The Vermont Cynic

BSU brings a soulful social

October 11, 2010


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In the Grand Maple Ballroom of the Davis Center on Saturday, Oct. 2, students, families and friends gathered for the Black Student Union's (BSU) signature annual event: the Soul Food Social. Every year, the Soul Food Social is held on homecoming weekend. It is meant to essentially provide good food,...

Professors comment on the history of Kake Walks

October 11, 2010


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"Kake Walks and Dance Competitions: Race and Performance in American Popular Culture," the final event marking the launch of the Center for Digital Initiatives' new digital collection "Kake Walk at UVM" took place Oct. 4 in the Royall Tyler Theatre. UVM Outreach librarian Robin Katz, one of the primary...

Shop for the fall

October 4, 2010


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This fall, effortless styles are the way to go as the cold weather creeps up, and as college students, the less time getting dressed takes, the longer we can sleep. Living in Vermont, oversized sweaters are the perfect item of clothing to bear the cold. They can be dressed down with a pair of skinny...

Students can’t mask joy for Latino Heritage Month

October 4, 2010


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Newspaper strips and homemade paste covered the hands and clothes of students, as well as the floor of a Living/Learning Center classroom, when members of Alianza Latina hosted an evening of Veijigante mask-making. The event was one of many that will be held during UVM's Latino Heritage Month, taking...

NoNotes may mean no class

September 27, 2010


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The idea of recording your lectures then having your notes typed up for you is an intriguing idea, or at least that is what Matt Whitteker, founder of NoNotes.com, an online transcribing service, thought. Faculty members worry that students will use this service as a subsitute for class. NoNotes transcribes...

Student cookie delivery business advocates, ‘no shake, just headies’

September 27, 2010


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Junior Greg Ramey and sophomore Wyatt Fowler, both Community Development and Applied Economics majors, launched their business idea Hungry Headies, a cookie delivery service, to the UVM community. Last year was a soft-launch for the business, which has since expanded with their past success Fowler...

Students mean business with partying

September 13, 2010


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While most party-goers are content to just attend the party, in the spring of 2010, three UVM students decided to turn a profit on their partying. Juniors Caleb Atwood and Brad Opsahl, alum Brady Lee and University of Connecticut student John Daley began a T-shirt company — I'm Partying —...

Sequel uses grit, fire to hold audience

September 6, 2010


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"The Girl Who Played with Fire," based off of the second book in Stieg Larsson's bestselling trilogy, is the sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The film continues to follow the story of Lisbeth Salander, the skilled computer hacker with a mysterious, dark past and a knack for investigation. Where...

Chilean Celebration

August 30, 2010


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The sounds of car horns bounced through the streets of Santiago.  The bop-ba-bop-bop rhythm echoed between the skyscrapers as Chileans waved their flags out the windows of their cars.   These celebratory honks that exploded in the capital city last Sunday marked the first day that the 33 miners...

Checking in on trekkies

August 30, 2010


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When first year students arrive on campus, feelings of anxiety and nervousness persist. A unique way for UVM first years to become accustomed to the college atmosphere is through the University's program TREK. TREK is a team-building and enrichment program led by upper-class peers the week before moving...

The legacy of naked bike riding at UVM

May 3, 2010


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The Naked Bike Ride has been a long-standing tradition in the UVM community, but many students are unaware of its foundations."Most people don't know about the history of the Naked Bike Ride, [but] it's an important story to tell," John Abbott, assistant director for outdoor programs, said. Abbott wo...

Medicinal mission to aid Africa

May 3, 2010


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Immediately after graduating, senior Mike Ursiny will travel to Yaounde, Cameroon to join a grassroots medical team. Some of the people he will encounter have never even seen a doctor before, but this medical team makes it possible, Ursiny said.  He and his co-workers are setting up a field clinic,...

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