The Vermont Cynic

Tell me what the hell Wisconsin is

February 28, 2011


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Glenn Beck needs a geography lesson. Casting his chalk aside and charging furiously across the set Feb 15, Beck made of viewers one very simple, very vexed demand: "Tell me what the hell Madison is!" Aiming one angry finger at a muted video clip of the recent labor union protests, Beck repeated himself...

Vermont getting lessons on how to be green?

February 28, 2011


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The proposed partnership between Lockheed Martin and the city of Burlington has not only been plagued by claims of lack of transparency from the city's mayor, but is also one that roundly does not make sense. Last time I checked – which was about five minutes ago  – Burlington did not...

Cynic power rankings of the week

February 21, 2011


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NBA1. Boston Celtics (40-14)In their highly anticipated game against the Miami Heat on Feb. 13, Paul Pierce suffered the second worst shooting performance of his career, going 0-10 from the floor with one point.But the Celtics won 85-82. If that doesn't point to how good the Celtics are, I don't know what ...

Transfer Student Woes

February 21, 2011


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As any transfer student will tell you, transferring from one four-year university to another is an enormous headache, although the National Association for College Admission Counseling reports that one in three students transfer at some point in their college career.   You force yourself to spend...

Mystery of our money

February 21, 2011


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With a potential 5.8 percent tuition increase looming, The Cynic would like some more information.  Specifically, where does our money go?   We assume it goes to professors' salaries, building maintenance, transportation, housing, but in what percentages?  How much of your money is going...

LCD Soundsystem: when something great is gone

February 21, 2011


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On Feb. 5, electro-rockers LCD Soundsystem announced that they were calling it quits for good, following a final performance at Madison Square Garden in their hometown of New York City. Never heard of them? Doesn't matter. Already over them? Don't care. A sold-out Madison Square Garden, a career spanning...

This just in: American hypocrisy doesn’t count

February 21, 2011


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Lately, almost everyone on the global political scene has had his or her own take on the political riots that have erupted in other Middle Eastern countries after the fall of Egypt's totalitarian regime. According to the United States, political protests are fine, unless your country is allied with...

New Hampshire Law Would Disenfranchise Thousands

February 21, 2011


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The New Hampshire House of Representatives has introduced a bill, HB 176, that would change the definition of "domicile" in a way that would prevent college students from registering to vote in the state, unless they grew up in the town they are registered in.   The Supreme Court held in 1972 that...

Montpelier’s migrant abuse

February 21, 2011


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The United States has long been considered the world's leading haven for immigrants and a beacon of promised opportunity. However, under the current visa system allowing entrance into the country, corruption and deceit have displaced this once welcoming image. Complaints against Montpelier's prominent...

Democracy from within

February 7, 2011


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Remember those days when the United States would leap eagerly toward any chance to defend democracy and gain allies?             Our dear country would throw funding, weapons and soldiers at any expense just to see if we could find some friends.            ...

Letter to the editor: For the love of thinking

February 7, 2011


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The slew of reasons why Valentine's Day is a nauseating holiday is as endless as the line of the self-pitying masses moaning that they are alone. Aside from these sorry singletons wasting everyone's time is the fact that candy hearts are the absolute most terrible candy to ever be created, far inferior...

Students are sick and tired

February 7, 2011


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It is that time of year again. A quarter of your two-hundred person lecture are out sick and half of those remaining compose a wheezing symphony of sniffles and coughs.   The Cynic staff has been through the ringer — pneumonia, the flu, stomach bugs and whatever else that is going around...

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