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To understand the Middle East, you must understand history

November 4, 2002

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Welcome to the wonderful world of FaReid Ibrahim, where logic and ethics don't get in the way of argument and polemics. He wrote a fantasy article a few weeks ago, which I disparaged (quite effectively, I think). Now, he returns to the pages of the Cynic, with more slander and half-truths about Israel. Let us examine Mr. Ibrahim's...

Column on Leftists Not Right

November 4, 2002

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To the Editor: In his recent article, Russell Henderson sought to criticize the movement against the war on Iraq, and especially the manifestation this movement took recently with the protest at City Hall. However, in doing so, he managed to attack many of the issues that that the 'right' in this country associate with the 'leftis...

True Honor Society?

October 28, 2002

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To the Editor: I would like to bring to the attention of the community how I was discriminated against by an "honor" society at our campus. I am talking about the UVM chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. I have been a member since my sophomore year and when I decided to run for a leadership position for thi...

Reject Rhetoric, Speak for Yourself

October 28, 2002

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To the Editor: Regarding the ongoing debate raging between the so-called extreme left and right on campus with the "hear-both-sides" camp caught in between: The latter group argues that the left and the right are equally close-minded and simply do not listen to anyone else, therefore failing to see that we really have nothing t...

In All Seriousness

October 21, 2002

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To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the UVM president, residential life, and police services. As of this year, many of my less scholastic peers have been shipped off to detox for their "safety," and several more have been ejected from the school entirely to "save" the rest of us from their vile, fun-...

How To Compare Racine and Douglas

October 20, 2002

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To the Editor:I suggest that currently undecided voters would keep the selection of Vermont's next Governor out of the Legislature if they were to engage in the following mental exercise:On one hand, gather all America's current lieutenant governors. Try to find anyone in the group of them other than Doug Racine who admits to su...

Labeling Is Not the Answer

October 19, 2002

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To the Editor: The regurgitated dogma that the members of the Socialists on campus endlessly repeat within the pages of the Cynic is misguided; however, most of the time, it is entertaining in nature. However, in this past week's edition, Kathleen Brown uses racism as a justification to overthrow capitalism. While I can tolerate t...

Questionable Protest Practices

October 16, 2002

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This letter is a response to the protest of Ari Fleischer inside Mead Chapel on Sunday evening, October 13th.At around 7:15 on Sunday evening, I was happy to have been one of the last people to gain entry into Mead Chapel to hear Ari Fleischer speak. I sat down in the last row, and I was interested in seeing what form the ...

Faculty Union Deserves More

October 13, 2002

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To the Editor: Right now, I'm a few months away from having a degree. In January, I will tear out of Vermont to become one of those privileged academics who hold a Bachelors Degree. But more than that, I will have an education. My piece of paper will get me just inside the interviewers office. The rest is up to me. ...

Where are the student protests?

October 7, 2002

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Dear Cynic,Where are the protests and outrage among students these days? Have you noticed that we are about to go to war? Have you realized that if we indeed do declare war on Iraq, who the soldiers will be?This march towards war is madness and there can be no more important task that to let our leaders know that their submi...

Is hate a UVM value?

October 3, 2002

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To the Editor: I am truly saddened, and even somewhat afraid of Russell Henderson's recent 'attacks' on the GLBTQA community. As a member of said community, I feel it is my duty to respond. What starts out as words on paper or a feeling of resentment towards particular people because of the way a person is raised ca...

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