The Vermont Cynic

Volunteers in Action Student Leaders Reflect on Service

April 5, 2004


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UVM's Volunteers In Action (VIA) student organization was recognized last Thursday evening at the Burlington Neighborhood Night of Success, a program that celebrates individuals and organizations who contribute to the Burlington community. Fifteen VIA program coordinators and volunteers were present t...

From Civil War to Classroom

March 8, 2004


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They are not lost and they are no longer boys. And yet, for a group of Sudanese Refugees, ridding themselves of the term, "Lost Boys of Sudan," from the minds of Vermonters has proved to be as formidable a challenge as their journey to the United States. Today, approximately 50 males, aged 18-26, ca...

Cocaine: Past and Present

November 3, 2003


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Cocaine: What it is and Where it is Cocaine is an alkaloid found in leaves of the South American shrub Erythroxylon coca. It is a powerfully reinforcing psychostimulant. The active ingredient of the coca plant was first isolated in the West by Albert Niemann around 1860. Sigmund Freud, an early enthusi...

Happiness Is Not A Warm Gun

Ashley Lyons

February 3, 2003


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More often than not, "death be not proud," for death does not bear the torch of honor as it once did. So many deaths are today attributable to actions such as careless drug usage and reckless driving. And, sadly, these types of deaths are the ones the media chooses to glorify. News reports thus undermine ...

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