The Vermont Cynic

Q&A: Four student artists talk creativity on campus

Q&A: Four student artists talk creativity on campus

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018

Student artists can be found all over campus. Culture writer Sarah Robinson sat down with a few to talk about their work and get their take on the arts at UVM. First years Riya Padukone and Keerthi Onkaram are dancers from New Hampshire. They grew up together and are roomates. Onkaram specializes in classica...

Recommendations: WRUV’s top music of the week

Recommendations: WRUV’s top music of the week

WRUV

April 13, 2018

Looking to update your Spotify playlist? Need some new tunes for your next dance party? WRUV has got you covered with their top artists of the week. Yo La Tengo Frankie Cosmos Bahamas Young Fathers Caroline Rose Dent May Nap Eyes The Brian Jonestown Massacre Loma Alvvays ...

More than brick: Williams Hall

More than brick: Williams Hall

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

The Gothic, red-brick architecture of Williams Hall hangs over University Green, establishing the scene of the traditional  New England college. While Williams Hall is a familiar sight by many UVM students and faculty, its interior is less known. “When I saw Williams, I was like, ‘I’ve arriv...

Debut symposium gives English majors a voice

Debut symposium gives English majors a voice

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018

The silence of the Davis Center’s fourth floor was broken by the words of writers Emily Dickinson, James Baldwin and Mary Shelley. The English department hosted its first student symposium March 29 in the Davis Center Livak Ballroom. The event featured presentations by 27 students from the...

Culture staff recommends: Netflix movies

Arts Staff

April 3, 2018

Did you forget to grab a free movie ticket this week? Don’t want to make the trek down the hill to the Roxy? Culture staff writers have you covered with five Netflix movies you can watch from the comfort of your own bed. Check the culture section weekly for our staff’s picks.   “Ma...

Headliner: Carti. Opener? Hardly.

Headliner: Carti. Opener? Hardly.

Eleanor Webster and Jordan Mitchell

March 28, 2018

Rapper Playboi Carti will headline SpringFest, according to UPB’s announcement at Battle of the Bands March 24. UPB did not reveal to the winner of the event due to time constraints. “We were told we had to clear out of Nectar’s, and didn’t have time to make a clear decision,” said sophomore Tay...

Fund brings painter to talk abstraction

Fund brings painter to talk abstraction

Addie Beach, Assistant Arts Editor

March 27, 2018

On the blackboard is the image of an wooden arrow suspended from a wall, a mixture of oranges, greens, yellows and blues painted in the sections. Each piece of wood contains tick marks and the name of someone who was hanged, written in small print. Abstract painter Mike Cloud gave a presentation on ...

Theatre students reflect on diversity

Theatre students reflect on diversity

Carolyne Sandoval, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018

Amongst the whirlwind of costume fittings and script readings, the UVM theatre department is  re-evaluating itself. With 84 majors and minors and 13 faculty and staff members, the department is a tight-knit group, Gregory Ramos, chair of the theater department, said. “We are a predominantly w...

Local baristas create latte art

Local baristas create latte art

Julia Nugent

March 8, 2018

Some people build monuments, other people build lattes. Although the intricate designs don’t last long, they are compelling and deemed Instagram-worthy. I attended the Latte Art Throwdown Feb. 25 to answer these questions and to meet the Burlington coffee community. Baristas entered the compe...

Poet explores migraines, childhood

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018

Migraines entail nausea, auras and sensitivity to light, sound and scent. Poet Michael Dickman’s most recent publication, “Green Migraine,” derives from the images brought on by symptoms of migraines. Dickman was invited to the Fleming Museum Painted Word Poetry series Feb. 28, where he rea...

Singer-songwriter chronicles journey to Burlington stage

Singer-songwriter chronicles journey to Burlington stage

Dahlia Maleh, Arts Columnist

March 1, 2018

ZZ Ward made her way back to Burlington this past Presidents Day at 9 p.m. Feb. 18 at Higher Ground. The long wait standing on the dance floor for her to arrive on stage was worth it. Fans showed up for the show; it was a packed house. The concert-goers ranged from teens to the middle-aged. All ...

Acclaimed artist talks craft and cartoons

Acclaimed artist talks craft and cartoons

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

A hushed, reverent silence fell over the crowd, as soon as a woman with short, spiked hair and glasses approached the podium. Vermont author and artist Alison Bechdel, the night’s speaker, took the stage and immediately made jokes about the large crowd size and all of the familiar faces. The ro...

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