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Theater department to present “The Wolves” and “The Normal Heart”

Theater department to present
Anya Kauffman October 8, 2019

UVM’s Royall Tyler Theatre is putting on two fall plays, one that is an all-female cast, and one that is a mostly male cast.  Premiering Oct. 2-5 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 5-6 at 2 p.m., will be...

New album by Alex G is the epitome of mediocrity

New album by Alex G is the epitome of mediocrity
Connor Adams, Culture Columnist October 5, 2019

“House of Sugar” has potential to be a solid album, but track after track it fails to deliver. Alex G has been an indie superstar from his humble beginnings on bandcamp to collaborations with Frank...

Kroll’s nostalgic comedy deserves hype

Kroll's nostalgic comedy deserves hype
Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer October 4, 2019

Umbrellaed by a glittering marquee, chatty friends and focused ushers loitering in a high-traffic lobby were all ready to laugh at anyone’s expense. Comedian Nick Kroll’s Sept. 26 stop at Burlington’s...

Fleming Museum puts activism on display

The words, “Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul,” along with a photograph taken by African American artist John Edmonds is the first piece museum goers see as they enter the exhibit of the same name. The exhibit is on loan to the University until Dec. 23.
Emma Adams, Staff Writer October 3, 2019

A print of a black janitor mops the floor of a war memorial with American flags looming over his head in a new exhibit. Commentary on the essence of America‘s history flows from the artworks of Fleming...

UPB announces FallFest 2019 lineup

Kudu Stooge, Vundabar and Snakehips performed at UVM’s annual FallFest concert Oct. 14, 2017 in the Patrick Gym. The event sold out right before doors opened at 8 p.m.
Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor September 30, 2019

The University Program Board announced that FallFest 2019, taking place Oct. 19 in Patrick Gym, will feature the Los Angeles based band Coast Modern, Burlington group 99 Neighbors and UVM’s Princess...

Grand Point North attracts artists from near and far

Burlington based music group, The Bubs, performs at Grand Point North, Sept. 15. The festival hosted 17 musical acts, including UVM senior Lili Traviato under the stage name Princess Nostalgia.
Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer September 27, 2019

Local musicians took the stage on the waterfront, bringing the community together downtown.  The ninth annual Grand Point North music festival, organized by musician and Vermont native Grace Potter,...

Burlington’s Father Figuer opens at Higher Ground

Father Figuer performs at ArtsRiot, May 2018. The UVM rock band performed at Higher Ground, a music venue in South Burlington, Sept. 16.
Griffin Jones, Staff Writer September 25, 2019

The lights faded and the crowd gathered as the music blared into the cold night.  Higher Ground, a music venue in South Burlington, hosted the Virginia based band Illiterate Light and UVM’s own rock...

Visiting dancer talks art and activism

Contemporary dancer and choreographer Miguel Gutierrez addresses an audience in the Livak Ballroom, Sept. 18. During his talk, Gutierrez discussed his recent essay, “Does Abstraction Belong to White People?”
Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor September 24, 2019

The class chanted in unison as the instructor took it all in: “Self-consciousness is the illusion that this is only happening to me.” Contemporary dancer and choreographer Miguel Gutierrez came...

Local poets inspire students to experience UVM arts

(Left to Right) Poets Sara London and Sue Burton pose for pictures after reading their work at Painted by Word at Fleming Museum, Sept.12.
Willow Scherwinski, Staff Writer September 20, 2019

First year Keira Subanas said her world opened up when she attended the reading.  The evening of Sept.12, the Painted Word Poetry Series was hosted in Fleming Museum. The event featured two published...

“Norman Fucking Rockwell” sets this autumn’s mood

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer September 19, 2019

Look no further for the complement to your full-stop fall melancholy.  On her sixth studio album “Norman Fucking Rockwell,” Lana Del Rey is born again from the ashes of reckless abandonment and...

Otis attracts UVM students

(Image courtesy of Benjamin Collins) Students stand in front of the stage at the annual Otis Mountain Get Down, Sept. 7. The festival, which has been happening since 2012, takes place in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York.
Anya Kauffman, Staff Writer September 18, 2019

Among the abundance of beanies and flannels was a large group of UVM students able to put their affinity for the outdoors to good use. Attendees made their way up the mountains in Elizabethtown, New...

Minority gamers deserve a voice

Minority gamers deserve a voice
Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor September 14, 2019

I love the gaming community, I really do. I think it’s full of amazing people who are able to appreciate innovative games and experiences.  I’ve made lifelong friends with fellow gamers through...

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