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Diwali brings light to UVM

Suresh Garimella (Kneeling) and his wife Lakshmi light the ceremonial lamp that signifies the start of Diwali, Oct. 27. This year’s celebration falls on the exact day of Diwali.

Sarah Robinson, Culture Editor

November 1, 2019

Silence permeated the audience as UVM President Suresh Garimella and his wife,  Lakshmi, knelt to light the ceremonial lamp that signals the beginning of the festival.  The Indian Students Association held their annual Diwali celebration Oct. 27 in Grand Maple Ballroom. Diwali is the Hindu festi...

Artistry and variety at Orchesis dance show

Artistry and variety at Orchesis dance show

Amanda Anderson, Staff Writer

November 17, 2018

Tights, flowing skirts and shorts paced and swirled backstage. The percussion of bare feet and dance shoes on the wooden floor filled the air as the crowd funneled into the Campus Rec Studio. Then the room went dark. The silence was pierced by a chant, a chorus of voices, belonging to the 19 member...

Diwali lights up the night

Diwali lights up the night

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

Dressed in brilliant crimson skirts and flowing veils dancers smiled and stomped on stage to classical Indian music and Bollywood remixes. Down the hall, luscious curries and samosas were being prepared. Clara Martorano The Indian Students Association hosted Diwali Nov. 9 in the Grand Maple Ball...

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