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Radio station opens doors to potential DJs

Radio station opens doors to potential DJs

4 days ago

To start off the fall semester, UVM’s very own radio station, WRUV, is holding DJ training for anyone...

Award-winning poet explores individuality at UVM

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

September 8, 2017

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In the age of social media, Americans are exposed to millions of different voices every day.The UVM Program Board is hosting a reading by Danez Smith, a new voice in poetry, as part of the “Week of Welcome” festivities this year.Smith, originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, is a black, queer and HIV-positive writer...

Comedian looks to joke about own experiences

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

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Comedy is all about crafting stories, and for Chris Distefano, his own stories make for the best material.Distefano, a New York-based comedian, will be performing May 5 and 6 at the Vermont Comedy Club.In the past Comedy Central named him a “Comic to Watch” as part of the 2012 New York Comedy festival, and Distefano...

UVM grad displays his artwork downtown

UVM grad displays his artwork downtown

May 4, 2017

Large-scale, abstract paintings bring color and life to an otherwise empty fourth floor room at the Burlington...

Students create pretzel-inspired charcoal drawings

Students create pretzel-inspired charcoal drawings

April 27, 2017

One local breakfast eatery is showing off some of its finest products in the best way possible, all thanks...

Nashville singer-songwriters to perform on campus

Nashville singer-songwriters to perform on campus

April 26, 2017

A group of singer-songwriters will bring a taste of Nashville’s vibrant music scene to UVM this Friday.The...

Theater majors make use of talent in one act plays

Theater majors make use of talent in one act plays

April 21, 2017

After years of helping to create someone else’s vision, four seniors are ready to construct their own.UVM...

On campus showcase to celebrate student work

Isabella Alessandrini

April 20, 2017

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Looking for new art to put in your dorm, good food to eat or local bands to listen to right here on campus?Visual artists, musicians and vendors alike will gather for UVM’s annual Furious Festival on April 22.This year, the day-long event organized by the Community for Artistic Development is celebrating its fourth...

Local festival features experimental music

Local festival features experimental music

April 20, 2017

Vermonters looking to dance the night away should look no further than the Pushing a Brain Uphill music...

Club holds concert for Syrian rescue group

Addie Beach

April 14, 2017

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UVM Amnesty International not only wants people to have fun, but do some good in the process.The organization will be hosting a Jamnesty concert April 14, with proceeds going to support Syrian civilian rescue group the White Helmets.The White Helmets are a group of unarmed, neutral volunteers who help with search and...

Trash becomes fashion

Addie Beach

March 22, 2017

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Fashion can change how we view something entirely… including trash.The outdoor gear designer, Patagonia is working alongside the Outing Club to sponsor a “Trashion Show” on March 23, as part of the Worn Wear tour, an event sponsored by Patagonia focused on promoting sustainability.It will feature student-made...

South African chorus set to have Burlington show

Anna Gibson

March 10, 2017

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It is difficult to ignore any art, born out of humble beginnings, that has received widespread and international admiration.While its presence on the international stage did not appear until the release of Paul Simon’s seminal album, “Graceland,” in 1986, Ladysmith Black Mambazo was created about 20 years prior. ...

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