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Student DJ Whole-Z wins SpringFest set

April 19, 2012


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Junior Andrew "DJ Whole-Z" Holzberger will DJ SpringFest 2012 alongside Soulive, Dillon Francis and Battle of the Bands winner Sloe Loris April 21. In search of a DJ to play SpringFest 2012, the UVM Concerts Bureau released the ...

Spring poetry in full bloom

April 19, 2012


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? Amid the flowers and fresh colors of the upcoming month of May, consider reading some poetry that uses bloom and growth as a means to communicate human emotion. You've probably heard "A Red, Red Rose," by Scottish poet Robert Burns, with the famous line: "O my luve's like a red, red rose..."   Read or listen to a...

Ziggy Stardust: a retrospective

April 19, 2012


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Before I begin I have a confession to make: I have a man crush on David Bowie. I can't deny it. He is a sexy human being, despite all of his efforts to be alien.  This year his seminal album, "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars," is having its 40th anniversary and bein...

Diversity events hosted on campus

April 13, 2012


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On March 29th and 30th, the University of Vermont held its fifth annual "Blackboard Jungle," a professional development symposium designed to increase cultural understanding and support educators in their approach to multiculturalism and diversity. The event consisted of various workshops where peo...

Program teaches teens to DREAM

April 12, 2012


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? Mentoring kids and teens through Directing through Recreation, Education, Adventure and Management (DREAM) has positively affected both the children and their mentees. On April 6, DREAM held their Career Fair on the fourth floor of the Davis Center.  "We asked a bunch of people who we knew to ...

How to properly use a condom

April 12, 2012


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? Condoms help to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancy - here are some tips to keep condom effectiveness at 98 percent. ? Give the unopened package a little squeeze to ensure there is a small air pocket in the package. If there is no air pocket, the wr...

Holocaust victims honored

April 12, 2012


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? Hillel and the Holocaust studies department are sponsoring a Holocaust Remembrance Week April 15 to 22. "The Holocaust is one of the great atrocities of humanity," Alan Steinweis, director of Holocaust studies said. "There are a lot of people who are still alive who lived through ...

Rethinking transportation in an urban scene

April 12, 2012


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? The Burack Distinguished Lecture Series hosted sustainable urbanism and transportation expert Dr. Robert Cervero April 5 to explain developments and issues he has seen in creating environmentally friendly cities.  Cervero explained to his audience that he isn't completely "anti-car." "I myse...

Mirror Mirror on the wall…

April 12, 2012


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? New movie, "Mirror Mirror," puts a hilarious and shockingly modern spin on the classic fairy tale "Snow White and the Seven ...

Marriage=Death displayed downtown

April 12, 2012


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Art exhibit "Marriage = Death: A Transqueer Critique of Grace." In addition, Melton said that marriage rights have become the sole, publicized concern of the queer community, and that other concerns for gay awareness, such as education and health care, have been brutally silenced. The problems Melton des...

Slavic influences shape spring concert

April 12, 2012


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? Blasts of wind and pockets of hail were no deterrent for the audience that attended the Eastern European-themed concert "Slavic Influences" April 4 in the Southwick Music Hall. The concert was a part of the Music and Literature Series, which is sponsored by the English department and the Brigham B...

Hall wows with custom concert

April 12, 2012


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Several hundred people came out to listen to Trevor Hall's feel-good music at Higher Ground April 1. Before Cas Haley opened, concertgoers lingered in the ballroom talking among themselves and taking pictures. People wore long skirts, tie dyed shirts and beanies - many of the crowd rocked dreads as well...

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