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First-years talk holidays

Jackie Flynn

November 11, 2014

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RENA MEISLER The Vermont Cynic First-year students Jessica Wolfe (left) and Kaylee Ellis discuss classes and Thanksgiving plans in their Jeanne Mance Hall room Nov. 4. As we enter our third month of the school year, it’s time for the Cynic to catch back up with first-years Kaylee Ellis and Jessica Wolfe and see how they a...

Weekend wanderings

February 7, 2014

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You're four or five beers deep (and of age, of course), it's below 10 degrees and you have just heard the worst words possible - "Yeah, I think my friend knows of a place." As soon as you hear this, you know what the night is going to entail.  Wandering, wandering and wandering until you find a spot - a jam-packed spot in Burlington...

The points problem and some savoury solutions

Johnny Sudekum, Writer

December 6, 2012

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Let's be honest, at this point in the semester we could all use a couple dozen more points. Upon swiping our cards we do everything in our power to avoid making eye contact with the green numbers appearing on the screen, accompanied by that fateful word: low. It's unfortunate, but are we to blame? The occasional smoothie from t...

Take a minute, take a breather, meditate

January 19, 2012

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  At the Laughing River Yoga studio, overlooking the Winooski River, an intimate crowd gathers every week to meditate.  Sarah Snow, a student of Tibetan Buddhism since 1995, leads the small class every Sunday from 1-3 p.m. The class is different each week, but usually consists of guided meditation and other practi...

Not quite so neighborly

March 2, 2009

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As the University of Vermont expands, Burlington does not. Town-gown relations are becoming strained as both the University and city fight to maintain their share of housing.The University is reaching its housing capacity. Currently, UVM has a total housing capacity of 5,544, according to the Campus Planning Office. Freshman...

The elephants in the room

September 15, 2008

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It was just another typical cool, yet vibrant night on campus when a group of 15 UVM students eagerly arrived at Lafayette 202 on Central Campus. Instead of procrastinating on homework or living a Wednesday night on the wild side, these young men and women wished to voice their opinions without raging rebuttal, though their opi...

Keeping UV Groovy

April 28, 2008

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In June of 2004, I, along with a fraction of admitted students that would soon be my fellow classmates, attended a session of freshman orientation. I'd heard all about the whole "Groovy UV" thing but I was never really sure what it meant; I didn't know if it was real. What made this place so "groovy?" What set us apart from scho...

Dorm Drop-Ins: Life on the Inside

April 4, 2007

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Another freezing February weeknight has most UVMers marooned indoors ... again. We wondered: if we could peek into dorm life after classes, parties and snow/y days, what would we find? Our quest led us to sit in on hang-out sessions everywhere from Redstone to Trinity. Every dorm has its own feel to it, but what all the build...

Meet your candidates: Kesha Ram

March 27, 2007

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What is your number one issue if you are elected to office?It's a draw: diversity and the environment are collectively my number one issue. By addressing these concerns through SGA, we can enfranchise more passionate students and better match the goals of UVM as a whole. As a leader in the creation of the Committee on Divers...

Meet your candidates: Christina Wehry

March 27, 2007

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What is your number one issue if you are elected to office?Inclusion. I want to ensure that information about SGA efforts is available to students in every medium possible, that students have every confidence that President Fogel and our administrators are working to their benefit and that students feel comfortable working w...

Meet your candidates: Scott McCarty

March 27, 2007

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What is your number one issue if you are elected to office?I will make student safety and town gown relations the centerpiece of our administration. As we go door to door, this is the number one issue we are hearing from students. Lighting on city streets and keeping our residence halls safe is a big part of this. We will a...

Meet your candidates: Lydia Morin

March 27, 2007

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What is your number one issue if you are elected to office?The more students I talk to, the more I realize that all student interests and rights need to be protected. If you check out my platform on the SGA web site, I think you'll see that this very broad issue is reflected in a number of the important concerns that I have an...

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