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The Vermont Cynic

All the Things I Wanted to Say and Did

October 13, 2003

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: This is a letter to the fool who calls himself "The Practical Cynic." Your recent article, "The Things You Wanted to Say, But Didn't" (9/30/03), offended me in innumerable ways. For the sake of saving time, let me focus on my biggest two qualms. I will do my best to strictly attack the writing and not the auth...

Mister Happy is Senor Sad

October 13, 2003

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To the Editor: Regarding that hate piece by John Long, a.k.a. Mr. Happy, trashing Ken Lawless, you should know (as we've had to warn every incoming class at UVM each year) that John Long is a pathetic loser who brings out the worst in people. He is a self-confessed racist who hates everybody and everything except the Nazi ...

In Response to: Sororities: Prudent Premise and Priorities?

October 7, 2003

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In Response to:Sororities: Prudent Premise and Priorities?While I can understand the desire to better understand "sorority life" (and I'm gathering that the majority of your research came from the TV show with the same name) on the UVM campus, I fail to see how a blatantly sarcastic and naive article to the Cynic accomplishes this. ...

How We Choose to Spend Our Money

October 6, 2003

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To the Editor: As I was reading the online edition of the NY Times (10/4/03), I came across an article entitled "Jacuzzi U.? A Battle of Perks to Lure Students." The content of this article refers to the hundreds of millions of dollars that America's colleges and universities are spending on the "necessary luxuries" to...

UVM Police Do Not Enforce Honesty as Best Policy

October 6, 2003

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: During the last semester that I was enrolled in the University of Vermont, I was involved in an incident that violated university policies. As part of my sanctions resulting from this incident, I have chosen to write a letter to the Cynic discussing what I have learned. First I will give a brief summary of what ...

How we choose to spend our money

October 5, 2003

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

As I was reading the online edition of the NY Times (10/4/03), I came across an article entitled "Jacuzzi U.? A Battle of Perks to Lure Students". The content of this article refers to the hundreds of millions of dollars that America's colleges and universities are spending on the "necessary luxuries" to lure a generation of...

UVM Police

October 1, 2003

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To the editor,During the last semester that I was enrolled in the University of Vermont I was involved in an incident which violated university policies. As part of my sanctions resulting from this incident I have chosen to write a letter to the Cynic discussing what I have learned. First a quick summary of what occurred. I ...

Students Are Residents Too, Alright Jerkoff

September 29, 2003

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To the Editor: This letter comes in response to the recent article on quality of life violations that are so prevelant around Burlington. For some reason, President Fogel and UVM/Burlington police are under the impression that the only item that constitutes everyone's quality of life in this city is the noise level. Appare...

I Come to Berate Ken, Not to Praise Him

September 29, 2003

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: For the record, I am not in the student directory, so I'll save you the trouble of looking for my name. In your issue on 9/16, there was mention of a "Ken Lawless" who complained about the trees being cut down. While this individual is not a student, unfortunately he does exist. He's a homeless guy whom I run i...

When Coke Floods Student Body, Problems Arise

September 29, 2003

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

I am writing in response to last week's article on the contract that UVM, or rather, that the UVM administration signed with Coca-Cola. Factually, the article was adequate as it identified the stipulations of the contract. Yet there was a very basic aspect of the article missing: the "other side of the story." If I may, I ...

Scratch Unto My Back as You Would Have Me Scratch Unto Thine Own

September 29, 2003

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To the Editor: I am writing to tell you about an amazing experience I had during fall semester of last year. I lived in Living and Learning in the suite called "Building Healthy and Sustainable Communities." A major element of this L/L program in the fall semester included taking a course called Sustainable CommunityDevelopment (CDAE 102), taug...

UVM Students Rally, War Is Stopped

March 31, 2003

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To the Editor: I just wanted to express my friends' and my elation regarding the recent global turn of events wholly prompted by UVM students. "Who knew, man? I just came out here as an excuse to cut class and drink some beers and maybe make fun of some hippies," comments a first-year who wishes to be unnamed. "I think it's real...

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