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Birding for Change

Birding for Change

Gordon Coates, Staff Writer

October 20, 2018


Filed under Culture

Ostrich ferns brush the ankles of 4th and 5th graders as they run amongst the huge silver maple forest and sink knee deep into mud on the banks of the Winooski River. On Wednesday afternoons, Trish O’Kane aims to combat the ailments of an increasingly indoor, sedentary, screen filled world thr...

Gaga amazes in “A Star is Born”

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist

October 19, 2018


Filed under Culture, Reviews

If you don’t want to spend a Friday night catching another dull superhero flick, the new “A Star is Born” is the kind of the movie — at least for the first 2/3  — that one needs to see when the brain and the heart need a reboot. Here’s what happens when you do go catch “A Star is Born:”...

Budget eating: tasty tips for cheap food

Isabella Alessandrini, Culture Columnist

October 18, 2018


Filed under Culture

At UVM there are food cues all around us: appetizing aromas of stir-fries, tacos, popcorn and pizza waft out of dining halls, Brennan’s, the Marketplace, food trucks and the Marché. Snacks and sodas beckon to students from vending machines sprinkled in buildings all over campus.   We’re in an ...

Comedian Jen Kirkman on life at 44 and Louis C.K.

Comedian Jen Kirkman on life at 44 and Louis C.K.

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Culture, Reviews

Tommy Lau Comedian Jen Kirkman took over the stage at Vermont Comedy Club with bootcut jeans and plenty of stories to tell. Although best known for being a regular roundtable panelist on “Chelsea Lately,” Kirkman had plenty of new material about life as a woman and comedian. She relished...

Feverish World set to take over Burlington

Feverish World set to take over Burlington

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Life

In a world that is constantly being faced with new political, environmental and social issues,  Burlington and UVM are working together to figure out how to tackle these issues. The Feverish World Symposium will be happening all over UVM and Burlington Oct. 20 through Oct. 22 and will showcase ...

All-female band to open FallFest

All-female band to open FallFest

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Arts, Campus Life, Culture

The UVM Program Board announced Oct. 5 that artists Dr. Dog, Frankie Cosmos and UVM band Father Figuer will be performing at FallFest 2018. It is the job of UPB’s concert planning committee to find bands for Fall and SpringFest that they think students will recognize. Junior Max Greenwood is on th...

Dancers interpret victorian era

Dancers interpret victorian era

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

October 14, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

Under the watchful eye of a sculpture of St. George, a woman clad in white fell gracefully and slowly down the staircase in the Fleming’s marble court. The music she moved to ranged from Chopin to spirituals, and was occasionally overlaid with poetry by Emily Dickinson.Sam Litra Polly Motley pe...

Pep band brings energy & enthusiasm

Pep band brings energy & enthusiasm

Amanda Anderson, Staff Writer

October 13, 2018


Filed under Culture

Although Gutterson Fieldhouse is mostly empty on a Wednesday evening, music, lights and action fill the gym. Instead of cheering fans, empty instrument cases lay scattered over the bleachers. Musicians dance with their instruments, rocking back and forth and up and down.  The Catamount Pep Ban...

Fashion at UVM: Q&A

Fashion at UVM: Q&A

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

I caught up with sophomore Eva Mazura Oct. 4 to talk about clothes, self-expression and crocs. From Chicago, she can be seen around campus wearing all sorts of clothes: dull or colorful, baggy or tight, hip or old fashioned. She does it all. Cyrus Oswald When we interviewed, she was wearing a bl...

Culture staff reccomends

Culture Staff

October 11, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

Podcast → “Serial” Cyrus Oswald Every episode of “Serial” season one begins the same, with a pre-recorded phone call from Adnan Syed, a recap of the last episode, and it’s signature eery theme music. A witty and captivating investigative podcast, “Serial” is one of the best out t...

Artists act as curators in new exhibition series at BCA

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

October 6, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

In the basement of the Burlington City Arts Center, a bleached piece of celery sat in a cardboard box filled halfway with water. The sterility of the once-edible vegetable was echoed by the white walls and beige carpet in the room. The pipes of the building burst into the exhibit space, and the ...

Dr. Dog and Frankie Cosmos to headline FallFest

Dr. Dog and Frankie Cosmos to headline FallFest

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Culture

Dr. Dog and Frankie Cosmos will be the headliners for this year’s FallFest. The announcement was made by UVM Program Board, Oct. 5. UVM’s Father Figuer will be the opening act. FallFest, an annual concert hosted by UPB, will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 in Patrick Gym. Dr. Dog is an ...

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