The Vermont Cynic

Letter to the editor: Hold on to them dolla bills

September 15, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor, The school year has come again. Flocks of students can be seen walking, bike riding, Vespa-ing (?) and occasionally running to class. There are meal times at cafeterias, social school gatherings, extracurricular clubs, but this school year feels awfully different. Why might that be? Well, we...

9/11: Ten years gone

September 15, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Everyone remembers where they were on September 11, 2001.  I was 11 years old, and from my sixth-grade classroom 150 miles north of New York City I watched the World Trade Center burn. Then it was unfathomable to understand how anyone could have such wanton disregard for human life. Then it was...

We’re all in this together

September 15, 2011


Filed under Opinion

The state of Vermont has been hit with one of the worst natural disasters in our history.  Lives have been lost. Vermonters throughout the state have seen their homes, businesses and farms suffer terrible damage.  Hundreds of roads, bridges and schools have been damaged or destroyed.  ...

We’re full – now what?

September 15, 2011


Filed under Opinion

In an email sent Friday afternoon to the university community, President A. John Bramley and Provost Jane Knodell outlined a plan to steer UVM through "challenging ...

Letter to the editor: Too scary to ignore

September 15, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Dead editor, I wanted to thank you for publishing "Jokes?" by Brian Kelly. Too often the topics of roofies and sexual assaults are tossed around for comedic relief, when in reality they are both terrifying and serious. With one out of three women being victims of abuse world-wide, this is hardly a lau...

A reflection on 9/11

Joshephine Miller

September 9, 2011


Filed under Opinion

This upcoming week America faces a big challenge: commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The challenge lies in organizing the thoughts and memories of an entire country about an event so big and so ugly. I was 10 years old when the Twin Towers went down, and I remember every...

Discovery Channel’s demise

September 9, 2011


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As the Bloodhound Gang once said, "me and you baby ain't nothing but mammals so let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel."Unfortunately for the gang, and for everyone else, the Discovery Channel ain't doin' it like they used to.For the past decade, the Discovery Channel has made a slow but ...

Letter to the editor: Failed aspirations

September 9, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Dear editor, As an avid reader of The Vermont Cynic, I was disappointed with the article "Hitting the books with newfound enthusiasm" by Josephine Miller. While the article clearly had good intentions, it failed to capture the big picture of the college experience. True, college should be about "learning...

Help out your new home state

September 9, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Though Burlington was spared the worst of Hurricane Irene, much of southern Vermont was devastated by flooding. A dozen towns in the southern part of the state were left completely isolated — roads and bridges were washed out, and telephone and power lines were down. The thoughts of The Cynic...

Slightly to the right of crazy

September 9, 2011


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There are two things the GOP primary season is good for: watching candidates tramp through the Midwest awkwardly eating deep-fried local fare to boost their street cred —is that what they call it in Iowa? —and testing America's capacity to tolerate bullshit. Rick Perry believes that man-m...

Welcome to college, Old Sport

September 9, 2011


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  Dear Editor, And so this is college. No matter what first years' expectations were and the collective fears they may have are, as UVM ends its first week and enters the next, something weighs heavily in my mind. That is, the surrealistic nature of the beginnings — the illusion and the for...

Personal rankings beat Princeton Review

September 1, 2011


Filed under Opinion

UVM has been officially pigeonholed.   Well, it depends on how official you believe The Princeton Review's lists to be.  According to the rankings, we all party, smoke weed and wear Birkenstocks. Every year the group over at The Princeton Review compile their data, survey students, peer deep into their crystal ba...

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