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Trespasser targets Tupper Hall Kevin Santamaria Staff Writer  A  Burlington  resident  who  is  not  a  UVM  student  was  ar­ rested  and  charged  on  two  counts  of  unlawful  trespass  Jan.  19  after  he  was  found  in  Tupper Hall. University  Police  arrested  Joshua  Sugira,  19,  after  they  received  a  call  from  the  resi­ dent  adviser  on  duty  that  said  Sugira  was  inside  the  dorm,  Director  of  Police  Services  Li­ anne Tuomey stated in a Safety  Advisory email sent to students  following the incident. 5&#( #$)*( ./*( 4%#( #$+( ,-*#( time a trespasser has been ap­ prehended in Tupper Hall. Last year, non­student Tra­ vis  Blair  was  arrested  after  he  ./*(6/&'$#("%%7)4'()4(#$+(,-*#( 8%%-(.%9+4:*(*$%.+-*;(/(</4­ uary  2012  article  in  the  Cynic  stated. Students  interviewed  for  this  article  had  a  variety  of  different  theories  on  why  the  Marsh Austin Tupper complex  seemed to be targeted recently. 

Some  said  students  not  tak­ ing  proper  safety  precautions  could explain this while others  said it was because of  the dorm’s location. Captain  of  po­ lice  services  Tim  Bi­ lodeau  said  he  did  not  know  if  Tupper  was statistically more  vulnerable  to  crime  than other residential  halls, but that it could  have to do with its lo­ cation.  “It  could  be  geo­ graphically  related,”  he  said.  “There’s  a  small  potential  be­ cause  it’s  off  of  Main  Street.” Graduate  student  Ben Huelskamp, a resi­ dent of the Marsh Aus­ tin  Tupper  complex,  said he did not feel like  non­UVM  trespassers  were  targeting  Tupper  Hall in particular.  “We  have  security  measures  but  students  must  be  aware  of  who  they  let  in,” 

Huelskamp  said.  “Each  stu­ dent  has  to 

be mindful of  their  environment,  keeping 

their  doors  locked  at  all  times  when  they  are  away  or sleeping.” The  night  that  Sugira entered, two  sophomore  female  students  reported  that  an  unknown  male  had  entered  their  dorm  room  Saturday morning,  #$+(=%")6+(/>,3/0)#( stated.  A  third  stu­ dent  approached  police  and  said  that  Sugira  had  also  entered  her  room  roughly  an  hour  earlier,  the  />,3/0)#(*#/#+3?( Sugira  in­ formed  police  that  he  went  into  the  dormi­ tory  of  some  male  friends  that lived in the  building, but re­ fused  to  give  the  names of his friends.  Police  services  reported 

that Sugira gave them the room  number that is occupied by two  female students.  Sugira had been previously  issued  a  No  Trespass  Notice  last  August  that  banned  him  from being on University prop­ +-#@(>%-(*)A(9%4#$*;(#$+(/>,3/­ vit stated.  He was arrested Aug. 24 for  trespassing on campus. He was  later  released  on  citation,  po­ lice services reported.  Sugira  was  due  in  court  for  his  arraignment  scheduled  Jan. 22, but failed to appear. Chittenden  County  Civil  Court Judge Robert Mello said  he would issue Sugira an arrest  warrant to appear in court un­ "+**()#(6%&"3(2+(6%4,-9+3(#$/#( he  had  received  the  wrong  ar­ raignment date or time.  “What  happens  now  is  in  the hands of the court system,”  Lieutenant  Larry  Magnant  said.  Sugira  was  asked  to  com­ ment  on  the  incident  but  did  not reply. 

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No fee, applications soar Cats pounce rival

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Early Applications Fall % Change Over 2012 Anticipated Class Size

ALEX EDELMAN The Vermont Cynic

First­year Ethan O’Day aids in a win over Stony Brook Jan. 18.






Josh Aronson Staff Writer 





and the country, I consistently  hear  that  our  well  deserved  reputation  as  a  Public  Ivy  is  growing.” !"#$%&'$( #$)*( )*( #$+( ,-*#( year  the  application  fee  was  waived for all early applicants,  the  University  was  already  waiving the application fee for  Vermont  residents,  selected  out­of­state  students  and  stu­ dents  who  submitted  a  fee  ./)0+-(-+1&+*#(2/*+3(%4(,4/4­ cial need, Wiser said.






More  early  applications  were  submitted  to  the  Univer­ sity for the 2013­2014 academic  year than ever before. There  was  a  nine  percent  increase from the previous year  resulting in a total of 11,672 ap­ plicants,  a  University  Commu­ nications press release stated. “The  increase  is  related  to  the  increasing  interest  in  UVM,”  director  of  admissions 

Beth Wiser said. “We saw more  students visit campus this year  and we have seen strong inter­ est during our high school vis­ its.” Adding  to  the  rise  of  early  applications  was  President  Thomas  Sullivan’s  decision  to  waive  the  $55  application  fee  for  students  who  applied  by  the early action deadline, Wiser  said. “I  have  been  expecting  an  increase  in  early  applications,”  Sullivan stated in an email. “As  I’ve  traveled  around  the  state 


Kevin Santamaria Staff Writer

Vermont natives Candon Rusiwn and Clancy Rugg lead the Catamounts to an 81-73 victory over the visiting Stony Brook Seawolves, in front of nearly 3,000 fans. Rusin, who poured in a career high 25 points, 17 of which came in the second half, lead the team to its second largest point total of the season. Rugg achieved a career high of his own grabbing 15 rebounds, earning himself America

East Player of the Week this past week. !"#$%&"$%'('")(*#+'(",-./(0$'"( teams were jockeying for an edge 0%'(1)2'")#(3$%-4(*14($1)(%1'2-(5%nior Sandro Carissimo hit a jumper at the elbow as time expired in the *#+'(",-.('$(&26)('")(7,',8$%1'+(,( +-28( *6)( 9$21'( ,46,1',&)( "),421&( into the break. The Cats came out strong in the second half behind Rusin. Vermont went on a 23-9 run which extended

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UVM skier to attend 2013 Special Olympics Lauren Giery Staff Writer  A  student  in  the  Univer­ sity’s  Think  College  Program  will  be  one  of  three  Vermont­ ers and 157 Americans to par­ ticipate in the 2013 World Spe­ cial  Olympics  in  Seoul,  South  Korea. Leah  Boardman,  19,  who  is  on  the  autism  spectrum,  has  been  skiing  since  she  was  three  and  competing  for  the  last year. She  will  compete  in  three  alpine  skiing  events:  the  sla­

lom,  giant  slalom  and  the  su­ per  giant  slalom,  Boardman  said.   The slalom is a type of ski­ ing that involves skiing spaced  next  to  each  other  depending  on the event.  Boardman  got  involved  in  the  Special  Olympics  through  her  home  provider  Sharon  Wittle,  Boardman’s  mother  Susan Fayette said.  “Sharon  is  very  involved  with  the  Special  Olympics,”  Fayette  said.  “She  gets  [the  students]  involved  in  all  sorts  of  activities,  and  the  Special 

Olympics is one of them.” With the help of her moth­ er  and  stepfather,  Boardman  started fundraising for the pro­ gram, she said “The fundraising is to sup­ port the Special Olympics Ver­ mont  (SOVT),”  she  said.  “It’s  going very good.” Boardman’s goal is to raise  $10,000  for  SOVT.  So  far  she  and  her  family  have  raised  $9,020, she said.  South  Burlington’s  Alpine  Shop  owner  Andy  Kingston  collaborated  with  Boardman  by  donating  skis  and  alpine 

equipment, Fayette said.  “[Boardman  and  her  fam­ ily]  had  been  long  time  cos­ tumers and they asked us if we  wanted  to  be  a  sponsor,”  said  Alpine  Shop  employee  Seth  Davis. “And we had a bunch of  new race skis in this year so we  were  well  equipped  to  set  her  up.”  Boardman  said  she  was  very excited to visit South Ko­ rea,  where  she  will  both  vaca­ tion and compete from Jan. 29  to Feb. 5.  “I  get  to  meet  the  ambas­ sador when I’m in Korea,” she  said of her upcoming trip. Boardman  will  not  only  compete  in  South  Korea,  but  she  will  also  get  the  chance 

to  participate  in  Host  Town,  where  she  will  get  the  chance  to  see  and  participate  in  en­ tertainment,  have  a  luncheon  with  the  ambassador  of  South  Korea  and  try  various  Korean  dishes, Fayette said. Fayette  said  the  competi­ tion  will  be  more  about  the  experience and less about rec­ ognition.  “The Special Olympics isn’t  all  about  winning  a  medal,”   Fayette said. “It’s about giving  people  with  intellectual  dis­ abilities an opportunity to par­ ticipate and get the experience  as  well  as  the  opportunity  to  participate in sports.”


Continuing Education student Leah Boardman poses with her sponsored equipment and Andy  Kingston of Alpine Shop. She is traveling to South Korea to compete in the 2013 Special Olympics.






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Leah Boardman sits at an interview in the Davis Center Jan. 23.


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Despite some students’ con­ cerned  about  campus  security,  Magnant said that the main is­ sue with trespassers could sim­ ply be residential negligence. “Sugira  entered  the  resi­ dents room via unlocked doors,”  Lieutenant  Magnant  said.  “No  matter what system you have in 

place, if you let someone else in,  intentionally  or  not,  they  will  bypass the system.” !"#$%&'()&)"#&*'+,$#&-./0-­ vit on

Cynic reports:

Trespassers of the past Mystery Groper Grabs Again, Feb. 21, 2011 Mystery Groper Stops Groping, April 5, 2011 Creeper Caught, Jan. 19, 2012 Vandals Wreak Havoc, April 11, 2012 Campus Hit By Crime Wave, April 12, 2012


Crime log Lauren Drasler Staff Writer

Jan. 14 10:45 p.m. An RA on duty in Millis Hall  called  police  services  and  re­ ported an odor of marijuana. An  *5/2.#("##$7.,(*'(08.(42.'.9("',( although  there  was  still  a  mari­ juana odor, no drugs were taken  from  any  students.  However,  &:*'( $'7.40$6"0$*'( 08.( *5/2.#( ,$,(2*'/42"0.(4.7.#"+(-..#4(5#*!( the room.

Jan. 16 12:44 a.m. ;'( *5/2.#( *'( '$680+<( :"0#*+( came  across  a  smashed  printer  dumped  on  the  roadway  be­ tween  Williams  Hall  and  the  Billings  Library.  So  far,  there  have  been  no  printers  reported  missing  and  no  one  has  been  $,.'0$/.,( "4( -.$'6( $'7*+7.,( $'( the incident. 

8:34 p.m. An  employee  working  in  the  University’s Colchester Research  Facility  reported  that  he/she  saw  someone  walking  around  outside  the  building.  When  an  *5/2.#( "##$7.,( *'( 08.( 42.'.( '*( one was found.

11:19 p.m. Hall  staff  in  Mason  Hall  called  police  services  and  re­ ported  an  odor  of  marijuana  coming  from  one  of  the  dorm  #**!4=( >:*'( "##$7"+9( "'( *5/2.#( took 4.6 grams of marijuana and  hallucinogens  from  students  in  the room.

Jan. 17 8:53 p.m. An  anonymous  person  called  in  a  noise  complaint  from  the  ?.,40*'.(@*504=((A8.'("'(*5/2.#( arrived  at  the  scene,  he/she  re­ ported that there was indeed loud  !&4$2( :+"<$'6=( B8.( *5/2.#( )"4( able to determine which loft it was  coming from, and upon investiga­ tion, found about 30 people hav­ ing a party.  Everyone left the loft  &:*'(08.(*5/2.#C4(#.D&.40=

9:39 p.m. Hall staff in Tupper Hall called  in  an  odor  of  marijuana  com­ ing from one of the dorm rooms.   >:*'("##$7"+9("'(*5/2.#(0**E(F=FG( grams  of  marijuana  and  a  pipe  from a student in the room.

10:43 p.m. ;'( *5/2.#( *'( '$680+<( :"0#*+( spotted  students  in  the  Wing  Hall Parking Lot.  When the of­ /2.#().'0(0*($'7.40$6"0.9(8.H48.( saw  students  taking  alcohol  out  *5("(7.8$2+.("',(08.(*5/2.#(2*'­ /42"0.,(IJ(-..#4=


PBS visits campus Ayla Yersel Staff Writer   Students got the chance to  K"48(08.$#(4!$+.4("0(2"!.#"4($'( the  Davis  Center  while  a  team  5#*!( LMN( /+!.,( "( ,*2&!.'­ tary  on  student  activism  this  week.  UVM  hosted  representa­ tives  from  the  PBS  documen­ 0"#<(/+!(4.#$.4(O1$4$*'"#$.4P("4( 08.<(/+!.,(08.(/'"+(4.6!.'0(*5( a program focusing on student  organizations in colleges across  the  country  from  Jan.  23  to  Jan. 25, director of student life  Pat Brown said. The  “Visionaries”  series  2*'2.'0#"0.4( *'( '*'Q:#*/04( that  are  working  toward  im­ proving the world in some way.  It focuses on the Association of  College  Unions  International  (ACUI),  the  professional  asso­ ciation  that  supports  student  union/center  staff  and  pro­ grams across the country. “I expect it will be basically  a day in the life [of student or­ ganizations],” Brown said. “It’s  a  documentary  crew.  It’s  not  like a movie set where you have  trucks  and  lights  all  over  the  place.” UVM, a member of ACUI, is  one  of  four  colleges  across  the  country  to  be  featured  in  the  documentary.  The  University  was  selected  by  ACUI  and  Vi­

4$*'"#$.4(0*(-.(":"#0(*5(08.(/+!( after  submitting  a  letter  of  in­ terest last fall, Brown said. The  PBS  crew  consisted  of  a  producer,  an  interviewer,  a  cameraperson and a few repre­ sentatives  from  the  ACUI  with  two  or  three  cameras,  Brown  said.  B8.(/+!!"E.#4($'0.#7$.).,( students,  organization  leaders,  faculty  and  alumni  about  their  opinions  on  student  engage­ ment  and  co­curricular  learn­ ing, he said. “On  Thursday  next  week,  there’s  a  previously  scheduled  winter festival, and they may be  going  around  videotaping  the  setup,” Brown said. “They may  be having spontaneous conver­ sations with folks there.” The crew’s focus was mainly  within  the  Davis  Center  since  it  is  the  center  for  clubs  and  organizations  on  campus,  SGA  President Connor Daley said.  “It’s a place for orientation  and collaboration for people to  come together,” he said. The release date for the doc­ umentary  is  scheduled  for  late  summer, Brown said. Junior  Jeremy  Denton  08$'E4(08.(/+!($4("(6#."0(*::*#­ tunity for both the network and  the University. “I’m  a  huge  fan  of  PBS,”  he  said.  “I  think  this  is  a  great  marriage of UVM and PBS.”



Marissa Beinhauer Staff Writer

WRUV will train DJ’s the week of Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mount Mansfield room in the Davis Center. Training occurs three times a semester. Civic Service and Engagement Center has started UVMx, a University-related TEDtalk. It will involve speakers and videos that are geared toward building leadership and development skills. They will be held Wednesdays at noon next to Brennan’s. The UVM Voice, an SGA sponsored group where students can send their complaints, comments and concerns about the University, shot a video recording students complaining about things around campus. College Undergrads Not Tolerating Sexism (CUNTS) is a new student group on campus that discusses the issues of gender and sexism on campus. The meeting times are to be determined.

Pushing for legalization Marissa Beinhauer Staff Writer  Vermont  congressman  Da­ vid Zuckerman said he has seen  the  new  marijuana  legislation  in  Colorado  and  Washington,  passed  Nov.  6,  and  is  ready  to  follow suit. Zuckerman, a former repre­ sentative in the Vermont House  of  Representatives  and  a  Uni­ versity  alum,  believes  legaliza­ tion  would  address  economic  and  social  issues  in  a  more  di­ rect  and  immediate  way  than  decriminalization,  according  to  his campaign website.  “Regulating  and  taxing  !"#$%&"'"( )*&+,( -.'./0( 1.#­ mont’s  health  department,”  Zuckerman said. “The tax mon­ ey would be channeled to help,  treat and support drug addicts.” The money would go toward  substance  abusers  with  physi­ cal addictions that are not seen  in  marijuana  users  but  more  potent  drugs  like  heroin  or  co­ caine, he said. “We would try to utilize the  resources  for  withdrawal  from  more  addictive  and  harmful  drugs  to  better  cope  and  solve  societal  problems  that  arise  from  their  usage,”  Zuckerman  said. The pursuit of this particular  legislation is driven by the rela­ tive  harmlessness  of  the  drug  and the need to protect ordinary  2$0$3.'4(5#*!(-.$'6(2+"44$/.,("4( criminals, he said. “We  have  functional  mem­ bers  of  society  who  are  being  criminalized  for  their  usage  of  marijuana,”  Zuckerman  said.  “The resources that we put into  criminalizing  these  people  are  comparably  less  effective  than  the  resources  we  could  be  get­ ting  out  marijuana’s  taxation  and legalization.” First­year Lyllie Harvey said  she  agrees  that  there  are  more 

important  things  than  putting  marijuana users in jail. “Legalization would help lo­ cal  business  and  the  resources  ,.,$2"0.,(0*(/',$'6("',(%"$+$'6( dealers could be going towards  more  serious  things,”  Harvey  said. Leah  Marvin­Riley,  assis­ tant  to  Democratic  Speaker  of  the  Vermont  House  of  Rep­ resentatives  Shap  Smith,  said  Smith  wants  to  gather  more  information  from  the  Commis­ sioner  of  Public  Safety  before  deciding  on  the  efforts  to  de­ criminalize marijuana.  “He might let anything hap­ pen  right  now  regarding  de­ criminalization  but  we  don’t  know  what  will  happen,”  she  said.  “We  also  need  to  look  at  Zuckerman’s  actual  and  com­ pleted  bill  before  we  make  any  decision.” The  arrest  rate  in  Vermont  for marijuana offences went up  four  percent  while  marijuana  users  increased  from  52,000  to  54,000  people,  according  to  the  Marijuana  Policy  Project’s  website, which pushes for non­ punitive policies.  “Marijuana  penalties  and  enforcement patterns have little  to no impact on marijuana use  rates,”  the  website  stated.  “The  state could better protect its cit­ izens  by  decriminalizing  mari­ juana  and  freeing  up  valuable  law  enforcement  resources  to  combat violent crimes and oth­ er real threats to public safety.” First­year  Emma  Esta­ brooks said she also thinks mar­ ijuana does not pose any serious  threats to society. “It doesn’t really make sense  that  it’s  illegal  because  it’s  go­ ing  to  be  used  anyways,”  Esta­ brooks said. Zuckerman  included  legal­ ization  on  his  platform  for  the  2014  Senate  elections,  accord­ ing to his website. 


SGA senators sit at their meeting in the Livak Ballroom Jan. 22.


Applications set record

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By early January, admissions  8",( "22.:0.,( 40&,.'04( 5#*!( RG( states,  saw  an  increase  in  appli­ cations  from  northeastern  states  and a  22  percent  increase  in  Af­ rican,  Latino,  Asian  and  Native  American applicants, Wiser said. The  University  saw  value  in  encouraging  students  to  submit  their applications for early action,  she said. Multiple  binding  and  non­ binding  early  application  pro­ grams saw a near double­digit in­ crease this year as well, The New  York Times reported in its educa­ tion blog, The Choice, Dec. 20.  First­year  C.J.  Buzzy  had  his 

application  fee  was  waived  last  year  as  a  selected  out­of­state  student. “The  application  fee  being  waived is one of the main reasons  I applied,” Buzzy said. “There was  no reason not to.” Simone Rivera, a high school  senior in New York, applied early  to UVM this year. “You’re  supposed  to  apply  early  to  school  because  you  ab­ solutely love it,” Rivera said. “But  now you’re forced to choose one  just to better your chances of get­ ting in somewhere.”


Small foundations to radio stations Jennifer Brandt Staff Writer Radio Bean/Duino Duende,  an  eclectic  community  space,  coffee shop and restaurant, of­ fers live music until early in the  morning  and  cuisine  made  to  satisfy adventurous palates.  While  even  the  New  York  Times has reviewed the venue,  Radio  Bean  comes  from  hum­ ble  beginnings.  Lee  Anderson,  founder  and  owner  of  Ra­ dio  Bean  and  Duino  Duende,  studied at UVM before he was  denied his appeal to pay an in­ state tuition rate.  The  space  below  his  apart­ ment  on  North  Winooski  Ave.  came  up  for  rent  in  2000.  Nine months later, Radio Bean  opened its doors. What  came  with  it  was  an  opportunity  to  facilitate  so­ cial  change.    Anderson  sought  to  create  a  space  where  social  change  could  happen  both  in  a  local  venue  and  on  the  air­ waves. This  began  with  the  estab­ lishment  of  the  Radio  Bean,  and  has  expanded  with  the  execution  of  the  Radio  Bean’s  station  The  Radiator,  105.9  FM.  The  Radiator  is  described  on its website as a Low Power  FM  station,  which  was  a  non­ commercial  educational  ser­ vice established by the Federal  Communications Commission,  allowing  “local  groups  to  pro­ vide  programming  responsive  to  local  community  needs  and  interests.”

The Airwave radius for FM  105.9  spans  only  3.5  miles  on  100­watt  Bandwidth,  which  is  all Anderson needs for the Bur­ lington community to keep the  local vibes vitalized. From  broadcasting  to  the  home  base,  Anderson  de­ scribed  Radio  Bean  as  a  real  world  community  college,  where  people  with  common  values  can  meet  each  other  without  the  bureaucratic  mo­ notony of various college obli­ gations. Spawning  the  careers  of  artists such as Grace Potter and  the Nocturnals, Anais Mitchell  and  Birdie  Busch,  the  Radio  Bean  has  been  exemplary  in  fostering  a  community  where  musical and culinary talent can  be  enjoyed  in  the  presence  of  one another. The philosophy of common  values  behind  Anderson’s  es­ tablishment plays itself out not  only from a musical standpoint  on  the  Radio  Bean  side,  but  also from a culinary standpoint  on  the  Duino  Duende  half,  as  expressed  by  Sous  Chef  Derek  Hoyt. Hoyt said he has worked in  restaurants  his  whole  life,  in­ cluding nine years in high­end  Philadelphia  restaurants,  and  was  about  to  move  but  stayed  for the position.  “Lee  gives  a  f***  about  the  people,  that’s  why  the  place  is  special and that’s why I care so  much.” Hoyt said. Anderson said he thinks the  restaurant  side  has  changed  the customer base. 

ERIKA HURTH The Vermont Cynic

Residents sit at the bar at Duino Duende and listen to Cat Stevens tribute performances at Radio Bean  Jan. 20. Radio Bean and Duino Duende host local live music and offer a variety of culinary options. “The  original  reasoning  was for coming in for food but  then  they  end  up  catching  on  to  some  local  bands.”  Which  he  thinks  has  created  an  even  better community.  There  are  changes  to  the  dining  aspect  on  the  horizon,  9$+.:!9$;%'9;$9#+&$1%<&)9&19-$'% to  brunch,  and  an  overall  de­ velopment  of  a  more  focused  menu.  Dishes  range  from  about  $8­12  per  entrée  and  less for small plates, according  to the menu.

Joe  Adler,  the  booking  manager,  said  it’s  at  least  a  three­month  wait  for  artists  to  book  show  times.  Howev­ er,  Anderson  said  there  were  '-0"%-2"$%'.-1'%&$!%=">9?9.918% for last minute shows.  To reach more of the com­ munity,  Anderson  said  he  hopes to start a “School Lunch”  series  that  would  showcase  TedTalk  style  speakers  and  would  offer  school­style  lunch  served on a lunch tray. He  said  he  hopes  students 

in the area will come to Radio  Bean like they used to when he  #)'1%-2"$"!/% “Performances are not lim­ ited  to  musical  acts;  Theatre,  spoken  word,  poetry,  and  any  other  self­expression  are  all  encouraged.” said Anderson. Radio  Bean  is  open  Mon­ day­Saturday, 8a.m.­2a.m. and  Sunday 10­2a.m. Duino Duen­ de  is  open  Sunday­Thursday,  11a.m.­12­a.m. and Friday­Sat­ urday, 11a.m.­1a.m.

Fiji house ranks in top 30 Militia madness

PHOEBE SHEEHAN The Vermont Cynic

The Phi Gamma Delta house sits on Main Street Jan. 23. Fiji was  ranked as the 30th best fraternity house in the nation by BroBible. Staff Report Somewhere  between  ar­ ticles titled “One of the Hottest  Brooklyn  Decker  GIFs  Ever”  and  “5  States  that  Secretly  Control  the  Rest  of  America,”  was’s list of “The  Thirty Best Frat Houses in the  United States.” At number 30 was the Uni­ versity’s  Phi  Gamma  Delta  chapter, commonly referred to  as “Fiji” among students.  Boasting about the house’s  Civil War­era history and ame­ nities  that  include  a  purple  felt  pool  table  and  a  roof  with  the  “best  view  in  Burlington,”  posted  that  Phi  Gamma  Delta  was  an  unusual  choice  to  make  the  list,  given 

that  UVM  is  not  traditionally  !"#$"!%&'%&%()""*%'+,--./ Andy  Moore,  an  assistant  editor  at  BroBible,  said  dur­ ing  a  phone  interview  that  while  Phi  Gamma  Delta  may  have  been  the  smallest  house  on  the  list,  it  was  architectur­ ally beautiful and had a history  worth mentioning. Moore  said  each  pick  was  based  upon  user  submissions,  of  which  the  website  received  nearly  60  or  70.  Phi  Gamma  Delta’s  submission  stated  that  the house was built in 1877 for  Union  General  William  Wells,  making it the oldest fraternity  house in the country. It is said that a team of Ital­ ian  craftsmen  were  commis­ sioned  to  design  the  house’s 

interior  woodwork.  According  to  Phi  Gamma  Delta’s  Tum­ blr page, the house cost about  $15,000 to build at that time.  Sophomore  Ned  Garvey,  a  member  of  Phi  Gamma  Delta,  made a statement on behalf of  the organization.  “We’re  all  pleased  when  a  home with a history like ours is  recognized,”  Garvey  stated  in  an email.  “It’s  really  sweet  that  we  0&!"% 1,"% 1-2% 3456% #)'178"&)% and  fellow  Phi  Gamma  Delta  member  Will  Klein  said.  “Fiji  is  different  from  other  hous­ es. Instead of white pillars it’s  brick and the inside is this old  fashioned wood.” A  glance  at  the  rest  of  the  houses rounding out the list in­ dicated  that  most  hailed  from  Southern  states.  According  to  some of BroBible’s comments,  many  houses  were  celebrated  for  social  happenings  inside  just  as  much  as  the  architec­ ture. But  Moore  said  the  cri­ teria  for  the  rankings  were  only  based  off  of  architectural  uniqueness,  history  and  loca­ tion — not the social aspects of  college fraternities.  “Everyone  says  they  party  the  hardest,  but  that’s  pretty  tough  to  judge  when  you’re  compiling  it  on  a  computer  in  New  York,”  he  said,  laugh­ ing.  “I  guess  we  could  have  tried to judge all these submis­ sions  based  on  partying,  but  that kind of research probably  would have taken years.”

Lydia Horne Staff Writer University  alum  Britt  Horowitz and the Mascara Mi­ litia  (MaMi)  make  up  an  all  female  snowboarding  group  consisting  of  girls  ranging  in  age  from  14  to  mid­twenties,  9$+.:!9$;% @AB% '1:!"$1'% #)'17 year Lily Calabrese, sophomore  Hailey  Ronconi  and  recent  alum Jessa Gilbert.   “I  picked  the  MaMi  team  based  on  three  things:  snow­ board ability, positive attitudes  &$!%1,"%&:)&%-C%+-$#!"$+"%1,"% rider gives off to other people.”  Horowitz said. MaMi  thrives  off  of  a  mis­ sion which serves to bridge the  gender  gap  in  snowboarding,  Horowitz said.  “It’s  not  about  being  really  good  at  snowboarding  and  be­ ing  a  girl,  it’s  about  creating  role models, and snowboarders  who keep positive attitudes in a  sport  that  is  more  male  domi­ nated,” she said.  Although  the  group  said  it  had  no  feminist  agenda,  the  Mascara Militia’s message does  coincide with a recent surge of  female riders in the snowboard­ ing world. Horowitz  said  there  were  similar  movements  happen­ 9$;% -<")'"&'% ?8% D:)-2"&$% #.0% company Lipstick Productions,  E,9+,% )"."&'"!% 1,"9)% #.0% FD:­ rotic” this past November. “Easily  one  of  the  best  fe­ male  snowboard  movies  I’ve  seen in a while,” Horowitz said.

The  momentum  from  this  movement  has  changed  not  only  perspective’s  on  women’s  snowboarding,  but  also  atti­ tudes on the mountain.

“I have felt that people are starting to be more comfortable with seeing girls in the park...girls aren’t as much of a spectacle.” Britt Horowitz Mascara Militia Rep.  “I have felt that people are  starting to be more comfortable  with  seeing  girls  in  the  park,”  Horowitz  said.  “I  feel  like  now  girls are not as much of a [nega­ tive] spectacle.” The  ladies  turning  heads  9$'1"&!% -C% !"="+19$;% 1,"0% ,&'% grabbed  the  attention  of  the  Cynic.    In  the  coming  weeks,  we will be in close contact with  MaMi on the mountain and off  to  bring  you  full  coverage  of  their  travels,  their  riders  and  their style . Keep  an  eye  on  the  Militia  and  their  park  presence  as  we  chronicle their endeavors in the  coming weeks. For more infor­ mation, check them out on the  web at http://www.mascarami­



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Distractions: Middle Ages Saddle Up

Wild Wild 1066 to 1485 West

By Hope Olszewski, Cynic Staff

Across 3. Dr. King Schultz 5. What brought out the “forty-niners” 6. Infamous robber 7. Protective piece of fabric 10. The heroes of the west 12. Cowboy’s pants, protection 14. Great frontierswoman 15. A specially knotted rope 18. Cattle skin 20. Famous cowboy showman Down 1. The remains of old mining towns 2. You may hop on this or sell goods out of it 4. Watches the horses after sundown 7. Notorious bank and train robbery 8. Pen for livestock 9. Wild horse 10. In charge of the cattle on a ranch 11. Event to show riding and herding skill 13. Large farm 16. Prick the horse with these to get them going 17. A newcomer to cowboy life 19. Professional handler of horses

Answers to last week’s crossword: Toys and Games Across 1. Operation 5. Mancala 6. Clue 8. Solitaire 9. Twister 10. Battleship 11. Monopoly 12. Scrabble

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Lotus kicks off tour at Higher Ground Erin Kelly Cynic Correspondent  Back in 1999 Lotus formed  at  a  small  liberal  arts  school  in  Indiana.  The  original  members were twin brothers  Jesse  and  Luke  Miller,  Mike  !"##$%#&'( )$'( *+,#( -#.­ pel. Then in 2001, they added  Chuck Morris to the mix.  They have described their  sound as “jamtronica,” which  incorporates  aspects  of  elec­ tronic,  jam  rock,  funk,  jazz  and  anything  else  you  can  think of.  In  support  of  their  10th  album “Build,” to be released  Feb. 19, Lotus is set to start an  expansive four­month tour.  You  can  listen  to  two  of  the singles they have released  from  this  album,  but  seeing  them  live  is  the  best  way  to  experience their music.  In  preparation  for  their  sold­out  show  Feb.  24  at  Higher  Ground,  the  Cynic  had the opportunity to inter­ view  original  member  Jesse  Miller.  Jesse  plays  the  bass  and  sampler for Lotus and is one  of their main composers.  Vermont  Cynic  (VC):  Lotus is about to embark on  its  longest  tour  to  date  and  you’re  beginning  the  tour  right here in Burlington. Was 

there  any  particular  reason  why  you  decided  to  start  off  here? Jesse  Miller  (JM):  It  was  really  just  the  way  the  routing worked out. But we’ve  been  playing  Burlington  on  a  really  regular  basis.  We’re  usually  there  once  or  twice  a year for the last six years I  believe. We haven’t been out  there for a little while, so I’m  glad  we’re  able  to  get  there  for this tour. VC: So, do you have any  favorite cities to perform in? JM:  Hmm,  well,  Den­ ver’s  really  fun  because  they  have a great space there and  great company. I love to play  in  Philly,  because  that’s  my  hometown.  Fayetteville  is  a  lot of fun too.  VC:  So  you  like  playing  for  bigger  audiences  in  gen­ eral? JM: Yeah of course! Who  doesn’t? VC:  This  tour  is  to  help  promote  your  new  album  “Build” that’s set to come out  Feb.  19.  In  your  previous  al­ bums  you  and  your  brother  Luke were the main compos­ ers  of  the  music.  Was  there  a  similar  dynamic  in  place  when composing this album?   JM:  Yeah  Luke  and  I  wrote  all  the  material  and  produced  it.  We  make  sure  it  all  sounds  good.  We’ve  al­


Electronic jam band Lotus lounges on a rock. They are known for complex stage lighting and their mu­ sic combines genres like electronica, jazz, funk and rock. They are set to play at Higher Ground Jan. 24. ways seen the whole process  through  from  beginning  to  end. VC: What were some of  /0#( +$12#$3#4( 5$( 652"( $#7( album?  JM:  Well  we’ve  been  working  on  recording  a  lot  of different things. The focus  of  this  album  was  making  it 

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Jeff Buckley, a retrospective I’ve  heard  many  times  that  it’s  better  to  burn  out  than  to  fade  away.    That  is  all well and good, but what  of those who never had the  chance to do either?  Countless  musicians  have been taken from us too  early  in  their  lives,  but  one  who  sticks  out  for  me  in  is  Jeff Buckley.   Many  people  are  famil­ iar  with  Buckley’s  cover  of  Leonard  Cohen’s  song  “Hallelujah.” While his take  on the song is a perfect ex­ ample  of  Buckley’s  unique  artistic  insight  and  some­ what unconventional musi­ cality, it is only the tip of the  iceberg.  823,&#694( %"4/( )&:2.;( “Grace,”  released  in  1994,  was  met  with  initial  praise  from  both  critics  and  fans  alike. It was a testament to  his ability to create unparal­ leled  music  that  displayed  his talents as a singer, song­ writer and musician. The opening track alone  is an example of his incred­

ible  talent.  “Mojo  Pin”  fea­ tures swirling guitar chords  that  accompany  a  soft  but  suitable  riff.  Distortion  ,+3,4( +$( 5$( /0#( /")3,94( %$)&( chorus, and the last minute  of the song is nothing but a  climactic wall of sound and  raw lyrical emotion. The  rest  of  the  album  does  not  disappoint;  its  highlights  including  the  title  track  “Grace,”  a  rendi­ tion of “Corpus Christi Car­ ol” that shows off Buckley’s  incredible  falsetto,  and  the  album’s  closer,  a  trance­in­ ducing  song  called  “Dream  Brother.” What makes his story so  tragic  is  that  “Grace”  was  the  only  album  Jeff  Buck­ &#6( #<#"( 5=%3+)&&6( "#&#)4#'>( Already  seemingly  eons  ahead  of  his  time,  he  was  never  able  to  fully  prove  to  the music world that he was  only  getting  started  when  he  met  his  untimely  death  by  accidental  drowning  in  1997. Posthumously  released  in  1998,  “Sketches  for  my  Sweetheart the Drunk” fea­ tures  20  songs  that  Buck­ ley  had  been  working  on  at  the  time  of  his  death.  If  “Grace” was a step in a new  and engaging musical direc­ tion,  then  the  material  on  “Sketches”  was  a  leap  even  further ahead. Lyrically,  the  songs  are  some of his best work. “The  ?,6(+4()(@)$'%&&A(+4()(4/"5$B­ ly  worded  social  commen­ tary  that  boasts  scathing  lines like “This way of life is  so  devised  to  snuff  out  the 

mind that moves,” and “Our  mutilation  is  to  gain  from  the system.” Musically,  “Murder  Suicide  Meteor  Slave,”  al­ /052B0( 3&#)"&6( )$( 2$%$­ ished product, is one of the  most challenging tracks.  The  heavy  dissonance  and clamoring of the open­ ing  riff  makes  the  song  a  &+//&#( '+=%32&/( /5( &+4/#$( /5( )/( %"4/>( C0#( 305"24;( 057­ ever,  is  a  rapturous  resolve  over  which  Buckley  cries,  ‘welcome  down  to  paradise  rock.’ D( 3)$( '#%$+/#&6( 4)6( /0)/( it  is  unlike  anything  I  have  ever  heard  before,  and  I  mean  that  in  the  best  pos­ sible way.   It’s easy to suppose what  might  have  been  when  it  comes to artists who left us  early in their lives.  There is no doubt in my  mind,  however,  that  Jeff  Buckley was on the verge of  transcending  the  songwrit­ ing  frontier  and  showing  the  world  just  how  far  he  could  take  us  into  his  own  brilliantly  constructed  uni­ verse of music and sound. 

similar  to  the  energy  of  our  live shows. It’s instrumental,  it’s  electronic  oriented,  it’s  pretty energized.  I  think  it’s  the  most  co­ hesive  album  we’ve  made.  We recorded so many differ­ ent  things  that  we  were  able  to really focus in on the ones  that  went  on  the  album.  I  think it really has a continu­ ous  tone  that’s  throughout  the whole album.   VC:  A  lot  of  Lotus’s  reputation  has  been  gained  through touring and word of  mouth  from  fans.  You  guys  are  particularly  active  in  the  music  festival  community,  have  you  ever  considered  starting your own music fes­ tival?  JM:  It’s  something  we  think  about  every  now  and  then. Playing at so many fes­ tivals  has  allowed  us  to  see  how  much  work  goes  into  planning  and  organizing  the  whole thing.  The one thing that I fear  is that if we started some sort  of  an  event,  then  all  of  our  energy might start going into  producing  the  event  instead  of  writing  new  music.  That’s  one thing that’s always made  me a little wary of it. I’d rath­ er be a musician than a pro­ moter.   VC:  Lotus  was  formed  at Goshen College, which is a  Mennonite  school  and  if  I’m  not  mistaken  you  and  your  brother were raised in a Men­ nonite family.  As  I  understand  it,  hav­ ing a strong work ethic is very  important  to  the  Mennonite  culture. Did your family sup­ port  you  and  your  brother’s  decision  to  become  profes­ sional musicians, or did they  not consider that a legitimate  career?  JM:  They’ve  always  been  supportive.  They  know  that we’re going to be good at  whatever we’re doing. I don’t  think  there  was  the  concern  of  “oh  get  a  real  career,”  or  if there was, it was never ex­ pressed to me.  I  wouldn’t  really  describe  my  parents  as  huge  music  lovers;  at  least  they’re  not  as  interested  in  it  as  I  am.  I  /0+$,( /0#6( '#%$+/#&6( 2$'#"­ stand the power of music and 

why  it’s  something  that  we  want  to  invest  our  time  and  careers into.  VC:  Since  your  parents  weren’t  all  that  into  music,  how did you and your brother  become so involved with it? JM:  Well  we  took  some  piano  lessons  when  we  were  younger  and  got  that  basic  background,  but  I  stopped  doing  it  after  a  few  years.  I  was  just  always  drawn  to  music;  the  art  form  really  spoke  to  me.  In  high  school  we started a band and played  pretty bad, so I stopped doing  that.  That  started  to  lead  me  into doing more composition  and  focusing  on  that  more.  Eventually  I  went  to  school  to  study  composition,  but  for the entire time I was also  playing in a band.  There  wasn’t  any  sort  of  clash  bang  moment;  it  was  always  just  something  that  was a part of my life that con­ tinued to develop. VC:  Have  you  and  your  brother  always  been  able  to  bond over music? And do you  have  any  problems  working  in a band together? JM:  I  wouldn’t  say  that  we  have  any  problems.  We  treat  it  more  as  a  business  relationship  and  like  an  art  relationship.  We’re  actually  not  super  close. Like when we’re work­ ing  on  music  we’re  usually  just  sending  things  to  each  other back and forth, because  he  lives  in  Denver  and  I  live  in Philadelphia.  We’re  not  usually  sitting  in  the  same  room  working  on  things.  Pretty  much  from  birth I think both of us have  enjoyed  working  on  things  alone, but then we turn it into  a collaboration.     VC:  So  I  have  one  last  silly question before I let you  go. If you had a spirit animal,  what would it be? JM:  (laughs)  Hmm,  I  don’t  really  know  what  that  is, but maybe a manatee?   VC:  Cool, we like mana­ tees!  Well  thank  you  very  much for your time and we’re  super excited to see you guys  at Higher Ground! 



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The Oscar’s masterful snub The  Academy  Award  nominations  were  an­ nounced  two  weeks  ago,  and  another  year  brings   another  collection  of  non­ shockers:  “Lincoln,”  “Les  Miserables,”  “Zero  Dark  Thirty,”  “Silver  Linings  Playbook,”  “Amour”  and  “Argo”  lead  a  group  of  strong  contenders,  while  mildly  surprising  choices  like  “Life  of  Pi,”  “Beasts  of  the  Southern  Wild”  and  !"#$%&'( )%*+$,%-./( 0%,1+( the list.  The  lack  of  support  for  “Argo”  and  “Zero  Dark  Thirty” in the Best Director  category  more  or  less  con­ 0231(!4,%*'5%61/(17**-11(,%( the  Best  Picture  category,  although  any  upset  would  be a welcome one. A less enjoyable surprise  about��this list is the knowl­ -.&-( '8( 9+$:( 9$1%6:( %'3,­ nated.  ;'(3$%<(,%*2-.,=5-(0531( '>-%-.(,%(?@A?B($%.(C(.'%6:( :+,%D( ,:61( $( 1:2-:*+( :'( $2&7-( that  “Django  Unchained”  and “Beasts of the Southern  Wild”  are  seriously  messy,  though  entertaining,  mov­ ies  that  occupy  spots  more  deserving  of  “Looper,”  “Moonrise  Kingdom,”  or  even  the  supremely  under­ valued  “Perks  of  Being  a  E$55F'9-2G/( H%.( %'( 053( 2-5-$1-.( in  2012  was  more  severely  overlooked or generally un­ appreciated as Paul Thomas  H%.-21'%61(!I+-(J$1:-2G/(

Appearing  on  the  sur­ face  as  a  cinematic  take­ down  of  Scientology  and  cult worship, “The Master,”  at its core, is about the rela­ tionship  between  two  men,  both lost and damaged in a  post­war world.  I+-(053B(:$D,%&(>5$*-(,%( 1952, follows Freddie Quell  (Joaquin  Phoenix),  a  trau­ 3$:,K-.( L-:-2$%( 9+'( 0%.1( himself  entangled  in  the  &2'7%.MF''2( .-L-5'>3-%:1( of  a  movement  known  as  The  Cause.  The  movement  is  headed  by  a  charming,  -%,&3$:,*( 0&72-( D%'9%( $1( Lancaster Dodd (Philip Sey­ mour Hoffman), or, as he is  known as, “The Master.”  “The  Master”  was  the  =-1:( 053( '8( ?@A?G( C:( $1D1( questions  that  no  other  0531( $1D-.( $%.( 1+'9-.( pain  and  emotion  that  no  ':+-2( 0531( .$2-.( .,1>5$<G( Despite  appearnces,  the  053( ,1( %':( $='7:( ;*,-%:'5­ ogy — not even a little.  It  uses  the  cult  setting  of The Cause as a means to  an end — an intense, close­ quarters  dissection  of  the  painfully  warped  dynamic  between  two  men  on  sepa­ rate odysseys. It also retains  a  common  trait  of  Paul  I+'3$1(H%.-21'%61(0531N(,:( loves its characters.  Phoenix is not drawn as  a  hero,  nor  Hoffman  a  vil­ 5$,%G( I+-( 053( ,1( $( +$=,:$:( for  these  two  characters,  and  the  audience,  to  live,  breathe  and  bounce  off  the  9$551( ,%G( C:61( $( >72>'1-8755<( broken and scattered work. It asks, even begs, to be seen  more than once. “The Master” is released  on DVD and Blu­ray Febru­ ary  26.  I  recommend  you  seek it out, and give yourself  over to it. Should you do so,  <'7655(0%.($(*'%871,%&(>,-*-( of  work,  but  also  a  haunt­ ,%&5<(57*,.(.2-$3('8($(053G( Keep  in  mind,  though,  “The Master” was not nomi­ nated for Best Picture. How  good could it be? 


This Week in Arts: Jan. 25-30


This Week in Arts high­ lights upcoming events at  UVM and in the Burlington  community. Sarah Sickle  provides her recommenda­ tions for local concerts.

Friday Jan. 25

Bob Wagner Red Square, 5-7 p.m. 21+ Bob  Wagner,  affection­ ately  known  as  Ginger  Mo­ ses  for  reasons  that  become  obvious the moment you lay  eyes  on  him,  is  one  of  the  best musicians in this town.       He highlights his original  music by surrounding it with  comparable  covers  of  Mark  O%'>F-2B(I+-(P'55,%&(;:'%-1( and more.  With  the  soul  of  an  old  =57-13$%B( <'7( *$%6:( >7:( $( &-%2-( '%( Q'=G( E-655( *$55( ,:( what  it  is:  music  for  every­ one. 

Saturday Jan. 26 Barika

Nectar’s, 9 p.m. 21+ $5 Q$2,D$( ,1( Q725,%&:'%61( West  African  music 

pride  and  joy.  Featuring  musicians  like  Craig  Myers  '8( P7==5-=7*D-:B( H%.2,*( Severence,  and  Caleb  Bronze,  this  group  is  full  of  versatile  and  experienced  musicians  who  will  always  give you their best show.  R$:*+(:+-3(9+,5-(:+-<62-( still  playing  for  the  ungodly  low price of $5. 

Sunday Jan. 27

Joshua Glass Trio Radio Bean, 7 p.m. You  might  have  caught  S'1+7$( T5$11( $:( 4U461( P+<:+3( V( Q2-91( 5$1:( 9--DB(=7:(,8(<'7(.,.%6:B(<'7( missed out.  Glass  is  a  bouncy,  energetic,  Beatles­ ,%F7-%*-.( 371,*$5( mastermind.  His  melodies  are  catchy,  his  chord  progressions  unique  and  his  songwriting  is  diverse  in styles.  This trio is this up­and­ *'3,%&(1,%&-2U1'%&92,:-261( new project, so look out for  them  around  town  and  get  down to this show!  You  know,  in  other  towns  people  have  to  pay  for music like this. 

Monday Jan. 28

Orion Freeman Radio Bean, 7 p.m. Orion  Freeman  is  a  Philadelphia­based  singer/ songwriter  reminiscent  of  Jack  Johnson  and  Fleet  Foxes.  C63( 5,1:-%,%&( :'( :+-3(

8'2(:+-(021:(:,3-(2,&+:(%'9( and  plan  to  buy  the  album  ,33-.,$:-5<G( P-$55<B( ,:61( going  to  be  a  treat  to  have  +,3( ,%( :'9%G( "'%6:( 3,11( out. 

Tuesday Jan. 29 Keane

Flynn Center, 7:30 p.m. $43 You know them, you love  them,  and  they  brought  us  all  “Somewhere  Only  We  Know.”  On  the  pricey  side,  but  9'2:+(1>2,%&,%&(8'2(,8(<'762-( into these British rockers.  

Wednesday Jan. 30 Zach DuPont

Radio Bean 7 p.m. & 11 p.m. Zack DuPont is one of the  local greats. His discography  includes three marvelous al­ =731B( $%.( +-61( $( L-:-2$%( '8( numerous national tours.  Catch  him  early  to  enjoy  his  delicate  guitar  playing  and  beautiful  vocals,  then  hear him later with Pat Mel­ vin and Tim Sharbaugh.   This  collaboration  ac­ centuates  his  tunes,  adding  a  fullness  to  his  sound  that  <'7( .,.%6:( :+,%D( *'75.( &-:( any  better  during  the  solo  show.  




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Amp up campus security Vermonters may just be too  nice. After several recent incidents  involving trespassing, the Ver­ mont way of holding doors is  starting to look like a problem.  But is it really the students’ fault?  The University’s website, as  well as the Residential Life of­ !1#+&<"./0-#&*$'#(6&0,'."%$(0.,& for students living in residential  halls. Yet the dormitory security  system may not be as solid as it  could be and the safety tips are  far from adequate. With such passive wording  as “avoid letting strangers into  the building” and “it is o.k. to ask  [strangers] if they are a resident,”  students must have a hard time  being persuaded that they face a  real threat. Plus, what trespasser  would admit that he was not a  student and was instead trying to  creep in the showers? While Vermont students may  be more polite than average, the  University should have some sort  of security that takes this into  account.  Select CATcard access is a  good start, but really there should  be plenty of security cameras in  addition to a supplementary sys­ tem that monitors who is entering  students’ living quarters.  Burlington is undoubtedly  a relatively safe city and UVM  is generally thought to be a safe  campus. But we should recognize  that trespassing crimes have been  an issue in the past and currently,  and maybe it’s time the adminis­ tration considered change.  Whether it is a drug deal  gone wrong or a mystery groper  (see the April 4, 2011 issue of the  Cynic), students should always  feel safe on campus and it is the  responsibility of the University to  make sure of it. We want to point out that fault  does not fall on Police Services.  They are a familiar and comfort­ ing presence to students and have  responded diligently to crimes  once they have occurred. Plus,  they’re fully authorized Vermont  state troopers and despite how  Super Troopers portrays them,  these guys are top­tier.  Admittedly, no one at the  Cynic is an expert on campus  security, but what we do know is  that Burlington is proving to be  not as safe as some may think.  And a recent crop up of trespass­ ing incidents in the past few years  suggests something needs to be  done.  More security options are  available and we believe they  need to be seriously considered  as soon as possible and imple­ mented before the next Peeping  Tom strikes. 


Liberals miss the aim


Recently,  liberals  have  been  up­in­arms  (no  pun  intended)  regarding  gun  control.  Barack  Obama  has  proposed  stricter  gun  control  laws,  and  has  even  put his master orator, Joe Biden,  on a task force to lead the effort  on gun control.  CNN talking head Piers Mor­ gan,  too,  has  re­embraced  his  call­to­arms, gun control, saying  that AR­15s will lead America to  “utter wild­west hell.”  Never  mind  that  the  wild­ west never saw many semi­auto­ matic weapons. And forget that  the  AR­15  has  been  around  for  about 50 years.  I recall reading a humorous  article  a  few  days  back,  where  the  author  called  for  “pretend  gun­control.”  Since  it  is  perti­ nent enough to recent headlines  and Piers Morgan’s pathetic, an­ ti­second  amendment  refrains,  I’ll paraphrase it for you.  The author asserts that since  liberals don’t know much about  guns  —  Liberals  hear  “semi­ automatic”  and  think  “machine  gun” — they might be appeased  by  legislation  outlawing  fake— !"#$"%&'#$()"#*+&$,-&%./#&.,&(.& protesting the evils of sugary so­ das and those pesky fatty foods.  Thus, pretend gun control. Gun­control activists did say 

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that “something” has to be done.  I  think  I’ll  write  my  congress­ man,  asking  him  to  ban  bullets  that travel faster than the speed  of light. This  approach  is  just  about  as  ridiculous  as  the  Assault  Weapons Ban of 1994, which put  "#*("01(0.,*& .,& !"#$"%& '#$()"#*& like  pistol  grips,  folding  stocks  and  bayonet  lugs  —  in  effect,  putting restrictions on weapons  from the Napoleonic Era. After the passage of this leg­ islation,  the  NRA  would  feign  defeat,  a  hare  lamenting  its  punishment  after  being  thrown  into  the  briar  patch  by  the  tri­ umphant,  statist  wolf.  Problem  solved, right? I was inspired, but  it seemed too good to be true. 

I think I’ll write my congressman, asking him to ban bullets that travel faster than the speed of light. Gun­control  advocates  have  dropped  the  ball  on  this  is­ sue  before.  In  the  1980’s,  gun­ control  activists  lamented  that  (#2.,31.$(#-&4)55#(*+&0,1.""#1(56& referred to as “cop killers,” could  more  easily  penetrate  body  ar­ mor  than  those  that  were  un­ coated.  They  were  wrong.  The  bul­ 5#(*& 7#"#& 1.$(#-& 0,& (#2.,& ,.(& for  increased  penetration,  but  rather to protect the barrel from  7#$"&$,-&(#$"8&9."#./#"+&(#2.,& decreased  the  bullet’s  penetra­ tion against body armor. Oops. During  the  town­hall  style  debate  between  Romney  and  Obama,  a  concerned  woman 

asked both candidates what they  would do to limit AK­47s, as if,  unlike other weapons, only this  one could be fully automatic.  This, too, is another problem  with gun­control advocates’ lack  .'& :,.75#-;#& $4.)(& !"#$"%*& and  the  legislation  surrounding  them.  On  a  broader  level,  they  don’t  know  the  difference  be­ tween weapons of military style  $,-&%050($"6&#'!1$168 Obama’s  recent  press  con­ ference  also  gave  me  hope.  Ad­ vocating for stricter gun control  laws, the president endorsed an  effort to crack down on high­ca­ pacity “magazine clips.”  Good  grief.  I  didn’t  know  if  he  was  railing  against  coupon  clippings  or  just  couldn’t  make  the  distinction  between  maga­ zines  and  clips.  Know  your  en­ emy, I suppose. On  that  note,  I  think  we  should outlaw “magazine clips,”  in the spirit of bipartisanship.  Conservatives could demon­ strate how they aren’t averse to  reaching  across  the  aisle,  liber­ als would feel as if they actually  accomplished something — just  like in ’94 — and the NRA, hav­ ing  been  thoroughly  and  unde­ servedly  demonized,  could  take  a well­needed breather.  Everybody  wins!  At  least  until  liberals  gun  for  legislation  outlawing  laser  torpedoes  and  cuddle bombs. If that day comes,  I’ll even lend a helping hand.

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One more day, please


There  are  many  things  to  love about UVM, but the ResLife  hall  opening  and  closing  policy  is not one of them. Whether  it  is  reopening  the  residence  halls  after  winter  break  or  closing  the  halls  after  #$.+6/( 6&2!"$&6( .-"( 8%9"$( +%&&+"( time  to  vacate  or  to  remain  in  the dorms.  For  in­state  students,  the  time  requirements  may  not  be  an  issue.  However,  for  those  who  have  to  travel  far  to  get  home, checking out by 8 p.m. at  the end of the semester is a ma­ jor hassle. >)&"-(.(8-2"+%$8(3""?(')(#$.+( exams,  the  last  thing  a  student  wants to worry about is moving  out of the residence halls by Fri­ day at 8 p.m.  It’s  especially  cumbersome  during  the  week  of  May  when  1'2( 5.9"( #$.+( "@.:6( '$( &5.&( Friday  and  then  have  to  move  everything out of your room be­ )'-"(7.&75%$8(.(A%85&(5':"B Apart  from  the  end  of  the  year closing, the dates and times  that  students  must  return  to  campus  from  Thanksgiving  break, Winter break and Spring  break are inconvenient.  Students  returning  from  winter  break  this  year  could  check  into  the  dorms  at  noon,  the day before classes start.  While this does not give stu­

dents much time to settle in and  purchase books, this time is fea­ sible for those in the New Eng­ land area. But what about the students  35'(A1()-':(.++(=.-&6(')(&5"(CB;B( and internationally?  D-.9"+( !"+.16/( A%85&( 7.$7"+­ lations  and  other  obstacles  put  unnecessary  pressure  on  stu­ dents to make sure that they are  '$( 7.:=26( )'-( &5"( #-6&( !.1( ')( classes. With the Sunday noon check  in  time,  all  it  takes  is  a  major  airport to close for traveling stu­ dents to potentially miss classes.  This  year,  as  I  traveled  through  the  Philadelphia  In­ ternational  Airport  to  return  to  7.:=26/(.++(A%85&6(3"-"(7.$7"+"!( to Burlington from 11 a.m. until  11 p.m. due to excessive fog. 

Other universities have more lenient, flexible residence hall policies to accomodate students. Arriving  back  on  campus  at  the wee hours of the morning is  hardly the ideal way to start the  675''+( 3""?/( +"&( .+'$"( &5"( #-6&( week of classes.  It is not fair to those students  who miss important classes be­ cause  of  unexpected  travel  de­ lays.  If the dorms were open one  day  earlier,  it  would  give  stu­ dents  more  time  to  settle  in  and  it  would  give  those  travel­ ing more wiggle room to choose  A%85&6B(((( Other  universities  have  :'-"( +"$%"$&/( A"@%,+"( -"6%!"$7"( hall  policies  to  accommodate  students.  According to the 2013 Penn 

State  University  housing  web­ 6%&"/( #$.+6( "$!( E.1( F( .$!( 6&2­ dents must check out by May 5  at  4  p.m.  This  is  far  more  rea­ sonable  than  UVM’s  check  out  time  on  May  10  at  8  p.m.,  the  +.6&(!.1(')(#$.+("@.:6B At  Dartmouth  College,  resi­ dence halls close for mid­semes­ ter breaks at noon the day after  classes end for all students.  For  spring  break,  Dart­ mouth’s  residential  life  website  indicates that classes end March  15,  and  that  students  must  be  out  of  the  halls  by  March  16  at  noon. If  this  were  UVM,  students  would  be  required  to  leave  by  8pm after Friday classes, unless  a special late stay form had been  #++"!('2&(.$!(.==-'9"!B In fact, students who do not  6="7%#7.++1( #++( '2&( &5"( '$+%$"( late stay forms and are found on  campus  after  8pm  are  charged  .(GHI(#$"/(.6(&5"(CJE(K"6L%)"( website states.  M$6&".!( ')( )'-:6( .$!( #$"6/( why  not  have  the  deadline  for  leaving  campus  the  day  after  classes  end?  It  would  be  easier  for  ResLife  staff  and  RAs,  and  it would be far more convenient  for students. The  University’s  ResLife  policies  are  outdated,  but  the  good  news  is  that  the  solution  is  relatively  simple  —  just  add  24 hours to the checking in and  checking out times.  At  this  point  in  the  Univer­ sity’s history, more students are  from out­of­state than in­state.  It  is  time  that  ResLife  hall  policy  accommodates  all  stu­ dents and their travels.

Bianca Mohn is a sophomore   business administration major.   She has been writing for The  Cynic).&'+()4"%%)5677

Keep your mind open CAROLINE DECUNZO

Looking  around  at  UVM  students, it is clear that they em­ body, for the most part, what is  typically termed as liberal.   But  even  here  in  left­wing  Vermont  it  becomes  apparent  that  we  may  not  be  as  open­ minded as we think. And if that’s  the  case,  then  maybe  we’re  not  as  liberal­minded  as  we  think,  either.  If  you  were  to  search  the  !"#$%&%'$(')(*+%,"-.+/0(1'2(3'2+!( see that to be liberal is to be open  to  new  behaviors  or  opinions,  and willing to discard traditional  values.   4&5"-(!"#$%&%'$6(7%&"(&5"().­ voring of reform, freedom from  bigotry  and  tolerance  towards  others. It  seems  some  parts of Ver­ mont subscribe to what it is to be  liberal,  particularly  more  popu­

lated  areas  like  Burlington  that  also  happens  to  epitomize  the  classic university town.   However,  much  of  the  state  includes  agricultural  and  work­ ing  class  areas,  often  accompa­ nied  by  traditional  and  conser­ vative ideology.  Sometimes this difference in  political  beliefs  creates  a  com­ munication  issue.  It  is  easy  to  criticize  our  neighbors,  even  if  their  opinions  are  relatively  moderate compared to those of  other  countries  or  even  other  states.  

Extremism on both ends of the spectrum isolates the growth of knowledge. Keeping  an  open  dialogue  with people who think different­ ly is what educates us and makes  the  world  more  progressive  in  thought and in action. In  a  video  published  on  the  Burlington  Free  Press  website  last semester, protesters showed  .(#85&(')(*.7&%9%6:0(.8.%$6&(;5"++( Oil at a student panel.   The  protest  shut  down  the  panel  and  took  away  partici­ pant’s  ability  to  both  share  and 

learn  —  the  exact  opposite  of  what it is to be liberal. Contrary  opinions  were  not given the opportunity to be  presented,  let  alone  contested.   <.9"(3"(-".++1(7':"(&'(#$!(&5.&( we  have  all  of  the  answers  we  need?  Do we have no more rea­ son to listen? And while this is only one ex­ ample of extreme liberalism, the  ideology is still present, whether  at  a  Shell  Oil  panel,  conference  protest, blockade or picket line. This is the danger of extrem­ ism  on  both  ends  of  the  spec­ trum.    It  isolates  the  growth  of  knowledge.   One does not need to respect  contrary  opinion,  but  liberality  dictates that we tolerate and un­ derstand other perspectives. It’s easy to be kind when sur­ rounded by people you like, just  like it’s easy to be tolerant when  surrounded  by  opinions  you  agree with.  If  we  are  to  subscribe  to  a  state  of  liberality,  we  need  to  keep our minds open and try to  understand  the  opinions  of  our  '=='$"$&6( %$6&".!( ')( #85&%$8( them.  !"#$%&'()*(+,'-$)&.)")/#.012("#) student and has been writing for  03()!2'&+).&'+()4"%%)5675


Campus Voices What are your thoughts on getting more time to move in or out of the residence halls? “You’re scrambling the day before, everyone is crowded, it just doesn’t make sense — there’s so much traffic. What’s the deal? I think you should at least have one extra day. There are just so many problems.” Dana Heng, Class of 2015

“I know that by the end of the year, I am going to have a lot more crap than I began with and I’m going to need a lot more than a day to move it out.” Erin O’Malley Storck, Class of 2016

“In Canada, if you’re a freshman, you just get to party for a week before classes.” Derek Neal, Class of 2015

“Getting back at noon the Sunday before classes start — I mean it must have been a shock for some people. You don’t get the feel or get settled in until later. You’re kind of struggling already.” Joseph Oteng, Class of 2015



Anna Burns Welker’s comments toward her husband Wes Welker’s opponent Ray Lewis, after the Patriots lost to the Ravens.

Quick Opinion “I wonder if people who wear ‘Eat More Kale’ shirts actually consume more kale than the average person.” Bianca Mohn Illustration by Andrew Becker

“Apparently Beyonce wasn’t actually singing at the inauguration. And that makes me upset. What happened to authenticity?” Jacob Lumbra “People who care more about Beyonce’s performance than the marvel of our first black president’s reinstatement into office frustrate me.” Peyton Rosenthal


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left: A Catamount skiier glides down a mountain. Jimmy Cochran just joined the team as the assistant alpine skiing coach below: UMass Lowell players chirp with sophomore forward Brett Bruneteau during UMass Lowell’s victory over UVM Jan. 11.

Spectacle a look through the lens WINTER SPORTS UPDATE

above: Junior forward Luke Apfeld prepares to shoot during UVM’s 76-62 win over Fairleigh Dickinson Dec. 22, 2012. right: Senior Snowboard Team President Sandy Roundy-Lane grinds a rail during team practice at Stowe. PHOTOS BY Alex Edelman


QB prototype changes 8/$"&# '/# J:&'# *B)# -"')+.);'-/"&># ()# also tacked on 815 yards with seven more scores via the ground. Their success did not go unnoticed. Midway through the season Pete Carroll and the Seahawks began using the read option with their unconventional quarterback Russell Wilson. Standing only 5’10” but blessed with the speed to run a 4.55 40-yard dash, the Seahawks offense exploded upon its arrival. Their success with the option was highlighted by their playoff vicJAKE BELECKI tory against the Redskins where the About 6’4”, 225 pounds with a ‘Hawks ran for a franchise playoff 7%&)+# %+,># ;%&&A*+&'# ,)"'%7-'=# %"8# record 224 yards. They averaged 10 boyishly good looks. For years this yards per rush on option plays and has served as the prototype for fans only 4.4 on others. of the NFL quarterback. Glancing over the successes of elite collegiate programs utilizing the Vick made it okay for running quarterback, from Oregon to Ohio State to whatever program Rich quaterbacks to want Rodriguez is at this year, it seemed to run, and the trio taboo to design an offense with a quarterback’s legs at heart. Then, in of RG3, Kaepernick 2012, everything changed. and Wilson made it It began when the Redskins pookay for coaches to "-)8#:;#L#'/#'()#':")#/?#'(+))#*+&'&# and a second round pick — and gave design an offense Mike and Kyle Shanahan a new toy on the threat of their $-'(#H/5)+'#M+-?*"#III3#!&#'()#,/&'# polished and mobile QB, arguably quaterback’s legs. )B)+>#M+-?*"#N/:+-&()8#%&#'()=#-"./+porated professional and collegiate ideologies to their pistol offense. Meanwhile in San-Francisco, The Redskins made the read op- the 49ers are riding their read option tion a staple of their offense, forcing to a Super Bowl birth. Second year their opponents to account for all six quarterback Colin Kaepernick got eligible players on every snap. Grif- his chance when Alex Smith was *"@&#)O.);'-/"%7#5%77#(%"87-"D#&1-77&# knocked out against the Rams and D%B)#8)?)"&)&#*'&#J:&'#'+=-"D#'/#8-&- forced to miss the following game sect whether he or Alfred Morris had due to the NFL’s concussion policies. the ball. Kaepernick ran for 66 yards in Then they installed play action relief duty against St. Louis, threw off of it, forcing linebackers to choose for 243 yards against the vaunted between stopping Alfred Morris and Bears defense, and hasn’t looked RG3 on the ground, or the receiver back since. Bite on the ball in the +:""-"D# ?+))# 5)(-"8# '(),3# M+-?*"# tailbacks belly and you’ll have just threw for 3200 yards and 20 touch-

enough time to see the quarterback N=#;%&'#=/:3#P:&'#%&1#97%=#Q%''()$&># ()@&#&'-77#'+=-"D#'/#*D:+)#/:'#$(/#(%&# the ball. Ever since Michael Vick broke into the NFL and his polarizing play-style enamored NFL fans, these changes have been in motion. Vick made it okay for quarterbacks to want to run, and the trio of RG3, Kaepernick and Wilson made it okay for coaches to design an offense on the threat of their quarterback’s legs. R-''-"D7=># '()# SRT@&# *+&'# 7)D-'-mate “college style” coach, Chip Kelly, is the new head honcho in Philadelphia. This trend will only snowball and become more prominent in the coming years. Take any promising high school quarterback with great athleticism, someone who is also capable of playing another position traditionally associated with speed and elusiveness. Twenty years ago you’d have been wise to focus on another position, a quarterback with that skill-set wasn’t expected to make it to the NFL. Your ceiling was capped as the quarterback of a successful college program where you wouldn’t see a penny compared to the millions you brought to your university. The rise of the mobile quarterback is imminent. However, this is not to say it will lead to the death of the classic pocket quarterback. A +:""-"D#U:%+')+5%.1#.%++-)&#%#&-D"-*cantly higher risk of injury, we saw this with RG3. Some teams won’t want to put their franchise on the line with a running play when a quality, traditional quarterback is available. However, simply being big, tall and strong armed –– boyishly good looks preferred –– may not push you -"'/#'()#*+&'#+/:"8#%"=,/+)3#9%77#-'# the death of the JeMarcus Russells and Blaine Gabberts — something we can all get behind.

Olympian joins staff ferred to the University of Vermont to ski for the Catamounts, his fathers and grandfather’s alma mater. In the 2003 season, Cochran talThe Director of Skiing and head lied eight victories, including the alpine coach at UVM Bill Reichelt slalom silver, and the giant slalom announced earlier this school year bronze at the NCAA championships that alumni Jimmy Cochran had been hosted by Dartmouth College. named the new assistant alpine skiing Slalom skiing is an alpine skiing coach. discipline; involving skiing between “I’m honored to be a continuing poles spaced close together that part of such a rich ski racing legacy causes quicker and shorter turns. at UVM, and look forward to givIn 2004, Cochran joined the U.S. ing back to the program that put me 01-#2)%,3#4-&#5)&'#6/+78#9:;#*"-&(# onto the national team 10 years ago,” was seventh at a giant slalom event in Cochran said. “Lucky for me, the France in 2005. At the 2006 Winter team today is made up of an incred- <7=,;-.&#-"#2:+-">#9/.(+%"#*"-&()8# ibly motivated, impassioned cadre of the same event. student-athletes.” He has raced in three World Cochran is a two-time Olympian Championships and won four U.S. in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olym- titles during his career. pics. He is one of the famous “Skiing Before joining the UVM coachCochrans,” a family of alpine ski rac- ing staff, Cochran helped run his ers from Richmond, Vermont. ?%,-7=@&# "/"A;+/*'# 9/.(+%"@&# 01-# The Skiing Cochrans have had a Area in South Burlington. presence on the U.S. Ski Team since He has an annual charity slalom the 1960s, including grandfather called “Thank God for SnowmakMickey Cochran who was U.S. head ing” and he helped to create his famcoach in 1974. ily’s syrup called, Slopeside Syrup. Cochran’s father Bobby Cochran The Vermont ski team won the along with many of his extended fam- 2012 NCAA National Championship ily members have also been members in Bozeman, Montana. The Cataof the team. Cochran’s aunt Barbara ,/:"'&# $/"# '()-+# *+&'# "%'-/"%7# '-'7)# !""# $%&# '()# *+&'#!,)+-.%"# $/,%"# since 1994 and sixth in the history of to win a gold medal in alpine skiing the program with a record 832 points. at the 1972 Winter Olympic games in The team set an NCAA record for Sapporo, Japan. largest margin of victory with 161 “It is a pleasure to bring Jimmy points. back to UVM after competing nine 2(-&#=)%+@&#')%,#(%&#./,)#-"#*+&'# years on the World Cup circuit,” ;7%.)#-"#)%.(#/?#'()#*+&'#?/:+#)B)"'&># Reichelt said in an interview with sweeping the UVM Carnival and the UVM. “He will bring the experience St. Lawrence Carnival. of racing at the sport’s highest level, The EISA Circuit moves to as well as competing as a Catamount Maine next week for the Colby Carin 2002-03. He has a passion for ski- nival on January 25-26 for the alpine ing and I am excited to work with races and January 26-27 for the NorJimmy in his new role in the pro- dic races. gram.” The alpine races will be held at Cochran who has been skiing Sugarloaf, while the Nordic events competitively since 1998, left Mid- will be at Quarry Road in Waterville, dlebury College in 2002, and trans- Maine. Colin Hekiaman  Assistant Sports Editor

Super Bowl Picks The Baltimore Ravens’ victory over the New England Patriots last Sunday is nothing less than an extraordinary accomplishment on a number of levels. Baltimore defeated the best playoff quarterback of our generation in a building where he had lost just three games in 14 playoff appearances. C=# /B)+./,-"D# %# EFAG# *+&'A(%7?# 8)*.-'>#'()#H%B)"&#$)+)#'()#*+&'#')%,# ever to beat Tom Brady in Foxboro after trailing at the half. Perhaps most astonishing, Ray Lewis once again stared football mortality in the eyes before fending it off for one last ride. But Lewis cannot prolong his impending retirement any longer. Super Bowl XLVII will be Lewis’ last game, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. The matchup between the Ravens and the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers is — on paper — as

good a matchup as any sports fan could ever hope for in a Super Bowl. The 49ers and Ravens both +%"1)8#-"#'()#'/;#*B)#-"#;/-"'&#&./+)8# and yards per game during the regular season. Both teams also have defenses that ranked in the top 10 during the regular season, when looking at both total yardage allowed and points allowed per game. Besides the statistical comparisons, the intrigue and storylines of these two teams are abundant. The coaches of each team are brothers, the 49ers are led by an out-of-no$()+)# +//1-)# $(/# -&# +)8)*"-"D# '()# quarterback position, and the Ravens are trying to secure a Lombardi Trophy for the most important player in their franchise’s history. Fittingly, one of the keys of this game will actually be how well Lewis can play. Obviously the leader of the defense always needs to play

Scoreboard: Will Colin 25- 25 Jeremy 33 - 17

Josh 30 - 18

29 - 21 Jake 25 - 25

well, but the read option attack of San Francisco will put particular pressure on the front seven of Baltimore. Interestingly, the Ravens faced a similar read option scheme when they lost to Washington in week 14. While Redskins’ running back Alfred Morris racked up nearly 130 yards on the ground against the Ravens defense, rookie sensation Robert Grif*"# III# $%&# ()78# '/# J:&'# FK# =%+8&# /?# rushing in that contest before being knocked out with a knee injury in the fourth quarter. I think Kaepernick and the 49ers will have their moments against the Ravens defense, but I also think that two weeks of prep and practice will give Baltimore the necessary time to formulate a defensive game-plan that can mitigate the big-play potential of San Francisco. Furthermore, even if Kaepernick can pierce through Baltimore’s front seven, the Ravens secondary can be counted on to make punishing hits /"#5%77#.%++-)+&#-"#'()#/;)"#*)783#6)# can be certain that if Kaepernick chooses to keep out of the read option, Baltimore will make him pay a steep price. What this game may come down to is not San Francisco’s quarterback but Baltimore’s. In reaching the Super Bowl, Joe Flacco has gone up against — and defeated — Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Two out of those three -"8-B-8:%7&# %+)# *+&'A5%77/'# (%77# /?#

Will Andreycak Senior Staff Writer 

Each we ek, Sports sta the Cynic ff will pre dict the w !"#$%##& inner of s '( ome of participan $)*(!$+,!-.-/+!#0 $)+!."1/ ts are Je (2$3"#$ remy Karp Colin He f, Will An kimian, J dreycak, osh Aron son and Jake 4-#5#.&-2

fame r s a n d the other is arguably the future of the position. But amazingly Flacco dramatically outplayed them all. He has simply been elite throwing for eight touchdowns and zero interceptions this postseason, while averaging 284 yards per game. As good as Kaepernick has been playing, Flacco has been better. And when you look at how the Atlanta passing game picked apart the 49ers secondary with passes of 20 yards or more last week, you have to think deep threat Torrey Smith will be chomping at the bit to do the same. As of Monday evening, the 49ers $)+)# %# *B)A;/-"'# ?%B/+-')# /B)+# '()# Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII, and I totally understand and respect why this is the case. But the Ravens have pieces — both tangible and intangi57)#L#'(%'#%+)#8-?*.:7'#'/#/B)+7//13# The defense has the speed to contain the read option of San Francisco, Joe Flacco has the opportunity to solidify himself as an elite quarterback in the national football league, and Ray Lewis has the chance to write the

best possible conclusion to what has been one of the most dominant defensive careers of all time. The 49ers will be a team that is expected to reach the Super Bow every season for many years to come. Baltimore cannot say the same; the window for a Super Bowl is closing and closing fast. This game will be %"#%5&/7:')#8/D#*D('>#5:'#8/D#*D('&# are the type of game that Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens thrive in. Expect the same one last time.

The Picks:

Baltimore: Will and Josh San Francisco: Jake, Jeremy and Colin




Cats take No. 3 in America East


...continued from page 1 its lead to 18 points with the score at 55-37 with just 10 minutes left in the game. However, Stony Brook didn’t give in easily. !"# "$%# &'%# ()*+"%# (,-./# "$%# Cats lost junior Brian Voelkel, who received a technical foul for not handing the ball to the referee prop%-012#3$)4#5,4#"$%#&*,0#4"-,5#,*6#$%# was fouled out of the game. But that would be as close of a break as Stony Brook would get, as the Cats relied on essential free throw shooting from junior Clancy 7+88/#5$9#&*)4$%6#"$%#8,(%#::;:<# from the line. UVM’s performance moved "$%# "%,(# )*"9# ,# &-4"# =0,>%# ")%# 5)"$# Albany in the America East with a >9*?%-%*>%#-%>9-6#9?#@;:#,*6#,#:A;<# overall record. Following the game, Coach John Becker showed much gratitude toward the fans and the students who attended the game. “I would like to thank our fans for showing up and especially our students who were out full force today”, Becker said. “It was a great, great, college basketball atmosphere and our guys really fed off that.” “It was probably one of the best crowds I’ve ever seen at Patrick, if not the best. The whiteout was crazy, and the students were the best I’ve ever seen too,” Rugg said after the game. Vermont will travel on the road Tuesday to face Maine, which will air on ESPN3. The game will also B%# "$%# &-4"# 9?# ,# "$-%%# 8,(%# -9,6# series for the Cats as America East play begins to heat up before the conference tournament starts March 9th.

- The Vermont Cynic Junior Guard Candon Rusin controls possession of the ball as he leads Vermont past the Stony Brook Seawolves 81­73 at Patrick Gym Jan.18.

Vermont Cynic Issue 15 Spring 2013