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The Vermont Cynic

Response to the article, “Professor Unfairly Forced to Resign”

November 17, 2002

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor and UVM Campus, As an eager freshman you walk into your first Gen Ed. Introductory to Anthropology class to hear your professor say, "1/2 of you will fail. " Now I don't mind a good challenge, but this statement was all about establishing power. Many of you know the truth about Professor Pastner and remain qu...

Ranting & Raving crosses the line

November 11, 2002

Filed under Archives, Opinion

I can only assume (and hope) that I will not be the only one to write in and express my anger and disgust at this week's 'Ranting and Raving.' I cannot believe that the Cynic would print such an article, and I'm confused at the purpose of the article. I'm dismayed that an article copious with stereotypes, pointless insults ge...

Bewley Response: Devin Morrill Is Wrong

November 11, 2002

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor,I would like to respond to Devin Morrill's letter in the last Cynic which criticized me. First off, Devin is completely wrong. I would like to go through his letter and refute each point:"First I would like to state how disappointed I am that the Cynic would print such an article in the first place."However you ever read th...

Stop Embarrassing UVM

November 11, 2002

Filed under Archives, Opinion

I turned on the news the other night to see yet another petty protest in front of the Ira Allen Chapel. Once again I was embarrassed and angry. Why can't this university bring an esteemed and intelligent speaker here without protestors trying to take over? The lecture and discussion of the evening always seems to deteriorate in...

Don’t Tell Me Lies, Don’t Tell Me Sweet Little Lies

November 11, 2002

Filed under Archives, Opinion

Welcome to the wonderful world of FaRied Ibrahim, where logic and ethics don't get in the way of argument and polemics. He wrote a fantasy article a few weeks ago, which I disparaged (quite effectively, I think). Now, he returns to the pages of the Cynic, with more slander and half-truths about Israel. Let us examine Mr. Ib...

Breathe, Breathe In Air

November 11, 2002

Filed under Archives, Opinion

If you ever try to find me in the morning, you may catch me gawking at "Tom and Jerry" or hustling to the showers. But really, you'll probably find me tripping out of bed, swearing, not knowing what I'm doing, but somehow inevitably rushing to be somewhere five minutes ago. Yet I always catch a few cartoons. Should I be doi...

Your Opinion. Mmm. Mmm.

November 11, 2002

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: This letter [originally an e-mail] is directed to the editor and author of a recent article that was published in the opinion section of the Cynic, an article entitled "Professor Unfairly Forced to Resign." First I would like to state how disappointed I am that the Cynic would print such an article in the f...

Taking One for the Team

November 11, 2002

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Call me oversensitive, but I'll take the bait. Thank you for the explanation about what constitutes news and what constitutes opinion, and how your news section attempts to be as objective as possible. That would seem to be the mark of a well-edited paper, whether professional or not. However, I'm not sure Andrew Woods' articl...

Will the Real Socialism and Capitalism Please Stand Up?

November 11, 2002

Filed under Archives, Opinion

And now for an explanation of capitalism, socialism and the latter's mutations: Capitalism: A system of exploitation in which a minority of people own the means of production and use private ownership in order to marshal labor from the remaining working class majority, thereby accumulating profit and capital. Socialism: A system wherei...

Islamic Terrorism – Fact, Not Fiction

November 11, 2002

Filed under Archives, Opinion

On Sept. 11, grieving Americans were confronted with images of Palestinians and other Arabs celebrating 3,000 American dead. For a brief moment, anger overcame political correctness in America's newsrooms. The mistake was soon corrected, and within the week, networks were castigating themselves publicly for daring to paint ...

One Life to Live – Soap Operatic Reality

November 11, 2002

Filed under Archives, Opinion

This past week, the University experienced a horrifying incident on campus. Unfortunately, UVM dealt with it poorly on all sides. Immediately after a white student was held at knifepoint by a black male, the police were put on high alert. Soon, the police, well informed as to the description of the offender, found who they t...

David Hasselhoff’s Alter Ego

November 11, 2002

Filed under Archives, Opinion

One can make a complete run through life without making a difference, leaving a footprint or even drawing outside the lines. These lives are generic and boring in every aspect of the word. Last Thursday I ventured out and by stomping down hard on life, I made my footprint. I woke up Thursday morning with a groggy head and ...

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