The Vermont Cynic

String Cheese Invades UVM

October 20, 2003


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On October 8, 2003, The String Cheese Incident came to UVM to spread their lighthearted grooves to a student body awaiting them with open arms. While surprisingly tickets were still available at the door, they managed to come very to close to reaching Patrick Gymnasium's full capacity. The Cheese to...

The Enigmatic Life of Ira Allen

October 20, 2003


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Ira Allen, a prominent figure in Vermont history, can not be labeled easily-unlike his brother Ethan. Ethan is seen today, quite accurately, as a fighter, a drunkard, a leader of the common man, and an everyday man himself or just, "A good ol' Vermon'er." Ira on the other hand founded a university, yet was u...

English Majors’ Union Rebirth Underway

October 20, 2003


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Five years after the English Majors' Union had nearly fizzled out of memory, the University of Vermont's faculty and English students are reviving the union. Under the direction of senior Jane Jarecki and Assistant English professor Todd McGowan the English Majors' Union (EMU) is getting its wings ba...

Vermont International Film Festival Brings Danny Glover, More

October 20, 2003


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The 14th annual Vermont International Film Festival showcased a number of films ranging from several animated shorts to the gritty, tense documentaries that highlighted the festival. The festival centered around socially conscious cinema in several different forms, the main form being documentary fi...

Faculty Profile: Deri Meier

October 20, 2003


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Professor Frederic, "Deri" Meier walks into classroom 003 in the basement of Kalkin Hall at exactly 2:00 pm on Wednesday afternoon. He carries an L.L. Bean tote bag that has been well loved over the years. His two-button grey pinstripe suit jacket flaps open as he strides while his matching pants br...

Arnold Wins In California, Comes to UVM

October 13, 2003


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Arnold's Terminator 3 rises on campus. Saturday 10/18 - 8PM & 11PM - CC Theater - Free. A decade has passed since John Connor (Nick Stahl) helped prevent Judgment Day and save mankind from mass destruction. Now 22, Connor lives "off the grid" - no home, no credit cards, no cell phone and no job. No ...

ThinkFast Game Show Hits UVM

October 13, 2003


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What: ThinkFast is the nation's first mobile audience response trivia-based game show brought to the college market. ThinkFast allows up to 500 participants the opportunity to test their knowledge and intellect as they compete in a 90-minute battle-of-wits for the $300 winner-take-allcash prize. What ma...

INTERVIEW: Jack Black Lets Loose on Rock

October 6, 2003


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Actor Jack Black let college journalists from across the country pick his brain in a recent phone interview. Black -- whose resume includes acting, singing, writing and stand-up comedy -- answered questions about his new movie "School of Rock" and the man behind the outrageous exterior. Black's po...

Remarkable Rembrandt

October 6, 2003


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It's not the usual thing these days in 21st Century America to attend an exhibit that requires either very good eyesight or a magnifying plate to view the works of art. Great art, however, as Provost John Bramley pointed out, has become almost commonplace in Burlington, the Andy Warhol exhibit t...

Thomas Naylor on Vermont, George Bush, and Secession

October 3, 2003


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A self proclaimed Rage Against The Machine fan, Thomas Naylor stands well over six feet tall and has a list of credentials many academics can only dream of; Thomas H. Naylor, former Professor Emeritus of Economics at Duke University where he taught for thirty years has acted as an international strategic ma...

The Late Late Review

September 29, 2003


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Jones Beach TheaterSeptember 13, 2003Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers have delivered yet another spectacular performance. The Peppers are on what is probably their best tour yet. They do an amazing job at exploring all areas of music with heavy guitar, rapping beats, funky riffs, and...

Ah-chooo!

September 29, 2003


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God bless you, my dear. Yup, folks, cold season has started up again so you may have noticed people sniffling, coughing or sneezing in class. Or just not coming to class at all. But before you get grossed out and decide to transfer to U of Miami, La Cynic is here to help. Look below for a list of su...

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