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BSU fashion show celebrates black culture

BSU fashion show celebrates black culture

Addie Beach and Lilly Young

February 27, 2018


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Decked in sleek jackets and rainbows of silky prints, models twirled hips, did splits and circled each other to thudding beats. Behind them, an array of African flags is lit in soft pinks and purples. The hosts interject just long enough to engage the dancing audience in “Black Panther” ref...

Co-op educates photographers

Co-op educates photographers

Alec Collins, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


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We may be living in the digital age, but some members of the UVM community are throwing it back to analog days by learning and practicing black-and-white film photography. The Photo Co-op in the Living/Learning Center is a space for UVM students, staff and  their families to develop their creative...

Words and images blend in art

Words and images blend in art

Addie Beach, Assistant Arts Editor

February 15, 2018


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Two figures sat on plastic folding chairs. Behind them, a brightly colored image was projected in the dark room. On Feb. 6, award-winning UVM professors Jane Kent and Major Jackson gathered to discuss their collaborative project, which aims to blend text and image. Jackson, a poet, and Kent, a visua...

Showing gratitude to a legendary ski filmmaker

Bridget Higdon, Arts Editor

February 14, 2018


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I was 6 years old when I took my first ski lesson, and since then, you can always find me doing the snow dance. I was heartily saddened two weeks ago when I read about the death of prolific ski filmmaker Warren Miller.  I grew up watching many of his films with my family every winter. Miller ...

History faculty talk new publications

History faculty talk new publications

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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Students and faculty mingled around a long wooden table. Some flipped through the pages of freshly printed hardcover books Everyone showed excitement and anticipation. On Jan. 26, students and faculty gathered at Alumni House to honor research published by professors in the history department. ...

Students & faculty delve into books over break

Students & faculty delve into books over break

Jean McBride, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


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During winter break, members of the UVM community spent their time catching up on good books. While your course work is light, head to the library to check out some of these recommendations.  Although college students and professors have plenty of assigned reading during the semester, 83 percent of 18 ...

Seasoned musician to perform in Lane Series

Seasoned musician to perform in Lane Series

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


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Somewhere between a violin, cello and the human voice lies the sound of the electronic instrument, the theremin. Its relative, whose bright red neoprene keyboard is distinctive, is the Continuum Fingerboard. Composer and performer Rob Schwimmer is a maestro of both these instruments, and he’s comin...

Co-op offers community of clay for artists

Co-op offers community of clay for artists

Isabella Alessandrini, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


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Located on the first floor of the Living/Learning Center, UVM’s Pottery Co-op is a hub for creation, education and community all wrapped up in one cozy little studio. Since 1974, the Co-op has offered classes, materials and a space for its members to learn about and create all things ceramic, ...

Analyzing light and dark in superhero films

Analyzing light and dark in superhero films

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018


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I want to preface this column by saying I adore superhero movies. I guess you could say I “Marvel” at the sight of them. Everything about them entices me – the sound design, the fantastical plots, the deep narratives and the wide array of characters. That being said, I walked out of “T...

What do UVM students listen to during sex?

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


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“There was the time I was dry humped to Simon & Garfunkel's ‘Sound of Silence,’” first-year Garet Ewing said. Putting on some tunes to set the mood can make or break an intimate situation. The emergence of music streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music have increased the number o...

Female artists speak up and make an impact in 2017

Female artists speak up and make an impact in 2017

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

December 13, 2017


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I bought my hardcover copy of Virginia Woolf’s essay “A Room of One’s Own” in the basement of a New York City bookstore almost three years ago. It now sits on my desk in my dorm room. I have revisited her words on the need for women to build creative spaces of their own often in the past...

UVM students discuss best and worst sex scenes in film

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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Most mainstream movies nowadays have some form of romantic subplot. These on-screen relationships usually culminate in a steamy, dramatic, perfectly-lit sex scene, accompanied by the ideal soundtrack and flawless cinematography. Here are the best and worst sex scenes according to UVM students along with...

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