The Vermont Cynic

Music majors showcase talent at end of semester recitals

Music majors showcase talent at end of semester recitals

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Uncategorized

Amidst mountains of exams and end-of-semester stress, students took to the stage in Southwick Hall last week to perform the final student recitals of the semester. Keith Prescott, a first-year flutist, performed in the recital Nov. 30. Both Prescott and first-year clarinetist Bailey Brown expressed...

New Burlington city flag designed by team of twin brothers

New Burlington city flag designed by team of twin brothers

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Burlington’s spirit, history and environment will soon be represented by a new city flag, courtesy of a local family. The city of Burlington allocated $6,000 to create a new flag, which was proposed by Mayor Miro Weinberger and unanimously accepted by the city council January 2017. A statement...

Student-run literary magazine feels it deserves better

Student-run literary magazine feels it deserves better

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

November 29, 2017


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As students stress in libraries to finish papers and study for exams, some celebrate the publication of their creative work in a nearly 20 year-old student-run magazine. Vantage Point is UVM’s student-run literary arts magazine that accepts student art submissions of all kinds throughout each semester....

Debut authors discuss writing and race in on-campus talk

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


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The weather outside may have been chilly, but last Wednesday the Sugar Maple Ballroom was filled with warm tea, comfy chairs and spirited conversation. Authors Lisa Ko and Kaitlyn Greenidge visited campus Nov. 8 to discuss their debut novels, “The Leavers” and “We Love You, Charlie Freeman”...

Birthday party celebrates Radio Bean’s commitment to young musicians

Birthday party celebrates Radio Bean’s commitment to young musicians

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

More than 90 musical acts came together recently in honor of a downtown venues 17th birthday. Radio Bean celebrated the anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 4. The party kicked off at 8am and ended at 2am the next morning, serving free pancakes until 10 a.m. and free coffee all day. Originally opened...

Web magazine publishes local artists’ work

Web magazine publishes local artists’ work

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts, Arts Regular

After unfurling the plaid scarf from around her neck, Annie Clymer sat down at a rickety, wooden table inside Muddy Waters. She clutched her glass of fresh-pressed juice in two hands, and smiled as she began to speak of her latest artistic endeavor. Clymer is the editor and founder of The Burlington...

FallFest brings students and music together

FallFest brings students and music together

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

The last time the Patrick Gym was as filled with cheering crowds was during last spring’s March Madness tournament. But this Saturday, instead of erupting after a three-pointer, the crowd of students in the center roared for the strum of a guitar. FallFest, UVM Program Board’s annual first...

BCA hosts annual show

BCA hosts annual show

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

As the recent hurricane season has shown us yet again, the environment is a powerful force. In the upcoming exhibit “Of Land and Local: Watershed,” Burlington City Arts highlights how this force plays out in the Vermont community with a special focus on water. This year’s exhibit is the...

Do Confederate monuments have artistic merit?

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

October 4, 2017


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In recent months, Americans across the country have been questioning the definition of art and the purpose of monuments in our time. When UVM’s Black Students Union presented a list of of demands to President Tom Sullivan on Sept. 25, it caused this national conversation to come knocking at...

Readers and writers gather for local festival

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

As an English major, I am always looking for ways to further indulge my love of reading and writing. I found such indulgence at the 13th annual Burlington Book Festival. This festival was held at several locations downtown Sept. 15-17 and it was a celebration of all things literary, bringing...

Music festival captures Burlington’s essence

Kelsey Neubauer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Higher Ground and Vermont singer-songwriter Grace Potter hosted the Grand Point North Festival for the sixth year in a row. GPN is an annual celebration of local arts and music. An essential part of the UVM bucket list, it is the ultimate fusion of Burlington and the creative academia that surrounds...

Accomplished poet shares his story in guest lecture

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

The sun sparkled through the intricate stained glass of Old Mill’s John Dewey Lounge Friday as students and faculty gathered for an hour with an accomplished poet. David Lehman, an acclaimed American writer and editor who has published numerous collections of poetry, visited UVM on Sept. 15. His...

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