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Downtown Parade mural’s lack of diversity causes controversy

Downtown Parade mural’s lack of diversity causes controversy

Sean Coyne, Multimedia Reporter

April 9, 2018


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April 2018 -- Burlingtons “Everybody Loves a Parade” Mural is located on Leahy Way on Church Street. It has drawn controversy for its lack of diversity and stereotypical representations of some communities. There has been effort among members of the community to alter or take down the mural. The...

Cynic Soundbites – Shots Fired Part Two: An Examination of Gun Culture on UVM’s Campus

Cynic Soundbites – Shots Fired Part Two: An Examination of Gun Culture on UVM’s Campus

Sawyer Loftus, Multimedia Reporter

April 4, 2018


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Shots Fired Part Two: An Examination of Gun Culture on UVM’s Campus March 24th, 2018 activists across the country gathered for the "March for our Lives". The event was created in part to help end mass shootings and gun violence. In Montpelier, Vermont UVM students and others gathered to protest gun...

Study Abroadcast – Santeria Baby!

Study Abroadcast – Santeria Baby!

Kim Henry, Multimedia Reporter

April 4, 2018


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Kim gets invited to a party celebrating someone’s initiation into Santería! Take a listen to hear her crash course on Santería and her recap of the party with all the twists and turns (and a possession or two). Special guest star, Matthew Holliday. The Cynic goes on the road! Or, more accurately...

In The Raw – Jake Potts and Poetry as Remembrance

In The Raw – Jake Potts and Poetry as Remembrance

Leah Kelleher, Multimedia Reporter

April 3, 2018


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Through poetry, we can express raw emotion, honor our loved ones, and grapple with our own identity. This week Leah talks with Jake Potts about the reflective nature of poetry and how it can help a writer come to terms with loss. In the Raw is a podcast created by Leah Kelleher. It promotes the work...

The Newsroom – Languages

The Newsroom – Languages

David Cabrera, Multimedia Reporter

March 30, 2018


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What's happening with Arabic and Italian at UVM? Today David interviews Khalid Almubarak about his experience with languages at UVM and in general, and his upcoming article about the Arabic and Italian departments.

Headliner: Carti. Opener? Hardly.

Headliner: Carti. Opener? Hardly.

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Headliners, Multimedia, Uncategorized, Videos

Rapper Playboi Carti will headline SpringFest, according to UPB’s announcement at Battle of the Bands March 24. UPB did not reveal to the winner of the event due to time constraints. “We were told we had to clear out of Nectar’s, and didn’t have time to make a clear decision,” said sophomore Tay...

Cynic Soundbites – Shots Fired: An Examination of Gun Culture on UVM’s Campus Part 1

Cynic Soundbites – Shots Fired: An Examination of Gun Culture on UVM’s Campus Part 1

Sawyer Loftus, Multimedia Reporter

March 27, 2018


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March 8, 2018: UVM’s chapters of Young Americans for Liberty and Turning Point USA held a “Discussion of Gun Rights”. Less than a month after the massacre of 17 high schoolers at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida the gun debate has come to the University of Vermont. In this first...

Burlington Chamber Orchestra combines music and dance in “Appalachian Spring”

Burlington Chamber Orchestra combines music and dance in “Appalachian Spring”

March 21, 2018


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On March 3rd and 4th, Burlington Chamber Orchestra celebrated "Appalachian Spring" at UVM's Southwick Hall -- a performance of both music and dance. Clare Byrne choreographed the dancers while Yutaka Kono composed the music. Watch to see how these abstract arts came together.

UVM students compete in first round “Battle of the Bands” 2018 at Brennan’s

UVM students compete in first round “Battle of the Bands” 2018 at Brennan’s

March 21, 2018


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The Battle of the Bands preliminary round was held March 5-7, 2018, at Brennan’s Pub. This unique event is a fun and exciting opportunity for UVM student musicians to show their peers what they do, and to compete against one another! The top three voted acts perform at Nectar’s on March 24, and the...

Prime Time Cats – Wakanda Forever!!!

Prime Time Cats – Wakanda Forever!!!

Corey Drew, Multimedia Reporter

March 19, 2018


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When a black cat strolls by you that's seven years of bad luck, but when Black Panther flies by you in his Royal Talon Fighter that's a life time of being WOKE!!! Tune into this week's Prime Time Cats episode to be enlightened by our thoughts and some UVM catamounts thoughts on Black Panther.

Study Abroadcast – Black Panther

Study Abroadcast – Black Panther

Kimberly Henry, Multimedia Reporter

March 16, 2018


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The Cynic goes on the road! Or, more accurately a plane. Cynic Ear co-host, Kim Henry, reports in from Havana Cuba in the Cynics newest podcast: The Study Abroadcast!

Prime Time Cats – Robots: English is my First Language

Prime Time Cats – Robots: English is my First Language

Corey Drew, Multimedia Reporter

March 8, 2018


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Is the future of technology near? Is the robot war on its way? Or is it just the golden age of Love Dolls. Listen in, as this week Corey and Faith Tackle the weirdness that technology has become, and you learn that Faith can’t speak English. Link to the CNN Video mentioned....

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