The Vermont Cynic

Brett vs. Patrick-Forbush-Gutterson

March 1, 2004

Sometimes in life there are things that just fly below the radar without anyone truly noticing it. These things range from a true love that you've been friends with since the first grade but never considered relationship material to the Dollar Menu at Wendy's. For me it that thing which had eluded me...

Banned in Burlington

March 1, 2004

Smoky bars in downtown Burlington, VT are getting aired out this year. Like its predecessors of New York, Boston, and Boulder, Burlington will pass an ordinance prohibiting cigarette smoke in bars, cabarets, and all other workplaces as an attempt to protect employees from the dangers of second hand sm...

Everyone Wants to be the Have-Nots

March 1, 2004

Watching the Dave Chappelle show this week, I had a very interesting conversation with a supposedly enlightened fellow UVM student. We both agreed that the show was fantastic (I think Chappelle has potential to be the next Richard Pryor), but my friend made the comment that due to its proliferation in...

Converse 203 Rebuttal

March 1, 2004

I just wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me and my friends. We really appreciate it. Here is the thing Justin, college is a compilation of a number of experiences that result in our education. Some of it is academics. I assume that in your Opinion article last week, referring to us...

Sent Should Get Bent

March 1, 2004

Bravo on the piece on Burlington Graffiti "artists" Tank and Sent. Maybe next week you can do an article on some of the up and coming "artists" like the guy that draws the pot leaf in every bathroom stall or the cock and balls artist. Seeing Tank and Sent's tags on every sign and mailbox sure beautifies Bu...

Heady’ is Stayin’ Sucka Free

February 23, 2004

Heady. Or Headie. However the hell you want to spell it - it doesn't matter, because this word needs to be set straight once and for all. Honestly, this word gets more abuse at this university than I used to on those Sundays when the old man had a fifth of scotch in his belly and the Giants dropped a...

Five Reasons UVM is Filled with Chumps

February 23, 2004

Here is a riddle. What do you get when you put together a group of drunk and stoned musicians who have no musical talents whatsoever? That's right, you guessed it. PHISH. I am generally very lenient listening to and respecting other people's musical tastes, but when your stoner room-mates constantly bl...

Sicka Than Your Average Dorm- Jeanne Mance

February 23, 2004

Now, when I meet people for the first time, it's not unusual for the basic question to arise: What's your name? What year are you? What's your major? Where are you from? And my favorite: Where are you living? This last question seems to always bring a damper to a promising interaction, for when I re...

Converse 203 Thinks You Will Never Find True Love

February 23, 2004

Living on campus has been a real treat for me. First off I would like to comment on the wonderful people that make up our glorious student body. From what I have encountered, the U.V.M. student body is one big drug abuser. People are too scared to be themselves so they drink, smoke, sniff, stick or ...

UVM Dining Services Strikes Again

February 23, 2004

Imagine this: It's Super Bowl Sunday and you are with a group of your friends. Every single person has their cheap beer firmly clasped in their hands. Well, everyone except for you. You're stuck holding a sticky shot glass in one hand and a nalgene full of who-knows-what in the other. It's not as th...

Response to “Hazing and Flooding and Goodbye Deta Psi”

February 19, 2004

Dear Meyers Jay, The Chinese say that if you don't change your course you are liable to end up where you are heading. In Response to your article in the February 10, 2004 Vermont Cynic entitled "Hazing and Flooding and Goodbye Deta Psi" I would like to offer the following: You have grossly misrepres...

There and Back Again: A Brett Weir Tale

February 17, 2004

In my opinion, any sporting event that is held in Texas has the potential to be ten or twenty times more interesting than if it were held in any of the other 48 states (excluding New Jersey, because who wants to do anything in New Jersey?). Even though Super Bowl 38 featured the worst first half of a...

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