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No, You Check Your Head

March 10, 2003

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Last week, I read an article entitled "Check your Head." It was possibly the most ill-informed, useless, written-for-the-author's-own-amusement article I've ever read. Katie Folts started off by complaining how Students Against Wa...

Queer Studies A Milestone

March 10, 2003

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: I recently attended a conference at Brown University entitled, "Transecting the Academy." The objective of this conference was to create a forum for discussion and exploration regarding Transgender issues and theor...

Keep Your Laws Off My Body

Raquel Rivera

February 3, 2003

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: First off, allow me to take a very deep breath to settle myself...okay, now I am ready. I consider myself a very liberal and open-minded person. Hence, I believe that, when undertaking a debate of any kind, bot...

Don’t Worry, Bee Happy

Jesse Bernstein

February 3, 2003

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: In 1967, Joel Silver introduced the game of ultimate frisbee to Columbia high school in Maplewood, NJ, and two years later, in 1969, the first competitive team was formed and a new sport was born. Ultimate doesn't have ref...

Life in Jerusalem Provides a New Perspective

November 20, 2002

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear University Students and Staff, As I reach the end of my fourth month here in Jerusalem, I feel that it is only fair for me to tell you what is going on in the Holy Land of Israel. For the many of you who do not know wh...

Response to the article, “Professor Unfairly Forced to Resign”

November 17, 2002

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor and UVM Campus, As an eager freshman you walk into your first Gen Ed. Introductory to Anthropology class to hear your professor say, "1/2 of you will fail. " Now I don't mind a good challenge, but this statement wa...

Bewley Response: Devin Morrill Is Wrong

November 11, 2002

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To the Editor,I would like to respond to Devin Morrill's letter in the last Cynic which criticized me. First off, Devin is completely wrong. I would like to go through his letter and refute each point:"First I would like to st...

Your Opinion. Mmm. Mmm.

November 11, 2002

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: This letter [originally an e-mail] is directed to the editor and author of a recent article that was published in the opinion section of the Cynic, an article entitled "Professor Unfairly Forced to Resign." First I...

Taking One for the Team

November 11, 2002

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Call me oversensitive, but I'll take the bait. Thank you for the explanation about what constitutes news and what constitutes opinion, and how your news section attempts to be as objective as possible. That would seem to be ...

Intolerance Puts Pastner Out to Pasture

November 11, 2002

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To the Editor: I would simply like to express my support for Professor Stephen Pastner. As a freshman three years ago, I enrolled in what sounded like an interesting class-"Crisis Cults and Revitalizations Movements." Although I am n...

NSCS Wants To Set It Straight

November 4, 2002

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: As the executive board of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, we would like to take this opportunity to respond publicly to the allegations made in the Oct. 29 letter to the editor "True Honor Society?"...

To understand the Middle East, you must understand history

November 4, 2002

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Welcome to the wonderful world of FaReid Ibrahim, where logic and ethics don't get in the way of argument and polemics. He wrote a fantasy article a few weeks ago, which I disparaged (quite effectively, I think). Now, he returns...

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