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Women dealers change weed culture

Women dealers change weed culture

Autumn Lee, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

One UVM student is out to change the stoner stereotype from bong-ripping bros to be more friendly towards women. Olive, a pseudonym, first sold psychedelics when she came to UVM, then began selling weed when she realized she could smoke for free, she said. She has since stopped smoking because it ...

Review: “Blockers” falls flat on plot, brings feminism

Review: “Blockers” falls flat on plot, brings feminism

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Editor's Picks, Reviews

If you enjoy feminist perspectives and John Cena butt chugging beer, “Blockers” might be the film for you. “Blockers” stars Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz, and follows three parents as they try to prevent their daughters from losing their virginities on prom night. Although it...

Creating magic with scent: a look into Alice & the Magician Cocktail Apothecary

Creating magic with scent: a look into Alice & the Magician Cocktail Apothecary

Kailey Bates, Video Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Culture, Editor's Picks

Brothers Aaron and Sam Wisniewski are the founders of "Alice and the Magician," a cocktail apothecary that creates powerful elixirs and mists that spark imagination and elicit scent memories. In this video, they serve up their magical cocktails at Stella Mae's Anniversary Bash and talk about the process....

Burly chefs pledge to serving local

Burly chefs pledge to serving local

Addie Beach, Assistant Arts Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture, Editor's Picks

Rich chocolate, creamy soups, French pastries — all of it local.  It doesn’t take much of a walk down Church Street to get a sense of what the Burlington food scene and its chefs have to offer. One of these restaurants is Revolution Kitchen, which specializes in vegan and vegetarian food. ...

Culture Staff Recommends: Books

Culture Staff

April 18, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture, Reviews

Summer is only a few weeks away and beach reads will soon be a necessity, so the Culture staff has five book recommendations for you. Check the Culture section weekly for our staff’s picks.   “Bluets” by Maggie Nelson Autobiography, $12.63 Hunter McKenzie’s pick This gorgeous, experime...

Q&A: Four student artists talk creativity on campus

Q&A: Four student artists talk creativity on campus

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts, Arts Regular, Culture

Student artists can be found all over campus. Culture writer Sarah Robinson sat down with a few to talk about their work and get their take on the arts at UVM. First years Riya Padukone and Keerthi Onkaram are dancers from New Hampshire. They grew up together and are roomates. Onkaram specializes in classica...

Community gather to celebrate, share herstory

Anna Power, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

Men and women gathered in Waterman to celebrate ordinary women for the Herstory event. UVM Program Board hosted Herstory for Women’s History Month March 19. Event coordinator junior Flannery Mehigan said that Herstory focused on women who have shaped history but generally aren’t celebrate...

Hand poked or pro: students get ink

Hand poked or pro: students get ink

Lily Merriam, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

  Paper and pen aren’t the only way to tell a story — some use needle and ink to create tattoos and share their narratives. First-year Isabel Fetter got her tattoo at Stone the Crow Tattoo parlor in her home-state of Maryland. Fetter got a mountain sunrise with the saying “way ope...

The beef with the beef industry

The beef with the beef industry

Ali Barritt, Cynic Correspondent

April 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Culture, Life

The line at the grill is long at any dining hall on campus; there’s ample demand for beef. In fact, the US produced 99.8 billion pounds of meat in 2017, according to the US Department of Agriculture. Sophomore Julian Kafka eats meat because it tastes good and it’s widely available, he said. Would ...

Recommendations: WRUV’s top music of the week

Recommendations: WRUV’s top music of the week

WRUV

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture, Reviews

Looking to update your Spotify playlist? Need some new tunes for your next dance party? WRUV has got you covered with their top artists of the week. Yo La Tengo Frankie Cosmos Bahamas Young Fathers Caroline Rose Dent May Nap Eyes The Brian Jonestown Massacre Loma Alvvays ...

UPlayers present spring musical

UPlayers present spring musical

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Previews

College students will throw it back to their middle-school days when they don thick-framed glasses, parachute pants and sweater vests for a musical coming to town this week. Don’t miss your chance to travel back to that middle school moment at “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” the...

Lorde hypnotizes Boston with new album

Lorde hypnotizes Boston with new album

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

Whenever I attend a concert, the aftermath is the only thing I remember clearly: running up cement staircases into cement garages, holding onto a new t-shirt and sweating. My mind always unable to catch up with itself, spinning from the lights, the sounds and the stage. These were the events that unfolded after I ...

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