The Vermont Cynic

Students Are Residents Too, Alright Jerkoff

September 29, 2003

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

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...

Let It Bleed

March 10, 2003

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As the President of Free To Be, the University of Vermont's GLBT Alliance, I want to publicly address the Red Cross' blood drives in the UVM dorms. In accordance with the FDA, men who have sex with men (MSM) are permanently banned from giving blood unless their last male partner was prior to the year 1977. These federal r...

No, You Check Your Head

March 10, 2003

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Last week, I read an article entitled "Check your Head." It was possibly the most ill-informed, useless, written-for-the-author's-own-amusement article I've ever read. Katie Folts started off by complaining how Students Against War leader Keith Rosenthal addressed emails to the listserv to "Friends." *GASP* God forbid! So he...

Queer Studies A Milestone

March 10, 2003

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To the Editor: I recently attended a conference at Brown University entitled, "Transecting the Academy." The objective of this conference was to create a forum for discussion and exploration regarding Transgender issues and theory, and how they are integrated into academia. I sat with hundreds of students and listened as paneli...

Keep Your Laws Off My Body

Raquel Rivera

February 3, 2003

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: First off, allow me to take a very deep breath to settle myself...okay, now I am ready. I consider myself a very liberal and open-minded person. Hence, I believe that, when undertaking a debate of any kind, both sides of it absolutely need to be heard and taken into consideration. At some point before explainin...

Don’t Worry, Bee Happy

Jesse Bernstein

February 3, 2003

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: In 1967, Joel Silver introduced the game of ultimate frisbee to Columbia high school in Maplewood, NJ, and two years later, in 1969, the first competitive team was formed and a new sport was born. Ultimate doesn't have referees or positions. There are just seven people on a team trying to move a frisbee into a...

Life in Jerusalem Provides a New Perspective

November 20, 2002

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Dear University Students and Staff, As I reach the end of my fourth month here in Jerusalem, I feel that it is only fair for me to tell you what is going on in the Holy Land of Israel. For the many of you who do not know who I am, I feel that it is important to give you a short briefing of where I am coming from and wh...

Response to the article, “Professor Unfairly Forced to Resign”

November 17, 2002

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To the Editor and UVM Campus, As an eager freshman you walk into your first Gen Ed. Introductory to Anthropology class to hear your professor say, "1/2 of you will fail. " Now I don't mind a good challenge, but this statement was all about establishing power. Many of you know the truth about Professor Pastner and remain qu...

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