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Olympian turns passion into purpose

Olympian turns passion into purpose

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

3 days ago


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

When U.S. Olympian Alex Deibold isn’t chasing winter around the globe, he spends his days fighting to protect the snow his sport requires. Deibold visited UVM April 10 with representatives from Protect Our Winters. His talk, “Turn Your Passion Into Purpose,” explained how outdoor enthu...

Comedians joke about family and identity at comedy show

Comedians joke about family and identity at comedy show

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

April 14, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

The Grand Maple Ballroom buzzed with excitement as a tall comedian with long, curly hair and a Hawaiian shirt jumped on stage to announce himself as the night’s host. UVM Program Board hosted comedian Rachel Feinstein for the annual April Fool’s Day Comedy show April 3. Feinstein is bes...

UPB secures rap collective Beast Coast for SpringFest

UPB secures rap collective Beast Coast for SpringFest

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

April 13, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

This year’s SpringFest will put the emphasis in “fest.” Multiple headliners will bring a festival vibe, said sophomore Sean Brewer, a member of the UVM Program Board’s concert commitee.   SpringFest 2019 will be headlined by rap collective Beast Coast. The group is comprised of Joey Bada$$,...

Samples, education and music at 2019 hair expo

Samples, education and music at 2019 hair expo

Staff Report

April 12, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

A sign perched on a table at the Natural Hair Exposition read “I am natural because...black is beautiful.” The event, called Thank God We’re Natural, was organized by the Womyn of Color Coalition and the UVM Women’s Center. Prominent female black artists, like Kari Faux and Leikeli47, played o...

Student game creators go to Boston conference

Student game creators go to Boston conference

Allie O’Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

April 11, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

From game nights in Living/Learning Commons to a weekend of exposure and success in Boston, a UVM-based board game development team is taking their game to the next level. A group of students traveled to Boston March 28 to 31 to present their game, Hexix, at PAX East, a massive gaming convention wher...

Drag Queens inspire activism and individuality

Drag Queens inspire activism and individuality

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Pink eyebrows and laughter filled the Davis Center at the latest installment of the Drag WERKshop series. Fifteen participants sat behind vanity mirrors as they learned the essentials of drag makeup. UVM’s Queer Student Union, in collaboration with Student Life, the Arts and Creativity learning commun...

Inaugural Creative Arts Expo celebrates student artists

Inaugural Creative Arts Expo celebrates student artists

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Arts, Campus Life, Culture, Life

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. ...

Students go to Boston to view history

Students go to Boston to view history

Jonathan Greenberg, Staff Writer

April 6, 2019


Filed under Culture, Life

Mummies, pottery and ancient art are a classicist or archaeologist’s favorite subject. All were found on a recent field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A bus full of students who were quick enough to secure a seat on the trip made the four hour drive to Boston March 23, to view the M...

UVM FeelGood gathers most donations for poverty fund

UVM FeelGood gathers most donations for poverty fund

Mateo Cardenas-Clarimon, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019


Filed under Culture, Food, Life

UVM’s chapter of FeelGood is the non-profit organization’s most successful chapter. UVM FeelGood is a student-run deli, and its purpose is to raise money for the Commitment 2030 fund, an investment strategy to end poverty by 2030. Located at the entrance to the Davis Center tunnel, Fe...

Skiers shred for female health care and empowerment

Skiers shred for female health care and empowerment

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

It’s not unusual to see stacks of colorful skis in the dining hall on weekend mornings as student skiers eat an 8 a.m. breakfast before hitting the slopes. For campus organization, Chicks on Sticks, skiing is more than a pleasant pastime - it’s connected it to social justice. Founded by two fem...

Open House educates visitors about Vermont’s maple

Open House educates visitors about Vermont’s maple

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

March 30, 2019


Filed under Culture, Life

Freshly fallen snow blanketed the fields of Shelburne Farms as students, community members and children walked through the lively sugarbush. Shelburne Farms hosted their annual Maple Open House March 23 to 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors could tap a maple tree, enjoy freshly made sugar on ...

Women’s Summit empowers audience

Women’s Summit empowers audience

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019


Filed under Culture, Life

The air buzzed with chatter, and pop music filled the Grand Maple Ballroom as students found their seats at the fifth annual Women in Leadership Summit. The event, held March 20, was an evening of discussion and listening. Female-identifying leaders within the Burlington and UVM community gathered...

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