The Vermont Cynic

Taking One for the Team

November 11, 2002


Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

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


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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


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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


Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

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


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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


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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...

Reject Rhetoric, Speak for Yourself

October 28, 2002


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To the Editor: Regarding the ongoing debate raging between the so-called extreme left and right on campus with the "hear-both-sides" camp caught in between: The latter group argues that the left and the right are equally close-minded and simply do not listen to anyone else, therefore failing to see th...

In All Seriousness

October 21, 2002


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To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the UVM president, residential life, and police services. As of this year, many of my less scholastic peers have been shipped off to detox for their "safety," and several more have been ejected from the school entirely to "save" the rest ...

How To Compare Racine and Douglas

October 20, 2002


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To the Editor:I suggest that currently undecided voters would keep the selection of Vermont's next Governor out of the Legislature if they were to engage in the following mental exercise:On one hand, gather all America's current lieutenant governors. Try to find anyone in the group of them other than ...

Labeling Is Not the Answer

October 19, 2002


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To the Editor: The regurgitated dogma that the members of the Socialists on campus endlessly repeat within the pages of the Cynic is misguided; however, most of the time, it is entertaining in nature. However, in this past week's edition, Kathleen Brown uses racism as a justification to overthrow...

Questionable Protest Practices

October 16, 2002


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This letter is a response to the protest of Ari Fleischer inside Mead Chapel on Sunday evening, October 13th.At around 7:15 on Sunday evening, I was happy to have been one of the last people to gain entry into Mead Chapel to hear Ari Fleischer speak. I sat down in the last row, and I was interested in seeing...

Faculty Union Deserves More

October 13, 2002


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To the Editor: Right now, I'm a few months away from having a degree. In January, I will tear out of Vermont to become one of those privileged academics who hold a Bachelors Degree. But more than that, I will have an education. My piece of paper will get me just inside the interviewers office. T...

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