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Harvest festival rings in fall

Amanda Anderson, Staff Writer

September 29, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

On an 81-degree, sunny day, the breeze carried the sweet smell of corn roasting over an open fire at Shelburne Farms. Hundreds of people visited the farm to participate in the Harvest Festival Sept. 15. The Harvest Festival is one of Shelburne Farms’ many programs that build community connectio...

Near and far: trails to try this far

Near and far: trails to try this far

Gordon Coates, Culture Columnist

September 28, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Views for miles in all directions, a new perspective, a greater appreciation for life and a good workout all come from summiting one of the many mountains within an hour’s drive from UVM.  Whether it’s a leisurely walk for a picnic, a great view of the lake or a physical challenge, Vermo...

Club seeks representation with flag raising

Club seeks representation with flag raising

Mateo Cardenas-Clarimon, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

A breeze blew across the oval as a crowd slowly gathered outside of the Davis Center. Students and Alianza Latinx members stood in the shade as they waited for the event to begin. Alianza Latinx, a Latin and Hispanic identity group, raised a flag displaying a collage of flags from different Lat...

Hozier cries power with long-awaited album

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

Irish singer-songwriter Hozier is back after four years of silence with a strong new EP titled “Nina Cried Power.” Filled with tributes to his musical inspirations as well as to current and lost loves, Hozier’s album sweeps listeners off their feet with four new songs, each with a different st...

“TrinCity:” a new home for arts and creativity on campus

“TrinCity:” a new home for arts and creativity on campus

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Campus Life, Culture, Editor's Picks, Life

Tucked away on Colchester Avenue, past the UVM Medical Center and adjacent to the town of Winooski, lies Trinity campus, now a conflicting home for artists and creators. Also known as North campus, the buildings were used for traditional housing until fall 2018, when UVM’s official Arts and Creat...

Easy and healthy meals to make off-campus

Easy and healthy meals to make off-campus

Isabella Alessandrini, Culture Columnist

September 20, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

If you are living off-campus with no meal plan, don’t worry! Here are a few satisfying and speedy recipes based around healthy complex carbohydrates and veggies that will come together in 40 minutes or less. For plant-based protein sources that are sustainable for the planet and slim budgets, ...

Finding strength and community at Pride

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

There’s something undefinable about the moment you look around and realize you aren’t alone. Marching down Church street in the Burlington Pride Parade, surrounded by fellow students adorned with rainbows and smiles, I experienced that moment. It was my first pride parade, and I don’t think I’ve ...

Dancers inspire audience

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

As three women danced on stage at the Redstone Recital Hall, the audience could hear their breath and they made intense eye contact with those watching the performance. The UVM department of music and dance collaborated with the Vermont Dance Alliance to present the Vermont Dance Sampler Sept. 8. ...

TREK expands programming to include mountain biking and LGBTQ groups

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Miles of lush green forests and stark mountains make up the Vermont wilderness, perfect for hiking, skiing and college. TREK is a program for UVM first-year and transfer students that takes place the week before classes and lets its participants take advantage of the state’s outdoors. Divided ...

Student Life has new leadership

Student Life has new leadership

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture

The office was bathed in sunlight. A house plant and tea pot sat on the window sill. This summer, Daphne Wells ‘06 took the office of Pat Brown as the new director of Student Life. She has over 13 years of experience in Student Life and graduated from UVM’s Higher Education Student Affairs Master’s degree program, accord...

Culture staff recommends

Culture Staff

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

TV Show "Sharp Objects" Recommended by Sarah Robinson Based on a novel by Gillian Flynn, “Sharp Objects” follows Camille Preaker (Amy Adams), a journalist in Saint Louis. When a girl is found viciously murdered, Camille goes back to her hometown looking for the scoop but is reunited with o...

Art Hop boasts new events and workshops

Art Hop boasts new events and workshops

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Culture

The South End Arts and Business Association will hold its 26th annual Art Hop in the South End Sept. 7-9. The three-day event sprawls mostly along Pine street, with over 600 artists displaying their work in studios or local businesses that are briefly reimagined as galleries, according to the ...

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