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Cynic Staff

November 29, 2018


Filed under Culture

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


Filed under Campus Life, Culture

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


Filed under Arts, Culture

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


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

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


Filed under Culture, Life

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


Filed under Arts, Culture

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


Filed under Arts, Culture

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...

Senior curates Winooski art show

Senior curates Winooski art show

Kelly Duggan, Staff Writer

November 10, 2018


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts, Culture

Senior Mak Baker flipped through a sketchbook they filled with pen-and-ink drawings their time abroad in Denmark. Baker paused at a sketch of a classic Danish girl: blonde hair, blue eyes. “She knew I was drawing her, so I left,” Baker said. Beyond their studies as a studio art and psychological ...

“Tartuffe” is re-imagined for UVM stage

“Tartuffe” is re-imagined for UVM stage

Lindsey Imhoff, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Previews

The UVM theatre department puts a contemporary spin on an old classic. “Tartuffe” the second production of the semester, runs Nov. 7 to Nov. 11. The play was originally written in 1664 by Moliere, a prominent French playwright. The play follows a wealthy family headed by Orgon who becomes ...

Rustic Roots welcomes all with comforts of brunch

Rustic Roots welcomes all with comforts of brunch

Sophie Avantaggio, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

I constantly find myself bored by the restaurant choices in Burlington, so I asked my dad, a food connoisseur, to help me find somewhere new. I think I may have found a new gem: Rustic Roots.   Located on the village green in Shelburne, Vermont, a mere 20 minutes from Burlington, Rustic Roots loo...

Guerilla Girl tackles inequality in the arts

Guerilla Girl tackles inequality in the arts

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

“This isn’t your typical lecture. It’s a party,” Donna Kaz said. With no preamble, she began to throw bananas into the crowd seated in the Fleming Museum’s Marble Court. The Fleming Museum hosted Kaz, a retired Guerrilla Girl, Oct. 30. The talk was titled “Push/Pushback — 9 Steps to Mak...

Student film showcase to raise money for Parkinson’s disease

Student film showcase to raise money for Parkinson’s disease

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Culture

Fjallraven will host a showcase of student-created outdoor films from 6-8 p.m., Nov. 9 at their store on Church Street. The event was organized by senior film major Peter Ackerman. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The foundation, which is the largest non-pr...

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