The Vermont Cynic

Things You Wanted To Say, But Didn’t

October 6, 2003

For my Cynical Space this week, I want to address the paper-thin thickness of the walls in the dorms. There are 47 reasons why the walls need to be thicker, but I will only name a few. Since coming to UVM, I have heard more people having sex in the rooms above, below and next door to me than I will ev...

Wish We Had a Picture for This

October 6, 2003

She said look outside, step outside, feel the desperate warm gold of the sun right now and know nothing else matters if you see beyond what you think. She said go out at night and let the primeval stars light your way and know that euphoria doesn't stem from a mirror or a magazine. She said go out and ...

Sororities: Prudent Premise and Priorities?

October 6, 2003

We're committing social suicide. We really are. But... we don't care. We don't care because we don't seek approval from people who would condemn us for what we are about to say. We tend to seek deeper relationships based on real issues rather than mundane opinions. We are not writing this to make y...

UVM Police Do Not Enforce Honesty as Best Policy

October 6, 2003

To the Editor: During the last semester that I was enrolled in the University of Vermont, I was involved in an incident that violated university policies. As part of my sanctions resulting from this incident, I have chosen to write a letter to the Cynic discussing what I have learned. First I will give a br...

How we choose to spend our money

October 5, 2003

As I was reading the online edition of the NY Times (10/4/03), I came across an article entitled "Jacuzzi U.? A Battle of Perks to Lure Students". The content of this article refers to the hundreds of millions of dollars that America's colleges and universities are spending on the "necessary lu...

UVM Police

October 1, 2003

To the editor,During the last semester that I was enrolled in the University of Vermont I was involved in an incident which violated university policies. As part of my sanctions resulting from this incident I have chosen to write a letter to the Cynic discussing what I have learned. First a quick su...

Students Are Residents Too, Alright Jerkoff

September 29, 2003

To the Editor: This letter comes in response to the recent article on quality of life violations that are so prevelant around Burlington. For some reason, President Fogel and UVM/Burlington police are under the impression that the only item that constitutes everyone's quality of life in this city is t...

I Come to Berate Ken, Not to Praise Him

September 29, 2003

To the Editor: For the record, I am not in the student directory, so I'll save you the trouble of looking for my name. In your issue on 9/16, there was mention of a "Ken Lawless" who complained about the trees being cut down. While this individual is not a student, unfortunately he does exist. H...

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...

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