The Vermont Cynic

Food Service Pay

November 10, 2003

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: The purpose of my statement is twofold: the first part has been a concern of mine since my first days on campus, and the second, which has just come to my attention, seems to be a travesty of college level administration. Both of these cases have to do with the food services at UVM, and the later is disturbing...

Sorority Shootdown Shot Down

October 20, 2003

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To the Editor: 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. Your article does little more than...

Mister Happy Is Nationalist, Not Nazi

October 20, 2003

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To the Editor: I read with interest the rebuttal to my letter by a certain Steve Ekberg, who seemingly has taken it upon himself to run his mouth about me. Before I respond, I'd like to clear up a few points. First of all, I was absolutely correct about Ken. He is a clown and a crusader who in fact did have his facts wrong abo...

Ignorance is Not Bliss

October 13, 2003

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To the Editor: This letter is in response to Kerin Anne McGinness's article entitled "Sororities: Prudent Premise and Priorities?" I feel there needs to be A RESPONSE, or, more importantly, an explanation. Unrightfully, accusations and stereotypes were made against the sorority system on this campus. As President of the Pa...

UVM Coke a Travesty and a Joke

October 13, 2003

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To the Editor: At the beginning of this semester, the campus community learned from the Burlington Free Press that the UVM administration had unilaterally contracted with the Coca-Cola Corporation for 10 years of "near-exclusive rights" to on-campus sales of soft drinks in exchange for $4.1 million to be paid to the universit...

All the Things I Wanted to Say and Did

October 13, 2003

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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

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

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

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 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 ...

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