to provide the following thoughts and clarific...

An honest response to last week’s ‘sorority life’ piece

March 31

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear editor,In case this message finds its way into the hands of a reader who may not have seen the article I am referencing, yet another uninspired satirical list of offensive stereotypes about sorority life was recently published ...

A thank you letter to our writers

March 17

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,I'd like to thank the young lady for the well thought-out article, Feb. 10, 2016 on Hans Asperger.  As a retired registered nurse, who happened to have a son with Asperger's Syndrome, I am well aware of it.There is so...

Let students draw their own conclusions on controversies

March 3

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,People make “hard to believe” and/or false statements all the time.When an email was sent to UVM students suggesting an Auschwitz crematorium was a hoax, the response from the UVM vice provost for student affairs...

Asperger’s column was misguided

February 16

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,The column on Hans Asperger, who gave “Asperger syndrome” its name, in the Cynic, Feb. 10, 2016, gets its history wrong. It relies on science journalist Steve Silberman, who in his most recent book, “Neurotr...

Defending liberal education

December 9

Filed under Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Liberal education, and the study of the liberal arts and sciences, must remain the foundation of the American higher education system. Nationwide, we’ve seen this concept fall under attack from the pundits,...

A Vermonter’s two-cents on Bernie Sanders

October 7

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

As a two-term UVM student body president, a lifelong Vermont resident and a 2006 volunteer for Bernie Sanders’ bid for the U.S. Senate, the meteoric rise of our junior senator in the 2016 Democratic primary race and the const...

Letter to the Editor: Donald Trump ‘16

September 10

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Sorry, I just can’t contain my excitement any longer. This is the man I have been waiting for all my life, almost like a real Prince Charming.He has it all, the perfect hair, the wealth, and above all else, the best public relat...

Let’s stop hiding in basements

April 28

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Pot smoking in 2013 is similar to alcohol prohibition circa 1923; a lot of people do it, a lot of people like doing it, and those same people wont give it up just because its illegal. I am not an opponent of marijuana smoking ev...

Europe’s Jews still face anti-Semitism

April 14

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

This is a letter regarding Jeffrey Goldberg’s cover article in the Atlantic, entitled “Should the Jews leave Europe?”Goldberg’s recent article takes the pulse of current political thought regarding anti-Semitism in Euro...

Rape jokes are not humorous

April 7

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

The article “Rape Jokes Reveal Injustice” [Mar. 18] is a perfect example of why we need more education regarding rape culture and sexual violence. Joe Vautrin contends that comedian Hannibal Buress “helped bring a serial...

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