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The Vermont Cynic

Protect your sexual health this April

April 27, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,As college students, it is difficult to prioritize our well-being above the multitude of deadlines and engagements which are forever piling up. However, taking care of our health doesn’t have to be time consuming or an unnecessary burden; in fact, it can be as easy and quick as a mouth-swab! A great way to take ...

4/20: Addressing the facts

April 20, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear editor,If past years are an indicator, a small percentage of the student population will gather Wednesday afternoon to smoke marijuana in a public place on campus.On its surface, the event is really not a big deal. Even 10 years ago, I might have left it there - people doing what they want, using a harmless drug that never...

‘Sorority Life’ piece: rude and misinformed

April 8, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,This is in regards to the “Reflections on sorority life” piece that was recently published. Not only is it offensive to a large number of UVM students, but it is horribly misinformed. As sorority women, we try very hard to create a positive image on campus and I feel we’ve been taking huge strides.But this ...

Clarification on new budget model

April 7, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,I remain grateful for the continued interest and engagement in our transition to a new budget model. In response to the March 30, 2016 Cynic article on IBB, I’d like to provide the following thoughts and clarifications.I, too, share concern about access, affordability, resources and the long-term financial sustainab...

Remember context when looking back

Remember context when looking back

April 6, 2016

Dear Readers of the Vermont Cynic,Kake Walk, perspective of the era and lessons learned applicable t...

An honest response to last week’s ‘sorority life’ piece

March 31, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear editor,In case this message finds its way into the hands of a reader who may not have seen the article I am referencing, yet another uninspired satirical list of offensive stereotypes about sorority life was recently published in the Cynic and it deserves a response. While I understand the piece is meant to be satirical, I find i...

A thank you letter to our writers

March 17, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,I'd like to thank the young lady for the well thought-out article, Feb. 10, 2016 on Hans Asperger.  As a retired registered nurse, who happened to have a son with Asperger's Syndrome, I am well aware of it.There is so much misinformation on the Internet and even in books by alleged “experts,” who have studi...

Let students draw their own conclusions on controversies

March 3, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,People make “hard to believe” and/or false statements all the time.When an email was sent to UVM students suggesting an Auschwitz crematorium was a hoax, the response from the UVM vice provost for student affairs was a statement that any communication that falsely proclaims inaccurate historical events has no p...

Asperger’s column was misguided

February 16, 2016

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,The column on Hans Asperger, who gave “Asperger syndrome” its name, in the Cynic, Feb. 10, 2016, gets its history wrong. It relies on science journalist Steve Silberman, who in his most recent book, “Neurotribes,” devotes a chapter to Asperger.Apparently relying on Silberman, the column concludes that Asperge...

Defending liberal education

December 9, 2015

Filed under Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Liberal education, and the study of the liberal arts and sciences, must remain the foundation of the American higher education system. Nationwide, we’ve seen this concept fall under attack from the pundits, and even politicians from both sides of the aisle. President Obama recently quipped about the value...

A Vermonter’s two-cents on Bernie Sanders

October 7, 2015

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

As a two-term UVM student body president, a lifelong Vermont resident and a 2006 volunteer for Bernie Sanders’ bid for the U.S. Senate, the meteoric rise of our junior senator in the 2016 Democratic primary race and the constant Facebook posts from friends and former colleagues have prompted a desire to correct the record ab...

Letter to the Editor: Donald Trump ‘16

September 10, 2015

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Sorry, I just can’t contain my excitement any longer. This is the man I have been waiting for all my life, almost like a real Prince Charming.He has it all, the perfect hair, the wealth, and above all else, the best public relations record of any Republican presidential candidate to date.Move aside Ronald Regan, there’s a n...

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