The Vermont Cynic

Rape jokes reveal injustice

March 17, 2015

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,I would like to bring to your attention the dangers of censorship as they pertain to comedy, specifically how they relate to the touchy subject of rape jokes.Comedians and feminists have almost always been at odds, and rape jokes have been a central point of this contention. I admit I am biased in this debate.I ...

On Cynic ads and politics

February 24, 2015

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,I write in response to Mr. Joseph Brown’s editorial response to a letter of concern sent in by the student group Voices for Planned Parenthood that appeared in the Jan. 25, 2015 publication.I am not a member of VOX and this letter does not represent the views of that group in any official capacity.I am disheart...

Prime Minister Netanyahu oversteps

February 24, 2015

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,The anti-Semitic attacks in Copenhagen, like those in Paris earlier this year, left the world reeling – but not surprised. As unusual as this kind of violence is in Denmark, it is more common today than at any time in the last 60 years.Can it be that Jewish life in Europe is at its end? Can it be that Jewish li...

Problem with Cynic ads

January 27, 2015

Filed under Letter to the Editor

In this past week’s issue, Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood at UVM was dismayed to see an insert from the pro-life group Vermont Right to Life. If the Cynic wishes to uphold credibility as a news source, they must exercise discretion and verify that their advertisements reflect reputable organizations and accurate information.T...

Response to faculty contract renewals

May 5, 2014

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

A recent Cynic article stated that "many professors" will not be returning next year. Unfortunately the article did not provide all the facts. And it failed to make clear that this relates to re-appointments of lecturers; tenured/tenure-track faculty are not at issue. Out of 75 full-time lecturers, 21 were reviewed for reap...

Former catamount on nation’s schooling crisis

April 8, 2014

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

A college senior's worst nightmare is realizing that graduation is right around the corner.  It's a topic my family especially likes to bring up from time to time. So of course while I was home for Thanksgiving break, I not only ate tons of turkey and potatoes, but they got me thinking about my future.  I knew I had o...

Clarity for clarity’s sake by Professor Mahoney

April 8, 2014

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, In your March 26 article, ...

Disapproval of pay increase

Christian Matthews

January 14, 2014

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Let's dissect "Workers in the deep fryer." In fantasy land, students like Bianca Mohn work to target your feelings by creating sob stories about workers and the evil profiting corporations. But I believe reality has already decided this battle. 1. Employees are not stuck at the job they work at. They have the abi...

The police are not our enemy

Emily Mack

September 12, 2012

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear editor, Splashed across the cover of last week's The Vermont Cynic read "Police to bring the heat," and, as a result, students' disgust and dismay echoed through campus. However, we are all forgetting that the police are not our enemy - it is not us against them - they are simply here to protect us. Imagine campus, ...

Fossil fuel final face-off petition

August 29, 2012

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Ê Dear editor, We, the undersigned, support McKibben's plan for colleges to lead the way in severing ties with companies that are working to destroy our planet. We hope you will read McKibben's complete article in Rolling Stone to get the full impact of the urgency of this request. As his article explains, the science shows that Eart...

Occupy Wall Street Un-American

October 30, 2011

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

    Dear editor, As Americans we have the right to protest what we will, be it the failing economy or rising unemployment. However, as Americans we also have a duty to know the facts of what we are protesting. Occupy Wall Street supporters are not just blatantly following dumb logic, but they are protesting the ha...

Letter to the Editor: Bob Just

April 5, 2009

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,There is only so much one individual can take, and frankly, I'm completely fed up.  For too long I have sat back and hoped that the situation would rectify itself or that some epiphany would occur. However, this has not happened and now I must widely vocalize my opinion. BOB JUST IS NOT FIT TO REPRESENT UVM.&...

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