The Vermont Cynic

Falling in love with Vermont

September 8, 2008


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As a Vermonter, I appreciate the beauty that surrounds us every day. However, most people are only interested in the time of year when Vermont's true colors show: yellow, orange and red. Of course, I am talking about the fall. Although we students may dread this time of year for obvious reasons, many fl...

A new school year’s resolution

September 2, 2008


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We resolve to strengthen our communities by sacrificing some small portion of our time to an activity that betters our school, town, state or country and by generally being good, decent people. We resolve to care about the larger picture. We will follow this election that carries the fate of our count...

And the living is easy

April 29, 2008


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This summer, you're probably working. That doesn't mean, however, that you can't have a good time on the weekends! Here are a few idyllic one or two night vacations that won't break the bank.Truro, MACape Cod is one of the most popular New England beach getaways during the summer, and is accordingly v...

The new way to pay it forward

April 29, 2008


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In today's world of terrorism, fear mongering, genocides, school shootings and countless other violent acts, the future seems bleak and pessimistic. However, there is some hope.This hope comes in the form of concrete action, and in particular, through random acts of kindness.April 24 is, according to...

Jumping the cliff

April 28, 2008


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The first time I went cliff jumping was an absolutely horrendous experience.We're talking a textbook belly flop. The wedgie that killed all chances of procreating.Brain damage resulting from the amount of water rushing at about a million miles/hour up my nostrils. The guys I'd gone with, all pretty much ...

Keeping UV Groovy

April 28, 2008


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In June of 2004, I, along with a fraction of admitted students that would soon be my fellow classmates, attended a session of freshman orientation. I'd heard all about the whole "Groovy UV" thing but I was never really sure what it meant; I didn't know if it was real. What made this place so "groovy?"...

Are You Safe?

March 3, 2008


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With school shootings making headlines nationwide, a student from Middlebury College missing and a homicide at UVM last year, it is safe to say that campus safety is a relevant issue. But what do students, administration and statistics say about these security issues? Some students, like junior Tom ...

Madeleine Kunin: Serving The Public Good

December 16, 2007


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For the past 40 years Madeleine Kunin has served the public good in politics, journalism, and in education. Governor Kunin is now a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Vermont and at Saint Michaels College. Her distinguished career is highlighted by many achievements: Kunin wa...

Riding Southern Vermont

December 13, 2007


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For most Vermonters, and for those who consider themselves hardcore, when one speaks of Stratton the normal result is a cringe in disgust. This cringe in disgust is a result of the stereotype Stratton has as a mountain for affluent New Yorkers who send their children to ski school and go down the sl...

An Interview With Peter Clavelle

December 6, 2007


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Burlington Mayor and Vermont gubernatorial candidate recently spoke with The Vermont Cynic on his bid for governor. He has campaigned on a progressive agenda that includes both livable wages and universal healthcare for all Vermonters.Vermont Cynic: You switched from the Progressive Party to the De...

Interview With Bernie Sanders

December 6, 2007


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Representative Bernie Sanders (I-VT) recently spoke with The Vermont Cynic. With a substantial lead in the polls, Sanders has focused more on supporting John Kerry's presidential bid than his own bid for re-election.Vermont Cynic: How important is this year's election? And why is it critical for colle...

Election Season in Vermont

December 6, 2007


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While there may not be much question about Vermont's two electoral votes, there are a few races in Vermont this fall that are far from decided. Governor Jim Douglas (R) battles a possible threat to his reelection from Burlington Mayor Peter Clavelle. In the race for the Senate, Democratic incumbent Pa...

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