The Vermont Cynic

UVM Coke a Travesty and a Joke

October 13, 2003


Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: At the beginning of this semester, the campus community learned from the Burlington Free Press that the UVM administration had unilaterally contracted with the Coca-Cola Corporation for 10 years of "near-exclusive rights" to on-campus sales of soft drinks in exchange for $4.1 million t...

All the Things I Wanted to Say and Did

October 13, 2003


Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: This is a letter to the fool who calls himself "The Practical Cynic." Your recent article, "The Things You Wanted to Say, But Didn't" (9/30/03), offended me in innumerable ways. For the sake of saving time, let me focus on my biggest two qualms. I will do my best to strictly attack ...

Mister Happy is Senor Sad

October 13, 2003


Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: Regarding that hate piece by John Long, a.k.a. Mr. Happy, trashing Ken Lawless, you should know (as we've had to warn every incoming class at UVM each year) that John Long is a pathetic loser who brings out the worst in people. He is a self-confessed racist who hates everybody and every...

In Response to: Sororities: Prudent Premise and Priorities?

October 7, 2003


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In Response to:Sororities: Prudent Premise and Priorities?While I can understand the desire to better understand "sorority life" (and I'm gathering that the majority of your research came from the TV show with the same name) on the UVM campus, I fail to see how a blatantly sarcastic and naive article t...

USA – Vermont = ?

October 6, 2003


Filed under Archives, Opinion

The following is mission statement for the Vermont Manifesto which is spearheaded by ex-Duke University professor, Thomas Naylor. Vermont should have been a separate nation long ago We seem to be in a state of change. The word is getting out about Independence and more people are coming to the realizati...

How We Choose to Spend Our Money

October 6, 2003


Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: 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 "ne...

Things You Wanted To Say, But Didn’t

October 6, 2003


Filed under Archives, Opinion

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


Filed under Archives, Opinion

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


Filed under Archives, Opinion

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


Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

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


Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

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


Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

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...

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