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Pho Hong serves up sweets and spices

Pho Hong serves up sweets and spices

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under Culture, Food

The air was sizzling with spices as hungry patrons chowed down on huge bowls of noodles and curry. My friends and I had just walked into Pho Hong, a Vietnamese restaurant on North Winooski Avenue. My first impression of Pho Hong was that it was a bit small and crowded, with people sitting shoulder-to...

There is no room for cultural appropriation in music

There is no room for cultural appropriation in music

Sarah Robinson, Senior Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture

As Ariana Grande incessantly reminds us in “7 rings,” she’s single, famous and exorbitantly wealthy. Since her breakup with comedian Pete Davidson, Grande has taken on a very public and inspiring single-girl persona who focuses on her friends, her work and, above all, herself. “7 Rin...

“Pippin” challenges theatre department

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture

A father and son from the Middle Ages are reimagined in UVM’s production of “Pippin.” The theater department will debut its performance Feb. 27. Junior Anna Cataldo said that “Pippin’s” music is what she loves about the musical and that it is one of her favorite shows because of the score. ...

BSU Fashion Show breaks from tradition

BSU Fashion Show breaks from tradition

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Headliners, Life

UVM’s Black Student Union held their annual fashion show Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Davis Center’s Grand Maple Ballroom. This year’s theme was “Paint it Black,” and it defied tradition in many ways. Typically, clothing is the centerpiece of the show, but this year, the models were front a...

UVM hosts local producers for Cheese and Dairy Fest

UVM hosts local producers for Cheese and Dairy Fest

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Food

The sweet aromas of cheese and freshly-scooped ice cream gave busy students a reason to pause last week. UVM hosted its annual Cheese and Dairy Fest Feb. 19 in the Davis Center Atrium. Sponsored by UVM Dining, the event’s aim was to promote cheese and dairy producers in the state of Vermont. ...

The Oscars: more diverse, but lacks serious intention

The Oscars: more diverse, but lacks serious intention

Kim Henry, Senior Staff Writer

February 23, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture

The Oscars have been in hot water for years. The awards show was surrounded by controversies like #OscarsSoWhite and their record low ratings last year, according to a March 2018 Vanity Fair article.  This year’s Oscars is without a host for the first time, and many catagories will be cut from the broa...

Students talk meditation on campus

Students talk meditation on campus

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

The walls of most dorms are covered with posters, candles are at risk of confiscation and the shouts of the next door neighbors playing Super Smash Bros make meditation seem like an impossible routine to develop in the college years. Despite this, students and faculty at UVM find ways to reap the ...

Sri Lankan Tea Pickers: Plantations and the Periphery

Sri Lankan Tea Pickers: Plantations and the Periphery

Ali Barritt, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Culture

I found myself standing on a government-owned tea plantation in the Western Province of Sri Lanka, Dec. 30, 2018. My UVM classmates and I were just outside the Janaudanagama village, where we had lived for a few days. I was one of 12 students enrolled in the winter session course Travel Writing in ...

Literary magazine receives an overhaul

Literary magazine receives an overhaul

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture

Amid recent controversies over budget cuts to the humanities, it can seem like the arts community at UVM is more fractured than ever. The Gist, UVM’s student-run literary and visual arts journal, aims to change this.  Formerly known as Vantage Point, The Gist publishes once a semester, with weekly m...

Troupe brings step dancing to campus

Troupe brings step dancing to campus

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

February 16, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture

At the kick-off to this year’s Black History Month celebration at UVM, dancers used their feet, hands and mouths to make music perfectly in time with their movements. Traveling dance troupe Step Afrika visited UVM Feb. 6. The step dancing performance was hosted by the University’s Black St...

Tying the knot: married and engaged students on campus

Tying the knot: married and engaged students on campus

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

When an undergraduate Public Communication major joined Chi Alpha, an on-campus Christian fellowship, she didn’t expect to meet her husband. The average marriage age for women in the U.S is 27 years old and for men is 29, according to the November 2018 U.S. Census. That statistic doesn’t stop some s...

How to spend Valentine’s Day in Burlington

How to spend Valentine’s Day in Burlington

Culture Staff

February 14, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Love is in the air. Burlington might not be known as the city of love, but despite the cold and the snow, it can still be the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whether you are with your partner or with your friends, you can enjoy your time together without breaking the bank. After your l...

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