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March 26, 2004

George Bush has created the largest deficit in American history, which amounts to roughly $4500 per American. We'll each have to pay the bill that he creates- since college students are preparing for life in the work force, we'll have to pay the majority of this bill once we're out making a living. Want to suppor...

Lost in transcription

March 19, 2004

The new Student Center in the entrance to Waterman certainly looks extravagant enough. Large flat-screen monitor. Italian marble countertops. I guess this is where my wildly expensive out-of-state tuition is goes. But that's not what I'm pissed about. About a month ago, I gave the Student Center...

This is About an Awful Article

March 10, 2004

In the recent Cynic article "This Is About A Professor You Know" the author lambasted a group of individuals deemed the experts of fields ranging from astrophysics to zoology. Attacks ranged from challenging their importance to calling them the "poorest thinkers." Could it be true? Could the editor of...

In Defense of a Professor You Know

March 10, 2004

I am writing in response to the article "This Is About A Professor You Know," written by Andrew Woods and published in the March 9th edition of The Cynic. While it seems that Mr. Woods intended to highlight the shortcomings of professors, in my opinion his article attacking professors served only to...

Bush Budget Focuses on College Loans, Not Grants

March 8, 2004

President George W. Bush's proposed budget for the 2005 fiscal year calls for the first increase in Federal Student Loan limits in years. But this increase will likely lead to a decrease in the availability of federal grants for college-bound students, according to some higher education experts. According to...

You Can’t Hold God in Houses of Stone

March 8, 2004

Being brought up in an atheist household, I look at religion a bit more skeptically than most. Although I respect the moral code that most religion imparts in its followers, I also find much fault in the acts and laws of organized religions. I would love to have had faith in a higher power as part of...

This Is About A Professor You Know

March 8, 2004

No one listens to professors unless they are in some way captive. It is very rare that a professor is asked their opinion beyond their classroom in the very real and dynamic world that exists outside of UVM. No one listens to them because, by in large, they have nothing to say. They talk about problems mo...

Another Part of the Story: More on Marfan Syndrome

March 8, 2004

I would like to commend the Cynic for giving the due respect to the passing of one of our peers, William Walls, in "William Walls: Remembering One UVM Student" in Issue 4. I write because I am concerned about the way Marfan Syndrome was reported in the article. While most of the facts presented we...

We Do Try Rather Hard

March 8, 2004

I was sorry to hear about Laura-Claire Corson's plight in her article regarding UVM Dining. Ms. Corson's experience could have been different had she known that each dining facility at UVM has a manager whose primary concern is customer service. I'm sure this may come as a surprise to many, but UDS is...

Nader 2004: Still Insane, Now Harmless

March 8, 2004

Bird Flu. This was Ralph Nader's response to Bill Maher's inquiry, "What issues do you deal with that [other candidates] don't?" The bird flu. I think it's safe to say: Ralph Nader truly understands the American voter. Although no one's perception of themself perfectly reflects the world's, I wonder ...

Found: The Silver Lining

March 1, 2004

I oppose all of George W. Bush's domestic policies. His single-minded, simplified reasoning on the all-healing power of tax cuts baffles me. His Medicare and education reforms will solve nothing; his immigration policy seems nothing short of disaster. And his strange obsession with steroid abuse is...

Do You Even Know What SGA Stands For? Because You Should…

March 1, 2004

There appears to be a lack of knowledge on campus of what the Student Government Association (SGA) does. And inversely we, the Senate, feel that to work better we need to keep the students of UVM well informed, so that they can tell us of their annoyances and problems with the school. We are starting th...

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