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Art Hop fashion show displays local designers’ work

Models walk up and down the runway during the 13th annual STRUT! Fashion Show Sept. 9.

Isabella Alessandrini

September 13, 2017

On Saturday, models traipsed down a gleaming runway to the DJ’s beat as cameras flashed and spectators swooned. The glamorous, high-energy atmosphere could have been found in any fashion capital– New York, Paris, Milan. But this was no typical fashion week show: this was STRUT! STRUT! is a...

Burlington celebrates the 25th anniversary of local artist festival

Addie Beach, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017

Visiting Burlington’s South End 25 years ago, people walking around would have seen empty warehouses and crumbling buildings. Unless you were one of a few artists, that is—then you saw potential. Last weekend marked the 25th anniversary of Burlington’s South End Art Hop. The three-day event...

Jeddy’s final jam

Jack Carmody

September 9, 2017

Almost an hour past the 11 p.m. end time, Jeddy continued to blast out song after song to their eager crowd. The band brought fans off their feet with their energy level then grounded them again with goofy onstage antics. Thursday, Aug. 31 marked the final show of Jeddy, student-made rock and pop...

Student-run celebration mirrors Caribbean culture

Anna Gibson

May 4, 2017

Students gathered downtown to celebrate Latin and Caribbean culture in the spirit of an annual celebration observed on islands worldwide. Long before the spring warmth arrived, three student groups on campus were anticipating this celebratory wave and working hard to plan a colorful, festive and philanthropic...

Music, dancing and face painting return to UVM for annual SpringFest concert

Students painted letters to be displayed at SpringFest.

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

May 3, 2017

UVM students finally got to trade-in their heavy winter coats and knit hats for shorts and sunglasses this past Saturday at the University’s annual SpringFest celebration. After having their tickets checked, students entered the Jefford’s parking lot, which had been transformed into a festival...

Students create pretzel-inspired charcoal drawings

Student art is displayed at Feldman's Bagels in the South End. The exhibit will run through April 30.

Healy Fallon

April 27, 2017

One local breakfast eatery is showing off some of its finest products in the best way possible, all thanks to two classes of UVM students. Leslie Fry, a local artist and an adjunct lecturer of studio art at UVM, assigned her two “Introduction to Drawing” classes a subject with a delicious twist:...

WRUV hosts live music in their D.C studio

Anna Gibson

April 26, 2017

WRUV, UVM’s student-run radio station since 1955, is well-known both on and off campus. What fewer people may know is that the station features two central programs outside of normal DJ hours. WRUV is home to two weekly shows that are centered around live music, “Exposure” and “Drive-Thru.” “WRUV...

Community comes together for chili contest

Members of the Burlington community sample chili at the fifth annual Queen City Chili Cook-Off April 15. All proceeds from the cook-ff, which took place at Nectar's, went to Burlington Firefighters Association

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

April 19, 2017

My parents make the best chili. In fact, I love it so much that it’s the meal I ask to eat almost every year for my birthday. So when I heard Nectar’s was holding its fifth Annual Queen City Chili-Cook Off, I knew I had to go. The showdown took place from noon to 4 p.m. April 15. All proceeds...

Saudi band uses show to bridge cultures in Vermont

Kim Henry

April 15, 2017

In a period of tension in U.S.-Middle East relations, a Saudi artist works to dispel misconceptions of Muslim culture. The Vermont Council on World Affairs hosted an event for musical and cultural sharing April 4 at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center. The event, “The Fusion Factor...

UVM’s orchestra performs domestic debut

Jack Carmody

April 15, 2017

A classical Japanese piece made its debut Saturday night at a concert that was so full people were sitting in the aisles. The University Symphony Orchestra played the North American debut of Japanese composer Hiroshi Hoshina’s “Mnemosyne: souvenirs d’annee en annee” at its spring concert April...

Exploring how a student band forms

Nieva Schemm

April 7, 2017

Four boys milled around the basement practice room of the Wing Davis Wilks complex on a quiet weekday night, tuning electric guitars and plugging in amps. Will Hanley, a tall, gangly sophomore, sat behind a drum set, warming up on a practice beat. The band’s development started when Hanley’s...

Students join local music scene to make their mark at legendary Burlington venue

Mariel Wamsley, Assistant Managing Editor

April 7, 2017

Bathed in fog and purple light, five UVM students nodded in unison on stage to a funk beat. The college-aged audience grinned and closed its eyes, swaying together to the band’s groove. Together, juniors Zach Lewellyn, Ethan Silver-Wheeler and Graham Peterson, as well as seniors Andrew Waterhouse...

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