The Vermont Cynic

How to Deal with the Stress of the Season

November 10, 2003


Filed under Archives, Life

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...

American Pictures

November 10, 2003


Filed under Archives, Arts

Jacob Holdt: The Father of American Pictures American Pictures was created by Jacob Holdt. Jacob Holdt first came to America in the early 1970s and began hitchhiking around the United States. A self described vagabond, Jacob began writing home about his experiences with the American underclass durin...

Dear Dana, What is it with dining hall food?

November 10, 2003


Filed under Archives, Life

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


Filed under Archives, Life, Professor Profiles

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...

Rantin’ and Ravin’ at Living/Learning Poetry Slam

November 3, 2003


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Sponsored by the Lawrence Debate Union, we held a poetry slam on Wednesday, Oct. 29th in the Fireplace Lounge. People were a little tentative at first to make noise and read their poems, but they were into it by the end of the night. Many folks had brought a friend and got mad love every time they we...

ENG Faculty Developing Sensors That Stay in Touch

November 3, 2003


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When an unbalanced washing machine starts dancing across the floor, a sensor inside detects the wild gyrations and halts the spin cycle. In the future, says Christos Cassandras, washing machines and other household appliances will go a step further: they'll call a repairman before a part breaks. Cassandras, an ENG pr...

Dirty Words and Utter Rubbish

November 3, 2003


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"Whoa, Man...that's harsh stuff, Dude. I can't wait for the Environmental Science (ENVS) kids to hear about this, because my lazy hippie ass sure isn't going to do anything about this!" proclaimed sophomore Lawrence Pengrove in response to the soon-to-be club at UVM, The Freestyle Littering Club (V...

A Brief History of the UVM AdvoCats

November 3, 2003


Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Life

"AdvoCat-led tours are very important to prospective UVM students. We think high school students visit colleges and universities in hopes to find a school where they could 'see' themselves for four years," said AdvoCat leaders Kim Howard and Susie Kwon. "So, the AdvoCats are living and breathing a UVM lif...

We Listened, It Felt Good, We Shook

November 3, 2003


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After a spell with contemplation, I up and abandoned the northern country this weekend. Although apprehension did course over me for briefs, a greater fear still was that I might remain here and then as panic grabbed me by the legs, you know it, pulled me in. So downward I trekked in one sporty re...

Things You Wanted to Say, but Didn’t

November 3, 2003


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In the words of a friend, "Life is a joke, and the joke is on us." To put it simply, stop taking yourselves so seriously! What is life without a sense of humor? The kind of humor where you can laugh hysterically at the blunders of others and more importantly, at yourself. It absolutely amazes me that a...

Environmentally Clean Vibes

October 27, 2003


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Converting "hippiecrites": When UVM alumna and eco-entrepreneur Anna Borofsky meets jam fans whose actions don't meet their ideals, she doesn't get mad, she gets cleaning. (Photo courtesy of Clean Vibes.) Anna Borofsky is standing in the middle of a sea of trash at a former air force base in northe...

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