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Art used a activism in Feverish parade

Art used a activism in Feverish parade

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

November 3, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

sPassersby watched in awe as a parade of people sang and danced their way up Church Street.  Dancers moved in time to the church bells ringing while others sang and held banners. The parade was the opening event for the Feverish World Conference, a symposium focused on bringing the Burlington commu...

Student art on display in new Brennan’s Art Space

Student art on display in new Brennan’s Art Space

Lindsey Imhoff, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Culture

Amongst the bookshelves, couches and chairs in the Brennan’s Book Nook, paintings by Kristin Richland, a Vermont artist, hang in the bright lighting. This display is part of the inaugural Brennan’s Art Space, a space intended for student artists to showcase their work for a semester. The space...

Rail Jam shreds into its 10th year

Rail Jam shreds into its 10th year

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

“Mo Bamba” was playing in the background as skiers and snowboarders alike came down the miniature trick park set up on Trinity campus. Dawn of the Shred X: the Human SENDipiede rail jam, hosted by the UVM Ski and Snowboard Club, took place Oct. 25.  There were 44 hours filled with sho...

Where’s the old Kanye? He’s where music and politics intersect

Where’s the old Kanye? He’s where music and politics intersect

Sarah Robinson, Culture Columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Culture

Holly Coughlan In 2002, a Chicago producer got in a car accident that left his jaw wired shut. The single resulting from this injury, “Through the Wire,” is featured on his debut album, “The College Dropout,” which eventually went certified triple platinum. The producer rose to fame quickly in the rap world n...

“Friends” Nepali restaurant makes you feel like family

Amanda Anderson, Staff Columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Culture, Editor's Picks, Reviews

Alek Fleury On the day the first snowflakes were spotted in Burlington, the sky was gray and the 38-degree wind whipped through the autumn colored trees. I had not ventured out all day and was feeling crabby. All that changed when I stepped foot inside Friends Nepali Restaurant. Located at 212 Main St. in...

Dancer hopes to keep UVM weird

Dancer hopes to keep UVM weird

Kassondra Little and Genevieve Winn

October 30, 2018


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Culture

Jae Baker ’17 saw breakdancing for the first time in a movie trailer when he was a kid, he said. “I remember it was a headslide, and I just thought that was so cool,” he said. “I had to learn how to do it,”  Baker, from Albany, NY, graduated from UVM with a degree in French and a minor ...

FallFest attracts fans, makes new ones

FallFest attracts fans, makes new ones

Allie O'Connor and Kelly Duggan

October 27, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture

Fog swirled through the streams of blue and purple lights, illuminating the instruments and equipment on the stage. Students cheered as silhouettes emerged on stage. UVM Program Board’s annual FallFest concert took place Oct. 19 at the Patrick Gym. This year’s show opened with student band Fat...

Rentals, repairs and more at the bike co-op

Rentals, repairs and more at the bike co-op

Dominic Portelli, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under Culture

Tucked away in a forgotten corner of campus, a muggy, unfinished basement room is littered with tools, grease and dilapidated bicycles. Two green sandwich boards along Carrigan Drive guide students into Hills Agricultural Sciences’ parking lot entrance where they find UVM Bikes, a volunteer bike shop ...

“Halloween” sequel picks up where original left off

“Halloween” sequel picks up where original left off

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist

October 25, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

Meredith Rathburn The boogeyman is back. Four decades after the original slasher film was released, another “Halloween” has hit theaters. Written and directed by David Gordon Green, the film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, who returns to her debut role as Laurie Strode. But this is not just another ...

Students protest with Slut Walk

Students protest with Slut Walk

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Culture

On a warm Saturday morning, students in tube tops and overcoats, faded jean jackets and fishnets, overalls and dresses gathered in front of Waterman to participate in UVM’s annual Slut Walk. Sophomore RiRi Stuart-Thompson, co-marketing and political chair of the Womyn of Color Coalition, address...

Cohen Hall: a new home for UVM arts

Cohen Hall: a new home for UVM arts

Marco Cepeda, Staff Writer

October 21, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

When audience members stepped inside the new building they saw colorful lights and tech equipment around them. The voices of art students whispered with excitement and faculty gathered in circles talking eagerly with each other.   Michele and Martin Cohen Hall, an integrated arts building on the corner of So...

Birding for Change

Birding for Change

Gordon Coates, Staff Writer

October 20, 2018


Filed under Culture

Ostrich ferns brush the ankles of 4th and 5th graders as they run amongst the huge silver maple forest and sink knee deep into mud on the banks of the Winooski River. On Wednesday afternoons, Trish O’Kane aims to combat the ailments of an increasingly indoor, sedentary, screen filled world thr...

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