The Vermont Cynic

Blue’s Clues and Conspiracies

December 8, 2003

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This article isn't funny. Don't laugh. My eyes have been tainted and scarred. This is not a comedy; it's a tragedy. It's like watching driver's ed. videos for personal enjoyment. You know, the ones where the windshield is shattered and there's a ridiculous amount of fake blood and the sheriff's standing there with a trench co...

Blue’s Clues and Conspiracies

December 7, 2003

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Here we are at a frat party. Look around yourself. Attractive people.... Kegs full of beer...Games like beer pong....I mean, whoop-di-doo, right? What's the big deal? Who wants to hang out with attractive people, have fun and drink? Lame! The whole frat scene is becoming old hat. All frats are starting to appear the same, act...

Freshman Frolicking

December 7, 2003

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Being at college is awesome. There are all sorts of new freedoms and responsibilities that we college students get to experience. From making decisions about what to eat and when, how much studying to do and when to go to bed, college is practically a whole new world. Yet, as a freshman, barely two months into dorm life, ...

How to Deal with the Stress of the Season

November 10, 2003

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The anxiety and stress that every UVM student must deal with due to pressures and circumstances has a cure. To which the reader is aware of, there are a lot of pressures at school that can overwhelm. It is important to know what resources you have as a student, in order to gain control. The winter is coming, and the winte...

Dear Dana, What is it with dining hall food?

November 10, 2003

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A pattern is quickly realized by students at UVM within their first few meals in the dining halls. The pattern is this: a few trips through the salad bar or mashed potato line, and only minutes later the race to the bathroom begins. It is almost as if one needs to plan their dining experience around the availability of a nearby...

Professor Profile: Major Jackson

November 10, 2003

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University of Vermont assistant English professor, Major Jackson may not want to spend too much time thinking about his awards and recognitions, but when looking at his impressive list of accolades it is almost hard not to. Jackson was most recently one of ten U.S. writers to receive the 2003 Whitting Writer's Award which is ...

Professor Highlight: Loka Losambe

November 3, 2003

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Loka Losambe stands a little over 5'9", speaks with a noticeably French accent and dresses better than many of his colleagues. Loka was born in present day Zaire when it was controlled by Belgium, as the Belgian Congo. He then went on to study at the National University of Zaire; after his stay at the National University of...

ENG Faculty Developing Sensors That Stay in Touch

November 3, 2003

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When an unbalanced washing machine starts dancing across the floor, a sensor inside detects the wild gyrations and halts the spin cycle. In the future, says Christos Cassandras, washing machines and other household appliances will go a step further: they'll call a repairman before a part breaks. Cassandras, an ENG professor...

Dirty Words and Utter Rubbish

November 3, 2003

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"Whoa, Man...that's harsh stuff, Dude. I can't wait for the Environmental Science (ENVS) kids to hear about this, because my lazy hippie ass sure isn't going to do anything about this!" proclaimed sophomore Lawrence Pengrove in response to the soon-to-be club at UVM, The Freestyle Littering Club (VFLC). The idea of the Frees...

A Brief History of the UVM AdvoCats

November 3, 2003

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"AdvoCat-led tours are very important to prospective UVM students. We think high school students visit colleges and universities in hopes to find a school where they could 'see' themselves for four years," said AdvoCat leaders Kim Howard and Susie Kwon. "So, the AdvoCats are living and breathing a UVM life and for that next...

We Listened, It Felt Good, We Shook

November 3, 2003

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After a spell with contemplation, I up and abandoned the northern country this weekend. Although apprehension did course over me for briefs, a greater fear still was that I might remain here and then as panic grabbed me by the legs, you know it, pulled me in. So downward I trekked in one sporty red mobile driven by the on...

Things You Wanted to Say, but Didn’t

November 3, 2003

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In the words of a friend, "Life is a joke, and the joke is on us." To put it simply, stop taking yourselves so seriously! What is life without a sense of humor? The kind of humor where you can laugh hysterically at the blunders of others and more importantly, at yourself. It absolutely amazes me that anyone would take this...

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