The Vermont Cynic

No more forks in the compost pile for UVM

March 22, 2010


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Eating with utensils made from corn is no longer such an eco-friendly option.Within the past few weeks, signs have been posted around the Davis Center's takeout food areas stating that "compostable" forks, knives and spoons, which are offered as disposable silverware, are no longer being accepted in...

An array of cultural cuisine at Duino Duende caters to palates

March 22, 2010


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Radio Bean — a  popular café with live music on North Winooski Avenue — expanded its repertoire by adding a restaurant called Duino Duende right next door in November 2009. The name reveals it all:  Duino is the name of a town in Northern Italy and Duende is a complicated...

Stories straight from Haiti

March 15, 2010


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The earthquake in Haiti has effected many in the United States — some far more than others.Jozy M. Smarth — a native Haitian, nurse and Lieutenant Colonel for the U.S. Army — has been providing support for Haitians after the military diverted her to Haiti on her way to tour in Afghanistan. She...

The Cosmopolitan: My first sex shop visit

March 15, 2010


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Things weren't going so well in the sex department, and I was climbing the damn walls.So I turned to the Internet, that scary place filled with scarier websites all promising to deliver what I needed in an unmarked box, which would discreetly be sent to me in two to three weeks. Weeks? Really? Dear God....

15 days of New Years with a twist

March 15, 2010


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Mr. Chen held a bow to the four-stringed mahogany instrument that he invented himself. Most students here have never seen anything like the bello, let alone the celebration that followed.Mr. Chen and the homemade music maker were the featured performance of this year's Chinese New Year Celebration...

MPG offenders

March 15, 2010


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I couldn't be more bored of writing about hybrids.  You're probably bored reading about the same thing.  Yet Priuses aren't getting any faster. I get it — going on a poutine run to Canada every other night with six empty seats in my truck and the V8 in third gear the whole way is a waste...

Derby Dames like it rough

Julia Wejchert

March 1, 2010


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Bring together a bunch of women, some skimpy outfits, plenty of aggression and a crowd full of beer and what do you get? No, the answer is not a keg party catfight - it's an all-girl roller derby. The Green Mountain Derby Dames are Vermont's first and only ladies' derby league, and they are serious...

Nature refreshes student spirituality

November 2, 2009


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It could be said that many students come to UVM in search of some wicked ski slopes, but Lifelines, a Christian ministry on campus, gives students a new way to look at those classic Vermont mountains."Students are at odds with so many things during this phase of their lives," three-year Lifelines facilitat...

Is grammar gone in our generation?

November 2, 2009


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Plz dun stop readin ma column b/c of grammatical errs + typos im jus tryin 2 make a pt cuz I <3 a good rofl as much as the next person.Sometimes I feel like I'm getting lol-ed to death with all the acronyms and textspeak that flood my inboxes. I never really knew how often textspeak terms like pwn, ...

Grocery goods of Burlington

April 27, 2009


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When students get tired of on-campus food from dining halls or yearn for mom's home cooking, they do the unthinkable — go grocery shopping.When asked about her favorite grocery store, UVM junior Marya Brooks said that she prefers City Market because it's all organic, but it's a bit on the price...

On the road with T.I.: Service served with a side of entertainment

March 2, 2009


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He has 45 days of freedom left and he wants his fans to share every moment.Starting on March 27, Clifford Harris, known as rapper T.I., will serve his sentence of one year and a day for being charged with two gun felonies. Prior to his day behind bars, he has been filling 1,000 hours of community service. ...

Not quite so neighborly

March 2, 2009


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As the University of Vermont expands, Burlington does not. Town-gown relations are becoming strained as both the University and city fight to maintain their share of housing.The University is reaching its housing capacity. Currently, UVM has a total housing capacity of 5,544, according to the Campu...

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