The Vermont Cynic

Meet your candidates: Christina Wehry

March 27, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

A Bit(Torrent) of Advice

March 20, 2007

In preface to this article, piracy is illegal. Now that I've made myself clear, on to more important things. You probably have not heard of BitTorrent (unless you slogged your way to the end of my last column) and I'll give you a warning: you're going to get confused, but don't give up I assure you, the ...

Foreign Fashion

March 20, 2007

As promised, I am about to disclose some of the most important lessons about Ital-ian fashion. I am about to hand you a key, a lovely, chic, leather trimmed key that unlocks the door to a lifetime of sophistication and grace, ?Ê la the Italians. While reading, keep in mind that I am giving you only ...

Normally Unpredictable

March 20, 2007

This winter has consisted of record breaking storms to a drastic change of temperatures from one day to the next. The week before break went from -22 degrees to 40 in a matter of days.I was watching the weather the other day and the weather reporters finally admitted that they could not predict the weath...

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