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November 11, 2002


Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: This letter [originally an e-mail] is directed to the editor and author of a recent article that was published in the opinion section of the Cynic, an article entitled "Professor Unfairly Forced to Resign." First I would like to state how disappointed I am that the Cynic would print such...

Taking One for the Team

November 11, 2002


Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Call me oversensitive, but I'll take the bait. Thank you for the explanation about what constitutes news and what constitutes opinion, and how your news section attempts to be as objective as possible. That would seem to be the mark of a well-edited paper, whether professional or not. However, I'm not sure ...

Will the Real Socialism and Capitalism Please Stand Up?

November 11, 2002


Filed under Archives, Opinion

And now for an explanation of capitalism, socialism and the latter's mutations: Capitalism: A system of exploitation in which a minority of people own the means of production and use private ownership in order to marshal labor from the remaining working class majority, thereby accumulating profit an...

Islamic Terrorism – Fact, Not Fiction

November 11, 2002


Filed under Archives, Opinion

On Sept. 11, grieving Americans were confronted with images of Palestinians and other Arabs celebrating 3,000 American dead. For a brief moment, anger overcame political correctness in America's newsrooms. The mistake was soon corrected, and within the week, networks were castigating themselves publi...

One Life to Live – Soap Operatic Reality

November 11, 2002


Filed under Archives, Opinion

This past week, the University experienced a horrifying incident on campus. Unfortunately, UVM dealt with it poorly on all sides. Immediately after a white student was held at knifepoint by a black male, the police were put on high alert. Soon, the police, well informed as to the description of t...

David Hasselhoff’s Alter Ego

November 11, 2002


Filed under Archives, Opinion

One can make a complete run through life without making a difference, leaving a footprint or even drawing outside the lines. These lives are generic and boring in every aspect of the word. Last Thursday I ventured out and by stomping down hard on life, I made my footprint. I woke up Thursday morning...

Intolerance Puts Pastner Out to Pasture

November 11, 2002


Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: I would simply like to express my support for Professor Stephen Pastner. As a freshman three years ago, I enrolled in what sounded like an interesting class-"Crisis Cults and Revitalizations Movements." Although I am not an Anthropology major, Professor Pastner made the entire anthrop...

Student Responsibility a Safe Measure

November 8, 2002


Filed under Archives, Opinion

In the recent wake of violent and scary events on campus, the police services and others have issued warnings and concerns about safety on campus. As safety on this campus can only be controlled so much because of the lack of gates and other blocking equipment on campus, the real responsibility is on the...

The Real Bad Boys

November 8, 2002


Filed under Archives, Opinion

Friday, 9:30 p.m. A familiar scene, at least of late, unfolds before my eyes. In the back window of the Wing-Davis-Wilks parking lot, I see two students with heavy-looking backpacks walking into the Davis circle when a cop suddenly appears and stops the kids. After a brief argument, the students' wi...

All We Need Is A Democratic World: Full of Promise and Void of Racism

November 4, 2002


Filed under Archives, Opinion

Are the self-identified campus "reactionaries" simply a collection of ignorant people? Or are they purposely using ad hominem arguments and knowingly coating their malice with euphemism? Can Mr. Henderson and Mr. Kantor really be so obtuse as to think that Palestinian and African American resistanc...

Palestinians Built Up By U.S., Then Shot Down

November 4, 2002


Filed under Archives, Opinion

Recently, Greg Rudolph invited us to compare the South African apartheid regime to that of Israel. Gaza and the West Bank have over 3,300,000 Palestinians, and living among them are 383,000 Israeli colonists. The Israeli government encourages the "settlements" by confiscating lands from the Palesti...

NSCS Wants To Set It Straight

November 4, 2002


Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: As the executive board of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, we would like to take this opportunity to respond publicly to the allegations made in the Oct. 29 letter to the editor "True Honor Society?" We were shocked and appalled by the statements that were made by Chris La...

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