The Vermont Cynic

When Coke Floods Student Body, Problems Arise

September 29, 2003

I am writing in response to last week's article on the contract that UVM, or rather, that the UVM administration signed with Coca-Cola. Factually, the article was adequate as it identified the stipulations of the contract. Yet there was a very basic aspect of the article missing: the "other side of t...

Scratch Unto My Back as You Would Have Me Scratch Unto Thine Own

September 29, 2003

To the Editor: I am writing to tell you about an amazing experience I had during fall semester of last year. I lived in Living and Learning in the suite called "Building Healthy and Sustainable Communities." A major element of this L/L program in the fall semester included taking a course called Su...

Things You Wanted To Say, But Didn’t

September 29, 2003

Last week I left off with "Cries A Lot Boy" (If you don't know what I mean, see last week's column). "Cries A Lot Boy" is just one of the many people on campus my friends and I have nicknamed. Others include "Annoying Math Girl," "Loud Laugh Girl," "Gross Math Boy," "Cowgirl Up," and last but certainly no...

How YOU Livin’?

April 7, 2003

As this school year comes to a close, living plans for next year are on the forefront of many a sophomore's mind. Whenever I hear people talking about plans for residency, I am intensely relieved that I managed to find a great house with a great group of girls early on. (Actually, my thoughts are mo...

School No Guarantee For Knowledge

April 7, 2003

So have you heard we are at war? I sure the hell haven't learned anything about it from my grand old college education. After arriving back to school from break and having our country at war, I couldn't stand the idea of having to sit in classes while our country was dropping bombs onto Iraq. To ...

UVM Students Rally, War Is Stopped

March 31, 2003

To the Editor: I just wanted to express my friends' and my elation regarding the recent global turn of events wholly prompted by UVM students. "Who knew, man? I just came out here as an excuse to cut class and drink some beers and maybe make fun of some hippies," comments a first-year who wishes to be unn...

Let It Bleed

March 10, 2003

As the President of Free To Be, the University of Vermont's GLBT Alliance, I want to publicly address the Red Cross' blood drives in the UVM dorms. In accordance with the FDA, men who have sex with men (MSM) are permanently banned from giving blood unless their last male partner was prior to the ye...

No, You Check Your Head

March 10, 2003

Last week, I read an article entitled "Check your Head." It was possibly the most ill-informed, useless, written-for-the-author's-own-amusement article I've ever read. Katie Folts started off by complaining how Students Against War leader Keith Rosenthal addressed emails to the listserv to "Friends." *G...

American Offense A Good Defense

March 10, 2003

I have been listening to large groups of Vermonters complain about our government and the possibility of war for the last few months now. They stand in the safety of local Church Street with their picket signs saying, "No war for Oil." That argument is the lowest common denominator and a very small...

In God Bush Trusts

March 10, 2003

President George W. Bush is a religious man. Even beyond ending his speeches, like every previous president, with, "God Bless America", religion, in no small way, has made him the man--husband, father, world-leader--that he is today. The separation of Church and State is one of America's most priz...

War, Alienation, and Apathy

March 10, 2003

Apparently, it is offensive to care too much about our world. Look at the recent attack mounted against me in these pages. I was accused of: seeking to unite anti-war groups; writing long, informative e-mails in an attempt to increase student involvement in the anti-war movement; and finally-brace yo...

Queer Studies A Milestone

March 10, 2003

To the Editor: I recently attended a conference at Brown University entitled, "Transecting the Academy." The objective of this conference was to create a forum for discussion and exploration regarding Transgender issues and theory, and how they are integrated into academia. I sat with hundreds of studen...

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