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Breaking into the scene: a guide to getting started in music

Breaking into the scene: a guide to getting started in music

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

December 6, 2018

There’s so much a student can do to get involved in the music scene at UVM and in Burlington that it might be intimidating for those who don’t quite know where to begin. While the campus is well known for fostering a creative environment, getting started in the music scene isn’t always easy. H...

“Wildlife:” a sturdy directorial debut

“Wildlife:” a sturdy directorial debut

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist

December 2, 2018

Sophie Spencer Welcome to Great Falls, Montana, 1960. A wildfire rages across the forested Rockies, just at the edge of the small town caught between two eras of mid-century America. This is the set up for actor Paul Dano’s (“Little Miss Sunshine”) directorial debut, “Wildlife,”  a quiet...

Queen’s legacy is showcased in “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Queen’s legacy is showcased in “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Jonathan Greenberg, Staff Writer

December 1, 2018

Reese Green “We Will Rock You,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Another one Bites the Dust.” All of these song were sung by Queen, the iconic rock band lead by Freddie Mercury. One of their songs just so happens to be the title of a new movie: “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The film centers on Fred...

Williams gallery finishes semester with student art

Williams gallery finishes semester with student art

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

Rotting fruit, empty fish tanks and a pile of dirt are only some of the things that have been on display this semester in the Francis Colburn Gallery, a large room across from room 301 in Williams Hall.  Run by the art and art history department and curated by Associate Professor Mildred Beltré, the Fra...

Who has the best bagel in Burly? We’ve got the results

Who has the best bagel in Burly? We’ve got the results

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018

With so many bagel places around UVM, it can be hard to decide on the best post-Friday night bagel spot. Don’t worry, the Cynic has you covered. Cyrus Oswald One groggy Saturday morning, I along with my team of five hungry college students, scoured Burlington for the best bagel in town. Here ...

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November 29, 2018

TV Show - Patriot Act Mills Sparkman Opinion Editor In “Patriot Act,” “The Daily Show” alumnus Hasan Minhaj delivers sharp, witty commentary on current events, along with insights on growing up as an Indian-American. This Netflix comedy talk show hybrid comes in weekly Sunday inst...

Students bake Challah bread to aid in hunger relief

Students bake Challah bread to aid in hunger relief

Amelia Dodds, Staff Writer

November 18, 2018

A small group of UVM students convenes in the kitchen of Hillel every Monday after dark. The oven light blinks, signifying go, and they start to knead, braid and bake. These students are a part of UVM’s Challah for Hunger, an organization founded in 2013. They raise money to provide hunger relie...

Artistry and variety at Orchesis dance show

Artistry and variety at Orchesis dance show

Amanda Anderson, Staff Writer

November 17, 2018

Tights, flowing skirts and shorts paced and swirled backstage. The percussion of bare feet and dance shoes on the wooden floor filled the air as the crowd funneled into the Campus Rec Studio. Then the room went dark. The silence was pierced by a chant, a chorus of voices, belonging to the 19 member...

Shared space for women in business

Shared space for women in business

Marco Cepeda, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

Currently statistics show that of all UVM students who study at the Grossman School of Business, about two-thirds are men and only about one-third are women. A 2-year-old club called Women in Business (WIB) is trying to change this and get more women to pursue math and science careers.    Wo...

Web publication to make STEM more accessible

Web publication to make STEM more accessible

Gordon Coates, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

Anyone who has read and enjoyed a research paper probably wrote it. Communicating science effectively and beautifully is an issue that has plagued scientists since the creation of the research paper.  “The Natural Philosopher,” a student-run online STEM publication, addresses this issue. Gordon C...

Crowds fill the gym to hear Ta-Nehisi Coates

Crowds fill the gym to hear Ta-Nehisi Coates

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

In the middle of the Patrick Gym tennis courts, a college drop-out stood in front of a crowd of thousands.   UVM brought Ta-Nehisi Coates to campus Nov. 6 as the speaker for the first-year read. Coates was asked questions by English Professor and poet Major Jackson.  Coates’ novel, “Between ...

Diwali lights up the night

Diwali lights up the night

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

Dressed in brilliant crimson skirts and flowing veils dancers smiled and stomped on stage to classical Indian music and Bollywood remixes. Down the hall, luscious curries and samosas were being prepared. Clara Martorano The Indian Students Association hosted Diwali Nov. 9 in the Grand Maple Ball...

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