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Interview with a pusher: drugs on campus

Interview with a pusher: drugs on campus

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...

New Weyes Blood album balances light and dark

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

April 20, 2019

On the cover of the album, a young woman lounges in a bedroom underwater. “Titanic Rising,” Natalie Mering’s fourth studio album under the alias Weyes Blood, is a grandiose and sprawling depiction of the end of the world as we know it. But even in the face of disaster, Mering reminds us to ...

Alumni House exhibits student art for first time

Alumni House exhibits student art for first time

Anna Kolosky, Senior Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Within its Victorian architecture and woodworking, the Alumni House serves as a place for alumni to connect with students and with UVM. The Alumni House will be hosting its first student art show, Pride of Place, April 18 at 61 Summit St. The show features the work of 13 current students. P...

Student musicians to honor Frank Zappa

Student musicians to honor Frank Zappa

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

Walking past Southwick Music Hall in the late afternoon, a passerby may have heard the sound of a band at work. When practice is over, students hum to themselves as they leave, carrying instrument cases and sheet music. ZappaFest will be held for the first time in 10 years at 7:30 p.m. April 2...

Olympian turns passion into purpose

Olympian turns passion into purpose

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...

Meet the band: Juicebox

Meet the band: Juicebox

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

In a dimly lit living room on Hyde Street, the seven student musicians that make up Juicebox crowded around a coffee table. Some sat on couches, some sat on the floor. Juicebox, the SpringFest opener, was about to start rehearsal on a snowy April 9 night. Skis were packed into a back corn...

Comedians joke about family and identity at comedy show

Comedians joke about family and identity at comedy show

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

Samples, education and music at 2019 hair expo

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...

Billie Eilish brings youth and maturity to first album

Billie Eilish brings youth and maturity to first album

Sarah Robinson, Senior Staff Columnist

April 12, 2019

As is always the case, young women are running the pop music scene. From Lady Gaga to Ariana Grande, the biggest pop stars today must think about what songs will please their listeners while still maintaining their individuality and creating art that is meaningful to them. Seventeen-year-old...

Student game creators go to Boston conference

Student game creators go to Boston conference

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...

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