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Sophomore raps from Sichel, publishes on SoundCloud

Sophomore raps from Sichel, publishes on SoundCloud

Stephan Toljan, Photo Editor

March 26, 2020

Cam Barnes’ music career started at 9 years old when he picked up a saxophone. “I started playing the saxophone in the fourth grade, and that’s when it took off,” Barnes said. “I was like, ‘wow, this music thing is kinda cool.’” However, he didn’t start creating his own m...

Battle of the Bands shows off student talent

Battle of the Bands shows off student talent

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Brennan's Pub & Bistro on most nights is a laid-back atmosphere for students to get food and hang out with their friends.  UVM Program Board’s Battle of the Bands preliminary rounds took place March 2-4 in Brennan’s. Thirteen bands competed for four spots at the finals. On March 11, President...

Rep. Wazir educates on Afghanistan War

Rep. Wazir educates on Afghanistan War

Emma Adams, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

At first glance, the rugs displayed on Fleming Museum’s walls appear to be abstract mosaics composed of deep brown and burgundy thread.  Upon closer examination, they depict jarring images of war. Rep. Safiya Wazir spoke at noon Feb. 28 at Fleming  about one of the museums new exhibits, “WARP: Wa...

“The Witcher” proves not all adaptations are bad

“The Witcher” proves not all adaptations are bad

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

March 5, 2020

Despite the amount of streaming services we have at our disposal, it can be hard to avoid one controversial topic: book to screen adaptations. Every adaptation of a classic is held to an incredibly high standard, and no matter its success, inevitably you hear the same old turn of phrase from an a...

Student models show that solidarity is always in style

Student models show that solidarity is always in style

Natalie Charron, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Backstage, models got dressed in colorful outfits and prepared to walk the runway. As the music started to play, they walked out to a cheering crowd. The dimming of the house lights marked the beginning of the Black Student Union Fashion Show, titled “Black in Style.” The show took place at 7 p.m. F...

A look inside the Pottery Co-op

A look inside the Pottery Co-op

Anya Kauffman, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

As students enter and exit the Marché, pottery wheels and giant bins of clay mark the entrance to an art studio. These materials belong to the Living/Learning Center’s Pottery Co-op, a space that hosts a variety of pottery classes for its members all year long.  The Pottery Co-op is a feature...

Fleming opens season with costume ball

Fleming opens season with costume ball

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

February 28, 2020

UVM Provost Patricia Prelock was dressed in a knee-length flapper dress with sequins arranged to look like peacock feathers.  The sequins shone green and gold, which Prelock said was an intentional choice to represent UVM’s school colors and the peacock features of “Animal Transformation...

Stage managers make magic backstage

Stage managers make magic backstage

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

While actors take the mainstage, stage managers are the movers and shakers of the UVM theatre department.  The department puts together three mainstage shows each academic year, and this month, they are putting on “Shakespeare in Love,” Feb. 26-29 and March 1.  The show has the largest ...

Play about young Shakespeare comes to Royall Tyler

Alicia Wolfram, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Filled with singing, dancing and swordfights, “Shakespeare in Love” is hitting the UVM stage. UVM’s Royall Tyler Theatre department is putting on “Shakespeare in Love” at the end of the month. The show tells the story of how a young William Shakespeare, struggling with writer’s block, finds inspir...

Dance faculty presents work at Flynn

Dance faculty presents work at Flynn

Jean Macbride, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

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

February 20, 2020

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

February 20, 2020

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 ...

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