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“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...

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...

Tracking the progression of the unpredictable Kanye

Tracking the progression of the unpredictable Kanye

Connor Adams, Culture Columnist

November 9, 2019

Kanye West has always gone through phases, but his latest may just be his least creatively fruitful. In the past few months, Kanye has found new meaning in his religion and showed promise in improving his mental state with his new advocacy for sustainability. However, his new album, “Jes...

“Untitled Goose Game” beats recent game releases

“Untitled Goose Game” beats recent game releases

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Arts Editor

November 7, 2019

The months leading up to winter are some of the best when it comes to massive video game releases.  Just take a look at the high profile games that have hit the stands in recent weeks: “Borderlands 3,” “The Outer Worlds” and “Gears 5,” to name a few. However, one recently release...

Composer performs in protest for 24 hours straight

Composer performs in protest for 24 hours straight

Willow Scherwinski, Staff Writer

November 3, 2019

In the middle of the night Oct. 24, young Burlingtonians hopped from bar to bar along Church Street while a lone violin song fought to be heard. Violinist, composer and activist Daniel Bernard Roumain began his 24-hour performance at noon Oct. 24 outside of Burlington’s City Hall. Roumain hoped his song “Protest Song...

Diwali brings light to UVM

Diwali brings light to UVM

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

November 1, 2019

Silence permeated the audience as UVM President Suresh Garimella and his wife,  Lakshmi, knelt to light the ceremonial lamp that signals the beginning of the festival.  The Indian Students Association held their annual Diwali celebration Oct. 27 in Grand Maple Ballroom. Diwali is the Hindu festi...

Production of Halloween classic does the time warp

Production of Halloween classic does the time warp

Anya Kauffman, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

A group of UVM students are preparing to leave their audience invincibly fabulous this Halloween season. The cast will perform a cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Roxy Cinema. The show is free for UVM students. The group will perform the show in its t...

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