The Vermont Cynic

Having a Cow Suitable for Bovines

March 11, 2002

The back of my neck is burning. My ears are perking up. I feel a hole being bored into my skull and whirl around to a swarm of eyes quickly averting my gaze. My first reaction might be that of paranoia, but realistically, one of a few things is occurring. With so many potential UVMissaries visiting,...

All Roads Lead To Washington

March 11, 2002

April twentieth will mark a turning point for America. Seriously. Let us take a look at the world before September 11. It was one of gross economic inequality between the richest few in the world and the majority of the world. It was a planet where the top billionaires made half the people of the...

Cats’ Seniors End on High Note With Win Over Albany

March 6, 2002

Patrick Gym filled with faithful fans last week to bid farewell to graduating Seniors Libby Smith and Jen MacAulay. Vermont hosted Albany for their last home game of the season, and in the process won its 11th straight game with a score of 77-55. "Jen approached this last year in such a positive giving...

Hogan Shows Insight and Dedication

March 6, 2002

This past Tuesday evening, I had the privilege to attend the discussion sponsored by ENVS-195, a class about politics and the environment which featured gubernatorial candidate Con Hogan. While I consider myself a Republican, and rather conservative on most issues, I was pleasantly impressed by the...

Letters To The Editor:

March 6, 2002

"Let it Snow" Misses the PointTo the Editor: In response to the Feb. 26 article: "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow...Here," I'm sure most of my fellow in-state students, and most out-of-state students, have heard the old adage: "If you don't like the weather in New England, wait five minutes." Growing...

Don’t Just Vote: Democracy Demands Active Participation

March 6, 2002

I voted Progressive. I hope everyone voted. I know some at UVM probably saw Tuesday as the perfect excuse to enjoy a longer weekend. I did too, but I still hope everyone voted. It is important. A simple paper ballot given out once or twice a year, however, is not the difference between democracy...

Cocaine Abuse Threatens UVM

March 6, 2002

It's Thursday evening and UVM juniors Paul*, Mike* and Jane sit in Paul's off-campus house drinking beer while Paul and Mike wait anxiously for a gram of cocaine. They said it's easy for them to score a bag of powdered cocaine in Burlington, that it's just a matter of who can get it to them first. "Dealers...

Three Candidates Vie For SGA Presidency

March 6, 2002

Tim Allen, Jon Badaracco, and Adam Dubin are working aggressively in the final week of their campaign for Student Government Association (SGA) Presidency for 2002-2003. The election will take place March 12 and 13 in Bailey/Howe Library. Sophomore Tim Allen is currently the Chair of the Student Action...

Students in Trinity Housing Pay School More for Less

March 6, 2002

Undergraduates living in Hunt Hall on the old Trinity College campus are paying substantially more than other students for dorm rooms of comparable size this year. They are also receiving fewer important services from UVM. Hunt residents lack a nearby cafeteria, have had irregular bus service that...

Students Suspect UVM Police Services Fabricated 911 Call

March 6, 2002

In the early morning hours on Feb. 15, the UVM police keyed into the dormitory room of freshmen Brian Ross and Kevin Stolp, claiming to be investigating a 911 hang-up, which both residents deny making. Ross and Stolp were given a breathalyzer test. Ross blew a .1 and Stolp a .08. The police then issued...

Spring Break Offers Plenty of Opportunities for All

March 6, 2002

Ok, spring is nearly upon us, winter's legitimate reason for petering out. A few more cold days have befallen us, in addition to a piddling amount of snow, but the Old Man has officially given us his three weeks notice. People have begun accepting this defiled winter, resigning themselves to some...

Professors, Socialists Block Access to SGA-Sponsored Club

March 6, 2002

In a class directed effort to gain new perspectives on campus politics, yours truly attempted to attend a meeting of the UVM SGA sponsored International Socialist Organization. This meeting was in the Lafayette building on Main Campus. With me was a classmate who was also there to try to gain a new...

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