The Vermont Cynic

Life in Jerusalem Provides a New Perspective

November 20, 2002


Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear University Students and Staff, As I reach the end of my fourth month here in Jerusalem, I feel that it is only fair for me to tell you what is going on in the Holy Land of Israel. For the many of you who do not know who I am, I feel that it is important to give you a short briefing of where I ...

Different Perspective on Speech

November 18, 2002


Filed under Archives, Opinion

On Monday November 11, Dinesh D'Souza, renowned author of The New York Times bestseller What Is So Great About America, spoke in front of a full house at the Ira Allen Chapel. Mr. D'Souza was able to enlighten students with a point of view different from what they are forced to hear from much of the...

Student Unity = True Improvement

November 18, 2002


Filed under Archives, Opinion

UVM is in need of serious student organizing. From our professors who are unionizing in an effort to stop being shafted by our bloated and greedy administration, to the students, who are forced weekly to undergo invasive and unfair questioning by UVM police, there are many pressing matters to deal wi...

Unreal Politik

November 18, 2002


Filed under Archives, Opinion

Professional right-wing agitator Dinesh D'Souza blessed our campus with his presence on Monday evening, and the strangest thing happened. The truth was revealed! No, I'm not talking about the idea that it's virtuous to be ridiculously wealthy and unconcerned while 36 million people die annually of hu...

Teach, Don’t Preach

November 18, 2002


Filed under Archives, Opinion

On Veterans Day, the College Republicans brought best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza to lecture on campus. D'Souza, a prominent speaker of national renown, was greeted with slanderous flyers and tactless protest that levied charges of racism. A firm believer in meritocracy, D'Souza advocates the noble...

Vegetarians and Vegans Find Home at UVM and Burlington

November 18, 2002


Filed under Archives, Opinion

"Meat, glorious meat. What would we do without it?" Apparently plenty, according to vegetarians on campus. UVM has a reputation for attracting neo-hippie types, prone to leftist views, dreadlocks, and peculiar eating habits. The Princeton review even goes so far as to rank the school number one i...

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 Pa...

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, po...

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 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 al...

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. Le...

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 f...

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