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Vermont Cartoonist Displays Work at Fleming Museum

Vermont Cartoonist Displays Work at Fleming Museum

Allie O'Connor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Multimedia, Uncategorized, Videos

Renowned artist, Vermont Cartoonist Laureate, and UVM James Marsh Professor-at-Large Alison Bechdel's critically acclaimed work is being displayed in an exhibit in UVM's Fleming Museum. Self-Confessed: The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel displays samples of her popular graphic novels...

Poet explores migraines, childhood

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Migraines entail nausea, auras and sensitivity to light, sound and scent. Poet Michael Dickman’s most recent publication, “Green Migraine,” derives from the images brought on by symptoms of migraines. Dickman was invited to the Fleming Museum Painted Word Poetry series Feb. 28, where he rea...

Pets with jobs: comfort, therapy and service animals on campus

Pets with jobs: comfort, therapy and service animals on campus

Anna Power, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Life

Requiring a tedious balance between classes, social life, extracurriculars and sometimes jobs all while far away from home, college is often a stressful environment. One way students can cope with severe stress/disabilities is by having a comfort animal. Comfort pets are, “animals, trained o...

Singer-songwriter chronicles journey to Burlington stage

Singer-songwriter chronicles journey to Burlington stage

Dahlia Maleh, Arts Columnist

March 1, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

ZZ Ward made her way back to Burlington this past Presidents Day at 9 p.m. Feb. 18 at Higher Ground. The long wait standing on the dance floor for her to arrive on stage was worth it. Fans showed up for the show; it was a packed house. The concert-goers ranged from teens to the middle-aged. All ...

“Black Panther” brings black superheroes into the spotlight

Alec Collins, Arts Columnist

February 28, 2018


Filed under Arts, Reviews

The latest addition to Disney’s sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Black Panther,” is the most important superhero blockbuster since “Iron Man” reinvented the genre in 2008. “Black Panther,” released Feb. 15, has a majority-black creative team and cast, as well as an unabashedly...

Rape Aggression Defense Training

Rape Aggression Defense Training

February 28, 2018


Filed under Life, Multimedia, Videos

The UVM Police Department is holding free Rape Defense Training classes for women on campus. This series teaches women verbal and physical techniques to protect themselves against threats. Participants said they felt empowered and strong during these exercises.

Acclaimed artist talks craft and cartoons

Acclaimed artist talks craft and cartoons

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

A hushed, reverent silence fell over the crowd, as soon as a woman with short, spiked hair and glasses approached the podium. Vermont author and artist Alison Bechdel, the night’s speaker, took the stage and immediately made jokes about the large crowd size and all of the familiar faces. The ro...

BSU fashion show celebrates black culture

BSU fashion show celebrates black culture

Addie Beach and Lilly Young

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Decked in sleek jackets and rainbows of silky prints, models twirled hips, did splits and circled each other to thudding beats. Behind them, an array of African flags is lit in soft pinks and purples. The hosts interject just long enough to engage the dancing audience in “Black Panther” ref...

Out with the Rooster and in with the Dog

Out with the Rooster and in with the Dog

Enola Mercer, Staff Writer

February 25, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

The promise of Asian cuisine and a new community waiting on the top floor of the Davis Center offered fun and comfort to students of Asian descent. The Asian American Student Union hosted the 2018 Lunar New Year celebration  in the Grand Maple Ballroom at the Davis Center. Though the official s...

BSU celebrates Black History Month

BSU celebrates Black History Month

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

February 24, 2018


Filed under Life

When sophomore Harmony Edosomwan came to UVM last year, she found a community in the Black Student Union. “I went to every single meeting last year and wanted to run for president to shift us in a new direction: a little more politicized,” said Edosomwan, now president of BSU. The BSU was f...

Weed extract catches on

Weed extract catches on

Alexandra Shannon, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Life

Forget back-alley drug deals and sketchy smoke shops to get cannabis, in Burlington, cannabidiol can be found in coffee shops and grocery stores. CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical component of weed, according to the World Health Organization. It can offer anxiety-reducing and antidepressant effe...

Co-op educates photographers

Co-op educates photographers

Alec Collins, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

We may be living in the digital age, but some members of the UVM community are throwing it back to analog days by learning and practicing black-and-white film photography. The Photo Co-op in the Living/Learning Center is a space for UVM students, staff and  their families to develop their creative...

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