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Seasoned musician to perform in Lane Series

Seasoned musician to perform in Lane Series

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Somewhere between a violin, cello and the human voice lies the sound of the electronic instrument, the theremin. Its relative, whose bright red neoprene keyboard is distinctive, is the Continuum Fingerboard. Composer and performer Rob Schwimmer is a maestro of both these instruments, and he’s comin...

Music Shaming

Music Shaming

Libby Camp, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Life

While walking down the street in Burlington, the buzz of bass and licks of guitar reverberate from buildings all around. Burlington’s flourishing music scene is expansive in scale but perhaps limiting in its inclusion of different genres.   There are over 20 different venues in a 15 square-mile r...

Co-op offers community of clay for artists

Co-op offers community of clay for artists

Isabella Alessandrini, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

Located on the first floor of the Living/Learning Center, UVM’s Pottery Co-op is a hub for creation, education and community all wrapped up in one cozy little studio. Since 1974, the Co-op has offered classes, materials and a space for its members to learn about and create all things ceramic, ...

‘Spilling the Tea’ on 2017’s slang

Bernadette Higgs, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


Filed under Columns, Life

If there’s one place to look for 2017’s slew of new slang words, it’s a college campus. After more than a year and a half at UVM and a few sly visits to Urban Dictionary, I compiled a list of slang I’ve heard around campus. Surrounded by pop culture and up to date students, I often heard words and phrases ...

Resolve to try even if you do not succeed

Erin Powell, Staff Writer

January 20, 2018


Filed under Life

There is no scientific reason for the new year to begin when it does, but the arrival of January still holds global significance. A new year signifies a fresh slate and a chance to improve from the previous year, and is often accompanied by resolutions. Whether it is to lose the freshman 15 o...

College teaches cheating

College teaches cheating

Katie Brobst, Assistant Life Editor

January 19, 2018


Filed under Life

A quick glance at a neighbor’s scantron can seem like an easy way to check answers, but many students go a step beyond when it comes to cheating. Cheating, plaigarization, and fabrication of data are prevalent in academic communities across the US, Vermont included, but students at UVM do not condone th...

Analyzing light and dark in superhero films

Analyzing light and dark in superhero films

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

I want to preface this column by saying I adore superhero movies. I guess you could say I “Marvel” at the sight of them. Everything about them entices me – the sound design, the fantastical plots, the deep narratives and the wide array of characters. That being said, I walked out of “T...

New artists and exhibits celebrated at reception

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


Filed under Arts, Previews

Frigid weather and syllabi might dominate the first week of classes, but that doesn’t mean Burlington’s vibrant art scene can’t provide some relief. Burlington City Arts will be holding a reception to celebrate its upcoming winter exhibitions, featuring artists Dusty Boynton, Edwin Owre and El...

How I made money off my feet

How I made money off my feet

Brigitte Riordan, Oddities Writer

December 22, 2017


Filed under Headliners, Life

Brigitte Riordan About a year ago I fell into a paid writing gig when I launched my online foot dominatrix domain. What kind of jobs are out there for English majors? Well, this is mine, and it was hardly well planned. I stumbled into this profitable side hustle through Tinder. I had just taken a break ...

Send nudes, but consider who receives them

Send nudes, but consider who receives them

Autumn Lee, Life Columnist

December 18, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

The nude: The image that can sexually liberate, but also lead to lots of trouble—and I admit my camera roll is full of them. A Feb 2014 study by Pew Research Center found that 27 percent of smartphone users have received sexts, and 12 percent have sent them. There’s something sexually freeing...

Everyone is doing it: walking in when you shouldn’t

Bernadette Higgs, Staff Writer

December 16, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Between cramped rooms, thin walls and the overall lack of privacy, the setup of college dorms makes it difficult to find a private space for couples to get it on. This leads to inevitable awkward situations like walk-ins, desperate attempts to find privacy or accidental eavesdropping on intimate momen...

Hook-up spots

Lindsay Freed, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Life

College is often associated with youth hookup culture, and UVM is no exception. The question is not if UVM students are hooking up, but where exactly they’re getting it on. College is a residential community as well as an academic one, and with so many shared spaces, students have to get crea...

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