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Burlington ghostwalk: two culture writers’ critiques

Burlington ghostwalk: two culture writers’ critiques

Marjorie McWilliams and Cyrus Oswald

3 days ago

Educational and Fun Marjorie McWilliams A bright orange ribbon around a black hat and a floor length cape completed the mysterious aura of Thea Lewis on a chilly Burlington night.  Lewis has led Queen City Ghostwalk for 17 years and it shows. “I’ve been scaring up history in Burlington si...

Prism Center turns 20 years old

Prism Center turns 20 years old

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

4 days ago

Speeches and solidarity filled the Alumni House during the Prism Center’s 20th anniversary celebration. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City, the Prism Center held its 20th anniversary party on Oct. 4 in the Alumni House. Students and faculty gathered to c...

Lucky Chinese Food Cart boasts 27 years on campus

Lucky Chinese Food Cart boasts 27 years on campus

Sophia Duplin, Staff Writer

5 days ago

In search of a tasty, affordable lunch on campus students often frequent the food trucks that line University Place. Lap Ninh has been operating a self-run Chinese food truck called Lucky Chinese Food Cart on University Place since he was 35-years-old. Students who are fans of his General Tso...

Theater department to present “The Wolves” and “The Normal Heart”

Theater department to present “The Wolves” and “The Normal Heart”

Anya Kauffman

6 days ago

UVM’s Royall Tyler Theatre is putting on two fall plays, one that is an all-female cast, and one that is a mostly male cast.  Premiering Oct. 2-5 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 5-6 at 2 p.m., will be “The Wolves,” followed by “The Normal Heart,” running Nov. 6-9 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 9-10 at 2 p.m. “The...

New album by Alex G is the epitome of mediocrity

New album by Alex G is the epitome of mediocrity

Connor Adams, Culture Columnist

October 5, 2019

“House of Sugar” has potential to be a solid album, but track after track it fails to deliver. Alex G has been an indie superstar from his humble beginnings on bandcamp to collaborations with Frank Ocean. Even with his impressive fan base and incredible debut, more recently he has only released albu...

Kroll’s nostalgic comedy deserves hype

Kroll’s nostalgic comedy deserves hype

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

Umbrellaed by a glittering marquee, chatty friends and focused ushers loitering in a high-traffic lobby were all ready to laugh at anyone’s expense. Comedian Nick Kroll’s Sept. 26 stop at Burlington’s Flynn Theater on his “Middle Aged Boy Tour” centered around off-color adulting, precari...

Fleming Museum puts activism on display

Fleming Museum puts activism on display

Emma Adams, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

A print of a black janitor mops the floor of a war memorial with American flags looming over his head in a new exhibit. Commentary on the essence of America‘s history flows from the artworks of Fleming Museum’s fall 2019 exhibits. At the opening reception Sept 27, the new exhibits titled “RESIST! INSIST! PERSI...

Hey UVM, welcome to my dorm

Hey UVM, welcome to my dorm

Kellyn Doerr, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

The luxurious twin XL provided by Residential Life is no longer just a place to watch Netflix with your tinder date or have mental breakdowns. With way too many Amazon Prime orders and quite a few Target runs on your mom’s credit card, many college students today have found their room can be a dazzl...

UPB announces FallFest 2019 lineup

UPB announces FallFest 2019 lineup

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

September 30, 2019

The University Program Board announced that FallFest 2019, taking place Oct. 19 in Patrick Gym, will feature the Los Angeles based band Coast Modern, Burlington group 99 Neighbors and UVM’s Princess Nostalgia.  Coast Modern is an indie duo hailing from LA. Since their 2015 debut, Coast Modern rel...

Student podcasters bring NYC to BTV

Student podcasters bring NYC to BTV

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

September 28, 2019

Three friends and roommates from the Bronx, New York, gather around a mic once a week to let loose. No Cap is a podcast created by senior engineering majors Keven Borges, Rafael Peralta and Antonio Jackson. No Cap began in February 2019 after the Black Student Union Fashion Show at UVM. It’s a weekly podcast...

Grand Point North attracts artists from near and far

Grand Point North attracts artists from near and far

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

Local musicians took the stage on the waterfront, bringing the community together downtown.  The ninth annual Grand Point North music festival, organized by musician and Vermont native Grace Potter, took place Sept. 14 and 15 at Waterfront Park in Burlington. Senior Lili Traviato opened f...

Culture Staff Hot Takes

Culture Staff Hot Takes

Culture Staff

September 26, 2019

Rather than our usual "Culture Staff Recommends", this week the Culture Section brings you our hottest takes. From fashion to food to music, our writers held nothing back. So pick up some sardines, make sure your eggs are over-hard, find some new sneaks and give SiR a listen. Fila Shoes Kell...

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