The Vermont Cynic

If It Walks Like a Commie …

February 18, 2002

If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck and looks like a duck, it's a duck. Lets leave moral relativism and political correctness aside for a second. If you walk around spouting the dead ideologies of Marx or Trotsky with a shirt with Che Guevara on it, call your friends comrades and someone calls...

Bush Has the Axis of Evil All Wrong

February 18, 2002

As the Olympic games began, President Bush, sitting amongst the athletes, picked up a cellular phone and spoke to a figure skater's mother. He wished her daughter good luck. When leaving, the skater asked the president if he would attend any competitions. He said no: I have a war to fight. Unfortunately...

Student Photography Exhibit Opens Today in L/L Gallery

February 18, 2002

A rare artistic event will occur on Feb. 19 at UVM's Living/Learning Gallery. Student photographer Michael Heeney will display a series of photos entitled "Lost or Left Behind: Iconic Images of Found Objects." Joan Watson, Director of the Pottery Co-op and L/L Gallery affiliate, said that exhibits...

Keep the Progs out of City Council

February 13, 2002

Why should we vote? Traditionally, none of the candidates for city council have truly cared about the needs of the students of UVM. What possible reason would drive the eight thousand students of the University of Vermont to the polls? Are you tired of the housing crunch and excessive property taxes...

The Republicans are Organizing? Just Imagine the Possibilities….

February 13, 2002

Wahoo for the Righties! The Republicans on campus are finally organizing. Wahoo. The whole campus must be holding its breath. Think of the possibilities. We can finally get a public meeting on why our civil liberties are wrong, dirty and how our founding fathers are turning over in their graves that...

Take Hallmark out of Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2002

Every February 14, the entire American society is divided: those who have sweethearts, and those who don't. In candy stores, florists and gift shops across the nation, red and pink hearts flood the display windows. This is what all major holidays in America have become: propaganda of huge corporations...

“The Vagina Monologues” Come to Ira Allen Chapel

February 13, 2002

"It's to celebrate each and every vagina!" So claims Allison Davis, describing the purpose of Eve Ensler's dynamic show, "The Vagina Monologues." Davis performs as a sex worker in "The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy," just one of the monologues that comprise the groundbreaking show. ...

Ask Dr. Love

February 13, 2002

Dear Dr. Love, I have been seeing this guy for a couple of weeks now. Last night he sat me down and said that he wanted me to be his girlfriend, except for one thing . . . he said that I needed to work on my "technique." I was so insulted that I just walked out of the room. Was I overreacting? Could...

Fears Calmed Over Financial Aid During Recession

February 13, 2002

As the deadline to file for financial aid quickly approaches, many worry that the country's current economic situation will affect their financial aid packages. "We want to calm the fears," said Don Honeman, director of Financial Aid at UVM. "This year's financial aid packages won't be affected."...

UVM Alum Enters 1,000 Mile Sled-Dog Race

February 13, 2002

Peter Butteri, who graduated from the University of Vermont in 1983, is taking on one of the toughest sled-dog races in the world: the Yukon Quest. The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race began in Fairbanks, Alaska on Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. The 1,000 mile race runs through some of the most stunning...

U.S. Must Give Prisoners Rights

February 13, 2002

To the Editor: Everyone would agree with the Cynic editorial argument that the United States must pride itself on being a free and civil country and use the treatment of the detainees at the US base in Cuba as an example for countries around the world. It is inconsistent for the same editorial to support...

WEF Policies Breed Devastation, Inequality

February 13, 2002

Last weekend, 12,000 people marched through the streets of New York City to protest the corporate executives who each paid $27,000 for the privilege of planning the course of the world economy. Participants at the World Economic Forum brag that they gave birth to the WTO, an organization that has...

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