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Drag Queens inspire activism and individuality

Drag Queens inspire activism and individuality

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Pink eyebrows and laughter filled the Davis Center at the latest installment of the Drag WERKshop series. Fifteen participants sat behind vanity mirrors as they learned the essentials of drag makeup. UVM’s Queer Student Union, in collaboration with Student Life, the Arts and Creativity learning commun...

Inaugural Creative Arts Expo celebrates student artists

Inaugural Creative Arts Expo celebrates student artists

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

The Great Room in McAuley Hall was turned into a bustling artist’s market and open mic last week. The first-ever Creative Arts Expo was held March 29 on Trinity campus. At the expo, student artists sold their own work, and student musicians and poets were given an opportunity to perform on stage. ...

Students go to Boston to view history

Students go to Boston to view history

Jonathan Greenberg, Staff Writer

April 6, 2019

Mummies, pottery and ancient art are a classicist or archaeologist’s favorite subject. All were found on a recent field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A bus full of students who were quick enough to secure a seat on the trip made the four hour drive to Boston March 23, to view the M...

UVM FeelGood gathers most donations for poverty fund

UVM FeelGood gathers most donations for poverty fund

Mateo Cardenas-Clarimon, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

UVM’s chapter of FeelGood is the non-profit organization’s most successful chapter. UVM FeelGood is a student-run deli, and its purpose is to raise money for the Commitment 2030 fund, an investment strategy to end poverty by 2030. Located at the entrance to the Davis Center tunnel, Fe...

Skiers shred for female health care and empowerment

Skiers shred for female health care and empowerment

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

It’s not unusual to see stacks of colorful skis in the dining hall on weekend mornings as student skiers eat an 8 a.m. breakfast before hitting the slopes. For campus organization, Chicks on Sticks, skiing is more than a pleasant pastime - it’s connected it to social justice. Founded by two fem...

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April 3, 2019

April showers seem here to stay, so brighten your rainy days by checking out what the Cynic Culture writers are currently excited and passionate about. Podcast: Always Open Allie O’Connor In weekly romps of comedy, alcohol and introspection, hosts Barbara Dunkelman and Mariel Salcedo take on ques...

Hip-hop supergroup Beast Coast to headline SpringFest

Hip-hop supergroup Beast Coast to headline SpringFest

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

April 2, 2019

The UVM Program Board announced the headlining performers for SpringFest 2019 across their social media pages, April 2. The outdoor concert will feature Beast Coast, a rap collective that includes Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Powers Pleasant and CJ Fly. Rapper Rico...

Senior Lecturer’s art addresses ecological changes

Senior Lecturer’s art addresses ecological changes

Juliet Malkowski, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

Despite the bleakness of late winter, looking at Cameron Davis’s bright, earthy canvases is like stepping into the beauty of springtime. Davis is a senior lecturer of art and art history, and teaches drawing, perspectives on art making and courses on art and ecology. She currently has her work ...

Open House educates visitors about Vermont’s maple

Open House educates visitors about Vermont’s maple

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

March 30, 2019

Freshly fallen snow blanketed the fields of Shelburne Farms as students, community members and children walked through the lively sugarbush. Shelburne Farms hosted their annual Maple Open House March 23 to 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors could tap a maple tree, enjoy freshly made sugar on ...

Women’s Summit empowers audience

Women’s Summit empowers audience

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

The air buzzed with chatter, and pop music filled the Grand Maple Ballroom as students found their seats at the fifth annual Women in Leadership Summit. The event, held March 20, was an evening of discussion and listening. Female-identifying leaders within the Burlington and UVM community gathered...

Local Flavor: three nearby restaurant recommendations

Local Flavor: three nearby restaurant recommendations

Culture Staff

March 27, 2019

Food is necessary to fuel our every move, but mealtime can also be a transportive culinary experience. Eating establishments surrounding campus serve up both local recipes and dishes from around the world. Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch, weekend brunch or a sit-down dinner, there’s a sp...

Juicebox wins Battle of the Bands

Juicebox wins Battle of the Bands

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Student bands performed original songs and smeared themselves in fake blood while posters of legends like Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley hung on the walls. UVM Program Board hosted its annual Battle of the Bands Finale from 5 to 7 p.m. March 23 at Nectar’s. Stumble Street, Boys Cruise, Juicebox a...

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