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Spring break options for girls (and guys) who don’t want to “go wild”

Julia Wejchert

March 2, 2009


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If you type the phrase "spring break" into a Google image search, the pictures that come up play a little like a bad teen television show as they depict a certain spring break experience: people in bathing suits, on the beach, partying. Some University of Vermont students may choose to go to spring...

The Steering Column

March 1, 2009


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For thrill-seeking individuals, a motorcycle is the coolest thing your mum doesn't want you to have since sex. The appeal is obvious; they're extremely fast, cool looking and inexpensive.With these people, I sympathize. After reading that a new Ferrari beating a 10 year old Kawasaki was considered i...

Turbulent Days

September 29, 2008


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Wall Street is in an unprecedented crisis. We now have a long list of casualties: Bear Sterns, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers, AIG, Merrill Lynch and WaMu. The surviving ones - e.g., Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs - were also under massive pressure and gave up their once profitable investmen...

Political profiles: incumbent Chris Pearson

September 29, 2008


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Each week leading up to the election The Cynic will be profiling a different Chittenden County representative. This week in the news is current District 3-4 seat holder Christopher Pearson as he offers his credentials and ideas for a Progressive VermontWith a UVM psych degree and a couple years' experienc...

Historic UVM: Learning amongst the relics

September 23, 2008


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Any student on campus can feel the history that radiates from the buildings that line University Row. Each building, statue and line of brick has its own significance and its own mostly forgotten story. As we skate, bike or shuffle past the exterior of our campus, how often do we take the time to wonder...

Is the safety bubble bursting?

September 22, 2008


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A third arrest has been made in a case regarding the stabbing of a 24-year-old male that took place on the corner of Brooks Avenue and North Williams Street on Sept. 6, according to a press release from the Burlington Police Department.The press release states that Burlington police arrested the suspe...

Vermonter inspired to offer green rides

September 22, 2008


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No longer do students have to leave campus to find a decent bike to get around. The Collegiate Bicycle Company, a wholesale located in San Diego, Calif., was founded about a year ago, and makes bikes with the colors and logos of different universities nationwide. Students can buy University of Vermon...

A border view: Florence, Europe and the World

September 22, 2008


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"So, you want to know about Italia, yes?" the woman said in a thick Italian accent. She had her hands on her robust hips and looked down at all 25 of us seated under the veranda. I looked around at my peers, each also a student from the U.S. We were tired, hungry, some of us slightly hung-over, and most ...

The elephants in the room

September 15, 2008


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It was just another typical cool, yet vibrant night on campus when a group of 15 UVM students eagerly arrived at Lafayette 202 on Central Campus. Instead of procrastinating on homework or living a Wednesday night on the wild side, these young men and women wished to voice their opinions without raging re...

The Windy City Word: Leaving my Cubbie blues

Dakota Rubin

September 15, 2008


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It has been a great summer for Chicago's north side Cubbies. The sun was shining, the ivy was as green as ever and Wrigley was packed with the best fans in the world. But that is no different from most summers. What separated this year from the last ninety-nine is not what happened during the summer...

Googling “prayer”

September 15, 2008


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Everyone always marvels at the funny things you can buy on the Internet, but if you've ever looked at the "services" tab on CraigsList.com, you know how really serious Internet buying has become. Porn and iTunes are the Internet products of yesteryear - now it's all about roommates, international calling a...

The historic side of campus

September 8, 2008


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Whether you've been around campus for years or simply weeks, you've probably picked up on the fact that most of campus has an aged feeling to it. Central campus is dominated by older architecture and, let's face it, your dorm might even border on pre-historic. However, UVM's campus isn't just packÂing...

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