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Service held in memory of Kendra Bowers

February 12, 2014
Filed under Archives, News

Ê Students and faculty alike joined together Tuesday to celebrate the life of Kendra Bowers. The memorial service opened with remarks from Annie Stevens, vice provost of student affairs. She began by thanking the attendees and said that although she did not know Bowers personally, she had heard her...

Student group isn’t giving up

February 12, 2014
Filed under Archives, News

The Board of Trustees' meeting held Feb. 7 went uninterrupted until its end when students began to protest. Present for the duration of the meeting, members of Student Climate Culture (SCC) waited until the end to voice their demands that the University divest from fossil fuels. The meeting was held...

Service held in memory of Kendra Bowers

February 12, 2014
Filed under Archives, News

Students and faculty alike joined together Tuesday to celebrate the life of Kendra Bowers. The memorial service opened with remarks from Annie Stevens, vice provost of student affairs. She began by thanking the attendees and said that although she did not know Bowers personally, she had heard her de...

Catamounts prepare for playoff push

February 11, 2014
Filed under Archives, Sports

Riding a four-game winning streak, men's basketball topped it off by beating UMaine on Tuesday night at Patrick Gym. With an overall record of 15-9 as of Feb. 7, the Catamounts recently beat UAlbany, a team they lost to in last year's America East Championship. In the rematch game members of the Vermont...

University records shattered by Voelkel

Armin Milak
February 11, 2014
Filed under Archives, Player Profiles, Sports

A starter since his first-year, senior forward Brian Voelkel has solidified his place in Catamount history. The senior passed Kevin Robertson, who graduated in 1992, to become the University's all-time leading rebounder. Two weeks after breaking the rebounding record, he also passed Mike Trimboli, wh...

Men’s lacrosse aspires to bounce back

Cam Panepinto
February 11, 2014
Filed under Archives, Sports

Despite the 2014 men's lacrosse pre-season ranking, which sat the Catamounts at the bottom of the six-team conference, head coach Ryan Curtis said he remains optimistic. "The team has worked hard up to this point," Curtis said. "I have been very happy with their focus." The men's lacrosse team has finished last in the standings...

Cynic sees increase in crime

February 11, 2014
Filed under Archives, Opinion, Staff Editorial

Crime on campus seems to be on the rise in the past few weeks. Attempted armed robberies, theft and "peeping toms" are just a few of the crimes that have been reported at UVM lately. The Cynic has found that we are reporting more crimes than we deem usual. There was an attempted armed robbery between the Votey ...

Rest the calls for divesting

February 11, 2014
Filed under Archives, Opinion

Last year UVM's Board of Trustees accomplished a 13.9 percent return on the school's endowment, placing them in the top 10 percent of universities based on size demographic.  But student organizations like Student Climate Culture and Vermont Student Environmental Program want to affect our school's investme...

Valentines’s with a purpose

February 11, 2014
Filed under Archives, Life

Feb. 14th  marks Valentine's Day. This is a time for women and men alike to join together and  mobilize across the world.  To demonstrate solidarity in support of justice and the elimination of violence against women and girls through Valentine's Day's One Billion Rising campaign.  Why ...

Aphrodisiacs make things fiesty

February 11, 2014
Filed under Archives, Life

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the pressure is on to make the most of the romantic holiday. If your Friday night plans are looking lackluster, here are a few scrumptious goodies ensuring a steamy love affair this weekend.  Oysters These shellfish, one of the most notorious aphrodisiacs, are f...

No stress for Valentine’s day

February 11, 2014
Filed under Archives, Opinion

Feb. 14th is rolling around the corner. With all the chocolate, valentines and pink glittery mushy yadda yadda brings the question that stirs in the subconscious of every single 20-something's head-"oh crap, why am I alone?"  This winter holiday was designed to appreciate and value your significan...

Kappa sleeping out to support the soldiers

Hannah Lees
February 11, 2014
Filed under Archives, News

Fraternity Kappa Sigma is hosting their sixth annual Sleep Out For The Soldiers event Friday, Feb. 21. The event will start at 3 p.m. and continue until 6 p.m. on Feb. 22. The event will take place in front of their chapter house located on 368 Main Street. The brothers plan to stand outside for 27 ...

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