The Vermont Cynic

Brother Ali welcomes students back to Burly

Hannah Ullman

September 8, 2011

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Underground rap artist Brother Ali kicked off the Back to School Bash on the fourth floor of the Davis Center, which was decorated to model a VIP event. The Sept. 2 event was part of the UVM Week of Welcome sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon and UVM Program Board (UPB). Green lights and bass-heavy music set the mood as g...


February 28, 2011

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  The Inside *[NOTE: Some names have been changed in order to protect the source]             Two lines of white powder lie parallel on a sheet of glass next to a razor.  A marble-sized rock of cocaine stands a few inches to the...

Student compost confusion

October 4, 2010

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You're in the Davis Center Marketplace, about to scrape the food scraps off your plate into the bin labeled "compost," when a fellow student turns to you and says, "Do you know UVM doesn't actually compost that?" It may come as a surprise to some, but UVM does, in fact, compost — 4.6 tons each...

Work-study worries

September 20, 2010

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Risky behavior in work-study hiring practices "YOUR NEW/REVISED AWARD IS READY TO VIEW." Students who apply for financial aid receive this e-mail from Student Financial Services (SFS) every June. After viewing their award package this year, many students said they discovered that they were ...

Students join in the race to midterms

September 6, 2010

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As the Burlington population expands with students, the population headed to the polls for this year's midterm election expands as well. After the results of the Democratic primary on Tuesday, Aug. 24, Peter Shumlin won the race for the Democratic candidate for governor, according to the Times Argus. ...

Pints and Produce

August 30, 2010

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With the beginning of classes comes copious hours in the library, late nights and the diet of frozen burritos, pizza and cheap beer.  Burlington, however, abounds with fresh, local foods and microbrews that students can incorporate into their own off-campus meal plan. Burlington Farmers Market...

Prioritizing priority registration

May 3, 2010

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It's 6:55 a.m. when sophomore Bayan Suleiman rolls out of bed and sits in front of her computer on the morning of her scheduled class registration.She types in her CRN numbers and watches the clock intently until it turns the magical time: 7 a.m. She clicks submit only to find that she did not get into...

Details about detox

April 26, 2010

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Before you set foot on Burlington's sidewalks for another thrilling weekend night, remember that there are a few things not worth experiencing —  like being transported to Fletcher Allen and ACT One detoxification center downtown. "Intoxicated students usually arrive with the police at ACT...

Locavores Crave Meat

April 19, 2010

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Allegations of animal cruelty and fires have resulted in a shortage of slaughterhouses in Vermont, leaving the local food movement craving for meat.Recently, the Bushways Slaughterhouse in Grand Isle was shut down due to animal cruelty.  The Vermont Agency of Agriculture Secretary Roger Allbee said...

Administration assails pirates

April 12, 2010

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A history of piracyOne day in April 1999, UVM received a copyright violation fax from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the first of its kind at UVM, in response to a students sharing music online.More than 10 years later, piracy has become a solid fixture in Internet culture. Peer-to-peer...

Summer brings heat, but not from the police

April 5, 2010

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Some might expect to find their stuff stolen while out of town for summer break, but statistics from the Burlington Police Department (BPD) show that when students return to off-campus housing for the school year, criminals are much more eager to pounce.Crime rates over the summer decrease despite the...

Impartial instruction or subjective schooling

March 29, 2010

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At a school known for both its liberal students and professors, some students question whether their tuition money is paying for the facts or a professor's opinion.Pablo Bose, a professor in the geography department, said he thinks it's a healthy mix of both."I don't believe in the idea of objectivity,"...

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