The Vermont Cynic

Letter to the Editor: Iraq and Afghanistan

April 5, 2009

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The Marriage of Iraq and Afghanistan The War in Iraq is a victory for the United States. While it was not reminiscent of the victories in the world wars, it is a victory nonetheless. General David Petraeus said in an interview with the BBC, "This is not the sort of struggle where you take a hill, plant a flag and go home to...

Letter to the Editor: Bobby Justice

April 5, 2009

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Dear Editor,He raised his hand to his heart, his mouth agape, eyes full of shock, as if he had just witnessed me sucker-punching his grandmother across the face. Bob Just, the IRA president, stared at me in a state of awe, his mind trying to wrap around the concept I had just bestowed upon him. I had called him out for sitti...

Cynic Reporter Should Get Facts Straight

January 24, 2006

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I am writing in regard to an article published in the Vermont Cynic on December 6, 2005 entitled "Environmentalism and the UVM Dairy Barn. Cow pies:Delicious, Or Deadly?" The article, written by Ms Anastasia Yarbrough and located in the Science and Technology Section, contains many inaccurate and untrue statements about the...

Where is Charity?

September 20, 2005

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The Japanese have an old saying that "the dog farthest away will bark the loudest". In these first few weeks, I have heard too much barking in the entrance to the Bailey-Howe Library. This distant, but persistent barking comes from the ISO. For you who happen to be unfamiliar with this outstanding organization, the ISO stands fr...

Wrong Again Lefty

February 2, 2005

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Dear Sir, this article is in response to the article "The State of America." At first glance I thought this article was a satire, it was so riddled with bizarre statements and backwards logic I was sure the author was pulling our legs but I was sadly mistaken. Let me begin by pointing out the inaccuracies of the article. Oh...

Douglas at the Debate: Bush Connection

October 21, 2004

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Dear Editor, I recently saw Jim Douglas and Peter Clavelle engage each other in debate in Bennington. I must say I was impressed with Clavelle's vision for Vermont and how he methodically deconstructed Douglas' record in this state. Clavelle outlined clearly and passionately his methods by which he would fight for health...

You Cry Like a Girl

September 14, 2004

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Dear Mathew Silverman, I enjoyed your recent article in the first issue of the Cynic this year, the one titled "Trey Cries Like a Girl" where you connect Phish to SUV's. You again achieved success by ranting for a whole 12 paragraphs about...well, nothing. Now as Opinions and Editorial Editor this year you have full re...

Ban on Exotic Animal Acts in Burlington

September 10, 2004

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Dear Editor,We at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) applaud the Burlington City Council members who made the compassionate, prudent decision to ban exotic animal acts from Burlington. The ruling will not only increase public safety in Burlington, it will also help educate others about the cruel training and confi...

Fraternity bashing

February 17, 2004

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Dear Cynic,As someone who's been published in the Cynic, I have to tell you that the Op/ed peice by Meyers Jay on the Greek System and Delta Psi in particular was an apalling piece of hack jounalism. His obvious lack of research or connection to the issue he was writing on makes me wonder why he wrote the peice in the first...

Response to “Hazing and Flooding and Goodbye Delta Psi”

February 14, 2004

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To the editor:I am deeply saddened by the Cynic's decision to print an article lambasting an integral and important part of UVM, Delta Psi. Not only is the author of the article misinformed about most of his facts, he writes grudgingly as if he was denied entrance to one of our parties.Delta Psi was formed by nine men in 1...

Senseless Attack on Delta Psi

February 13, 2004

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Meyers Jay's February 10th opinion editorial ("Hazing and Flooding and Goodbye Delta Psi") was an un-researched, contradictory, ignorant and poorly written rant fraught not only with malice but also with glaring errors. The actions of a small handful of misguided students will not seal the fate of a long-standing, well-respected, ve...

the Brothers of Delta Psi, students

February 12, 2004

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To the Editor,We understand the lengh of the article may be too long, but the content and publication stand to serve a greater purpose as we request this article to recieve ample consideration to be printed, Thank you.From the Brothers of Delta Psi, A response to the article from Meyers Jay.And to you Mr. Jay: are you the a...

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