The Vermont Cynic

Living your life through the lens of social media

September 22, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, I am having more fun that you. Can't you tell from my Snapchat story? I go to brunch and eat crème fraiche. You are not doing that. You are eating eggs alone. Again. I am at bars gallivanting with attractive members of the opposite sex. What are you doing? Watching that show a...

A neighborly tip on returnables for off campus students to help to community

September 8, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,I am writing to all off campus students who consume beverages in returnable containers and mix those containers with overall recycling.As a neighbor to all of you, I’d like to encourage you to separate the returnables from the recyclables for our local neighbors who collect and redeem ...

Basketball team crossed the line

September 8, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,On Aug. 25, the Vermont women’s basketball team canceled its road game against University of North Carolina in December, citing North Carolina’s HB2 law, or the Charlotte bathroom bill, which defines discrimination as occurring on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ag...

In Response to #ActualSororityMove

May 6, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,A recent social media campaign, started by a group of sorority women at Elon University called #ActualSororityMove, has made its way onto the UVM campus. The underlying message of the campaign is to reframe the way sororities are portrayed in society. Women take pictures with aesthetically...

Understanding the agency feed and union dues in response to last week’s piece

April 28, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear editor,I write with concern about a serious misrepresentation that appeared in the column of Joseph Brown in your latest is-sue (“Leftist fallacies,” April 13, 2016).Brown writes that, “unions have free reign to . . . steal money from their workers in non right-to-work states and donate ...

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...

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 ...

‘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 hug...

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 ...

Remember context when looking back

Remember context when looking back

April 6, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Readers of the Vermont Cynic,Kake Walk, perspective of the era and lessons learned applicable to today.We were interviewed for the Cynic series regarding Kake Walk. We do not argue against its demise but because the mention of it is taboo and it is included in a series on racism, UVM may miss a...

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...

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 “exp...

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