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A teddy bear sits in the swing in first-year Phoebe Kaparian’s dorm room, Sept. 24. Kasparian’s inspiration behind her decorations was flowers and nature, she said.

Kellyn Doerr, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

The luxurious twin XL provided by Residential Life is no longer just a place to watch Netflix with your tinder date or have mental breakdowns. With way too many Amazon Prime orders and quite a few Target runs on your mom’s credit card, many college students today have found their room can be a dazzl...

UPB announces FallFest 2019 lineup

Kudu Stooge, Vundabar and Snakehips performed at UVM’s annual FallFest concert Oct. 14, 2017 in the Patrick Gym. The event sold out right before doors opened at 8 p.m.

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

September 30, 2019

The University Program Board announced that FallFest 2019, taking place Oct. 19 in Patrick Gym, will feature the Los Angeles based band Coast Modern, Burlington group 99 Neighbors and UVM’s Princess Nostalgia.  Coast Modern is an indie duo hailing from LA. Since their 2015 debut, Coast Modern rel...

Student podcasters bring NYC to BTV

(Left to right): Seniors Rafael Peralta and Kevin Borges talk about their podcast, No Cap, in the Davis Center atrium, Sept. 19. Although advertised as mostly jokes, No Cap tries to find a balance between humor and serious topics.

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

September 28, 2019

Three friends and roommates from the Bronx, New York, gather around a mic once a week to let loose. No Cap is a podcast created by senior engineering majors Keven Borges, Rafael Peralta and Antonio Jackson. No Cap began in February 2019 after the Black Student Union Fashion Show at UVM. It’s a weekly podcast...

Grand Point North attracts artists from near and far

Burlington based music group, The Bubs, performs at Grand Point North, Sept. 15. The festival hosted 17 musical acts, including UVM senior Lili Traviato under the stage name Princess Nostalgia.

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

Local musicians took the stage on the waterfront, bringing the community together downtown.  The ninth annual Grand Point North music festival, organized by musician and Vermont native Grace Potter, took place Sept. 14 and 15 at Waterfront Park in Burlington. Senior Lili Traviato opened f...

Culture Staff Hot Takes

Culture Staff Hot Takes

Culture Staff

September 26, 2019

Rather than our usual "Culture Staff Recommends", this week the Culture Section brings you our hottest takes. From fashion to food to music, our writers held nothing back. So pick up some sardines, make sure your eggs are over-hard, find some new sneaks and give SiR a listen. Fila Shoes Kell...

Burlington’s Father Figuer opens at Higher Ground

Father Figuer performs at ArtsRiot, May 2018. The UVM rock band performed at Higher Ground, a music venue in South Burlington, Sept. 16.

Griffin Jones, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

The lights faded and the crowd gathered as the music blared into the cold night.  Higher Ground, a music venue in South Burlington, hosted the Virginia based band Illiterate Light and UVM’s own rock band Father Figuer take the stage on Monday Sept. 16. The UVM student band consists of four...

Visiting dancer talks art and activism

Contemporary dancer and choreographer Miguel Gutierrez addresses an audience in the Livak Ballroom, Sept. 18. During his talk, Gutierrez discussed his recent essay, “Does Abstraction Belong to White People?”

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

September 24, 2019

The class chanted in unison as the instructor took it all in: “Self-consciousness is the illusion that this is only happening to me.” Contemporary dancer and choreographer Miguel Gutierrez came to UVM Sept. 18 as a visiting performer. The artist was there to speak to a class and to give a talk about his essay, “Does Abstraction Belong to White Peopl...

Local poets inspire students to experience UVM arts

(Left to Right) Poets Sara London and Sue Burton pose for pictures after reading their work at Painted by Word at Fleming Museum, Sept.12.

Willow Scherwinski, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

First year Keira Subanas said her world opened up when she attended the reading.  The evening of Sept.12, the Painted Word Poetry Series was hosted in Fleming Museum. The event featured two published poets: Burlington native Sue Burton and former UVM student Sara London. “I never really th...

“Norman Fucking Rockwell” sets this autumn’s mood

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

Look no further for the complement to your full-stop fall melancholy.  On her sixth studio album “Norman Fucking Rockwell,” Lana Del Rey is born again from the ashes of reckless abandonment and offers a meditation on her life through stripped down production, gentle piano and guitar driven melod...

Otis attracts UVM students

(Image courtesy of Benjamin Collins) Students stand in front of the stage at the annual Otis Mountain Get Down, Sept. 7. The festival, which has been happening since 2012, takes place in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York.

Anya Kauffman, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

Among the abundance of beanies and flannels was a large group of UVM students able to put their affinity for the outdoors to good use. Attendees made their way up the mountains in Elizabethtown, New York to set up their camping gear. On Sept. 6 to 8, students from surrounding colleges as we...

Acceptance and inclusion at Burlington Pride

Sophomore Michael Newton walks in the Burlington Pride Parade, Sept. 8. The parade and festival have been held annually since 1983.

Sabrina Fiore, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

The sun shone down on the smiling faces of Burlingtonians as Church Street bloomed into a rainbow of support and pride. The annual Burlington Pride Parade and Festival took place on Sunday, Sept. 8. UVM faculty and staff marched with various groups and community members at this year’s event. A large ...

Alianza Latinx kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with flag raising ceremony

Alianza Latinx kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with flag raising ceremony

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

September 16, 2019

Latin music echoed across the Davis Center circle as a group of students and staff danced and chatted. Alianza Latinx, an identity group for Latinx and Hispanic students, held a flag-raising event outside the Davis Center Sept. 13.  In total, over forty students and faculty members gathered in t...

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