The Vermont Cynic

You Can Always Go Home Again

October 27, 2003


Filed under Archives, Life

As I was moving into my dorm room, an eager young freshman at UVM, it never occurred to me that the phrase "going home for the weekend" would someday be such music to my ears. Rather, I was elated at the prospect of setting my own curfew; eating whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted; and not having to...

A New Chapter: Turn The Page

October 27, 2003


Filed under Archives, Life

It would do most of us a little good to spend some time at the library. No, I don't mean Bailey-Howe. I'm sure everyone spends plenty of time using their computer terminals, sipping hot toddies in the Cyber Caf?© and making out in the stacks. No, I'm talking about the kind of library you probably ha...

The Consortium for Ecological Living: Striving for Sustainability

October 27, 2003


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As the kickoff article for this new environmental forum column, I thought that it would be appropriate to introduce CEL, one of the participating student groups. The Consortium for Ecological Living, otherwise known as CEL, is pronounced like a living cell in biology. We are a recognized SGA student or...

Dear Dana, why did the drinking age in Vermont change from eighteen to twenty-one?

October 27, 2003


Filed under Archives, Life

> The "legal drinking age" was an active issue in the Northeast during the 1980s. It was officially in 1986 that Vermont raised its' drinking age from eighteen to twenty-one. Other states in the region took action a bit quicker however. Massachusetts for instance, changed from eighteen to twenty in 19...

Backtalk: An Occasional Column About College Life

October 27, 2003


Filed under Archives, Columns, Life

If you're a college student today, it's assumed that you both a) have your own computer and b) posses intricate knowledge of its inner workings. This is only half the problem. Today's college student is also supposed to be able to fix their own computer, every single damn time it makes a weird noise, st...

Golden Key Honor Society

October 27, 2003


Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Life

Golden Key is an academic honours society which recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines. The Society awards its members nearly $500,000 annually through 17 different scholarship and award programs. Members ar...

Don’t Let These Guys Give You The Slip

October 20, 2003


Filed under Archives, Artist Spotlight, Arts

This coming Saturday night, October 25h, don't miss a truly unique, original, and exciting band called The Slip, which will be performing down the street at Winooski's own Higher Ground. The Slip is a trio consisting of brothers Andrew Barr (drums), Brad Barr (guitar), and longtime friend and bandmate Ma...

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


Filed under Archives, Life, Professor Profiles

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...

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