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Little Italy commemorated

Katie Alexander

April 3, 2012


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The Vermont Italian Club (VIC) will host a festival at the Burlington City Hall Oct. 6 commemorating the Little Italy of Burlingtons past with Italian history, food and pride. Little Italy prospered in Burlington around Battery Street and Pearl Street at the turn of the century until the urban renewal...

The Hunger Games stays true to novel

March 28, 2012


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? "The Hunger Games" film adaptation faced several major challenges including casting, visual creation of the districts and the Capitol, and properly depicting the Hunger Games themselves. It is safe to say that the movie pretty much nailed it. Jennifer Lawrence was cast as Katniss Everdeen, the st...

Joan Rivers looks for opener

March 28, 2012


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? Ten comedians competed to be Joan River's opening act at the Flynn Space on March 22. Though there was only one winner, three cash prizes were also awarded. Winner Jason Lorber excitedly opened the night's comedy act and was followed by routines from the nine remaining comics, battling for spots in...

SnowMont s’no more

March 28, 2012


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? For those of you who don't know - and have not already cried your eyes out - the SnowMont festival in Killington, Vt. has officially been canceled.  Just a few weeks ago, some students were eager with excitement over the too-good-to-be-true, fully packed line up of the three-day music festiva...

Trevor Hall to stop in Btown

March 28, 2012


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? Trevor Hall, alternative rock-reggae American singer, lyricist and guitarist, will be headlining at Higher Ground April 1. He will be supported by "America's Got Talent" runner-up singer/guitarist Cas Haley. Hall is still touring with his new album, "Everything Everytime Everywhere" which was release...

Strangefolk reunites in Burlington

March 28, 2012


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? Strangefolk will be performing back in their hometown at Higher Ground March 29 and 30. This rock-oriented jam band sold out the venue just days after tickets went on sale, leading them to add the second night, which also sold-out quickly.  Strangefolk started out as the acoustic duo of Jon Trafton...

Students shown everyday elegance

March 28, 2012


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? Students and alumni dressed in suit jackets and cocktail dresses joined together for a five course meal and a lesson on etiquette March 25.   "An Evening of Elegance" took place in the Livak Ballroom and was sponsored by Class Council, the UVM Alumni Association, Career Services and the Emily Post Institute. Ann...

Meatout cuts the beef

March 28, 2012


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? The Green Mountain Animal Defenders (GMAD) tabled in the Davis Center to promote Meatout on March 20. "Today is Meatout, and we're here to promote a meat-free diet as it relates to the environment and from a health perspective," volunteer coordinator for GMAD Brenna Galdenzi said. Volunteers at t...

Students speak about race, gender, sexuality

March 21, 2012


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Race, gender and sexuality play an important role in many aspects of society. March 16 marked the Eighth Annual Race, Gender and Sexuality Conference at UVM. The event, composed of student panelists presenting their research and work in these fields, was free and open to the general public. "The Burlin...

Getting the script right

March 21, 2012


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? Producer Jon Kilik's adaption of "The Hunger Games" has soared from a small-scale production and is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. The Vermont Cynic had the chance to talk to Kilik, a UVM alumnus, who discovered his passion for film making right here on campus.  The Vermont C...

BTV Beats: St. Patrick’s Day

March 21, 2012


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? "Oh my God, they have green Jell-O shots," a girl wearing a bright green bow tie shrieked as she threw a wad of $1 bills at the vendor.   Bros and biddies decked in shades of green roamed the streets in droves on this year's St. Patrick's Day.   The 65-degree weather provided the optimum...

Corporations are not people’

March 21, 2012


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? On March 15, a group of Vermonters gathered at the Ira Allen Chapel to weigh in on questions surrounding big business and corporate spending.  The topic of the meeting was ending corporate personhood, and it focused on addressing the Citizens United ruling, corporate personhood and money in politics. The pane...

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