The Vermont Cynic

Dressed to Thrill

April 12, 2004

Why is it that people who wear uniforms think they have figured out the way to be original? Be they patchwork pants, jackets with lots of punk patches, or the emo outfit reminiscent of revenge of the...

Left Hook: The Re-emergence of the Abortion Rights Movement

April 12, 2004

Since 1973 when Roe v. Wade legalized abortions, the Right has been on the attack to cut back women's reproductive rights. In the 1980s and early 90s there was a huge abortion rights movement to protect...

E=M2 Excellence=more money

April 7, 2004

As a former player and captain of the men's tennis team I feel obligated to refute Mr. Corran's logic of "excellence". His justification to destroy the athletic dreams of young women and men was not...

The Importance of Being Mickey’s Personal Assistant

April 5, 2004

The Cynic and Career Services are teaming up for a series of articles about how valuable internships are to the success of your future career. This week, Patrice Fanning, Career Assistant at Career Services...

Don’t Hate the Player if You’re Not in the Game

April 5, 2004

Every Tuesday, when the paper comes out, I receive lots of feedback from UVM students. Many times this feedback is positive, and I can get a good reading of what people like to see in the cynic. Very...

Gay, Straight, Black, White, Marriage is an Equal Right

April 5, 2004

Don't politicians know by now that separate but equal does not and cannot ever work? You'd think that society has made some sort of progress since the laws of racially segregated marriage pre-1967 but...

Take UVM Back

April 5, 2004

The market place of ideas in the college of Arts and Sciences department increasingly appears to feel more like a corner store and less like a CityMarket filled with alternatives, everyday. The isle of...

Anti-Romanism Must Stop

March 29, 2004

I was terribly offended last week when I went to see the new Mel Gibson film The Passion of the Christ. As a Roman student at UVM I was disgusted by our portrayal in the film. Not only are we bloodthirsty...

The 21st Century Sure is a Big Disappointment

March 29, 2004

Well, it is the year 2004, and I'm still riding around in firmly grounded cars like a chump. I am truly disappointed with the 21st century, which is nothing like TV shows and movies led me to expect....

This Kid is Weaker Than My Grandmother

March 29, 2004

After two years of having to see Julian Brizzi's absolutely atrocious attempts at wit and humor, I feel as though I cannot remain silent any longer. This kid really, really sucks. I can't believe you...

I Want a Famous Face: Dan Fogel

March 29, 2004

MTV's new hit show, I Want a Famous Face, receives thousands of applications each day from eager viewers all over the county. This makeover show uses plastic surgery in addition to clothing, makeup, and...

Saddam Hussein: A Case of Racial Profiling?

March 29, 2004

Allegations have surfaced recently that officer George W. Bush of the Texas State Police may have wrongfully apprehended Saddam Hussein, who is now in Police custody. The incident, which happened last...

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