The Vermont Cynic

It’s All About Having Fun, Like Jammin’ at a House Party with Friends

March 8, 2001

Let me explain to you why Percy Hill is my favorite band. Or not really, but why I never fail to go see them when they hit my area. I finally realized what exactly it was that appealed to me so much when I saw them for the fourth time Saturday, March 3 at Higher Ground. So, like me, you hate the Backstreet...

The Reel Deal with Luke Baynes: The Mexican

March 8, 2001

In The Mexican, Brad Pitt plays Jerry, a small-time crook ordered to track down an ancient Mexican pistol as penance for a botched job. What sounds like a simple task is made difficult by two unforeseen variables:One: the pistol is cursed; people die when it's around. Two: Jerry has a girlfriend named...

Communist Threat Strengthens

March 8, 2001

It has often been said in recent years that the Cold War is over and that in its place will arise a new world order, a unipolar world in which the United States dominates and leads. This vision of a golden age for democracy is threatened today, just as it has been since this nation's conception. ...

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...

Late Burst Lifts Cats Past UNH

March 8, 2001

The Lady Cats continued their winning streak by sliding pass New Hampshire 70-60, helping them secure the third place in the America East conference tournament. "We stuck to it in the first half but it was a bit of a struggle," said junior point guard Jen MacAulay. We picked up in the second half...

Phys Ed. Dept. Argues Against Abolishing Gym Requirement

March 7, 2001

On the evening of Feb. 28, the Student Government Association carried out a phone survey regarding a proposal that would greatly impact the entire student body, regardless of what college they were in. The proposal is to be discussed at a Faculty Senate meeting in the near future, and its subject is...

UVM Freshman Starting Multicultural Sorority Chapter

March 7, 2001

As an incoming student to the University of Vermont, Ebony Meyers was looking forward to joining a sorority. Looking into the Greek system, however, she found that the university was without a sorority that really appealed to her. For this reason, she is attempting to start a chapter of the national...

Cats Send Saints to Hell, Earn ECAC Tourney Berth

March 7, 2001

Freshman forward Patrick Sharp scored the go-ahead goal for Vermont on a wrap-around at 12:44 of the second period, propelling the Catamounts to a 8-4 victory over conference foe and national power St. Lawrence Saturday evening, securing a berth in the ECAC playoffs. "Our guys played some pretty...

Cynic Goes Online

March 1, 2001

The Cynic site is up and running.

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