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CAS program allows students to take classes elsewhere

CAS program allows students to take classes elsewhere

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

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...

Pho Hong serves up sweets and spices

Pho Hong serves up sweets and spices

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

March 2, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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