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Meet the band: Juicebox

SpringFest opener Juicebox rehearses their signature sound in a Hyde Street basement April 10. Juicebox, is a “funky, jazzy-type, rappy group,” vocalist Jacob Hartman, a junior, said.

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

In a dimly lit living room on Hyde Street, the seven student musicians that make up Juicebox crowded around a coffee table. Some sat on couches, some sat on the floor. Juicebox, the SpringFest opener, was about to start rehearsal on a snowy April 9 night. Skis were packed into a back corn...

Billie Eilish brings youth and maturity to first album

Billie Eilish brings youth and maturity to first album

Sarah Robinson, Senior Staff Columnist

April 12, 2019

As is always the case, young women are running the pop music scene. From Lady Gaga to Ariana Grande, the biggest pop stars today must think about what songs will please their listeners while still maintaining their individuality and creating art that is meaningful to them. Seventeen-year-old...

Inaugural Creative Arts Expo celebrates student artists

Sophomore Emily McDonnell strums a guitar and sings at the The Creative Arts Expo on Trinity campus Mar. 29. Over 200 people attended the expo and 50 participated in the open mic.

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

The Great Room in McAuley Hall was turned into a bustling artist’s market and open mic last week. The first-ever Creative Arts Expo was held March 29 on Trinity campus. At the expo, student artists sold their own work, and student musicians and poets were given an opportunity to perform on stage. ...

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April 3, 2019

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Senior Lecturer’s art addresses ecological changes

Senior lecturer of art and art history Cameron Davis stands in front of one of her pieces March 28 in the UVM Medical Center. Her collection is entitled “Endless Spring” which the refers to one of many Buddhist terms for enlightenment or awakening.

Juliet Malkowski, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

Despite the bleakness of late winter, looking at Cameron Davis’s bright, earthy canvases is like stepping into the beauty of springtime. Davis is a senior lecturer of art and art history, and teaches drawing, perspectives on art making and courses on art and ecology. She currently has her work ...

Juicebox wins Battle of the Bands

Sophomore bassist Jackson Halus of the band Boys Cruise plays at UVM Program Board’s Battle of the Bands Finale March 23 at Nectar’s. During their set, Boys Cruise pulled stunts such as coming on stage on one another’s shoulders in a trench coat and smearing themselves in fake blood, which they said was President Tom Sullivan’s.

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Student bands performed original songs and smeared themselves in fake blood while posters of legends like Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley hung on the walls. UVM Program Board hosted its annual Battle of the Bands Finale from 5 to 7 p.m. March 23 at Nectar’s. Stumble Street, Boys Cruise, Juicebox a...

New North End spot serves up authentic pizza

A small cheese pizza from Pizzeria Ida. The pizzeria has only recently opened in the North End area.

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

March 10, 2019

Pizzeria Ida is one of the North End’s newest and most exciting pizza joints, serving up authentic, wood oven, neapolitan and sicilian style “pies on demand.” Since it opened in late September 2018, Pizzeria Ida has been hidden away behind a nondescript parking lot off of 662 Riverside Ave. ...

Review: “The Lego Movie 2″ is almost as good as the original

Review: “The Lego Movie 2

Jonathan Greenberg, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019

Legos: everyone remembers spending time building with them in our childhood. That being said, I for one didn’t expect a movie based around these construction blocks to be any good. When the first Lego movie turned out to be amazing, I was thrown through a loop. Now that the sequel to the inconceivably popul...

There is no room for cultural appropriation in music

There is no room for cultural appropriation in music

Sarah Robinson, Senior Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

As Ariana Grande incessantly reminds us in “7 rings,” she’s single, famous and exorbitantly wealthy. Since her breakup with comedian Pete Davidson, Grande has taken on a very public and inspiring single-girl persona who focuses on her friends, her work and, above all, herself. “7 Rin...

“Pippin” challenges theatre department

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

A father and son from the Middle Ages are reimagined in UVM’s production of “Pippin.” The theater department will debut its performance Feb. 27. Junior Anna Cataldo said that “Pippin’s” music is what she loves about the musical and that it is one of her favorite shows because of the score. ...

The Oscars: more diverse, but lacks serious intention

The Oscars: more diverse, but lacks serious intention

Kim Henry, Senior Staff Writer

February 23, 2019

The Oscars have been in hot water for years. The awards show was surrounded by controversies like #OscarsSoWhite and their record low ratings last year, according to a March 2018 Vanity Fair article.  This year’s Oscars is without a host for the first time, and many catagories will be cut from the broa...

Literary magazine receives an overhaul

Literary magazine receives an overhaul

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

Amid recent controversies over budget cuts to the humanities, it can seem like the arts community at UVM is more fractured than ever. The Gist, UVM’s student-run literary and visual arts journal, aims to change this.  Formerly known as Vantage Point, The Gist publishes once a semester, with weekly m...

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