The Vermont Cynic

The East Coast’s Finest at UVM

December 6, 2007


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Ahhh, winter in Vermont. This season turns many away from this fine state, but it is also this season that draws many here. When it was time for me to choose a college, the idea that I could spend my winters at a place where I could get in 30-plus days a year in riding tipped the scales in favor of...

Dorm Drop-Ins: Life on the Inside

April 4, 2007


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Another freezing February weeknight has most UVMers marooned indoors ... again. We wondered: if we could peek into dorm life after classes, parties and snow/y days, what would we find? Our quest led us to sit in on hang-out sessions everywhere from Redstone to Trinity. Every dorm has its own feel to i...

Meet your candidates: Kesha Ram

March 27, 2007


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What is your number one issue if you are elected to office?It's a draw: diversity and the environment are collectively my number one issue. By addressing these concerns through SGA, we can enfranchise more passionate students and better match the goals of UVM as a whole. As a leader in the creation ...

Meet your candidates: Christina Wehry

March 27, 2007


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What is your number one issue if you are elected to office?Inclusion. I want to ensure that information about SGA efforts is available to students in every medium possible, that students have every confidence that President Fogel and our administrators are working to their benefit and that students ...

Meet your candidates: Scott McCarty

March 27, 2007


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What is your number one issue if you are elected to office?I will make student safety and town gown relations the centerpiece of our administration. As we go door to door, this is the number one issue we are hearing from students. Lighting on city streets and keeping our residence halls safe is a big ...

Meet your candidates: Lydia Morin

March 27, 2007


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What is your number one issue if you are elected to office?The more students I talk to, the more I realize that all student interests and rights need to be protected. If you check out my platform on the SGA web site, I think you'll see that this very broad issue is reflected in a number of the impor...

Meet your candidates: Adam Crawford

March 27, 2007


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What is your number one issue if you are elected to office?I'd like to see visual changes to this University, more trees around campus, solar panels, another windower, and at least one sidewalk sweeper for every five plows or so to clear the walk when the snow melts and to recope all that damn salt that...

The Rocks In Your Shoes

March 27, 2007


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For millennia, various social groups have lived under the invisible hand of superstition. Notable groups of superstitious individuals include baseball players, sailors, almost everyone in the 11th century and of course, pirates (See: Black Spot). Superstition, according to the ever changing fount of ...

The Copy Editor’s Quip

March 27, 2007


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Given the current state of international politics, the environment, global health and all other important issues effecting our world that fine academics such as ourselves should be rallying around, the following topic - one of fashion - may seem a bit trivial. However, one thing has been bothering me quite ...

The Fashion Police

March 27, 2007


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Monday morning, my roommate bursted into our dorm, an unmistakable look of horror and nausea on her face. I knew it must have been fashion related. Before she could say anything, I tried to calm her down. "Don't worry. It's true that bubble skirts are back, but there are support groups for people li...

Guitar Hero’ Skills Don’t Translate into Actual Guitar-Playing Skills

March 27, 2007


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A dose of reality hit Ryan Soles, a UVM sophomore, when he attempted to perform a guitar solo at a recent party assuming that the hours he spent playing the popular video game, Guitar Hero, would pay off and give him actual guitar playing skills."Are you guys ready to rock?!" He told the crowd. He then p...

Just Beat It, iTunes

March 27, 2007


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Before 2007, the most promising alternative to the iTunes monolith was a Russian website, allofmp3.com. With no special software, anyone in the world could download any song they wanted in whatever format they wanted (AAC, mp3, ogg, FLAC). The user would only be charged for the bandwidth used to transm...

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