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Birthday party celebrates Radio Bean’s commitment to young musicians

Birthday party celebrates Radio Bean’s commitment to young musicians

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

More than 90 musical acts came together recently in honor of a downtown venues 17th birthday. Radio Bean celebrated the anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 4. The party kicked off at 8am and ended at 2am the next morning, serving free pancakes until 10 a.m. and free coffee all day. Originally opened...

A Conversation with Rick from Pile

A Conversation with Rick from Pile

Nick Vidal

October 10, 2017


Filed under Features

2017 has been big year for Pile. Since the March release of their latest studio LP “A Hairshirt of Purpose,” the Boston band has been busy delivering their unique brand of frenetic and asymmetrical post-hardcore to audiences across Europe and North America. Extensive touring hasn’t been the...

Burlington Fire Department sends firefighters to Texas

Burlington Fire Department sends firefighters to Texas

Caroline Derksen, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under News

The Burlington Fire Department released a statement saying that they have sent three firefighters over to Texas to aid victims during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. According to Steven Locke, the Fire Chief, they are expected to stay in Texas for approximately two weeks. “Vermont has never...

University fosters student-community relations

University fosters student-community relations

JP Riedel, Senior Staff Writer

September 1, 2017


Filed under News

As thousands of Catamounts flood the streets of Burlington back from summer vacation, UVM is working with students and local residents to start the year smoothly. For the past eight years, the University has sent letters to locals with information about move-in weekend. These are intended to prepare ...

Burlington ranks among safest cities for kids

Burlington ranks among safest cities for kids

Chris Dillon, Staff Writer

April 1, 2017


Filed under News, Vermont

Burlington is among the top five safest cities for kids, according to a recent study. The study, released in January by the data-based finance website ValuePenguin, gave Burlington high ranks for community, access to healthcare and education, but scored lower in the category related to crime.   ...

Burlington nonprofit houses students and former prisoners

Burlington nonprofit houses students and former prisoners

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

As in many other homes on Buell Street, residents of the Dismas House and their guests sat down at 6 p.m. on Thursday to share dinner and chat about their days. Everyone said what they were grateful for and swapped stories over bowls of pasta, vegetables and bowls of ice cream with a homemade wi...

Burlington schools should increase budget

Burlington schools should increase budget

Gabriella Marchesi

March 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It is an ongoing debate in communities nationwide: increase school budgets — and therefore the quality of education — or lower taxes? This debate has caused a lot of friction in the Burlington School District. For example, in 2014, the budget failed because taxpayers were unwilling to acce...

New Burlington development to ease housing pressure

New Burlington development to ease housing pressure

Greta Brown, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017


Filed under News, Vermont

Burlington may be on a path to creating both affordable and eco-friendly places to live. The Cambrian Rise Project on North Avenue, a housing development project to revitalize the North End, was approved by the city’s Development Review Board Feb. 6, according to a Feb. 8 press release. ...

Senior dies, friends remember him as positive spirit

Senior dies, friends remember him as positive spirit

Olivia Bowman, News Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Voices in a College Street apartment chimed over one another while talking about their friend Brett Cohen and his passion for adventure.   Hailing from Needham, Mass., Cohen was a senior at UVM when he died Feb. 14 after a snowboarding incident at Stowe Mountain Resort.   “He...

UVM and Burlington are one

UVM and Burlington are one

Staff Editorial

February 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Upon our acceptance of UVM’s offer to join their community as Catamounts, we became a part of another community as well: Vermont’s queen city, Burlington. The college experience is so much more than just the classes we take, here we learn to be members of a community. Programs created by ...

A Night Out with Rose Street Collective

A Night Out with Rose Street Collective

Frances King

February 14, 2017


Filed under Features

Snapping their fingers under lights of purple, blue, and yellow hues, Julia Spelman, Lilly Dukich and Erika Polner spend the majority of a Friday night set perfecting harmonies as a powerful vocal trio, while reserving a few songs for solo performances highlighting individual strengths.  Rose Street Collective,...

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