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April 3, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture

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


Filed under Culture, Headliners

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


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts, Culture

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


Filed under Culture, Life

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


Filed under Culture, Life

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


Filed under Culture, Food

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


Filed under Arts, Culture

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...

CAS program allows students to take classes elsewhere

CAS program allows students to take classes elsewhere

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture

It’s challenging to find the perfect program: in one university, a place that offers in-depth classes in every possible discipline. However, UVM College of Arts and Sciences Consortium makes it possible to gain the best of both worlds between 3 institutions for CAS students. Since fall...

Caring for cows: students experience farm life at UVM’s dairy barn

Caring for cows: students experience farm life at UVM’s dairy barn

Juliet Malkowski, Staff Writer

March 10, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture

In an experience that seems unique to going to school in Vermont, a UVM program allows students to witness the birth of a calf and to name it. “Everyone in the program gets to have a calf, and it gets to be your calf,” senior Ariela Burk, a member of the program, said. UVM’s Cooperative...

New North End spot serves up authentic pizza

New North End spot serves up authentic pizza

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

March 10, 2019


Filed under Culture, Food, Reviews

Pizzeria Ida is one of the North End’s newest and most exciting pizza joints, serving up authentic, wood oven, neapolitan and sicilian style “pies on demand.” Since it opened in late September 2018, Pizzeria Ida has been hidden away behind a nondescript parking lot off of 662 Riverside Ave. ...

Review: “The Lego Movie 2″ is almost as good as the original

Review: “The Lego Movie 2″ is almost as good as the original

Jonathan Greenberg, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019


Filed under Culture, Reviews

Legos: everyone remembers spending time building with them in our childhood. That being said, I for one didn’t expect a movie based around these construction blocks to be any good. When the first Lego movie turned out to be amazing, I was thrown through a loop. Now that the sequel to the inconceivably popul...

Flower show brings the outdoors in

Flower show brings the outdoors in

Anna Kolosky, Senior Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under Culture

Scents of lavender and basil filled the air as multicolored lights highlighted different grassy landscapes. The Vermont Flower Show took over the Champlain Valley Exposition Center from March 1 to 3 and boasted a variety of vendors and flower displays. The Vermont Nursery & Landscape Ass...

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