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Brave the cold, learn to fish

Brave the cold, learn to fish

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under Culture, Headliners, Life, Photo Gallery

The snow and ice in Vermont can seem to stretch on for miles, but community members and UVM students didn’t let the season stop them from getting outside. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Free Ice Fishing Day Festival took place from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Jan. 26 on the ice outside of Knight Poin...

A cappella group performs to benefit heart health

A cappella group performs to benefit heart health

Marco Cepeda, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture

The UVM a cappella group Hit Paws and nonprofit organization Team Heart joined forces the night of Jan. 19 at Southwick Hall to present a charity concert.   Matt Dooman This charity concert was initiated by first-year Lauren Eisel. Recently, Eisel was flipping through stories in the New York Ti...

Local opportunities to enjoy a snowy Vermont day

Local opportunities to enjoy a snowy Vermont day

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under Culture, Life

The Green Mountain state is looking pretty white right about now, and it’s only going to get snowier. Take a drive down Route 89 and you’ll see a white-capped Camel’s Hump, snow-covered barns and tree branches encased in ice.  Sam Litra Vermont is without a doubt my favorite place ...

Cheap Thrills: the best thrift stores in Burlington

Cheap Thrills: the best thrift stores in Burlington

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under Culture, Life

With spring semester just beginning, it’s hard enough to pay for expensive textbooks, much less find new clothes that won’t break the bank. That’s why, one chilly Tuesday afternoon, I decided to search Church Street for the best bargains and clothing selections. Here’s what I found.  ...

“Roma” deserves the biggest screen

“Roma” deserves the biggest screen

Hunter McKenzie, Senior Culture Columnist

January 17, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

I should admit that before I sat down to watch “Roma,” I knew almost nothing about it. Holly Coughlan I knew that it was a Spanish language film. I knew that it was in black and white. I also vaguely knew of the soft controversy surrounding the film’s distributor, Netflix, that made it available...

Animated “Spider-Man” swings into success

Animated “Spider-Man” swings into success

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

I’ve seen a lot of Spider-Man movies. Probably one too many Spider-Man movies. After a while, they kind of bleed together. Sophie Spencer That being said, Tobey Maguire was not a bad Spider-Man. Neither was Andrew Garfield. Tom Holland appears to be a youthful, hilarious mix of a great Spider-Man and a great Peter Parker, with future movies ...

The “sexile:” a six-step guide to getting your room back

The “sexile:” a six-step guide to getting your room back

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

In a poll of 88 UVM sophomores, 45 percent of them stated they had asked their roommate to leave the room so that they could have sex. On the other hand, 72 percent answered that they themselves had been sexiled. Emma Pinezich Thirty-three percent of these students said they’d been sexiled overnigh...

We need to discuss abusive relationships

We need to discuss abusive relationships

Anonymous, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

As a campus, we’ve opened up a dialogue around more sensitive topics like rape culture. Students aren’t afraid to address hard-hitting issues around sex and relationships. However, there is an astonishing lack of dialogue around the reality of abusive relationships. Valentina Czochanski Domestic v...

Peer discussions promote positive sex

Peer discussions promote positive sex

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Disco music played over speakers as colorful lights spun around the room, an appropriate setting for a party rather than a sex ed group.  Stephan Toljan The Good Stuff is a peer-led group focused on educating students about sex through conversation and discussion. The group was started when senior Ja...

Scientist’s story reveals sexism in field

Lindsey Imhoff, Staff Writer

December 8, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

“I thought I couldn’t do what I wanted to do in life, which was be a scientist, because I wasn’t good at school,” Donna Toufexis, associate professor of biobehavioral psychology, said. This semester, Toufexis is teaching Women in Science, a sophomore Honors College seminar, for her third ti...

We should all listen to more multilingual pop music

We should all listen to more multilingual pop music

Sarah Robinson, Culture Columnist

December 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

Lili Traviato The use of Spanish in American music has, until recently, only appeared sparingly in music’s top charts.   This is despite there being 40.5 million Spanish speakers in the U.S, according to a March 2018 CNN article. Cardi B’s song “I Like It” featuring Puerto Rican rappe...

Breaking into the scene: a guide to getting started in music

Breaking into the scene: a guide to getting started in music

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

There’s so much a student can do to get involved in the music scene at UVM and in Burlington that it might be intimidating for those who don’t quite know where to begin. While the campus is well known for fostering a creative environment, getting started in the music scene isn’t always easy. H...

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