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Rapper commits to peace

September 23, 2015

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UVM senior Dan Batista is a new generation hip-hop rapper and songwriter. Going by the name “Chosin,” Batista strives to make a change in his community.“I spell my [rap alias] ‘Chosin’ with an ‘i’ instead of an ‘e’ because I’m a part of this generation; I have a chance to be a leader and take this generati...

Burlington venue attracts UVM students

April 28, 2015

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

Since opening in 1998, one music venue has been a standby for UVM students and Burlington residents alike.“I think Higher Ground more than elsewhere is for calmer crowds,”  sophomore Gemma Rossi said. “The shows are kind of for everyone.” Higher Ground, on Williston Road, attracts concert goers and musicians from all w...

Future students crave the stage

April 21, 2015

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The UVM theater department attracts hundreds of prospective students every year, many from local high schools.One student is Burlington High School alumna and junior Kaitie Bessette. “I’ve been seeing UVM shows since I was four, especially the ‘Toys Take Over Christmas’ shows,” Bessette said. “I really wanted to go ...

Artist captures campus in watercolor

Josh Holz

April 7, 2015

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

A local painter has given UVM’s snowy campus some color. Peter Huntoon painted UVM in watercolors as a part of his “A Day in Vermont” project. “What pops out to me is the green in the trees,” senior Kelly Ramos said, commenting on the painting. “I like the contrast a lot.” “I think he’s getting the essence ...

DJ spins the Native American genres

DJ spins the Native American genres

April 7, 2015

History has distorted the truth about America’s native people, and one WRUV DJ is giving them their vo...

Hyper-realism artist speaks on his latest painting

April 5, 2015

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A world-renowned artist has recently been chosen by the United States Postal Service to have his painting appear on a stamp.Ross Rossin, an oil-on-canvas portrait artist from Bulgaria, painted a 48 by-48 inch portrait of the famous poet Maya Angelou that will now be distributed on postage around the world. “I’m naturally...

Burlington warms up to the ‘WildLife’

April 1, 2015

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Two local entrepreneurs are expanding what it means to be a clothing shop.Wild Life, a clothing store in downtown Burlington, is the second business venture of Nicholas Dagostino and Dave Mullin, who also started Sticky Brand. “They had a stand up and really interesting hats and t-shirts,” said senior Chris Potter.“[Sti...

Glass gallery offers more for students

March 24, 2015

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The art of glassblowing has fascinated humans for centuries. Local shops are keeping the art form alive and well.Bern Gallery, a glass shop in Burlington not only offers a wide selection of handmade pipes, but also repairs, creates custom pieces and offers glassblowing classes.The gallery is owned by Tito,  who prefers to use a ...

Local artist masks Burlington

March 24, 2015

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Previews

An up and coming community of designers in downtown Burlington is ushering in a wave of innovation.Generator is “a combination of artist studios, classroom, and business incubator focused on making things,” according to their website.The artists and inventors of Generator are working with technology and mixing creativity...

UVM teacher translates Dante’s “Divine Comedy”

UVM teacher translates Dante’s “Divine Comedy”

March 22, 2015

Reading Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy” is an upward spiritual journey, not only for the story’s narrator, but also for ...

Michigan jeweler comes to Burlington

Michigan jeweler comes to Burlington

March 17, 2015

A new award-winning artist has arrived in Burlington.Denise Fletcher, owner of Deda Jewelry, creates ...

Refugee drummers return

Refugee drummers return

March 10, 2015

In the midst of a brutal genocide a group of refugees, brought together by war and a common interest in m...

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