The Vermont Cynic

Evolution of Our Built Environment

February 27, 2007

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Fleming Museum goers observed Burlington in a whole new light: through the eyes of the past builders, planners and people pushing to evolve Vermont into the place we often take for granted today.The Fleming Museum's newest exhibit, Burlington and Winooski 1920 - 2020: The Evolution of our Built Environment, is a timeline that stud...

Two Awkward Bathroom Encounters

February 27, 2007

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T.J. Donahue is still reeling from two "insanely uncomfortable" interactions he had in two different on-campus bathrooms on Friday, Feb. 23. The first incident occurred at 10:03 a.m. in the Old Mill third floor bathroom. "There was one other guy at the urinal," Donahue recounted, "and as I was unzipping, I glanced over at a...

UVM – a Big Piece of the Peace Corps

February 27, 2007

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With 693 alumni serving as Peace Corps volunteers since the program's establishment, and 16 serving currently, the University of Vermont is one of the greatest contributors to the pro-gram. The Peace Corps, established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, is a government funded volunteer orga-nization. Its primary goal, acc...

Recent Veterans against Iraq War

November 4, 2006

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The otherwise dark and silent CC Theatre was kept bright and loud Thursday night with images of soldiers, weapons and dead bodies; and sounds of bullets, bombs and shouting. The sights and sounds came from the film "The Ground Truth"- a documentary of the War in Iraq directed and produced by Patricia Foulkrod. The documentary was ...

Add/Drop = Stress

October 10, 2006

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You wake up to realize that the add/drop period is over. Let's face it, the beginning of the semester can be hectic. Who is actually paying attention to deadlines? Suppose that a class is uninteresting and/or you are doing poorly in it. Not to worry, you are not stuck in the class for the rest of the semester destined for miser...

The UVM Greenhouse is an Undiscovered Treasure Right on Campus

March 6, 2006

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Nestled against the south end of Stafford Hall exists an oasis completely undiscovered by a large portion of UVM students. This haven of green is a different kind of classroom: a revitalizing source of plant life which serves both as a laboratory and a tranquil sanctuary. The UVM greenhouse acts as a refuge not only to gr...

Green (and Gold) House Gases

February 28, 2006

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We all know the feeling...the blistering cold winds whipping us in the face as we struggle to get to our destination, to feel the warm air inside as it rejuvenates us back to our original thawed selves. Yet, how many students or faculty know where that heat is coming from, or how much it costs, or how it is polluting ou...

Burlington Mayoral Race Heats Up

February 28, 2006

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The mayoral race here in Burlington has become quiet a contested one. With their efforts culminating in the March 7th election, the three main contenders; Democratic candidate Hinda Miller, Republican Kevin Curley, and Progressive Bob Kiss, have been launching all out campaigns, traveling door to door, handing out pamphlets an...

Sex and The Cynic: What Ever Happened to Chivalry?

February 28, 2006

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Since I began writing my column last semester, I've heard from numerous readers that they consider my opinions to be highly feministic, and anti-male. However, had they actually read my columns and set aside their prejudices against a female author, they might have been whistling another tune. Aside from a select few (the ...

Question Gender

February 28, 2006

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From February 24th-26th, UVM played host to hundreds of transgenders, queers and allies from all over the country at the 4th Annual Translating Identity Conference (TIC). The three-day event was focused on transgender issues facing today's society. There were workshops, discussions, a poetry slam and a keynote address made by E...

Pop Art and Reebok Combine

February 28, 2006

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In Reebok's latest ad campaign aimed at young urban males and those who wish they were, gratuitous street cred in the form of Jay-Z to Allen Iverson proclaims: "I am what I am," while wearing Reeboks. Another well-known figure recently featured in the campaign, albeit barefoot, is the Haitian-American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Ba...

Facebook Me!

February 28, 2006

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It's starting to get ridiculous, but who am I to talk? Chris Hughes, Facebook spokesman, says "there are 9,753 registered users at UVM, which includes students, alumni, and faculty." It's one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen, yet I still use it about 5 or more times a day. Facebook.com is most undoubtedly something sp...

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