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Sophomore Matteo Luban plays his Japanese Fender Stratocaster guitar April 2.

Matteo Luban on new single ‘Disarray,’ isolation and inspiration

Anna Kolosky, Assistant Culture Editor April 5, 2021

Bossa nova beats melt together with dancey vibes and guitar riffs in senior Matteo Luban’s most recent song, “Disarray.”  While the title suggests disharmony, Luban’s musical talent and inspirations...

Minari and the American dream

Minari and the American dream

Luke Davis, Culture Staff Writer March 31, 2021

When David hears his Mom and Dad shouting about things he doesn’t understand in the living room, his solution is to make paper airplanes with his sister. They scrawl “DON’T FIGHT” on them, and...

Boys Cruise releases singles ahead of sophomore album

Boys Cruise releases singles ahead of sophomore album

Christa Guzman, Culture Staff Writer March 29, 2021

Local indie surf-rock group Boys Cruise released a trilogy of singles in the last month to preamble their upcoming self-titled album.  Juniors Jake Flaherty, Joey Krouse, Jackson Halus and Jake Morgan...

Meg Lipke, Ground for Body, 2019, 72x60x5, Fabric dye, acrylic, beeswax on canvas, and polyester fill, Photo by Sam Simon

Questioning tradition with Meg Lipke’s ‘In the Making’

Quinn Johnson, Culture Staff Writer March 24, 2021

“In the Making” is a fun and funky exploration of the convergence of painting, sculpture and textiles, and centers on Meg Lipke’s ‘91 painting practice over the last five years.  Born in Portland,...

Left: Bag of Tears, c. 2015-2016
Right: Baby Slippers on Thorns, 2006

Enigmatic and experimental: Diane Gabriel’s ‘Pivotal Moments’

Quinn Johnson, Culture Staff Writer March 24, 2021

Escape the bustling crowds of Church Street Marketplace and step into a white-walled oasis.  On Feb. 12, Burlington City Arts revealed their Spring 2021 exhibitions, “Meg Lipke: In the Making”...

Students lament live at 'Lonely Hearts Club' variety show

Students lament live at ‘Lonely Hearts Club’ variety show

Willow Scherwinski, Culture Staff Writer March 21, 2021

Echoing through the first floor of the Davis Center were sounds of students eagerly showcasing their talents for an audience just excited to be at a live show.  On Friday, March 12 UVM Program Board...

No Showers on Vacation's subaqueous adventure

No Showers on Vacation’s subaqueous adventure

Quinn Johnson, Culture Staff Writer March 15, 2021

Get ready to go on a tropical vacation in the midst of Vermont winter.  No Showers on Vacation, a home-grown UVM band, has just released its first full-length album “Aquaband” on Feb. 26, 2021.  “Aquaband”...

Junior Matthew Carlton stands on the porch of his off-campus apartment Feb. 26. Carlton just released  “The Dream is Dead” under the artist name Tasheff.

Student releases emotional synth-pop EP

Anna Kolosky, Assistant Culture Editor March 3, 2021

When junior Matthew Carlton wrote his song “Head,” he didn’t realize that he would actually end up writing four songs that would turn into his first EP, “The Dream is Dead.”  Originally from...

Students sit in Brennans Pub Feb. 24 listening to the poetry readings of Acción Poética.

Students reflect on identity at Acción Poética

Emma Adams, Culture Staff Writer March 1, 2021

Gathered in a candlelit Brennan’s pub this past Wednesday, Alianza Latinx club members performed spirited readings of poems at an event called Acción Poética. This is the second year that Alianza...

UVM First-year Matt Fisher sits inside the Harris-Millis common area Feb. 21. Fisher has been working on music for five years now.

‘The Neon Lounge’ showcases the best and worst of house

Connor Adams, Culture Staff Writer February 22, 2021

Student musician Matthew Fischer’s new album draws on both of house music’s most common cliches and it’s greatest strengths. Releasing an album during the waves of COVID-19 is no easy feat, especially...

Members of the band Lady Bits stand together posing for promotional shots they had taken for their recent album release.

‘Lady Bits’ brings practicality to punk

Quinn Johnson, Culture Staff Writer February 17, 2021

Look no further for your new favorite collection of headbangers.  Lady Bits, a Brooklyn-based, femme-punk, trio, released their latest album in Dec. 2020. Written and recorded over the past year, “Lose...

The @Loveisblind Instagram page has over 1,000 followers as many wait for this new UPB event to begin.

Campus reality show promises love, friendship and fame

Evan Peck, Culture Staff Writer February 8, 2021

A new reality show created by the University Program Board allows students the chance to find the love of their life, even in the midst of a global pandemic. “Love is Blind - UVM” is a dating show...

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