The Vermont Cynic

A look inside the Pottery Co-op

First-year Grace DiGiacoma shapes a piece, Feb. 12. Spinning clay on the wheel is called “throwing.”

Anya Kauffman, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

As students enter and exit the Marché, pottery wheels and giant bins of clay mark the entrance to an art studio. These materials belong to the Living/Learning Center’s Pottery Co-op, a space that hosts a variety of pottery classes for its members all year long.  The Pottery Co-op is a feature...

Fleming opens season with costume ball

UVM provost and senior vice president, and husband Billy Prelock pose for a photo in costumes by the Wood Gaylor exhibit in Fleming Museum, Feb. 20. The exhibit is open from Feb. 7 to May 8.

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

February 28, 2020

UVM Provost Patricia Prelock was dressed in a knee-length flapper dress with sequins arranged to look like peacock feathers.  The sequins shone green and gold, which Prelock said was an intentional choice to represent UVM’s school colors and the peacock features of “Animal Transformation...

Stage managers make magic backstage

John Forbes, professor and resident lighting designer, monitors computer readouts during a rehearsal of the theater department’s “Shakespeare in Love,” Feb. 18. Forbes has a Master of Fine Arts in theatre lighting design from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

While actors take the mainstage, stage managers are the movers and shakers of the UVM theatre department.  The department puts together three mainstage shows each academic year, and this month, they are putting on “Shakespeare in Love,” Feb. 26-29 and March 1.  The show has the largest ...

Play about young Shakespeare comes to Royall Tyler

Alicia Wolfram, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Filled with singing, dancing and swordfights, “Shakespeare in Love” is hitting the UVM stage. UVM’s Royall Tyler Theatre department is putting on “Shakespeare in Love” at the end of the month. The show tells the story of how a young William Shakespeare, struggling with writer’s block, finds inspir...

Farmers unite for cheese and dairy fest

Cheese and a knife rest on a cutting board during the UVM Cheese and Dairy fest, Feb. 19. The event was held in the Davis Center and sponsored by UVM Dining.

Emma Adams, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

UVM students skipped the dining halls and loaded up on maple milk and cheddar at the Cheese and Dairy Fest Feb. 19 in the Davis Center. Local cheese farmers and producers displayed tables of cheese samples as they talked to students and visitors about the production process. According to UVM Program Board’s w...

RALLYTHON exceeds fundraising goal with dance marathon

RALLYTHON exceeds fundraising goal with dance marathon

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

February 24, 2020

For 12 hours Feb 22, students and community members danced in a fundraiser for the UVM Children’s Hospital. RALLYTHON is a student-led movement that raises money all year for the Children’s Hospital, one of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals that provide lifesaving care to children...

Dance faculty presents work at Flynn

Lecturer Julie Peoples-Clark performed a dance that expressed her experience as a mother at the UVM Dance Faculty Showcase Feb. 13 at the Flynn Space.

Jean Macbride, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

The dance faculty at UVM spend their days teaching students about and how to dance. This time, the faculty had a chance to show off their own work. The UVM Dance Faculty Showcase was held at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Flynn Space, a performance space next to Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.  ...

UVM professor helps create living bots

UVM professor helps create living bots

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

The computer screen showed a livestream of a green, stick-like animation flailing around.  That flailing stick is actually a virtual robot that served as a model for xenobots, or the first computer-designed living organisms. The xenobots were co-created by a robotics team from UVM and a biology team from Tu...

The issue with posthumously released albums

The issue with posthumously released albums

Connor Adams, Culture Columnist

February 20, 2020

Posthumously-released albums may seem like a noble idea to continue an artist’s spirit, but more often than not, they disrespect what the artist would want. Once an artist dies their name becomes a commodity. An infamous example of this is Frank Zappa, the virtuosic multi-instrumentalist famous in ...

Senior curates art event to showcase black creatives

Senior Ivana Djiya performs onstage at Nectar’s, Feb. 13. Djiya also showcases her work on SoundCloud.

Willow Scherwinski, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Booming notes of energetic hip-hop mixed with R&B rhythm echoes from Nectar’s each week. Every Thursday night, Burlington bar and music venue, Nectar’s, hosts an event called First Taste.  It is an artist curated event that showcases live performance, visual art and $2 PBRs.  For...

Weightlifting team snatches victories

Weightlifting team snatches victories

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

The weekend of Feb. 6, the UVM olympic weightlifting team competed at the National Junior Championships and National University & Under 25 Championships in Pleasanton, California.  Sophomore Noah Oliff-Lieberman and seniors John Bickers and Nicho Ader were the three UVM athletes in attendance....

Burlington native Ace$world writes his own raps

Senior Andrew “Ace” Trainor-Clark stands against a tree outside the Davis center, Feb. 6. Trainor-Clark’s music is produced by Burlington-based producer Rajit Sachdeva.

Natalie Charron, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Rapper Ace$world was “born light, light as a feather.” Senior Andrew “Ace” Trainor-Clark, who records his rap music under the name “Ace$world, puts his finished work on Apple Music and Spotify.  Trainor-Clark was born in Sri Lanka and raised in Burlington. He has been recording rap music for the p...

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