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UVM and Garuka team up to feed the needy

UVM and Garuka team up to feed the needy

Willow Scherwinski, Staff Writer

1 day ago

A small, transportable snack is a trusted boost of energy to many students, especially when cramming for exams around the corner.  Garuka Bars is a small company based in Burlington that caters to this demand. Mike Rosenburg, Vermonter and founder of Garuka Bars, began making the bars in 2011. ...

The science of sleep

The science of sleep

Jean Macbride, Staff Writer

2 days ago

Among college students, 70.6% reported that they get an inadequate amount of sleep, according to a study done by the National Institute of Health in June, 2014. At finals time, UVM students at Howe Library have a lot of different ideas about sleep and schoolwork. Sophomore David Lindholm said tha...

The call of caffeine

The call of caffeine

Natalie Charron, Staff Writer

2 days ago

With finals approaching, students are turning to caffeinated drinks in an attempt to summon the energy to cram. Several students at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 19 were at Howe Library for a late night study session, typing on laptops and scribbling in notebooks with Speeder & Earl’s coffee cups sitting on their ...

Meet Dia Brown: engineer and leader

Meet Dia Brown: engineer and leader

Emma Shapera, Staff Writer

3 days ago

Despite the STEM community making up most of UVM’s majors, there was no National Society for Black Engineers at the University until last year. Junior Dia Brown, the club’s president and founder, launched the club at UVM in August 2018. “When I found out in my first year there wasn’t a ...

“Parasite” is not a typical horror film

“Parasite” is not a typical horror film

Evan Peck, Culture Columnist

November 25, 2019

The Kim family watches an intense thunderstorm light up the night sky as they get drunk inside the Park family mansion. Nobody knows they are there. That is, until the Parks show up.  Fast-paced wit, colorful shots and heart-stopping twists are a couple of the elements that make Parasite such an enjoyab...

Culture Staff Playlist

Culture Staff Playlist

Culture Staff

November 22, 2019

Here's what the Culture staff has been listening to recently. Listen on Spotify.   Frank Ocean / In My Room Qveen Herby / THAT Bih Molly with Charles / Strawberry Father John Misty / Real Love Baby WILLOW / Female Energy, Part 2 Dylan LeBlanc / Cautionary Tale Raleigh Ritchie / Stay Inside Sugar Pine...

Hit Paws a cappella gets cozy at Pajama Jams

Hit Paws a cappella gets cozy at Pajama Jams

Kate Germain, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

The members of Hit Paws sang in harmonious chorus while bouncing around stage in their coziest pajamas.  Hit Paws, a UVM a cappella group, performed a concert Nov. 15 in Fleming 101.  UVM currently has four a cappella groups: Zest, Hit Paws, The Cat’s Meow, and The Top Cats. As the tempe...

Citizens try to save Burly’s tree canopy

Citizens try to save Burly’s tree canopy

Emma Adams, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

Burlington is defined by its lush green foliage. However, local arborists say the signature  trunks and leaves of Vermont need citizen help.  Branch Out Burlington! is an organization that seeks to nurture and expand the city’s leafy canopy. Volunteers help plant and maintain the health of ...

Famous works of art hidden in Fleming

Famous works of art hidden in Fleming

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

November 16, 2019

Proudly facing Colchester Avenue with its rows of arched windows, columns and brick facade, Fleming Museum welcomes visitors to view an eclectic and prolific collection of art and artifacts. First opened in 1931, Fleming is home to more than 24,000 objects that span widely across cultures and time peri...

CDAE Film Festival attendance lower than expected

CDAE Film Festival attendance lower than expected

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

The CDAE department is, in chair Jane Kolodinsky’s words, “the biggest department no one has ever heard of.” Their Whistleblower Film Festival looked to change this.  From Nov. 4-7, the Community Development and Applied Economics department put on the Whistleblower Film Festival,  in part...

Rapper sheds light on decolonization

Rapper sheds light on decolonization

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

A woman with bright brown eyes, electric pink lipstick and a white hijab made her way through rows of chairs, smiling widely. Around 6 p.m. Nov. 4, the president of the Mulim Student Association, sophomore Lena Ginawi, handed Mona Haydar the microphone. A Syrian American artist from Flint, Mic...

Comedian Steven Wright to perform at the Flynn

Comedian Steven Wright to perform at the Flynn

Sophia Venturo

November 13, 2019

The comedian’s voice seeped out of the phone in a low, vibrating register to talk about his return to the Burlington comedy scene.  Stand-up comedian Steven Wright will perform at Burlington’s Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Nov. 15,  as the second stop on a two-week tour along the East C...

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