The Vermont Cynic

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...

Fraternity bashing

February 17, 2004

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 wr...

Response to “Hazing and Flooding and Goodbye Delta Psi”

February 14, 2004

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 b...

Senseless Attack on Delta Psi

February 13, 2004

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 ...

the Brothers of Delta Psi, students

February 12, 2004

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...

Food Service Pay

November 10, 2003

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...

Sorority Shootdown Shot Down

October 20, 2003

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 ar...

Mister Happy Is Nationalist, Not Nazi

October 20, 2003

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 d...

Ignorance is Not Bliss

October 13, 2003

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. ...

UVM Coke a Travesty and a Joke

October 13, 2003

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 t...

All the Things I Wanted to Say and Did

October 13, 2003

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 ...

Mister Happy is Senor Sad

October 13, 2003

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 every...

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