The Vermont Cynic

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...

Fogel Can’t be Trusted, Says Local Hipster

Nick Bewley

January 26, 2004


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For months I had heard about the infamous "round table" discussions, forums in which the students of this university are invited to meet with their noble leader, Daniel Mark Fogel. I had deliberated for a while about the worth and usefulness of such an event. Finally, however, I forced myself to attend-after al...

Why is This Crap on Every Channel?

Ben Wilson

January 26, 2004


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So the president of these United States delivered his State of the Union address this past week. GW opened his speech with a rather long-winded diatribe about terrorism, American military action in the Middle East and the very real cost of freedom. With American casualties in Iraq increasing in number...

So So-Cal Surfing, Bra

Scott Woodruff

January 26, 2004


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The motto of any East Coast surfer is: "Take what you can get and be happy with it." As sad as this may be, it is very true. Waves tend to pound the Eastern seaboard consistently once a year in the fall and a couple of times during the brutally cold winters. In the summer when the waves should be coming...

In Which I Discover That Nebraska is Cool

Natalie Powers

January 26, 2004


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Your humble Arts & Entertainment Editor heard that there would be a CYNIC TRAVEL ISSUE, and immediately made travel arrangements. Yes, folks, I ventured to Omaha, Nebraska, the home of the Cornhuskers and really good steaks. Could I write about Cornhuskers and really good steaks for the Arts & Entertainment se...

The Simple Life: Americans sure do love sex and ignorance

Nolan Albarelli

January 26, 2004


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Recently the ratings-starved network Fox aired The Simple Life, yet another reality television show in what seems like an endless slew. After coming off a major ratings flop with its sequel The Next Joe Millionaire, Fox was desperate. Following Nielsen Media Research's reported 20% decline in televi...

After College Alternatives

Carly Baldwin

January 26, 2004


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Wanna do more than landscaping this summer? Or are you a newly-minted UVM grad, looking to do something other than the Peace Corps? Ever heard of TEFL/TESL?What TEFL/TESL is: TEFL stands for " Teaching English as a foreign language". TESL stands for "Teaching English as a Second Language". TESOL is ...

Cigarettes are Apparently No Longer Fashionable

Christine Schlegel-Brown

January 26, 2004


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The Coalition for a Tobacco Free Vermont is thrilled to hear that the City of Burlington is moving towards smoke-free bars to protect the health of bar workers and patrons. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and many other responsible public health organizations state that tobacco smoke is a deadly ...

Montreal: Our Neighbor to The North

Andrew Woods

January 26, 2004


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Two hours beyond the US-Canadian border lies Montreal. It is here in Quebec where the sprawling metropolis of Montreal can be found.Located on the banks of the St. Lawerence, Montreal served as the principal port of trade for the French Empire as early as the 1600s, and was often referred to as Canada's "w...

Cold Weather, Fascists, No Hula Dancers

Julian Brizzi

January 26, 2004


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I recently returned to this end of the world from an abroad trip in Australia. I saw some of the ugliest birds, some of the shortest male shorts, and a lot of sunshine. After having been gone from UVM for a semester, the one thing that I have learned most profoundly is that we are all a bunch of as...

Summer in the Czech Republic

Zach Holz

January 26, 2004


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When I was asked to write a piece on my travels this summer I wanted to know how long an article was desired. This was meant for your, the reader's, protection. As my friends and many unfortunate innocent bystanders already know, if you get me started on reliving my travels you will eventually have to...

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