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Zeds Dead Concert Review

March 14, 2012


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? "As you know, this is Zeds Dead," said Dylan "DC" Mamid as he walked onto the Higher Ground stage with group partner Zach "Hooks" Rapp-RovanStrobe on March 11. The dynamic duo is on their The Living Dead Tour, featuring Omar LinX and AraabMusik with supporting acts DJ Disco Phantom and XI. The dubstep fans th...

Young representative with big ambition

March 14, 2012


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? When Kesha Ram launched her campaign for a seat in the state Legislature in 2008, she was a senior at UVM in the midst of writing a thesis and serving a term as SGA president. Nine months later, she was decisively elected over an incumbent Progressive to represent Burlington's Old North End, Hill...

Mild winter produces early syrup tapping, promises sweet spring Mild winter produces early syrup

March 14, 2012


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? If there is anything Vermont knows, it's maple syrup.  The Green Mountain State boasts being the largest producer of maple syrup in the United States.  Our climate and soil conditions are superb for producing this sticky, sweet substance. The sexy, slow sap is turned into a stellar product...

Young the Giant Preview

March 5, 2012


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  Despite the fact that Young the Giant has only their debut album and supporting act Grouplove to back them up on Mar. 6 at Higher Ground, they have already sold out. Young the Giant is an American alternative rock band that formed in Irvine, Calif., in 2004. Formerly known as The Jakes, Youn...

Ski pass diaries: where to shred

Johnny Sudekum, Writer

March 3, 2012


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The barrage of ski and snowboard company stickers plastered onto everything and anything on campus can only mean that the hardest decision for UVM students is on the horizon: which pass should you get? While Big Ten students have football and Ivy Leagues have academics, UVM students have the winter...

Soulive headlines SpringFest

February 22, 2012


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  Soulive will be headlining SpringFest 2012. According to drummer Alan Evans, the trio is excited to bring their soulful sound to Burlington this April. The band has played at SpringFest before, Evans said. "Burlington in the springtime is probably one of the greatest places on earth," Evans sai...

FUN. preview

February 22, 2012


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? "We Are Young" is the song that identifies indie pop band Fun., but they are more complex than their top iTunes chart single. Fun. will be headlining with supporting act Sleeper Agent at Higher Ground on Feb. 29 at 8 p.m. Having just released their new album "Some Nights" on Feb. 21, Fun. will be...

Moe. preview

February 22, 2012


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  Moe. is the ideal big festival band; however, the band will make its way to Higher Ground on March 1 at 8 p.m. The show has already sold out. The American jam band was formed at the University at Buffalo in 1989.  They grew in popularity with bands such as Widespread Panic and UVM's own ...

Novel pulls on heart strings

February 22, 2012


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  "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" tells the story of Oskar Schell, a young and intelligent boy who lost his father on Sept. 11. He is trying to understand why his father died and how to continue living without him.  A year after his death, Oskar ventures into his father's closet and...

Women practice fending off attackers

February 22, 2012


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  When someone says the word self-defense, the first image that comes to mind for many is a women repeatedly kicking a guy in the crotch.  Twenty female students are learning that self-defense is much more through the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) course offered this semester through the UVM Polic...

Pizza boasts different crust, variety a must

February 22, 2012


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  When looking for a meal that's fast and satisfies the primal hunger of a college student, the best place to go might be a pizza joint.  Single slices of pizza cost only a few bucks and are the size of two to three normal-sized pieces of pizza.  Most places that serve pizza by the slice are...

One night on the ‘drunk bus’

February 22, 2012


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  The student-dubbed "drunk bus" is much more than a late night ride downtown.  Officially called the Late Night Off-Campus Shuttle, this bus brings students to and from campus and downtown on Friday and Saturday nights. The Cynic took a look at what really happens on the "drunk bus" by riding the...

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