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The Vermont Cynic

Meet your candidates: Adam Crawford

March 27, 2007

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What is your number one issue if you are elected to office?I'd like to see visual changes to this University, more trees around campus, solar panels, another windower, and at least one sidewalk sweeper for every five plows or so to clear the walk when the snow melts and to recope all that damn salt that is killing the lake,...

UVMtv Shows Great Popularity

March 20, 2007

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UVMtv has grown a lot over the past few years. When Sean Dempsey, a senior and current president of the on campus television station, got involved as a sophomore there were only two channels, both of which played movies on a continuous loop. Dempsey and two friends got the station off the ground and brought it to new heights, ...

Frozen Fashion

March 8, 2007

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The Vermont Fashion Net-working group met to discuss Vermont's fashion sense Wednesday night at the Fletcher Free Library. Images of Burlington's oldest residents leafing through newspapers in comfy chairs may come to mind, but the issue of the night was "Vermont and the Catwalk." Yet, in a city with snow banks piled three fee...

UVM – a Big Piece of the Peace Corps

February 27, 2007

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With 693 alumni serving as Peace Corps volunteers since the program's establishment, and 16 serving currently, the University of Vermont is one of the greatest contributors to the pro-gram. The Peace Corps, established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, is a government funded volunteer orga-nization. Its primary goal, acc...

Student Legal Services Helps Keep Students in School

January 31, 2006

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This is not your parent's UVM. For many years, UVM was one of the premier party schools in the nation, but the days of "Groovy UV" are fast approaching their end. President Fogel's vision for the future of UVM does not include the annual 4:20 celebration or the development of a competitive Beirut team. In order to project...

Detox, Sexual Assault and Vandalism on Campus

Eric Freedman

November 1, 2005

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Slow down everyone, we're drinking too much. Recent statistics taken by UVM Police Services indicate that we are off to a fast start with detox and alcohol problems. Compare the 32 detoxes we had by October 25th, of 2004 to the 47 we have already this year. According to Larry Magnant, an Attendant at UVM Police Services, we...

Where to Get Your Grub On

September 13, 2005

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It is extremely difficult to sit through an entire class and pay full attention to the professor when you have a slight suspicion that your intestine has begun to digest your stomach. It's a safe bet that you've all unsuccessfully attempted to disguise your growling stomach as a cough or perhaps a vibrating cell phone. So...

Does Your Long Distance Need Assistance?

September 7, 2005

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Walking around campus as classes commence, it is hard not to pick up on the presence of new freshmen. As they hustle from class to class, desperately trying to maintain their cool, but failing to disguise their bewilderment, I can't help but hark back to my own freshman days. As I picture my life in Harris-Millis, in the th...

Master Debaters at UVM

February 21, 2005

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The University of Vermont has many excellent programs but one of the most successful is often ignored by the students as well as the administrators and professors. For instance, if one were to ask you: what competitive team on campus has four national champions in the past year and a half? You may think, "Well, the cross-country sk...

Video Game Voodoo

February 17, 2005

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Let's play a game: if you love spending precious moments with our roommate, clap your hands. SILENCE. So a lot of college kids have roommate issues. So what? At one juncture of student life or another, everyone will have a want-to-hang-you-by-your-toes-from-the-ceiling-and-rip-off-your-toenails kind of warm and fuzzy ro...

Who are Students for Peace and Global Justice Anyway?

February 17, 2005

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Chances are that if you have ever been to the library or Cook Commons or anywhere else on campus for that matter, you have probably bumped into or seen an SFPGJ'er . They come in all shapes and sizes, wear clothing adhering to current fashion trends - or not, and if you talk to one of them, they might tell you about some of...

Stronger Bodies, Stronger Minds

February 17, 2005

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Back when I was in high school, athletes were not smart. The football players were the classic 'dumb jocks' that you see in movies, and brains were the only thing that the non-athletic kids could lord over the athletes with. Sure, the hockey player could beat up the Mathlete member, but he always had the knowledge that, we...

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