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First-year pasta chef kneads and feeds

First-year pasta chef kneads and feeds

Jenny Koppang, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

On weekends in McAuley Hall on Trinity campus, the kitchen is bustling with the anticipation of a home-cooked meal.  First-year Jack Page uses his passion for cooking to bring the McAuley community together over authentic Italian cuisine.  Page gently fed his kneaded dough into the pasta machine...

Student artist explores a new medium

Student artist explores a new medium

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Pink chalk drawings completely cover the brick sections of walls inside Charlie Piper’s dorm room in the Living/Learning Center.  Also hung up are his proudest pieces of artwork. Sophomore Charlie Piper drew a lot as a kid, and as he grew up, he never stopped.  “I remember my grandmother always ...

Senior releases new album “Sunburst”

Senior releases new album

Natalie Charron, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

It’s early in the morning and the day is ushered in by the hypnotic lull of a tenor saxophone and trumpet, accompanied by the steady beat of percussion cymbals. This imagery is realized through “Sunrise,” the first track of senior Cam Gilmour’s second album “Sunburst.” “Sunburst” was rel...

Dance department to present annual showcase

Dance department to present annual showcase

Sophia Venturo, Staff writer

January 21, 2020

This week the UVM Dance Program will present “Dancing Uphill,” an annual four-day performance event featuring nine original pieces choreographed by UVM faculty, students and guest artists. This year’s showcase will feature performers from UVM, Middlebury College and Vermont dance community members. Each...

“Parasite” is not a typical horror film

Evan Peck, Culture Columnist

November 25, 2019

The Kim family watches an intense thunderstorm light up the night sky as they get drunk inside the Park family mansion. Nobody knows they are there. That is, until the Parks show up.  Fast-paced wit, colorful shots and heart-stopping twists are a couple of the elements that make Parasite such an enjoyab...

Culture Staff Playlist

Culture Staff Playlist

Culture Staff

November 22, 2019

Here's what the Culture staff has been listening to recently. Listen on Spotify.   Frank Ocean / In My Room Qveen Herby / THAT Bih Molly with Charles / Strawberry Father John Misty / Real Love Baby WILLOW / Female Energy, Part 2 Dylan LeBlanc / Cautionary Tale Raleigh Ritchie / Stay Inside Sugar Pine...

Hit Paws a cappella gets cozy at Pajama Jams

 Members of the co-ed a cappella group, Hit Paws, perform in their pajamas in Fleming Museum, Nov. 15. The club is one of five a cappella groups on campus and is one of three gender-inclusive groups.

Kate Germain, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

The members of Hit Paws sang in harmonious chorus while bouncing around stage in their coziest pajamas.  Hit Paws, a UVM a cappella group, performed a concert Nov. 15 in Fleming 101.  UVM currently has four a cappella groups: Zest, Hit Paws, The Cat’s Meow, and The Top Cats. As the tempe...

Famous works of art hidden in Fleming

: “Babysitter” by Norman Rockwell basks underneath a spotlight in Fleming Museum’s Gallery of European and American art, Nov. 10.

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

November 16, 2019

Proudly facing Colchester Avenue with its rows of arched windows, columns and brick facade, Fleming Museum welcomes visitors to view an eclectic and prolific collection of art and artifacts. First opened in 1931, Fleming is home to more than 24,000 objects that span widely across cultures and time peri...

CDAE Film Festival attendance lower than expected

 (Image Source: NETFLIX): The film “The Devil We Know” was screened Nov. 7 as a part of the CDAE film festival. Eight people attended the movie, and only three stayed through the entire showing.

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

The CDAE department is, in chair Jane Kolodinsky’s words, “the biggest department no one has ever heard of.” Their Whistleblower Film Festival looked to change this.  From Nov. 4-7, the Community Development and Applied Economics department put on the Whistleblower Film Festival,  in part...

Rapper sheds light on decolonization

 Mona Haydar speaks in front of an assembled crowd, Nov. 4. Haydar was invited to speak by the Muslim Student Association.

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

A woman with bright brown eyes, electric pink lipstick and a white hijab made her way through rows of chairs, smiling widely. Around 6 p.m. Nov. 4, the president of the Mulim Student Association, sophomore Lena Ginawi, handed Mona Haydar the microphone. A Syrian American artist from Flint, Mic...

Comedian Steven Wright to perform at the Flynn

Comedian Steven Wright to perform at the Flynn

Sophia Venturo

November 13, 2019

The comedian’s voice seeped out of the phone in a low, vibrating register to talk about his return to the Burlington comedy scene.  Stand-up comedian Steven Wright will perform at Burlington’s Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Nov. 15,  as the second stop on a two-week tour along the East C...

Tracking the progression of the unpredictable Kanye

Tracking the progression of the unpredictable Kanye

Connor Adams, Culture Columnist

November 9, 2019

Kanye West has always gone through phases, but his latest may just be his least creatively fruitful. In the past few months, Kanye has found new meaning in his religion and showed promise in improving his mental state with his new advocacy for sustainability. However, his new album, “Jes...

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