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P-Funk at the Patrick

December 8, 2003


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"Ain't no party like a P-funk Party, cause a P-funk party don't stop." On November first, the legendary George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic came to the Patrick Gymnasium to funkify the student body of the University of Vermont. The crowd was surprisingly small, and the stage was packed with Mars...

Dave Johnson Talks About Yonder Mountain String Band

December 8, 2003


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"Playing in Vermont is like maple syrup: sweet and delicious" is the first phrase that comes to Dave Johnston's mind when asked about playing in Vermont. Johnston and his fellow band mates, Adam Aijala on Guitar, Ben Kaufman on bass, and Jeff Austin on Mandolin, make up the Yonder Mountain String Ba...

Freshman Frolicking: Summer Camp

December 8, 2003


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I remember summer camp well. For a few weeks every summer, I thought of nothing but fun. I ate meals in a dining hall, had limited contact with the outside world and had the time of my life. The seclusion from the outside world was welcomed but I remember feeling clueless once I left for home. My br...

Blue’s Clues and Conspiracies

December 8, 2003


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Picking classes for a semester can be real tough. Sometimes it gets so confusing that you get frustrated and you can't think or see straight. And sometimes you just get so upset with the whole process that you start smashing all of your possessions and then set fire to your bed and stand there, watching it...

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...

What is The New Deal?

December 8, 2003


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On October 23, 2003 The New Deal came to Higher Ground in Winooski to bring its instrumentally constructed house beats, fused with jazz, hip hop, and eletronica, to a packed house in which everyone had their minds set on dancing their asses off. I arrived at Higher Ground at 7:00 p.m to have a ...

A Finger in Your Ear: A Conversation with Keller Williams

December 8, 2003


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Anyone who has had the opportunity to listen to Keller Williams knows that he is truly the greatest one-man band. With what seems like no difficulty, Williams is able to be an entire band consisting of everything from guitars and basses to an array of percussion instruments. And I don't mean where on...

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...

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