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Poet reads and reminisces at Fleming event

Poet reads and reminisces at Fleming event

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

Light chatter echoed in the marble halls of the Fleming Museum as audience members trickled in, but the sound diminished as the rhythm of poetry filled the room. Both UVM students and Burlington residents came to see Matt Miller perform his original poetry as part of the Painted Word Poetry Series ...

Alumni host Winooski’s music festival for ninth year

Alumni host Winooski’s music festival for ninth year

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

May 1, 2019

For one weekend each year, the neighboring city of Winooski transforms into a celebration of music, art, literature and more. The festival is the brainchild of former UVM students. Waking Windows is an annual music festival in Winooski created by Paddy Reagan ‘04 and former student Nick Mavodon...

The art of lighting up

The art of lighting up

Keely Lyons, Senior Staff Writer

April 27, 2019

Bongs, hookahs and bowls of every color and style adorn the Bern Gallery, a local smoke shop on Main Street. Large and artful pieces that can cost up to thousands of dollars sit near the front of the store. Glass gargoyles and dragons sit on display in the shop. The Bern Gallery was opened...

New Weyes Blood album balances light and dark

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

April 20, 2019

On the cover of the album, a young woman lounges in a bedroom underwater. “Titanic Rising,” Natalie Mering’s fourth studio album under the alias Weyes Blood, is a grandiose and sprawling depiction of the end of the world as we know it. But even in the face of disaster, Mering reminds us to ...

Alumni House exhibits student art for first time

Alumni House exhibits student art for first time

Anna Kolosky, Senior Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Within its Victorian architecture and woodworking, the Alumni House serves as a place for alumni to connect with students and with UVM. The Alumni House will be hosting its first student art show, Pride of Place, April 18 at 61 Summit St. The show features the work of 13 current students. P...

Student musicians to honor Frank Zappa

Student musicians to honor Frank Zappa

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

Walking past Southwick Music Hall in the late afternoon, a passerby may have heard the sound of a band at work. When practice is over, students hum to themselves as they leave, carrying instrument cases and sheet music. ZappaFest will be held for the first time in 10 years at 7:30 p.m. April 2...

Meet the band: Juicebox

Meet the band: Juicebox

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

In a dimly lit living room on Hyde Street, the seven student musicians that make up Juicebox crowded around a coffee table. Some sat on couches, some sat on the floor. Juicebox, the SpringFest opener, was about to start rehearsal on a snowy April 9 night. Skis were packed into a back corn...

Billie Eilish brings youth and maturity to first album

Billie Eilish brings youth and maturity to first album

Sarah Robinson, Senior Staff Columnist

April 12, 2019

As is always the case, young women are running the pop music scene. From Lady Gaga to Ariana Grande, the biggest pop stars today must think about what songs will please their listeners while still maintaining their individuality and creating art that is meaningful to them. Seventeen-year-old...

Inaugural Creative Arts Expo celebrates student artists

Inaugural Creative Arts Expo celebrates student artists

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

The Great Room in McAuley Hall was turned into a bustling artist’s market and open mic last week. The first-ever Creative Arts Expo was held March 29 on Trinity campus. At the expo, student artists sold their own work, and student musicians and poets were given an opportunity to perform on stage. ...

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April 3, 2019

April showers seem here to stay, so brighten your rainy days by checking out what the Cynic Culture writers are currently excited and passionate about. Podcast: Always Open Allie O’Connor In weekly romps of comedy, alcohol and introspection, hosts Barbara Dunkelman and Mariel Salcedo take on ques...

Senior Lecturer’s art addresses ecological changes

Senior Lecturer’s art addresses ecological changes

Juliet Malkowski, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

Despite the bleakness of late winter, looking at Cameron Davis’s bright, earthy canvases is like stepping into the beauty of springtime. Davis is a senior lecturer of art and art history, and teaches drawing, perspectives on art making and courses on art and ecology. She currently has her work ...

Juicebox wins Battle of the Bands

Juicebox wins Battle of the Bands

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Student bands performed original songs and smeared themselves in fake blood while posters of legends like Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley hung on the walls. UVM Program Board hosted its annual Battle of the Bands Finale from 5 to 7 p.m. March 23 at Nectar’s. Stumble Street, Boys Cruise, Juicebox a...

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