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Community gather to celebrate, share herstory

Anna Power, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

Men and women gathered in Waterman to celebrate ordinary women for the Herstory event. UVM Program Board hosted Herstory for Women’s History Month March 19. Event coordinator junior Flannery Mehigan said that Herstory focused on women who have shaped history but generally aren’t celebrate...

Hand poked or pro: students get ink

Hand poked or pro: students get ink

Lily Merriam, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

  Paper and pen aren’t the only way to tell a story — some use needle and ink to create tattoos and share their narratives. First-year Isabel Fetter got her tattoo at Stone the Crow Tattoo parlor in her home-state of Maryland. Fetter got a mountain sunrise with the saying “way ope...

The beef with the beef industry

The beef with the beef industry

Ali Barritt, Cynic Correspondent

April 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Culture, Life

The line at the grill is long at any dining hall on campus; there’s ample demand for beef. In fact, the US produced 99.8 billion pounds of meat in 2017, according to the US Department of Agriculture. Sophomore Julian Kafka eats meat because it tastes good and it’s widely available, he said. Would ...

Recommendations: WRUV’s top music of the week

Recommendations: WRUV’s top music of the week

WRUV

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture, Reviews

Looking to update your Spotify playlist? Need some new tunes for your next dance party? WRUV has got you covered with their top artists of the week. Yo La Tengo Frankie Cosmos Bahamas Young Fathers Caroline Rose Dent May Nap Eyes The Brian Jonestown Massacre Loma Alvvays ...

UPlayers present spring musical

UPlayers present spring musical

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Previews

College students will throw it back to their middle-school days when they don thick-framed glasses, parachute pants and sweater vests for a musical coming to town this week. Don’t miss your chance to travel back to that middle school moment at “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” the...

Lorde hypnotizes Boston with new album

Lorde hypnotizes Boston with new album

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

Whenever I attend a concert, the aftermath is the only thing I remember clearly: running up cement staircases into cement garages, holding onto a new t-shirt and sweating. My mind always unable to catch up with itself, spinning from the lights, the sounds and the stage. These were the events that unfolded after I ...

More than brick: Williams Hall

More than brick: Williams Hall

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture

The Gothic, red-brick architecture of Williams Hall hangs over University Green, establishing the scene of the traditional  New England college. While Williams Hall is a familiar sight by many UVM students and faculty, its interior is less known. “When I saw Williams, I was like, ‘I’ve arriv...

At Skinny P, laughs and snacks

At Skinny P, laughs and snacks

Addie Beach, Assistant Arts Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Previews

On a small stage covered in Christmas lights, comedians grabbed the attention of The Skinny Pancake audience. Comedy and Crepes is a weekly stand-up comedy series which meets 7 p.m. Mondays at the restaurant’s downtown location. Comedians Nicole Sisk and Carl Sonnefeld host the series, which began in June 2016....

Debut symposium gives English majors a voice

Debut symposium gives English majors a voice

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

The silence of the Davis Center’s fourth floor was broken by the words of writers Emily Dickinson, James Baldwin and Mary Shelley. The English department hosted its first student symposium March 29 in the Davis Center Livak Ballroom. The event featured presentations by 27 students from the...

Culture staff recommends: Netflix movies

Arts Staff

April 3, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Reviews

Did you forget to grab a free movie ticket this week? Don’t want to make the trek down the hill to the Roxy? Culture staff writers have you covered with five Netflix movies you can watch from the comfort of your own bed. Check the culture section weekly for our staff’s picks.   “Ma...

College finances reveal student divide

College finances reveal student divide

Lily Merriam, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


Filed under Life

When picking a college, finances were definitely a factor in senior Sophia Danison’s decision. “I think I’ve been focused on being as little a financial burden on my family as possible,” Danison said. “I chose a school that offered me a good financial package and I’ve constantly held a ...

Experimental band hits up Winooski

Experimental band hits up Winooski

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


Filed under Arts, Previews

A man wandered alone in an abandoned building, looking at himself in a room of mirrors. As the camera unfocused, he blurred out of view. This is a scene from the music video for “Curtains” by In Tall Buildings, a group coming to Winooski this weekend  two weeks after the release of the group’...

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