The Vermont Cynic

To Cell-Out or not to Cell-Out?

October 27, 2003

Filed under Archives, Life

They have changed the way we communicate with each other and the way businesses do business. We can instantly talk to our best friend across the country or we can instant message our significant other in sociology class. Cell phone usage and profits are increasing dramatically while other calling services are nearly dropping of...

New Club to Form and Flourish

October 27, 2003

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"That's it, I've seriously had enough," proclaimed sophomore Buckwheat McGinty late Saturday night after seeing fellow UVM'ers spending the afternoon hula-hooping to Phish on the Redstone green. "I can't take this shit anymore! The hula-hooping is one thing, but once they bust out the bongos, it's time for a response!" McGinty is the re...

You Can Always Go Home Again

October 27, 2003

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As I was moving into my dorm room, an eager young freshman at UVM, it never occurred to me that the phrase "going home for the weekend" would someday be such music to my ears. Rather, I was elated at the prospect of setting my own curfew; eating whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted; and not having to feel guilty every time I ...

A New Chapter: Turn The Page

October 27, 2003

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It would do most of us a little good to spend some time at the library. No, I don't mean Bailey-Howe. I'm sure everyone spends plenty of time using their computer terminals, sipping hot toddies in the Cyber Caf?© and making out in the stacks. No, I'm talking about the kind of library you probably haven't visited in years. Y...

The Consortium for Ecological Living: Striving for Sustainability

October 27, 2003

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As the kickoff article for this new environmental forum column, I thought that it would be appropriate to introduce CEL, one of the participating student groups. The Consortium for Ecological Living, otherwise known as CEL, is pronounced like a living cell in biology. We are a recognized SGA student organization with many pa...

Dear Dana, why did the drinking age in Vermont change from eighteen to twenty-one?

October 27, 2003

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> The "legal drinking age" was an active issue in the Northeast during the 1980s. It was officially in 1986 that Vermont raised its' drinking age from eighteen to twenty-one. Other states in the region took action a bit quicker however. Massachusetts for instance, changed from eighteen to twenty in 1979, and eventually to tw...

Backtalk: An Occasional Column About College Life

October 27, 2003

Filed under Archives, Columns, Life

If you're a college student today, it's assumed that you both a) have your own computer and b) posses intricate knowledge of its inner workings. This is only half the problem. Today's college student is also supposed to be able to fix their own computer, every single damn time it makes a weird noise, starts smoking, begins sp...

Golden Key Honor Society

October 27, 2003

Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Life

Golden Key is an academic honours society which recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines. The Society awards its members nearly $500,000 annually through 17 different scholarship and award programs. Members are also connected to exclusive ca...

The Enigmatic Life of Ira Allen

October 20, 2003

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Ira Allen, a prominent figure in Vermont history, can not be labeled easily-unlike his brother Ethan. Ethan is seen today, quite accurately, as a fighter, a drunkard, a leader of the common man, and an everyday man himself or just, "A good ol' Vermon'er." Ira on the other hand founded a university, yet was uneducated; was a hom...

English Majors’ Union Rebirth Underway

October 20, 2003

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Five years after the English Majors' Union had nearly fizzled out of memory, the University of Vermont's faculty and English students are reviving the union. Under the direction of senior Jane Jarecki and Assistant English professor Todd McGowan the English Majors' Union (EMU) is getting its wings back in an effort to help an...

Faculty Profile: Deri Meier

October 20, 2003

Filed under Archives, Life, Professor Profiles

Professor Frederic, "Deri" Meier walks into classroom 003 in the basement of Kalkin Hall at exactly 2:00 pm on Wednesday afternoon. He carries an L.L. Bean tote bag that has been well loved over the years. His two-button grey pinstripe suit jacket flaps open as he strides while his matching pants break just over his brown le...

ThinkFast Game Show Hits UVM

October 13, 2003

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What: ThinkFast is the nation's first mobile audience response trivia-based game show brought to the college market. ThinkFast allows up to 500 participants the opportunity to test their knowledge and intellect as they compete in a 90-minute battle-of-wits for the $300 winner-take-allcash prize. What makes ThinkFast so unique is...

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