The Vermont Cynic

Your senior roommate

April 4, 2012

? Housemates Monica and Meryl often start their Saturdays by making breakfast together, but they aren't the typical college matchup. Junior Monica Beers lives with 75-year-old Meryl Caldwell in her downtown Burlington home as part of HomeShare Vermont, an organization that matches volunteers search...

Little Italy commemorated

Katie Alexander

April 3, 2012

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

? "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

? 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

? 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

? 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...

Students shown everyday elegance

March 28, 2012

? 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...

Strangefolk reunites in Burlington

March 28, 2012

? 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...

Meatout cuts the beef

March 28, 2012

? 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

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...

Irish Poetry

March 21, 2012

? In lieu of the shamrock, leprechaun, corned beef and cabbage hodgepodge that hit Church Street on March 17, why not honor Burlington's unseasonably warm weather, and the month of St. Patty's, with iced tea and an investigation of Irish poets? Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland and Paul Muldoon are three...

Dr. Dog throws audience bone

March 21, 2012

  Audiences received an unexpected four song encore on March 19 at Higher Ground after a high energy performance by Dr. Dog. The evening began with folk band Birdie Busch and the purchase of beer from the bar counter at the side of the ballroom. The supporting act left the stage at 9 p.m. Funk th...

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