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RALLYTHON exceeds fundraising goal with dance marathon

RALLYTHON exceeds fundraising goal with dance marathon

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

1 day ago

For 12 hours Feb 22, students and community members danced in a fundraiser for the UVM Children’s Hospital. RALLYTHON is a student-led movement that raises money all year for the Children’s Hospital, one of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals that provide lifesaving care to children...

Dance faculty presents work at Flynn

Dance faculty presents work at Flynn

Jean Macbride, Staff Writer

5 days ago

The dance faculty at UVM spend their days teaching students about and how to dance. This time, the faculty had a chance to show off their own work. The UVM Dance Faculty Showcase was held at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Flynn Space, a performance space next to Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.  ...

UVM professor helps create living bots

UVM professor helps create living bots

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

5 days ago

The computer screen showed a livestream of a green, stick-like animation flailing around.  That flailing stick is actually a virtual robot that served as a model for xenobots, or the first computer-designed living organisms. The xenobots were co-created by a robotics team from UVM and a biology team from Tu...

The issue with posthumously released albums

The issue with posthumously released albums

Connor Adams, Culture Columnist

5 days ago

Posthumously-released albums may seem like a noble idea to continue an artist’s spirit, but more often than not, they disrespect what the artist would want. Once an artist dies their name becomes a commodity. An infamous example of this is Frank Zappa, the virtuosic multi-instrumentalist famous in ...

Senior curates art event to showcase black creatives

Senior curates art event to showcase black creatives

Willow Scherwinski, Staff Writer

6 days ago

Booming notes of energetic hip-hop mixed with R&B rhythm echoes from Nectar’s each week. Every Thursday night, Burlington bar and music venue, Nectar’s, hosts an event called First Taste.  It is an artist curated event that showcases live performance, visual art and $2 PBRs.  For...

Weightlifting team snatches victories

Weightlifting team snatches victories

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

6 days ago

The weekend of Feb. 6, the UVM olympic weightlifting team competed at the National Junior Championships and National University & Under 25 Championships in Pleasanton, California.  Sophomore Noah Oliff-Lieberman and seniors John Bickers and Nicho Ader were the three UVM athletes in attendance....

Burlington native Ace$world writes his own raps

Burlington native Ace$world writes his own raps

Natalie Charron, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Rapper Ace$world was “born light, light as a feather.” Senior Andrew “Ace” Trainor-Clark, who records his rap music under the name “Ace$world, puts his finished work on Apple Music and Spotify.  Trainor-Clark was born in Sri Lanka and raised in Burlington. He has been recording rap music for the p...

Tri Delta throws annual Delta Desserts

Tri Delta throws annual Delta Desserts

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Pink streamers, cut out hearts and plates full of decadent desserts filled every room in UVM’s Tri Delta house. Every spring, UVM’s Tri Delta chapter hosts Delta Desserts, an all-you-can-eat dessert event that raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Delta Desserts 202...

Culture Staff’s 100 word rants

Culture Staff’s 100 word rants

Culture Staff

February 12, 2020

    Evan Peck Between the last time I went skiing and the next time I go, there will be a generation of ski babies born that will whiz past me. Born to wealthy parents, these young park rats begin shredding as soon as they can stand. In no time, they are tormenting below average skie...

Comedians talk death and perform live

Comedians talk death and perform live

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer

February 8, 2020

Low-top vintage booths and beat-up red velvet loveseats were occupied by patrons leaning forward, ready to ponder mortality together. “Death Talks” is a monthly variety show centered on death, its witnesses and fallouts.  Local comedians, musicians and death industry workers contemplated the end of life ...

Scorsese’s most recent film doesn’t live up to the hype

Scorsese’s most recent film doesn’t live up to the hype

Evan Peck, Culture Columnist

February 7, 2020

Even with all of the Oscar acclaim for Martin Scorsese’s historically-based three-and-a-half-hour drama, “The Irishman,” disappoints despite its all-star cast and iconic director.  Released on Netflix and in select theaters, the film depicts the life of Frank Sheeran, played by Robert DeNiro, a...

Fostering gives adoptable pets a home

Fostering gives adoptable pets a home

Kate Germain, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

Andrew roamed and sniffed around the living room, switching from couch to couch, hoping for a hug or maybe even a belly rub.  One-year-old Andrew is a yellow pit bull staying with junior Taylor Peltier while she fosters him.  Peltier fosters her dog from Winnie’s Legacy Canine Rescue, a non-profit adoption...

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