The Vermont Cynic

After College Alternatives

Carly Baldwin

January 26, 2004

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Wanna do more than landscaping this summer? Or are you a newly-minted UVM grad, looking to do something other than the Peace Corps? Ever heard of TEFL/TESL?What TEFL/TESL is: TEFL stands for " Teaching English as a foreign language". TESL stands for "Teaching English as a Second Language". TESOL is an umbrella over the previ...

Cigarettes are Apparently No Longer Fashionable

Christine Schlegel-Brown

January 26, 2004

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The Coalition for a Tobacco Free Vermont is thrilled to hear that the City of Burlington is moving towards smoke-free bars to protect the health of bar workers and patrons. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and many other responsible public health organizations state that tobacco smoke is a deadly health threat to workpl...

Montreal: Our Neighbor to The North

Andrew Woods

January 26, 2004

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Two hours beyond the US-Canadian border lies Montreal. It is here in Quebec where the sprawling metropolis of Montreal can be found.Located on the banks of the St. Lawerence, Montreal served as the principal port of trade for the French Empire as early as the 1600s, and was often referred to as Canada's "wild west". Montreal, fa...

Cold Weather, Fascists, No Hula Dancers

Julian Brizzi

January 26, 2004

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I recently returned to this end of the world from an abroad trip in Australia. I saw some of the ugliest birds, some of the shortest male shorts, and a lot of sunshine. After having been gone from UVM for a semester, the one thing that I have learned most profoundly is that we are all a bunch of assh***s.It's cold as hell o...

Summer in the Czech Republic

Zach Holz

January 26, 2004

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When I was asked to write a piece on my travels this summer I wanted to know how long an article was desired. This was meant for your, the reader's, protection. As my friends and many unfortunate innocent bystanders already know, if you get me started on reliving my travels you will eventually have to get out the chloroform an...

Freshman Frolicking: Summer Camp

December 8, 2003

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I remember summer camp well. For a few weeks every summer, I thought of nothing but fun. I ate meals in a dining hall, had limited contact with the outside world and had the time of my life. The seclusion from the outside world was welcomed but I remember feeling clueless once I left for home. My brothers always looked taller an...

Blue’s Clues and Conspiracies

December 8, 2003

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Picking classes for a semester can be real tough. Sometimes it gets so confusing that you get frustrated and you can't think or see straight. And sometimes you just get so upset with the whole process that you start smashing all of your possessions and then set fire to your bed and stand there, watching it burn, laughing. P...

White Powder

December 8, 2003

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Ah, cold weather. Every year around this time it happens. A summer of skateboarding and dreaming is brought to a close by a single chilly evening. Nights like this can only mean that the snowboarding season is right around the corner. Killington should be opening soon and we should all be hitting the slopes for the first ti...

Freshman Frolicking: A Quiet Night In

December 8, 2003

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In high school, it seemed that all I ever did was complain that there was "nothing to do." During the week here at UVM, nothing could be further from the truth. Monday through Friday I am deluged with homework, guest lectures, club meetings, concerts, etc. But by the time Friday evening rolls around, homework is the last th...

Blue’s Clues and Conspiracies

December 8, 2003

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Every now and then, an art form comes along that both invigorates and refreshes our culture; expressionism, modernism and surrealism are some, just to name a few. Yet art seems to have gone stale recently. But don't fear! A new art form has emerged from the cracks and it's taking UVM by storm: away messageism. People are entra...

Snickers, Skittles, and a Beer Pong Ball

December 8, 2003

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Halloween has come and gone and you may be exhausted. You may have bought a jumbo bag of mini candies to distribute and ended up eating 80% of them yourself. You may be packing up your Emanuel Lewis mask. But what was missing? l heard no Day of the Dead carols ringing out this October the 31st. At least, not in UVM's hallways. Th...

Freshman Frolicking – “Laundry Lessons, $5”

December 8, 2003

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It doesn't matter whether you have never done laundry before or if you have been doing it since you were in elementary school. Laundry at college is, well, different. Whether you are a novice still struggling to separate your darks and lights, an amateur who simply struggles with finding a machine that accepts CATscratch or a seas...

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