The Vermont Cynic

Where the heads at?

Andy Sinko

January 26, 2004

Will someone please clarify for me the term 'heady'? I was first introduced to this new and unusual word when I was a freshman here in Vermont. I must say, I was very intrigued when I heard many of my fellow colleagues throw the word around regarding everything from clothes, to beer, to places, and to...

Cigarettes and Bars: A match made in heaven, but for how long?

Julian Brizzi

January 26, 2004

As a dedicated smoker, I see no place where I should not be allowed to puff down one of my ciggies free from the annoying coughs of young children, gross complaining elderly people, or rent-a-cops who yell at me to go outside. "Get the hell out of the hospital! Your polluting the lungs of these sic...

Going Down the Road Feeling Bad

December 8, 2003

Middlebury is very far away from here. The drive is short on Rt.7, but I felt as if on safari whilst visiting their pastured campus this last weekend. I drew from my brief stay several observations. For one, Ansel Adams would take pictures of their scenery, and the sweeping views are taken out of...

Blue’s Clues and Conspiracies

December 8, 2003

Everybody has unpaid parking tickets. No big deal. You clean the change out from under your couch cushions and just like that, your glove compartment can once again be used for what it was meant to be used for: the safe and secure storage of gloves. Here at UVM, however, it's not that easy. Parking t...

Brett Weir: Reporter at Large

December 8, 2003

I got the call because they knew I was the man for the job. If one man in this world can be trusted, it can be myself, the honorable, distinguished, handsome Brett Weir III. There is little doubt in anyone's mind that under pressure I will come through standing atop the hill victorious. That's why when I came ...

Red Socks…No, Sox…Wait…

December 8, 2003

The American value system is mind-boggling. We elect an oil-drilling Texan into the presidency, sue McDonald's for making us fat and fascinate ourselves with reality television. We are constantly bargain-hunting for cheap commodities yet we will pay hundreds and even thousands of dollars for tickets to...

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...

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