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Interview with a pusher: drugs on campus

Interview with a pusher: drugs on campus

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Cannabis doesn’t actually grow like a weed, at least in Vermont. So to get pot, most people have to buy it. To buy cannabis, you need a dealer. Greg is a pusher, or drug dealer, in his dorm. His name has been changed for this interview.  Greg lives on campus and deals with a partner. In his ro...

Culture Staff Recommends: a guide to self care

Culture Staff Recommends: a guide to self care

Culture Staff

April 22, 2019

At a time when “Treat yourself” has become more of a marketing tactic than real advice, it’s important to practice self-care. Millenials spend twice as much time as baby boomers do on self-care, according to a June 2017 NPR article. Even with that in mind, it’s hard to remember to de...

Olympian turns passion into purpose

Olympian turns passion into purpose

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

April 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. ...

Skiers shred for female health care and empowerment

Skiers shred for female health care and empowerment

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

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...

CAS program allows students to take classes elsewhere

CAS program allows students to take classes elsewhere

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

It’s challenging to find the perfect program: in one university, a place that offers in-depth classes in every possible discipline. However, UVM College of Arts and Sciences Consortium makes it possible to gain the best of both worlds between 3 institutions for CAS students. Since fall...

Caring for cows: students experience farm life at UVM’s dairy barn

Caring for cows: students experience farm life at UVM’s dairy barn

Juliet Malkowski, Staff Writer

March 10, 2019

In an experience that seems unique to going to school in Vermont, a UVM program allows students to witness the birth of a calf and to name it. “Everyone in the program gets to have a calf, and it gets to be your calf,” senior Ariela Burk, a member of the program, said. UVM’s Cooperative...

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