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The Soon to be New Skate Park

April 12, 2013


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? Cynic video researches the possibility of a new skate park opening up at the waterfront.

AEPi brothers wear black to never forget

April 11, 2013


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The Zeta Pi chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) fraternity could be seen gathering silently in remembrance of the Holocaust this evening.AEPi, the Jewish Fraternity of North America, met outside of the Bailey/Howe library at 6 p.m. Clad in black and carrying signs that read ?Never Forget?, several...

A Cynical preview with Sen. Bernie Sanders

April 11, 2013


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U.S. Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders and Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi have built part of their reputations on pushing for reform in the financial sector.  Having just introduced a bill April 9 aimed to break up some of Wall Street's biggest banks, both Sanders and Taibbi w...

Tune in answers

April 11, 2013


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 Across 1. Classical   3. Band 4. DJ 6. Rock 8. Grammys 10. Beatles 11. Country 13. Radio 16. Drummer 18. mp3 ? Down 1. Concert 2. Indie 5. Guitarist 7. Chorus 9. Singer 12. iPod 14. Dubstep 15. MTV 17. Rap...

Weather facts

April 11, 2013


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? The strongest winds ever recorded were on Mt. Washington in New Hampshire at 231 miles per hour. ? Nine out of ten bolts of lightning strike land rather than water. ? The Guinness Book of World Records recorded the largest snowflake at 38 cm wide by 20 cm thick on January 28, 1887 in Fort Keogh, Montana. ? The...

Blown Away

April 11, 2013


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Across 1. One form of liquid precipitation 3. Reflection and refraction passing through rain drops 5. Precipitation made of ice 7. Light rain 8. Forms from the condensation of water vapor 10. Spinning columns of air 11. Clouds close to the ground 13. Combination of air temperature and humidity that...

Degree in health

April 10, 2013


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To prepare students for a career in public healthcare, the University will offer a graduate study certificate online in public health. According to a news release by UVM, the 18-credit program will become available in summer 2013 to medical and graduate students, health practitioners, public health professionals...

Heroin new drug of choice in Vt.

April 10, 2013


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[Note - Some names have been changed to protect the source] Heroin use has been on the rise in Vermont, Sgt. Michael Warren of the Burlington Police Department said. Due to recent redesign of the highly abused painkiller OxyContin that has made pills more expensive and harder for users to reach a high...

IRA, FeelGood team up to fight world hunger

April 10, 2013


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?When the Inter-Residence Association (IRA) and FeelGood began their partnership, participants from both sides did not expect it to become so successful.The partners also didn?t expect that the national directors would want to replicate their model across the country.The partnership is mutually beneficial:...

Junior takes Truman

April 10, 2013


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?Junior Jeanelle Achee is one of the 62 students in the nation who have been named a 2013 Harry S. Truman Scholar, a highly competitive national award that recognizes college juniors who have made a difference in public service. Achee, a nursing major, was selected out of 629 nominated students this...

Local nonprofit seeks more volunteers

April 10, 2013


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?Volunteers for Peace (VFP), which keeps its headquarters in Burlington, has been serving as a nonprofit organization that promotes peace among nations for 31 years, according to its website.But Volunteers for Peace has faced tough competition with the Peace Corps throughout its existence, Social Media...

Marketing the supernatural

April 10, 2013


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?Between giving tours of haunted buildings and hosting group tarot card readings, the Queen City Ghostwalk (QCG) has been Burlington?s guide to the supernatural for 12 years. Thea Lewis, founder and co-owner of QCG, said she has taken the initiative to reach out to the UVM and Burlington communities...

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