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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 ...

Grief and puppets take the stage this week

Grief and puppets take the stage this week

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Previews

Church, grief and demonic puppets open UVM Theatre’s latest season.  “Hand to God” is a dark comedy about a teenager, Jason, in a small Texas suburb who, while dealing with the aftermath of his father’s death, winds up performing in a church puppet show that soon appears to be possessed. ...

Poets meet at the crossroads with new magazine

Poets meet at the crossroads with new magazine

Anna Kolonsky, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

On a sunny day in Henderson’s, two jean jacket-clad students sat in cushy chairs as they talked excitedly. Graduate student Alexander Ellis and junior Mak Baker are editors for Crossroads magazine, an independent, student-run poetry magazine.  The project began in late 2017 when Ellis and hi...

Student-curated exhibit and Victorian fashion now on view at Fleming

Student-curated exhibit and Victorian fashion now on view at Fleming

Jonathan Greenberg, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Culture

Transport yourself to a bygone era by viewing ceramics painted with intricate florals and dresses made of fine lace, without having to leave to comfort of campus. Two new exhibits opened Sept. 21 in the Fleming Museum. A reception at the museum celebrated the reveal of “From House to Home,” a com...

Penny Cluse: a breakfast heaven

Penny Cluse: a breakfast heaven

Ella Webster, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Culture

When I stepped into Penny Cluse during the bustling Sunday brunch rush, I was immediately hit with the aromas of a classic American breakfast. The scents of sizzling bacon, pancakes dripping with Vermont maple syrup and eggs fresh off of the griddle welcomed me. The popular breakfast spot, nestle...

Harvest festival rings in fall

Amanda Anderson, Staff Writer

September 29, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

On an 81-degree, sunny day, the breeze carried the sweet smell of corn roasting over an open fire at Shelburne Farms. Hundreds of people visited the farm to participate in the Harvest Festival Sept. 15. The Harvest Festival is one of Shelburne Farms’ many programs that build community connectio...

Near and far: trails to try this far

Near and far: trails to try this far

Gordon Coates, Culture Columnist

September 28, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

Views for miles in all directions, a new perspective, a greater appreciation for life and a good workout all come from summiting one of the many mountains within an hour’s drive from UVM.  Whether it’s a leisurely walk for a picnic, a great view of the lake or a physical challenge, Vermo...

Club seeks representation with flag raising

Club seeks representation with flag raising

Mateo Cardenas-Clarimon, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

A breeze blew across the oval as a crowd slowly gathered outside of the Davis Center. Students and Alianza Latinx members stood in the shade as they waited for the event to begin. Alianza Latinx, a Latin and Hispanic identity group, raised a flag displaying a collage of flags from different Lat...

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