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Dear Dana, why are the front doors to Waterman so heavy?

April 19, 2004
Filed under Archives, Life

Well, my weak fellow student, Waterman is a building of much authority, and holds the majority of the sovereignty on this campus. So, by creating an intimidating entrance to the building they are trying to prepare you for what you will find inside. For instance, just around the corner from these cu...

The Vermont Cynic’s Lifestyle Survey

April 13, 2004
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We polled 180 UVM undergrads from every possible area of the UVM community. We asked 35 questions under six categories. The categories ranged from food to sexual activity to academics. The questions were designed to bring in information that would not normally be advertised in any UVM literature. Ou...

Internships Part Two

April 12, 2004
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April 17-24 is National Volunteer Week, and the University of Vermont has many events scheduled to celebrate volunteers, including several opportunities for volunteers to engage in service. Part of that celebration is Community Works. Each spring, Community Works brings over 300 UVM students, fa...

Study: 1 in 2 Sexually Active Students Get STD

April 12, 2004
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A survey released in February by the University of North Carolina states that one of two sexually active college-age students will contract a sexually transmitted disease by age 25. Joan Cates, principal investigator for the research, said when the final research was compiled, the numbers were no...

Don’t Flush The Toilet: Lambda Zeta Slade

April 12, 2004
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Slade Hall...Redstone Campus...At the center of the foundations of our home is our kitchen and across from it our bountiful pantry. Just as food is central and indeed vital to the human, so is our house built around nourishment. In speaking of our house, I speak in a broader sense, meaning our wa...

Fall 2004 Classes Analysis

April 12, 2004
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Once again UVM has produced carefully reasoned and justified classes for the fall semester. They run the gamut from advanced bowling to regular bowling and everything in between and promise to aid in the successful development and transition of those who enroll in them. But perhaps you have been unsatisfied wi...

Dear Dana, I am interested in donating blood but I smoke pot; will they still be able to use my blood anyway?

April 12, 2004
Filed under Archives, Life

As a pot-loving community here at UVM I would deem this question very relevant. Loads of students, faculty, and staff walk right by the blood donation stations that pop up on campus almost on a weekly basis. Some people are just too lazy, others are afraid of needles, more are petrified by the sight of...

Round Room Bar?

April 12, 2004
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The Round Room sold beer at events last Monday and Friday for the first time since 1992. The events, the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship on Monday, and 'Family Night' on Friday were trial days to gauge the student response of using the Round Room as a pub next year.The Round Room, which seats 90,...

The Vermont Cynic: Where are They Now?

April 5, 2004
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The Vermont Cynic is proud to have produced some excellent staff members over the past 120 years. Some have gone on to become distinguished journalists while others have journeyed into investment banking or sports marketing.This week we are fortunate enough to have the 2000-2001 Cynic News and Manag...

Celebrating Brown v. The Board of Education

April 5, 2004
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This week the University of Vermont will sponsor a series of events marking the fiftieth anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. The Board of Education. (Please see the closing paragraphs of this article for details about the UVM activities). In doing so, the University affirms va...

Dear Dana, what is this “March for Women’s Lives” that I keep seeing signs for?

April 5, 2004
Filed under Archives, Life

Here's the situation, the Bush administration has been chipping away at women's reproductive rights for the past few years. Ever since Roe vs. Wade made abortions legal for women in the United States this right has been subject to an array of restrictions. From mandatory waiting periods, to parental co...

Making the Grade: Tutors Wanted

April 5, 2004
Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Life

Does your course material lack clarity? As a veteran math tutor, I would have to say Subject-Area Tutoring has been a success for both tutors and tutees at the University of Vermont. The Learning Cooperative offers a variety of excellent tutors mostly in courses that have been traditionally difficult for th...