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Savage: ‘It will get better’

April 26, 2012


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? The Ira Allen Chapel filled with members of the Burlington community eager to see columnist and author Dan Savage speak about the "It Gets Better Project" April 19. The "It Gets Better Project" began in September of 2010 when Savage and his partner, Terry Miller, made a 15 minute video in their livin...

GMO label bill passes

April 26, 2012


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? In my last column, I encouraged readers to take a stand at the Statehouse in Montpelier April 12 for the public hearing regarding H.722, Vermont's Right to Know GMO Food Labeling bill.  The public hearing proved incredibly fruitful.  Hundreds of Vermonters from all four corners of our tiny st...

Kitchen fires up, chefs battle to win top prize

April 26, 2012


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? April 16 the Battle of the Campus Chefs event started off with a bang as student groups and chefs paired up to compete for the title of "UVM Top Chefs." The Brennan's chefs prepared pulled pork hush puppies with bacon-braised collard greens, and were excited about their win.  "First place is h...

Recycling facility cleans up rumors

April 26, 2012


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? Rumors sometimes circulate among students that despite their placement of recyclables in the assigned bins, they are not actually reused.  On April 20, students who took a tour of the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Williston, Vt. got the chance to see where their recycling goes.  MRF has been a si...

Band combines genres for unique sound

April 26, 2012


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? Vermont band ONEoverZERO is a "musical melting pot," according to their Facebook page.  The eight band members combine funk, hip-hop, world, jazz and reggae music to create their unique sound. The Cynic had the chance to talk to ONEoverZero drummer and UVM sophomore Jake Mayers. The Vermont C...

Springing in the rain

April 26, 2012


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? Despite rainy weather, hundreds of people attended SpringFest 2012 April 21 on the Chittenden/Buckham/Wills central green.  Soulive headlined the event with support from DJ Dillion Francis. Battle of the Bands winner Sloe Loris and SpringFest Remix Contest winner Andrew "DJ Whole-Z" Holzberger ope...

UVM professor Eric Lindstrom speaks about Austen’s novel ‘Sandition’

April 26, 2012


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? Soft chamber music, peppermint bonbons, cucumber sandwiches and steaming cups of English breakfast tea were used to transport a community of Jane Austen fans to rural 19th century England.   The Hauke Conference Center at Champlain College held an event for the Vermont chapter of the Jane Au...

American Reunion’

April 26, 2012


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? With the entire original cast of "American Pie" reunited, "American Reunion" depicts the hilarious, morally questionable and disaster prone weekend of the friends' high school reunion 13 years later.  Jim and Michelle are now living the married life and provide a semi-devastating peek into life after babies...

Uplifting campaign to inspire students

April 19, 2012


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? Dan Savage, founder of "It Gets Better," will be at UVM April 19 sharing his project's message of happiness and hope with students and community members.  "It Gets Better" is an international campaign started in September 2010 in response to young teens taking their lives after being bullied,...

Rally takes back night

April 19, 2012


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? "Take Back the Night" was an event held on April 11 which was intended to help stop sexual violence and to raise awareness around the issue. The rally was sponsored by the UVM Women's Center and H.O.P.E. Works, which offer multiple resources for victims such as group and individual counseling, as well a...

Student DJ Whole-Z wins SpringFest set

April 19, 2012


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Junior Andrew "DJ Whole-Z" Holzberger will DJ SpringFest 2012 alongside Soulive, Dillon Francis and Battle of the Bands winner Sloe Loris April 21. In search of a DJ to play SpringFest 2012, the UVM Concerts Bureau released the ...

Spring poetry in full bloom

April 19, 2012


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? Amid the flowers and fresh colors of the upcoming month of May, consider reading some poetry that uses bloom and growth as a means to communicate human emotion. You've probably heard "A Red, Red Rose," by Scottish poet Robert Burns, with the famous line: "O my luve's like a red, red rose..."   Read or listen to a...

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