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Nullhegan’s Emma Downie and Ben Collins, both juniors, stand on College street April 11.

The overwhelming freedom of Nullhegan

Connor Adams, Culture Staff Writer April 12, 2021

Gutsy guitars and soaring vocals hypnotized audience members as juniors Ben Collins and Emma Downie of music duo Nullhegan rocked out in Brennan’s Pub. Nulhegan is a mix of blues, jazz and classic...

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“A profound lack of thinking:” History professor Charlie Briggs on UVM and dismissal

Mae Nagusky, Culture Staff Writer April 9, 2021

History Professor Charlie Briggs first felt inspired to become a professor in college.  He fell in love with the idea of teaching and researching. Today, Briggs has turned into one of those beloved...

Freshman Elene Karlberg, known as UVM Condom Kid, poses surrounded by over 100 Trojan condoms March 31.

‘UVM Condom Kid’ brings peer-to-peer sex education to campus

Willow Scherwinski, Culture Staff Writer April 7, 2021

Despite the misconnection that has ensued from the global pandemic, people are still driven by their primal behavior.  First-year Elene Karlberg recognized this during her time in the dorms this year...

Sophomore Matteo Luban plays his Japanese Fender Stratocaster guitar April 2.

Matteo Luban on new single ‘Disarray,’ isolation and inspiration

Anna Kolosky, Assistant Culture Editor April 5, 2021

Bossa nova beats melt together with dancey vibes and guitar riffs in senior Matteo Luban’s most recent song, “Disarray.”  While the title suggests disharmony, Luban’s musical talent and inspirations...

UVM Senior Kellyn Doerr and her boyfriend Wallace Burgess, recent Syracuse University graduate, stand in front of American Flatbread March 27. Doerr and Burgess met during the pandemic through Tinder.

A look at dating culture in COVID-19

Kellyn Doerr, Culture Staff Writer April 2, 2021

I met the love of my life during a global pandemic.  My boyfriend and I met on Tinder. An app I used to love to make fun of and “swipe” on cute guys with my roommates.  We hit it off immediately...

A COVID safe guide to Passover

A COVID safe guide to Passover

Kellyn Doerr, Culture Staff Writer April 1, 2021

We’re back with yet another COVID safe Jewish holiday guide, this time around; Passover. Chag Pesach Sameach bitches.  The wonderful holiday that is Passover. This time commemorates the exodus of...

Minari and the American dream

Minari and the American dream

Luke Davis, Culture Staff Writer March 31, 2021

When David hears his Mom and Dad shouting about things he doesn’t understand in the living room, his solution is to make paper airplanes with his sister. They scrawl “DON’T FIGHT” on them, and...

Boys Cruise releases singles ahead of sophomore album

Boys Cruise releases singles ahead of sophomore album

Christa Guzman, Culture Staff Writer March 29, 2021

Local indie surf-rock group Boys Cruise released a trilogy of singles in the last month to preamble their upcoming self-titled album.  Juniors Jake Flaherty, Joey Krouse, Jackson Halus and Jake Morgan...

The simple power of walking

The simple power of walking

Laura Meyer, Culture Staff Writer March 26, 2021

I used to not think much about walking. It was just walking. It got you from point A to point B.  If anything, I thought walking was an inconvenience because of how long it takes to actually get to...

Meg Lipke, Ground for Body, 2019, 72x60x5, Fabric dye, acrylic, beeswax on canvas, and polyester fill, Photo by Sam Simon

Questioning tradition with Meg Lipke’s ‘In the Making’

Quinn Johnson, Culture Staff Writer March 24, 2021

“In the Making” is a fun and funky exploration of the convergence of painting, sculpture and textiles, and centers on Meg Lipke’s ‘91 painting practice over the last five years.  Born in Portland,...

Left: Bag of Tears, c. 2015-2016
Right: Baby Slippers on Thorns, 2006

Enigmatic and experimental: Diane Gabriel’s ‘Pivotal Moments’

Quinn Johnson, Culture Staff Writer March 24, 2021

Escape the bustling crowds of Church Street Marketplace and step into a white-walled oasis.  On Feb. 12, Burlington City Arts revealed their Spring 2021 exhibitions, “Meg Lipke: In the Making”...

Senior Brooke Katz sits on the porch of their apartment on Colchester street March 3.

Cynic Fit Check: Brooke Katz

Sophia Venturo, Culture Editor March 22, 2021

Brooke Katz is a senior Gender and Women's Studies major. Originally from Massachusetts, Katz moved to Burlington in 2017. THE CYNIC: Tell me about what you’re wearing right now. KATZ: This shirt...

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