The Vermont Cynic

American Offense A Good Defense

March 10, 2003


Filed under Archives, Opinion

I have been listening to large groups of Vermonters complain about our government and the possibility of war for the last few months now. They stand in the safety of local Church Street with their picket signs saying, "No war for Oil." That argument is the lowest common denominator and a very small...

In God Bush Trusts

March 10, 2003


Filed under Archives, Opinion

President George W. Bush is a religious man. Even beyond ending his speeches, like every previous president, with, "God Bless America", religion, in no small way, has made him the man--husband, father, world-leader--that he is today. The separation of Church and State is one of America's most priz...

War, Alienation, and Apathy

March 10, 2003


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Apparently, it is offensive to care too much about our world. Look at the recent attack mounted against me in these pages. I was accused of: seeking to unite anti-war groups; writing long, informative e-mails in an attempt to increase student involvement in the anti-war movement; and finally-brace yo...

Queer Studies A Milestone

March 10, 2003


Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: I recently attended a conference at Brown University entitled, "Transecting the Academy." The objective of this conference was to create a forum for discussion and exploration regarding Transgender issues and theory, and how they are integrated into academia. I sat with hundreds of studen...

Check Your Head

March 3, 2003


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I am not for war, but I am so sick of all the anti-war groups on campus. I appreciate the fact that they aren't as apathetic as most of the student body and it's nice to see that they try to get the campus involved. Perhaps, however, their efforts would be more fruitful if these coalitions for pe...

In the Days of My Youth

Julian Brizzi

March 3, 2003


Filed under Archives, Opinion

As many of you may have noticed, the usual influx of pre-freshmen has been swarming our campus in recent days. They come with wide eyes, thinking of all the fun they could have here in college. They fantasize about finally becoming free from the parents they are cautiously walking five or 10 feet ...

Get It? Got It? Good.

February 24, 2003


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This opinion directs itself specifically toward people incensed by what is published in the news section. The Cynic's affiliation to the school rests in its devotion to covering University related events and activities. Opinions are inescapable, and having to apologize for their persistence does no...

Increase the Peace

February 24, 2003


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On March 5, the UVM campus will be joining colleges and high schools around the nation and the world in protest of Bush's war. The National Youth and Student Peace Coalition (NYSPC) is calling upon campuses across America to join a one-day student strike. UVM's day of action will include teach-in...

Keep Your Laws Off My Body

Raquel Rivera

February 3, 2003


Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: First off, allow me to take a very deep breath to settle myself...okay, now I am ready. I consider myself a very liberal and open-minded person. Hence, I believe that, when undertaking a debate of any kind, both sides of it absolutely need to be heard and taken into consideration. At some point be...

Don’t Worry, Bee Happy

Jesse Bernstein

February 3, 2003


Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: In 1967, Joel Silver introduced the game of ultimate frisbee to Columbia high school in Maplewood, NJ, and two years later, in 1969, the first competitive team was formed and a new sport was born. Ultimate doesn't have referees or positions. There are just seven people on a team trying...

Green Student Apartments

December 13, 2002


Filed under Archives, Opinion

Dear President Fogel and UVM Administrators, I was privileged to be able to hear an update today at an Environmental Council meeting on the new student apartments that are being planned near the Redstone Campus. As a UVM graduate student, I realize the importance of creating more housing opportunities on campus...

Random Acts of Aggravation

November 21, 2002


Filed under Archives, Opinion

I have noticed a disturbing trend lately, namely that my fellow students aren't exactly being respectful toward me. I don't think it is at all personal, but the fact that these acts are random is a bit more disturbing. Let me start in the dorms.Throughout my dorm life, I have had a large, dripping, flaccid...

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