The Vermont Cynic

UVM dance company shakes it for 1GOAL

November 1, 2010


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The notes of Shakira's "Waka Waka" filled the Patrick Gym dance studio, as more than 20 participants danced for "1GOAL" on Saturday, Oct. 23. 1GOAL was an event promoted at the World Cup over the summer. Their mission is to "get education for all children by 2015," Orchesis Dance Company Vice President...

New club gains global perspective

November 1, 2010


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First years Harry Goldman and Nathaniel Hays sat in their international relations class, both with a background in Model United Nations (U.N.) club from their high schools. These common interests were enough to encourage them to found the International Relations/Model U.N. club at UVM. The club is for...

How do you like your muffins?

November 1, 2010


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If you love The Skinny Pancake, then chances are you won't mind her kin, The Chubby Muffin. Nestled on 88 Oak St. in the Old North End of Burlington, this quaint restaurant, the sister to The Skinny Pancake is serving a lot more than just muffins.  One of the breakfast choices is "The Quickee"...

UVM alum goes undercover

November 1, 2010


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It's no surprise when UVM graduates go off to do great things, but in Steve Phelps' case this included going undercover. A UVM class of '85 alum, and now the senior vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO) of NASCAR, Phelps appeared Oct. 24, on the new CBS show "Undercover Boss." The show gives...

A letter from Lilongwe

October 27, 2010


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Dear reader, I can say with sincerity that I miss you. I miss the comfort of the grass in front of Southwick, where you may or may not be sitting right this instant. I miss my friends and the opportunity the school year brings to meet new and interesting people from around the world. It is a life of...

Acclaimed writer discusses new novel at Fleming Museum

October 25, 2010


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Spectators crammed into the Robert Hull Fleming Museum as John Irving read from his new and upcoming novel "In One Person" on Thursday, Oct. 14. Although the lecture had minimal publicity, the renowned author still managed to draw in a large crowd. The audience broke out into applause as Peter Shumlin,...

Student silences noise violations

October 25, 2010


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Noise violations may be history thanks to Full Conversions, a new student-run business on campus started by junior marketing and entrepreneurship major Andy Rianhard, soundproofs basements and dorms. The idea originated when Rianhard and his housemates wanted to have a party but were concerned about...

Students gather for a marathon of creative writing

October 25, 2010


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Words echoed throughout Brennan's Pub Tuesday, Oct. 19 as teachers, students and spectators alike participated in UVM's second annual Writer's Marathon. The Writer's Marathon was one of many events taking place between Sept. 29 and Oct. 20, including Word Up Art Day and a lecture on John Dewey, according...

UVM club hits the mat with Brazilian combat

October 18, 2010


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  If you're looking to get in shape and want to try something new or have a yearning for a new challenge, the UVM Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club just might be the place for you.   "Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that involves grappling and is similar to wrestling," assistant coach Heather Enyingi...

Dressing for the Vermont weather

October 18, 2010


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Choosing what to wear in the fall can be tricky. Too cold to not wear a sweater, but too hot to wear a winter jacket. Although the individual pieces in our closets are endless, the outfits that are comfortable and chic seem limited.  For the fall, layering is key.  Have a fur vest —...

Food and freedom, a recipe for gaining the ‘freshman 15’

October 18, 2010


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We've left home and we're ready to have more freedom: the freedom to stay up to all hours of the night, the freedom to go to class or not and the freedom to eat whatever we please. Freedom, however, comes with a hefty price. The "freshman 15" is dreaded by most and could potentially make any student...

Students turn profit on shredding

October 18, 2010


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While most people keep cars in their garage, three UVM seniors have converted their garage into a ski-making machine. In the midst of spray-painted walls and piles of sawdust, Harrison Goldberg, Ryan Folin and Connor Gaeta have started a ski business that is about to take off. HG Skis, named after Goldberg,...

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