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Poesía en resistencia: Poetry in resistance

Poesía en resistencia: Poetry in resistance

Moirha Smith, Culture Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

Throughout Tina Escaja’s career, she has expressed her feminist views through spoken word, virtually and in-person.  Tina Escaja is a Spanish professor and director of the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies department. On September 20,  Escaja and co-editor Mark Eisner released a book th...

How COVID-19 changed popular music

How COVID-19 changed popular music

Connor Adams, Staff Writer

September 24, 2020

The coronavirus has forced music to evolve within the walls of quarantine into an anomaly exclusive to 2020. Artists have had to find new ways to produce their music in our socially-distanced world. Even some of the most popular artists you’ve heard have had to meet in online calls like many of u...

Alianza Latinx raises Hispanic Heritage Month Flag

Alianza Latinx raises Hispanic Heritage Month Flag

Sophia Venturo, Assistant Culture Editor

September 22, 2020

Students and staff convened in the Davis Center circle, chatting excitedly behind face masks and dancing with colorful sheaths of fabric. UVM’s Latinx and Hispanic identity group Alianza Latinx kicked off Hispanic Heritage month with a flag raising ceremony at the Davis Center Sept. 17. Before t...

Quarantine Survival Guide

Quarantine Survival Guide

Cynic Design Staff

April 17, 2020

The Vermont Cynic’s design staff created “how to” guides for surviving online learning. Check out these infographics to ensure a successful end to an irregular semester. ...

Lonely Campus

Lonely Campus

Kate Vanni, Layout and Illustrations Editor

April 10, 2020

I wake up every morning to the sound of birds chirping. That is all I hear on campus now that almost everyone is gone.  There are no midnight screams from drunken first-years. The band of guitarists who used to play outside my window are now all back in their home states.  I even mi...

Meet Amy Sercel: The anti-diet dietician

Dietician Amy Sercel sits in her LivingWell office during her drop-in hours, March 5. Sercel helps students approach health through a non-diet approach.

Kate Germain, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

Dietician Amy Sercel ‘14 doesn’t believe in calorie counting,  “My goal is to help people use their internal cues to guide their eating habits,” she said. Sercel is an on-campus dietician. She offers drop-in office hours at Living Well in the Davis Center to work with students on their ...

Culture writer learns self defense at UVM class

Liz Learned, an investigator for Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations, demonstrates self-defense techniques, Feb. 25. Learned has been teaching R.A.D. since 2016.

Anna Kolosky, Culture Columnist

March 3, 2020

The room echoed with shouts of “No” as women stood in a circle practicing strikes, kicks and blocks. Their stances were strong, their power filled the room, and it felt amazing to be a part of it. R.A.D., or Replicating Adverse Dynamics, is a self-defense course for female-identifying people...

A look inside the Pottery Co-op

First-year Grace DiGiacoma shapes a piece, Feb. 12. Spinning clay on the wheel is called “throwing.”

Anya Kauffman, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

As students enter and exit the Marché, pottery wheels and giant bins of clay mark the entrance to an art studio. These materials belong to the Living/Learning Center’s Pottery Co-op, a space that hosts a variety of pottery classes for its members all year long.  The Pottery Co-op is a feature...

Tri Delta throws annual Delta Desserts

 A plate of cookies sits on the table at the Delta Desserts fundraising event hosted by sorority Tri Delta, Feb. 8. Tri Delta has been partnered with St. Jude Children’s Hospital since 1999.

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Pink streamers, cut out hearts and plates full of decadent desserts filled every room in UVM’s Tri Delta house. Every spring, UVM’s Tri Delta chapter hosts Delta Desserts, an all-you-can-eat dessert event that raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Delta Desserts 202...

Culture Staff’s 100 word rants

Culture Staff's 100 word rants

Culture Staff

February 12, 2020

    Evan Peck Between the last time I went skiing and the next time I go, there will be a generation of ski babies born that will whiz past me. Born to wealthy parents, these young park rats begin shredding as soon as they can stand. In no time, they are tormenting below average skie...

Fostering gives adoptable pets a home

One-year-old Andrew looks up at his caretaker, junior Taylor Peltierr, Jan. 25. Winnie’s Legacy Canine Rescue advertises available dogs on their Facebook page.

Kate Germain, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

Andrew roamed and sniffed around the living room, switching from couch to couch, hoping for a hug or maybe even a belly rub.  One-year-old Andrew is a yellow pit bull staying with junior Taylor Peltier while she fosters him.  Peltier fosters her dog from Winnie’s Legacy Canine Rescue, a non-profit adoption...

New hair salon opens near campus

Owner and stylist Radika Dahal talks about the styling products on the wall of her salon.

Emma Adams, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Two decades ago, Radika and Bidur Dahal were living together in a Nepalese refugee camp.  Today, the husband and wife team are now established Vermonters and owners of the newly opened Campus Hair Salon. The salon is located at 94 Colchester Ave., just across the street from UVM’s Fleming Museum and medical cente...

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