The Vermont Cynic

The Coalition for a Livable City

October 20, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, The Coalition for a Livable City, feeling the Bern and armed with a positive message of a Better Town Center, faces a true David and Diana versus Goliath battle to defeat the two November ballot items: the Sinex zoning amendment and $22 million project tax increment financing f...

Wi-Fi theft

October 12, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Nowadays our society lives and breathes for Wi-Fi. We ask for Wi-Fi passwords in stores and at restaurants and when we go to a friend’s house. I know this because I’m a millennial guilty of obsessively connecting to Wi-Fi whenever I get the chance. But what happens when ther...

What would Scott Milne do as a U.S. senator

October 6, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Scott Milne announced he was running for the U.S. Senate May 27. What would he do as US Senator? It’s difficult to say. In the past 117 days (editorial note: this piece was submitted 21 September 2016), the Milne campaign has garnered headlines by questioning Senator Leahy’...

Article from last week insults cops

September 28, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Mr. Alex Collingsworth, I just read your article about the police officers within our nation as well as the issue of total disarmament. As much as I disagree with the whole disarmament portion, it is not my place to be telling you not to express your opinion when you are in the right to d...

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...

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