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Scary video games to play this Halloween

Scary video games to play this Halloween

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

November 4, 2018

Monroe Cromis Another year, another Halloween, another excuse to go home, shut off the lights, sit yourself down in front of your TV and break out some spooky video games. You’ve just survived midterms, so why not subject yourself to more emotional terror? Here’s a list of recommendations...

Art used a activism in Feverish parade

Art used a activism in Feverish parade

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

November 3, 2018

sPassersby watched in awe as a parade of people sang and danced their way up Church Street.  Dancers moved in time to the church bells ringing while others sang and held banners. The parade was the opening event for the Feverish World Conference, a symposium focused on bringing the Burlington commu...

“Friends” Nepali restaurant makes you feel like family

Amanda Anderson, Staff Columnist

October 31, 2018

Alek Fleury On the day the first snowflakes were spotted in Burlington, the sky was gray and the 38-degree wind whipped through the autumn colored trees. I had not ventured out all day and was feeling crabby. All that changed when I stepped foot inside Friends Nepali Restaurant. Located at 212 Main St. in...

Dancer hopes to keep UVM weird

Dancer hopes to keep UVM weird

Kassondra Little and Genevieve Winn

October 30, 2018

Jae Baker ’17 saw breakdancing for the first time in a movie trailer when he was a kid, he said. “I remember it was a headslide, and I just thought that was so cool,” he said. “I had to learn how to do it,”  Baker, from Albany, NY, graduated from UVM with a degree in French and a minor ...

“Halloween” sequel picks up where original left off

“Halloween” sequel picks up where original left off

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist

October 25, 2018

Meredith Rathburn The boogeyman is back. Four decades after the original slasher film was released, another “Halloween” has hit theaters. Written and directed by David Gordon Green, the film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, who returns to her debut role as Laurie Strode. But this is not just another ...

Gaga amazes in “A Star is Born”

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist

October 19, 2018

If you don’t want to spend a Friday night catching another dull superhero flick, the new “A Star is Born” is the kind of the movie — at least for the first 2/3  — that one needs to see when the brain and the heart need a reboot. Here’s what happens when you do go catch “A Star is Born:”...

Comedian Jen Kirkman on life at 44 and Louis C.K.

Comedian Jen Kirkman on life at 44 and Louis C.K.

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018

Tommy Lau Comedian Jen Kirkman took over the stage at Vermont Comedy Club with bootcut jeans and plenty of stories to tell. Although best known for being a regular roundtable panelist on “Chelsea Lately,” Kirkman had plenty of new material about life as a woman and comedian. She relished...

All-female band to open FallFest

All-female band to open FallFest

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

The UVM Program Board announced Oct. 5 that artists Dr. Dog, Frankie Cosmos and UVM band Father Figuer will be performing at FallFest 2018. It is the job of UPB’s concert planning committee to find bands for Fall and SpringFest that they think students will recognize. Junior Max Greenwood is on th...

Dancers interpret victorian era

Dancers interpret victorian era

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

October 14, 2018

Under the watchful eye of a sculpture of St. George, a woman clad in white fell gracefully and slowly down the staircase in the Fleming’s marble court. The music she moved to ranged from Chopin to spirituals, and was occasionally overlaid with poetry by Emily Dickinson.Sam Litra Polly Motley pe...

Culture staff reccomends

Culture Staff

October 11, 2018

Podcast → “Serial” Cyrus Oswald Every episode of “Serial” season one begins the same, with a pre-recorded phone call from Adnan Syed, a recap of the last episode, and it’s signature eery theme music. A witty and captivating investigative podcast, “Serial” is one of the best out t...

Grief and puppets take the stage this week

Grief and puppets take the stage this week

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

Church, grief and demonic puppets open UVM Theatre’s latest season.  “Hand to God” is a dark comedy about a teenager, Jason, in a small Texas suburb who, while dealing with the aftermath of his father’s death, winds up performing in a church puppet show that soon appears to be possessed. ...

Hozier cries power with long-awaited album

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

September 26, 2018

Irish singer-songwriter Hozier is back after four years of silence with a strong new EP titled “Nina Cried Power.” Filled with tributes to his musical inspirations as well as to current and lost loves, Hozier’s album sweeps listeners off their feet with four new songs, each with a different st...

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