The Vermont Cynic

Burlington Graffiti

February 17, 2004


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For years, the Burlington landscape has been covered with two names: SENT and TANK, the aliases of the two most prolific graffiti writers in Burlington. Their names, along with that of their crew, APB, can be seen representing on almost every block in Burlington. What many people don't know, however, ...

Greek is Chic

February 17, 2004


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Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones professor of classical Greek literature and professor of comparative literature at Harvard University, will discuss "The Poetics of Ancient Greek Festivals," as part of the President's Distinguished Lecture Series at the University of Vermont. One of the preeminent Classicis...

Weather Gives Disabled Unique Challenges

February 9, 2004


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Disabled students are trying to navigate their way through the patches of snow and ice that still cover sidewalks on campus."I kind of wish I had a Zamboni, so I could get around because of the ice," said Amy Price, a student who is in a wheelchair.Price said she tries to be as independent as possible thro...

The English Majors Union Lives and Spends

February 9, 2004


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Our purpose in reviving the English Majors Union is remarkably straightforward. Abundant resources are available for students, which are underused. Our sole intent is the pursuit of academic interest. Revolutionary faculty member Todd McGowan agrees with our basic principle: providing students with...

Notes from Abroad

February 9, 2004


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Hey UVM, not all of us get internships over the summer. While most were scrambling for jobs at home or kicking around Burlington, junior Zach Holz had the oppurtunity to broaden his horizons on a 2-month trip across Europe. The following are excerpts from his travels....Expectation. I had been prop...

Grip it and Rip it: A Tale in the Life of Brett Weir

February 9, 2004


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My favorite male model, Hansel once said, "Sometimes you just have to grip it and rip it." These words resonated loudly in my head on January 2nd, when I decided to hike and ski Tuckerman's Ravine on Mount Washington, New Hampshire.Skiing Tuckerman's in January is not a common activity for most peop...

White Powder: A Trip to Mammoth

February 9, 2004


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As long as you have at least one friend in the entire state of California you should be able to pull off a cheap trip to one of America's greatest ski resorts, Mammoth Mountain. Getting from the east to left coast is a breeze if you buy a jet-blue ticket online. Right now there is a shuttle which ru...

Professor Profile: Dr. Judith Van Houten

Elizabeth Engel

February 9, 2004


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Dr. Judith L. Van Houten, who has taught in the University of Vermont Biology Department for the past twenty-three years, is an inspiration to students interested in the study of Biology and related fields. During our meeting, she expressed an energetic love for Biology rooted early in her life. When I ...

Professor Profile: Margo Thompson

Andrew Woods

February 2, 2004


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Margo Thompson speaks softly, walks confidently, and extrudes a subtle confidence that appears at once to indicate an academic stability and comfort rarely found in the academic halls of UVM. Margo Thompson is an art history professor here at UVM, although she has resided and studied in several places, Ve...

16 Things You Didn’t Know About Howard Dean

Carly Baldwin

February 2, 2004


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1. Although he is often perceived as being very liberal, Dean actually represented the more conservative sector of the Vermont Democratic party.2. He has a son in his late teens and a daughter in her 20s.3. His son, who attends Burlington High School, reportedly broke into the Burlington Country Cl...

An Interview With Daniel Fogel(?)

Michael Blouin

February 2, 2004


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I've decided that it's time I showed my true journalistic colors. Too many people are beginning to think of me as an entertainer. I am not here to tell jokes or to say ridiculous things for your amusement. I am only interested in the facts, the hard truth, the nitty-gritty. So, using this tenacious ta...

Wife to Bible: Get A Job

Dick Fischer

February 2, 2004


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Biblical literalism often is blamed as a leading cause of conflict between creationists and evolutionary scientists. Battles are waged in school boards and textbook committees every year over whether evolution is a fact or theory, or just plain wrong. Is taking the Bible too literally a source of...

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