The Vermont Cynic

Apples and Oranges? Anarchism and Muslim Terrorists

November 13, 2003

D. Douglas Campbell's article from the 11/11 issue of the Cynic, entitled "From the Democratic View - Our War on Terror", paints a historical picture of the anarchist movement of a century ago that leaves plenty to be desired. In his haste to link that movement with Muslim terrorists today, it was ob...

The Untold Truth About Sororities

November 12, 2003

Some students say being in a sorority is like buying your friends. Well, I guess I was unaware I could be bought, or I could buy my friends. It is sad to think some students would think this, but why should we put it past them. They only get to see the outside view. Sororities represent nationally-known...

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...

Imagining an ‘X President’

November 10, 2003

If you followed the 1992 Presidential election, you remember it: The arresting image of a teenaged Bill Clinton shaking President John F. Kennedy's hand and looking like he might burst from the joy of it. The picture helped the Clinton campaign create an air of political predestination. Years later, Ph...

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...

Citric Acid

October 20, 2003

If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. The problem with optimism is that, as in the case above, it has no basis in reality. Simply because life has given you lemons does not mean that it has given you sugar, or water, or ice or a pitcher to mix all those things together in, right? Exactly. The expr...

Vermont Scholars: Promoting Subservience since 1975

October 20, 2003

Under the pristine image of UVM, the deep rumblings of mutiny are emerging. Malcontents are whispering, "Those damn Vermont scholars..." They sit in their gutters, eating banana peels and omelets made from their own feces, and they watch us, the golden children, the scholars of the green mountains, wa...

Things You Wanted to Say, But Didn’t

October 20, 2003

Ah yes, Red Sox vs. Yankees, the ultimate rivalry. Oh how I loved this series. Red Sox fans rioting, Yankees fans rioting, "GO SOX" written on my door in permanent marker, then "F*** THE SOX, GO YANKEES" written over it. There were also girls who have never watched a sporting event in their life wh...

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 ...

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