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Following the Calling: The Cynic reviews Boston Calling

Following the Calling: The Cynic reviews Boston Calling

Hunter McKenzie, Culture columnist

June 3, 2018


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

Natalie Portman was seated upon a platform stage in the Arena of the Harvard Athletic Complex in Cambridge when the noise started. Hundreds of baffled festival-goers watched her engage in a Malcolm X-dedicated spoken-word performance while a strange, silent short film from 1930 called “Hell-B...

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. ...

Theatre students reflect on diversity

Theatre students reflect on diversity

Carolyne Sandoval, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


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

Amongst the whirlwind of costume fittings and script readings, the UVM theatre department is  re-evaluating itself. With 84 majors and minors and 13 faculty and staff members, the department is a tight-knit group, Gregory Ramos, chair of the theater department, said. “We are a predominantly w...

Waterman takeover ends, protesters return home

Waterman takeover ends, protesters return home

Joey Waldinger, Ben Elfland, Lee Hughes, Oliver Pomazi, Alek Fleury, Kyra Chevalier, Brandon Arcari, and Meg Trogolo

February 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Editor's Picks, Headliners, News

Just after 9:30 p.m., protesters rolled up sleeping bags, cleaned up litter in the halls and gathered food they’d brought in preparation of a night on the floors of classrooms and hallways in the Waterman building. The leadership instructed protesters to clean up and leave Waterman building, rather ...

Protest Day 1: Wednesday, Feb. 21

Protest Day 1: Wednesday, Feb. 21

February 26, 2018


Filed under Editor's Picks, News, Photo Gallery

1:12 PM Students gather outside Waterman Feb. 20, preparing to occupy the building. Sophomore Harmony Edowosman and UVM staffer John Mejia spoke on the front steps. “Whenever we have a rally such as this Tom Sullivan and the provost and the entire administration like to go home because they’re s...

Day 2: Student racial justice protesters take over Admitted Students Day

Day 2: Student racial justice protesters take over Admitted Students Day

Brandon Arcari, Joey Waldinger, Ben Elfland, Lee Hughes, and Meg Trogolo

February 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Editor's Picks, Headliners, News

NoNames for Justice disrupted Admitted Students Day at UVM by staging a racial justice protest in the Davis Center. A group of more than 200 protesters gathered for a second day of anti-administration protests on the fourth floor of the Davis Center. The protest, originally focused on informi...

Employee on racial justice hunger strike says too sick for interview

Employee on racial justice hunger strike says too sick for interview

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Editor's Picks, Headliners, News

UVM employee John Mejia was not well enough to complete a public interview after having been on hunger strike since Friday, Feb. 16, said Emily Howe, who works in the Office of Student and Community Relations. Mejia, who works in the Office of Student and Community Relations, began the strike in ...

Basketball loses two-year win streak

Basketball loses two-year win streak

Sabrina Hood, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Editor's Picks, Game Recaps, Sports

For the first time in over two years, UVM men's basketball left the court with a conference loss. The Catamounts' win streak came to an end Sunday, Feb. 18 with a 69-68 loss to the University of Hartford at Patrick Gym. Senior forward Drew Urquhart posted a double-double in the defeat, with 15...

Students battle with meal insecurity

Students battle with meal insecurity

Ben Elfland and Lee Hughes

February 21, 2018


Filed under Editor's Picks, News

Roughly a quarter of UVM students are unsure of where their next meals will come from. The SGA Student Action Committee is now working with several departments to identify and address student food insecurity, senior SGA Senator Bhumika Patel said. The committee will design a plan to resolve th...

So you want to be an activist….

So you want to be an activist….

Staff Editorial

February 21, 2018


Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion, Staff Editorial

When we heard about the work that several departments and students are doing to address food insecurity in the UVM community, our hearts swelled. Their work, which is rooted in action, is more meaningful than that of sofa protesters upset with the political climate. If the special brand of activists on c...

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