The Vermont Cynic

Taboo: Religion on Campus

March 8, 2004

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In a recent episode of Everybody Loves Raymond, Ray Ramano's character stood on Sunday morning in the middle of his messy house eating out of the cereal box in his pajamas. His hair looked unkempt and he hadn't shaved in days. His entire family stood in the doorway looking clean and well-dressed with light shining in from be...

OxyCONTIN in Vermont

March 1, 2004

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"He asked me casually, 'Is he getting any pain medication?' I said, 'Yes - he's had surgery, and the doctor gave him hydro-codone 750,'" Cline said. "To my astonishment, he said, 'Can you spare a couple of them?'" That quote from Rush Limbaugh's housekeeper was the first time many had heard of OxyContin, although OxyContin is nothin...

Vermont Life outside of Burlington

February 28, 2004

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A while back I went on a great fishing expedition with my buddy and his father. We went way out in the middle of nowhere Swanson under the Singing drawbridge. We had three round Styrofoam containers of night crawlers Canadian worms, fishing poles, brown paper bagged sandwiches, cigars and a nice summer day. We baited up the ho...

Professor Profile: Sasha Davis

February 23, 2004

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Usually when a person completes a project or triumphs in some way, he rewards himself with a pat on the back, an ice cream cone, or a well-deserved nap. UVM Assistant Professor of Geography, Sasha Davis, rewards himself with tattoos. However, according to Davis, he "needs to slow down." "I need to start rationing them out or I'...

Climate Change and UVM

February 23, 2004

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There is a growing political consensus that global climate change is one of the most significant environmental issues facing the world today, and that carbon dioxide and other "greenhouse gases" from the burning of fossil fuels play a key role in changing the global climate. The scientific evidence has solidified to the point th...

Notes From Abroad

February 17, 2004

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We catch up to our hero as he arrives in Prague after a London layover. Prague-Praha-that crazy city of the post-communist bloc- what lessons await our intrepid traveler there? I arrived in Prague, Czech Republic, after a layover at Heathrow in London. Dreary grayness dampened my views of this statue-laden city, but the r...

UVM Women’s Health Center

February 17, 2004

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Lying one short block from main campus, the Women's Health and Nutrition Center can be accessed through the 425 Pearl Street entrance of the University of Vermont's Health Center Building. Take the elevator to level two, turn right and walk down a short hallway past a few doors. A black and white sign indicating the Women's He...

Burlington Graffiti

February 17, 2004

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For years, the Burlington landscape has been covered with two names: SENT and TANK, the aliases of the two most prolific graffiti writers in Burlington. Their names, along with that of their crew, APB, can be seen representing on almost every block in Burlington. What many people don't know, however, is that these two under...

Greek is Chic

February 17, 2004

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Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones professor of classical Greek literature and professor of comparative literature at Harvard University, will discuss "The Poetics of Ancient Greek Festivals," as part of the President's Distinguished Lecture Series at the University of Vermont. One of the preeminent Classicists in the world today, he...

Weather Gives Disabled Unique Challenges

February 9, 2004

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Disabled students are trying to navigate their way through the patches of snow and ice that still cover sidewalks on campus."I kind of wish I had a Zamboni, so I could get around because of the ice," said Amy Price, a student who is in a wheelchair.Price said she tries to be as independent as possible through the winter weath...

The English Majors Union Lives and Spends

February 9, 2004

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Our purpose in reviving the English Majors Union is remarkably straightforward. Abundant resources are available for students, which are underused. Our sole intent is the pursuit of academic interest. Revolutionary faculty member Todd McGowan agrees with our basic principle: providing students with opportunity outside the c...

Notes from Abroad

February 9, 2004

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Hey UVM, not all of us get internships over the summer. While most were scrambling for jobs at home or kicking around Burlington, junior Zach Holz had the oppurtunity to broaden his horizons on a 2-month trip across Europe. The following are excerpts from his travels....Expectation. I had been propelling myself towards my lifelo...

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