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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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THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
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 $9,020, she said. South Burlington’s Alpine Shop owner Andy Kingston collaborated with Boardman by donating skis and alpine
equipment, Fayette said. “[Boardman and her fam ily] had been long time cos tumers and they asked us if we wanted to be a sponsor,” said Alpine Shop employee Seth Davis. “And we had a bunch of new race skis in this year so we were well equipped to set her up.” Boardman said she was very excited to visit South Ko rea, where she will both vaca tion and compete from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5. “I get to meet the ambas sador when I’m in Korea,” she said of her upcoming trip. Boardman will not only compete in South Korea, but she will also get the chance
to participate in Host Town, where she will get the chance to see and participate in en tertainment, have a luncheon with the ambassador of South Korea and try various Korean dishes, Fayette said. Fayette said the competi tion will be more about the experience and less about rec ognition. “The Special Olympics isn’t all about winning a medal,” Fayette said. “It’s about giving people with intellectual dis abilities an opportunity to par ticipate and get the experience as well as the opportunity to participate in sports.”
PHOTO COURTESY OF SUSAN FAYETTE
Continuing Education student Leah Boardman poses with her sponsored equipment and Andy Kingston of Alpine Shop. She is traveling to South Korea to compete in the 2013 Special Olympics.
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WALKER SULTZBACH The Vermont Cynic
Leah Boardman sits at an interview in the Davis Center Jan. 23.
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Despite some students’ con cerned about campus security, Magnant said that the main is sue with trespassers could sim ply be residential negligence. “Sugira entered the resi dents room via unlocked doors,” Lieutenant Magnant said. “No matter what system you have in
place, if you let someone else in, intentionally or not, they will bypass the system.” !"#$%&'()&)"#&*'+,$#&-./0- vit on vermontcynic.com.
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$2+.("',(08.(*5/2.#(2*' /42"0.,(IJ(-..#4=
THURSDAY, JANUARY24, 2013
PBS visits campus Ayla Yersel Staff Writer Students got the chance to K"48(08.$#(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.
WALKER SULTZBACH The Vermont Cynic
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 BroBible.com’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,” BroBible.com 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 litia.com.
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
This week in
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
14. Pacman 15. Life 17. Toys “R” Us 18. Jenga 19. Hot Wheels 20. Charades 21. Chess
Camp Morning Wood by Scott Womer
Down 2. Pictionary 3. Mr. Potato Head 4. Legos 6. Chutes and Ladders 7. Furby 13. Apples to Apples 16. Barbie
How the west was fun By Jenna Bushor, Illustrations Editor !"#$%&'()&*++,#,-)'&,)./(')0#)'&,)('*',)/1) Texas between the 1850s and the 1890s with around 160 shoot-outs during that time. The Pony Express operated from April 1860 through October 1861 and carried nearly 35,000 pieces of mail over 650,000 miles. The term “stick ‘em up” wasn’t actually coined until the 1930s despite its abundant use in West,2#)$3.(4) Sources: lindalaelmiller.com
Lotus kicks off tour at Higher Ground Erin Kelly Cynic Correspondent Back in 1999 Lotus formed at a small liberal arts school in Indiana. The original members were twin brothers Jesse and Luke Miller, Mike !"##$%#&'( )$'( *+,#( -#. 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
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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"( $#7( album? JM: Well we’ve been working on recording a lot of different things. The focus of this album was making it
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Jeff Buckley, a retrospective I’ve heard many times that it’s better to burn out than to fade away. That is all well and good, but what of those who never had the chance to do either? Countless musicians have been taken from us too early in their lives, but one who sticks out for me in is Jeff Buckley. Many people are famil iar with Buckley’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah.” While his take on the song is a perfect ex ample of Buckley’s unique artistic insight and some what unconventional musi cality, it is only the tip of the iceberg. 823,ʶ( %"4/( )&:2.;( “Grace,” released in 1994, was met with initial praise from both critics and fans alike. It was a testament to his ability to create unparal leled music that displayed his talents as a singer, song writer and musician. The opening track alone is an example of his incred
ible talent. “Mojo Pin” fea tures swirling guitar chords that accompany a soft but suitable riff. Distortion ,+3,4( +$( 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 ( #<#"( 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!
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
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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$168 Obama’s recent press con ference also gave me hope. Ad vocating for stricter gun control laws, the president endorsed an effort to crack down on highca pacity “magazine clips.” Good grief. I didn’t know if he was railing against coupon clippings or just couldn’t make the distinction between maga zines and clips. Know your en emy, I suppose. On that note, I think we should outlaw “magazine clips,” in the spirit of bipartisanship. Conservatives could demon strate how they aren’t averse to reaching across the aisle, liber als would feel as if they actually accomplished something — just like in ’94 — and the NRA, hav ing been thoroughly and unde servedly demonized, could take a wellneeded breather. Everybody wins! At least until liberals gun for legislation outlawing laser torpedoes and cuddle bombs. If that day comes, I’ll even lend a helping hand.
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
One more day, please
There are many things to love about UVM, but the ResLife hall opening and closing policy is not one of them. Whether it is reopening the residence halls after winter break or closing the halls after #$.+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
CONTROVERSIAL QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“PROUD OF MY HUSBAND AND THE PATS. BY THE WAY, IF ANYONE IS BORED, PLEASE GO TO RAY LEWIS’ WIKIPEDIA PAGE. 6 KIDS 4 WIVES. ACQUITTED FOR MURDER, PAID A FAMILY OFF. YAY. WHAT A HALL OF FAME PLAYER! A TRUE ROLE MODEL!”
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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THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
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-)&'#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 12th.in 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
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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# /?#
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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 $)+)# %# *B)A;/-"'# ?%B/+-')# /B)+# '()# Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII, and I totally understand and respect why this is the case. But the Ravens have pieces — both tangible and intangi57)#L#'(%'#%+)#8-?*.:7'#'/#/B)+7//13# The defense has the speed to contain the read option of San Francisco, Joe Flacco has the opportunity to solidify himself as an elite quarterback in the national football league, and Ray Lewis has the chance to write the
best possible conclusion to what has been one of the most dominant defensive careers of all time. The 49ers will be a team that is expected to reach the Super Bow every season for many years to come. Baltimore cannot say the same; the window for a Super Bowl is closing and closing fast. This game will be %"#%5&/7:')#8/D#*D('>#5:'#8/D#*D('&# are the type of game that Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens thrive in. Expect the same one last time.
Baltimore: Will and Josh San Francisco: Jake, Jeremy and Colin
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
Cats take No. 3 in America East
...continued from page 1 its lead to 18 points with the score at 55-37 with just 10 minutes left in the game. However, Stony Brook didn’t give in easily. !"# "$%# &'%# ()*+"%# (,-./# "$%# Cats lost junior Brian Voelkel, who received a technical foul for not handing the ball to the referee prop%-012#3$)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.