The Vermont Cynic

Keeping UVM sweet

February 8, 2010


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In most parts of the country, maple syrup is something for topping pancakes, lumberjacks and Buddy the Elf. In Vermont, it's much more than that. From maple ice cream and frosted donuts to maple festivals and over 50 sugar shacks — small houses where sap is boiled down to syrup — maple sugaring...

Hardly a drought

December 7, 2009


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Legally, as all UVM undergraduates should know, not a drop of alcohol should be making its way up to the residence halls. In reality, however, more than a few 30-racks pass through dorm doors.In 2006, the University dorms were officially made "dry," meaning that, regardless of an individual's age, they...

Adaptive skiing surmounts Vermont slopes

November 16, 2009


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In Vermont, there are only two seasons: mud season and ski season. For many, the latter is one of the most anticipated times of the year, a time when the snow flies and mountains like Sugarbush lift the ropes to skiers and snowboarders. However, for some who love to ski, just having the desire...

Tattoo artists mark new clients

November 2, 2009


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Your future boss probably will not care if you get those Lady Gaga lyrics tattooed across your back. You still might regret it, though.Originally, markers of accomplishment or signs of membership to certain groups, such as tribes, sailors or gang members, tattoos once held a certain taboo connotation...

When free speech comes with fine print

October 19, 2009


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Wearing fur is evil. President Fogel is ruining UVM. Accepting Jesus is the only way to avoid Hell.   These are just a few of the opinions students at UVM are exposed to on campus. In a January 2008 open letter to the UVM community, Fogel himself said that the University of Vermont, and universities...

Burlington acts as a haven for refugees

October 11, 2009


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On Sunday, Sept. 27, he, along with six other refugees living in Burlington, recounted his story in Champlain College's Alumni Auditorium."I was free from being a prisoner in my own country, but I did not know I was going into another prison in the refugee camp in Thailand," Sein said of his experience...

SGA Feature

September 28, 2009


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On the University of Vermont campus, the influence of the SGA is everywhere. From classrooms to dining facilities to residence halls and even bathrooms, student government is usually involved somehow.   However, although the Student Government Association is a driving force in the UVM...

Localvore lifestyle sprouts in VT

September 21, 2009


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What is "Lovacalvore?"Though it goes by many different titles, "local" food means food that is grown to be eaten, rather than commercially produced. Similarly, a "localvore," "locavore" or "locatarian" is someone who only eats locally grown and produced food.The Vermont Agency of Agcriculture defines...

…And they’re out

September 14, 2009


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Last spring, UVM baseball players sat silently in Ira Allen Chapel, in the uniforms they would no longer be asked to wear, protesting the University's decision to end the sport that had helped to shape their lives. Nonetheless, the program left and so did most of the players. For those that stayed, life...

Freshman, phantoms & fallicies

August 31, 2009


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Starting a new year means    new classes, new dorm rooms and a whole new generation of students learning the myths and legends of UVM.While these rumors are generally entertaining, they are also not always entirely plausible. After much debate over these myths, we at The Cynic decided...

Burlington based pop, rock, folk group, Villanelles at a recent practice

April 16, 2009


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April, 17 2009 08:00 PM - Speaking Volumes w/ Workingmans Army and More... , Burlington, Vermont 05401 -     April, 19 2009...

Gourmet Galleries

March 30, 2009


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The average college student usually doesn't spend much time in art galleries -- the most art some students see in a week spans the bulletin boards littering the Davis Center walls.Along with many other Burlington restaurants, grocery stores and coffee shops, venues such as City Market, Mirabelle's and...

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