The Vermont Cynic

Keep Your Laws Off My Body

Raquel Rivera

February 3, 2003

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, both sides of it absolutely need to be heard and taken into consideration. At some point be...

Don’t Worry, Bee Happy

Jesse Bernstein

February 3, 2003

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 referees or positions. There are just seven people on a team trying...

Life in Jerusalem Provides a New Perspective

November 20, 2002

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 who I am, I feel that it is important to give you a short briefing of where I ...

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

November 17, 2002

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 was all about establishing power. Many of you know the truth about Professor Pa...

Bewley Response: Devin Morrill Is Wrong

November 11, 2002

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 state how disappointed I am that the Cynic would print such an article in th...

Your Opinion. Mmm. Mmm.

November 11, 2002

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 would like to state how disappointed I am that the Cynic would print such...

Taking One for the Team

November 11, 2002

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 the mark of a well-edited paper, whether professional or not. However, I'm not sure ...

Intolerance Puts Pastner Out to Pasture

November 11, 2002

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 not an Anthropology major, Professor Pastner made the entire anthrop...

NSCS Wants To Set It Straight

November 4, 2002

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?" We were shocked and appalled by the statements that were made by Chris La...

To understand the Middle East, you must understand history

November 4, 2002

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 to the pages of the Cynic, with more slander and half-truths about Israel....

Column on Leftists Not Right

November 4, 2002

To the Editor: In his recent article, Russell Henderson sought to criticize the movement against the war on Iraq, and especially the manifestation this movement took recently with the protest at City Hall. However, in doing so, he managed to attack many of the issues that that the 'right' in this ...

True Honor Society?

October 28, 2002

To the Editor: I would like to bring to the attention of the community how I was discriminated against by an "honor" society at our campus. I am talking about the UVM chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. I have been a member since my sophomore year and when I decided to run for a lea...

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