The Vermont Cynic

The police are not our enemy

Emily Mack

September 12, 2012

Dear editor, Splashed across the cover of last week's The Vermont Cynic read "Police to bring the heat," and, as a result, students' disgust and dismay echoed through campus. However, we are all forgetting that the police are not our enemy - it is not us against them - they are simply here to prote...

Fossil fuel final face-off petition

August 29, 2012

Ê Dear editor, We, the undersigned, support McKibben's plan for colleges to lead the way in severing ties with companies that are working to destroy our planet. We hope you will read McKibben's complete article in Rolling Stone to get the full impact of the urgency of this request. As his article ex...

Occupy Wall Street Un-American

October 30, 2011

    Dear editor, As Americans we have the right to protest what we will, be it the failing economy or rising unemployment. However, as Americans we also have a duty to know the facts of what we are protesting. Occupy Wall Street supporters are not just blatantly following dumb logic, but they...

Letter to the Editor: Bob Just

April 5, 2009

Dear Editor,There is only so much one individual can take, and frankly, I'm completely fed up.  For too long I have sat back and hoped that the situation would rectify itself or that some epiphany would occur. However, this has not happened and now I must widely vocalize my opinion. BOB JUST IS NOT F...

Letter to the Editor: Iraq and Afghanistan

April 5, 2009

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 fl...

Letter to the Editor: Bobby Justice

April 5, 2009

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 c...

Cynic Reporter Should Get Facts Straight

January 24, 2006

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 untru...

Where is Charity?

September 20, 2005

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 or...

Wrong Again Lefty

February 2, 2005

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...

Douglas at the Debate: Bush Connection

October 21, 2004

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...

You Cry Like a Girl

September 14, 2004

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 th...

Ban on Exotic Animal Acts in Burlington

September 10, 2004

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...

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