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Interview with a pusher: drugs on campus

A student rolls a joint in his dorm room on April 20 in preparation for 4/20. “There’s this whole stigma around buying weed. Like you go into a place to buy weed, you’re intimidated. You think, ‘I’m buying drugs now, this is a drug deal, this is illegal,’” said an anonymous student drug dealer.

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

U.S. Olympian Alex Deibold gives a presentation to UVM students April 10 in the Silver Maple Ballroom. The bronze medalist visited with the non-profit Protect Our Winters which focuses on affecting systematic solutions to climate change.

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

Sophomores Julia Roy and Callie Kotzan share a laugh April 3 at UVM Program Board’s April Fool’s Day Comedy show featuring comedian Rachel Feinstein. “I got married awhile ago, and being a wife hasn’t made me any more responsible,” Feinstein said. “I’m still an animal. I lose a debit card a week.”

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

Senior Jamal Davis Neal Jr. gets his hair oiled by a stylist from Diversity Hair Salon at the Natural Hair Exposition April 5 in the Silver Maple Ballroom. The event, called Thank God We’re Natural, was organized by the Womyn of Color Coalition and the UVM Women’s Center.

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

Sophomore Brandon Levesque demonstrates how to play Hexix, a new board game he and his team created. The Hexix team traveled to Boston March 28 for PAX East, a gaming convention where a variety of developers showcase their games.

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 queen Emoji Nightmare demonstrates the essentials of drag makeup on a willing volunteer April 4 at the Queer Student Union’s Feeling the Fantasy Makeup tutorial. The tutorial was the second event in a four-part Drag WERKshop series.

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

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. ...

Students go to Boston to view history

UVM students who attended a field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston admire an ancient vase. “The art department, classics department and the classics club all threw money at the trip to make sure it could happen,” associate classics professor Angeline Chiu said.

Jonathan Greenberg, Staff Writer

April 6, 2019

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

A volunteer in UVM’s chapter of the non-profit FeelGood layers cheese and fresh basil pesto on a sandwich for a customer. UVM’s FeelGood raised $25,000 last year for The Hunger Project, Pachamama Alliance, Choice Humanitarian and Water for People.

Mateo Cardenas-Clarimon, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

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

Senior Meghan Driscoll smiles while skiing down the mountain March 20.

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...

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