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QuaranTime to get drunk: your guide to Chittenden county’s to-go cocktails

Illustration by Kate Vanni

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

April 17, 2020

On March 19, Gov. Phil Scott announced Vermont restaurants could now offer to-go alcoholic beverages. This announcement could not have come at a better time, because relaxing with a drink that an expert made for me is what I have been craving most during this time of uncertainty. If you are 21 or over, check out the list be...

New Childish Gambino album doesn’t live up to his discography

New Childish Gambino album doesn't live up to his discography

Connor Adams, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

I’ve never really been a Childish Gambino fan, but I strongly believe “3.15.20” is his worst album yet. Childish Gambino a.k.a. Donald Glover, is a tour de force of the arts. He’s a director and screenwriter, actor and musician, but music is his weakest link. Most of his songs are egocent...

WRUV broadcasts pre-recorded shows in wake of COVID-19

Graveyard Shift: A Night at WRUV

Emma Adams, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

A few months ago, live music rang out from the open doors of WRUV’s station.  Day and night, student and community member DJs could be seen laughing into their microphones and switching dials on the control board.  Now, no one has stepped into the tiny radio station for weeks. WRUV has listener...

Journal entry by UVM senior goes viral in video featuring Cynthia Nixon

A screen shot of the video that features the writing of senior Camille Rainville.

Natalie Charron, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

“‘Be a lady,’ they said.”   These words, repeated throughout a viral Feb. 24 YouTube video posted by a London magazine called “Girls. Girls. Girls,”  were written by UVM senior Camille Rainville. Rainville’s journal entry, which she wrote in the Howe Library and later posted o...

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...

Best movies to stream during quarantine

Best movies to stream during quarantine

Evan Peck, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

If you already watched “Tiger King” and now realize you are sick of Joe Exotic and his wild shenanigans, chances are you’re ready for something else to watch.  Here is a list of some of my favorite films, available on Netflix, which will hopefully keep you entertained during the next month of cha...

100 gecs brings tasteful anarchy to pop music

100 gecs brings tasteful anarchy to pop music

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

Imagine you opened a door to a wormhole: a magnetic warp pulls you forward with growing intensity and just as you are about to fall in, a pair of auto tuned voices reaches in and pulls you out.  On a manic day in mid-September, I sent a text to a friend with a link to experimental electronic duo 1...

Sophomore raps from Sichel, publishes on SoundCloud

The walls of sophomore Cam Barnes' room do not go undecorated, as both artwork and neon lights hang on them, Feb 28.

Stephan Toljan, Photo Editor

March 26, 2020

Cam Barnes’ music career started at 9 years old when he picked up a saxophone. “I started playing the saxophone in the fourth grade, and that’s when it took off,” Barnes said. “I was like, ‘wow, this music thing is kinda cool.’” However, he didn’t start creating his own m...

“Queer-antined Drag Brunch” brings entertainment during isolation

“Queer-antined Drag Brunch” brings entertainment during isolation

Anya Kauffman, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

This past weekend, sass was served and mimosas were spilled in quarantined homes all around. Haus of STDs and GLAM Vermont hosted their “Queer-antined Drag Brunch” at noon March 21, from a dining room in Colchester onto Facebook livestream screens in states all over. The event was not in-person ...

Battle of the Bands shows off student talent

Rapper Prince Lood performs during the Battle of the Bands competition, March 4. Lood opened the third night of the three-night competition.

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

Brennan's Pub & Bistro on most nights is a laid-back atmosphere for students to get food and hang out with their friends.  UVM Program Board’s Battle of the Bands preliminary rounds took place March 2-4 in Brennan’s. Thirteen bands competed for four spots at the finals. On March 11, President...

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 ...

Rep. Wazir educates on Afghanistan War

Safiya Wazir, a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, gives a presentation in Fleming Museum, Feb. 28. Wazir was the first refugee elected to the New Hampshire House.

Emma Adams, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

At first glance, the rugs displayed on Fleming Museum’s walls appear to be abstract mosaics composed of deep brown and burgundy thread.  Upon closer examination, they depict jarring images of war. Rep. Safiya Wazir spoke at noon Feb. 28 at Fleming  about one of the museums new exhibits, “WARP: Wa...

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