The Vermont Cynic

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...

Be a Rebel, Vote Republican

February 17, 2004

Are you like me - sick of bipartisan politics? I mean, how much longer are we going to have to sit through all of this bickering between the two sides? It's about time the third party got a legitimate voice in our government! So, with all due respect to you Democrats and Independents, it's time for th...

Brothers Don’t Molest One Another

February 17, 2004

And to you Mr. Jay: are you the advocate of the "perfect Greek house" or are you the moral voice for those people who are stereotyped and misunderstood?Through your scathing remarks to our brotherhood and obvious third person accounts of the events that have transpired we could not decipher which mor...

Eckztremely Eckzessive

February 17, 2004

Dear ESPN,A cool new trend has developed in our language today: misspelling. Your favorite way to misspell seems to be the use of the letter X to replace "ex" at the beginning of the word "extreme". You have used it in the spelling of your totally gnarly X-Games, a righteous competition that rocks all o...

George Bush is Way Worse than Bin Laden

February 17, 2004

During these Democratic political primaries, in which various upper class white men are struggling to take control of the "opposition" to the ruling Republican party, a few questions must be asked relating to the major tenant of the Democratic platform; opposition to the imperialist war in Iraq.With the excep...

Fraternity bashing

February 17, 2004

Dear Cynic,As someone who's been published in the Cynic, I have to tell you that the Op/ed peice by Meyers Jay on the Greek System and Delta Psi in particular was an apalling piece of hack jounalism. His obvious lack of research or connection to the issue he was writing on makes me wonder why he wr...

Response to “Hazing and Flooding and Goodbye Delta Psi”

February 14, 2004

To the editor:I am deeply saddened by the Cynic's decision to print an article lambasting an integral and important part of UVM, Delta Psi. Not only is the author of the article misinformed about most of his facts, he writes grudgingly as if he was denied entrance to one of our parties.Delta Psi was formed b...

Senseless Attack on Delta Psi

February 13, 2004

Meyers Jay's February 10th opinion editorial ("Hazing and Flooding and Goodbye Delta Psi") was an un-researched, contradictory, ignorant and poorly written rant fraught not only with malice but also with glaring errors. The actions of a small handful of misguided students will not seal the fate of a ...

the Brothers of Delta Psi, students

February 12, 2004

To the Editor,We understand the lengh of the article may be too long, but the content and publication stand to serve a greater purpose as we request this article to recieve ample consideration to be printed, Thank you.From the Brothers of Delta Psi, A response to the article from Meyers Jay.And to you Mr...

We’re All Entitled to Our Opinions

Joseph Sawczak

February 2, 2004

During my studentship here at UVM, certain things have begun to annoy me. Smokers, people who think they are eco-friendly, and loud, obnoxious drunk kids are on the top of my list. I'm getting really tired of hearing kids say things like, "Hey I haven't had a cig yet today," or "I haven't smoked we...

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