The Vermont Cynic

Political profiles: incumbent Chris Pearson

September 29, 2008

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

Everyone always marvels at the funny things you can buy on the Internet, but if you've ever looked at the "services" tab on, 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

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...

Falling in love with Vermont

September 8, 2008

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

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

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...

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