The Vermont Cynic

Rape Posters Cause Stir On-Campus

April 5, 2001

Walking around campus, students can't help but notice the eye-catching fliers tacked to the bulletin boards: at first, all you can read is "men rape." At a closer look, in between the lines in much smaller type, it says "can stop." Another flier says simply, "she fears you." These posters do not have...

UVM Students – More Than Meets the Eye

April 5, 2001

The University of Vermont has been the object of a wealth of criticism in the past few years. Everything from administrative instability to athletic hazing has blackened the school's image in the public eye. Critics have also mentioned the student body's considerable lack of enthusiasm for their community....

A New and Authentic Idea: Spring Break Helping Others

April 5, 2001

As all things, Alternative Spring Break began as a theory. You know how these things go: you begin out of a principle and an inner energy that screams participation. Not that this in any way is an insincere thing. Far from it, this energy is the source of much passion and empathy, but in no way can it...

Apathetic Political Minds Lose Sight of the People

April 5, 2001

Peter J. Morrison seems to always want to believe that issues are black and white, and that only one extreme can be correct and the other incorrect. The truth of the matter is that physical reality is a complex process; one that is comprised of interactions and precedents and reactions on the whole range...

Bill Tickner Wins SGA Presidency; Vows to Expand Lines of Communication

April 5, 2001

Look out folks, there's a new big man on campus. Bill Tickner was recently elected to be the Student Government Association's president for the 2001-2002 academic year. He will replace current SGA president Chris Allen on April 10. "I'm so excited," Tickner, a Rhode Island native, said. "When I came...

Conservative Friend to the Earth

April 5, 2001

Now what I am about to say may come to a shock to most of you who conceive of conservative Republicans as enemies of the environment, but I consider myself an environmentalist. I am not a extreme environmentalist wacko like many who call themselves environmentalists, because it is always possible to...

Bush Is Lost in a Tongue Tied Time Warp

April 5, 2001

The U.S. government has recently transported itself back in time. This unusual cosmic event first became evident when, in the 36 days following Nov. 7, it was increasingly obvious our public leaders had entered some kind of Twilight Zone. The Republican Party, for instance, adopted strange stances out...

Duke Makes Deal With the Devil: Wins Title

April 5, 2001

The Duke Blue Devils won their third NCAA championship, defeating conference foe Maryland in the semifinals and a red hot Arizona squad in the title game."Somehow, we were able to outlast them," said Duke sophomore guard Mike Dunleavy, after the 82-72 win over the Wildcats.All of the preseason polls...

Ask Dr. Goodlove

March 8, 2001

Dear Dr. Goodlove,I know this is where people come to get love, but what if my problem is that I don't want love. Don't get me wrong. It's not that I don't dream of being in love or that I'm not capable of loving another. It's due to my current beau being a tad premature with his feelings of amour....

Club Beat: Women’s Soccer Club

March 8, 2001

From volleyball to juggling, UVM has more clubs than you can imagine. The newest addition to this lengthy list of clubs is the recently formed UVM Women's Club Soccer Team. Although less than four months ago this club was nonexistent, it now consists of 45 members who are eagerly waiting for the snow...

The Silent Majority: Fighting for Their Right to Study

March 8, 2001

To the Editor:I was alone at dinner, so out of sheer boredom I grabbed this, the local rag, the Vermont Cynic. I almost never read the front page first, but my eyes were drawn to the headline, "Parasitic Injustice Draining the Life Out of Students" on page two (Feb. 23). "At last," I thought, "an editorial...

A Fine Supporting Cast’ Missed the Point

March 8, 2001

To the Editor: I'd like to point out a couple of factual errors in the March 3 Point-Counterpoint column "A Fine Supporting Cast." First, Jocelyn Elders, although she was ousted for her advocation of teaching masturbation, was not replaced by Janet Reno. Elders was the Surgeon General, and Reno...

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