The Vermont Cynic

White Powder

December 8, 2003


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Ah, cold weather. Every year around this time it happens. A summer of skateboarding and dreaming is brought to a close by a single chilly evening. Nights like this can only mean that the snowboarding season is right around the corner. Killington should be opening soon and we should all be hitting th...

Freshman Frolicking: A Quiet Night In

December 8, 2003


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In high school, it seemed that all I ever did was complain that there was "nothing to do." During the week here at UVM, nothing could be further from the truth. Monday through Friday I am deluged with homework, guest lectures, club meetings, concerts, etc. But by the time Friday evening rolls around, ho...

Blue’s Clues and Conspiracies

December 8, 2003


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Every now and then, an art form comes along that both invigorates and refreshes our culture; expressionism, modernism and surrealism are some, just to name a few. Yet art seems to have gone stale recently. But don't fear! A new art form has emerged from the cracks and it's taking UVM by storm: away me...

Snickers, Skittles, and a Beer Pong Ball

December 8, 2003


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Halloween has come and gone and you may be exhausted. You may have bought a jumbo bag of mini candies to distribute and ended up eating 80% of them yourself. You may be packing up your Emanuel Lewis mask. But what was missing? l heard no Day of the Dead carols ringing out this October the 31st. At...

Freshman Frolicking – “Laundry Lessons, $5”

December 8, 2003


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It doesn't matter whether you have never done laundry before or if you have been doing it since you were in elementary school. Laundry at college is, well, different. Whether you are a novice still struggling to separate your darks and lights, an amateur who simply struggles with finding a machine...

Blue’s Clues and Conspiracies

December 8, 2003


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This article isn't funny. Don't laugh. My eyes have been tainted and scarred. This is not a comedy; it's a tragedy. It's like watching driver's ed. videos for personal enjoyment. You know, the ones where the windshield is shattered and there's a ridiculous amount of fake blood and the sheriff's standing th...

Blue’s Clues and Conspiracies

December 7, 2003


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Here we are at a frat party. Look around yourself. Attractive people.... Kegs full of beer...Games like beer pong....I mean, whoop-di-doo, right? What's the big deal? Who wants to hang out with attractive people, have fun and drink? Lame! The whole frat scene is becoming old hat. All frats are start...

Freshman Frolicking

December 7, 2003


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Being at college is awesome. There are all sorts of new freedoms and responsibilities that we college students get to experience. From making decisions about what to eat and when, how much studying to do and when to go to bed, college is practically a whole new world. Yet, as a freshman, barely two month...

How to Deal with the Stress of the Season

November 10, 2003


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The anxiety and stress that every UVM student must deal with due to pressures and circumstances has a cure. To which the reader is aware of, there are a lot of pressures at school that can overwhelm. It is important to know what resources you have as a student, in order to gain control. The winter is...

Dear Dana, What is it with dining hall food?

November 10, 2003


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A pattern is quickly realized by students at UVM within their first few meals in the dining halls. The pattern is this: a few trips through the salad bar or mashed potato line, and only minutes later the race to the bathroom begins. It is almost as if one needs to plan their dining experience around...

Professor Profile: Major Jackson

November 10, 2003


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University of Vermont assistant English professor, Major Jackson may not want to spend too much time thinking about his awards and recognitions, but when looking at his impressive list of accolades it is almost hard not to. Jackson was most recently one of ten U.S. writers to receive the 2003 Whit...

Professor Highlight: Loka Losambe

November 3, 2003


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Loka Losambe stands a little over 5'9", speaks with a noticeably French accent and dresses better than many of his colleagues. Loka was born in present day Zaire when it was controlled by Belgium, as the Belgian Congo. He then went on to study at the National University of Zaire; after his stay at th...

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