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Vermont International Film Festival Returns

Vermont International Film Festival Returns

Erika Skorstad, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

The 34th annual Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF) runs from October 16 to 27 in downtown Burlington. The festival features almost 70 independent films, which will be shown at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington City Arts, and ECHO’s Lakeside Hall. The films were made all a...

Joaquin Phoenix Shines in Joker

Joaquin Phoenix Shines in Joker

Eric Banks, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

I think it’s safe to say no movie in recent memory has achieved the level of controversy as Todd Phillips’ Joker. For the past few months, the media has made it seem like this film will be a lightning rod for incel ("involuntary celibate;” a group of people unable to find romantic partners and ...

Alison Bechdel at UVM: Comics as Activism

Alison Bechdel at UVM: Comics as Activism

Sammie Lee Wilhoit, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

On Wednesday, October 2, Alison Bechdel was invited by the Vermont Humanities Council for their “First Wednesdays” lecture series to give a presentation about comics as activism. Bechdel is a Vermont cartoonist who wrote the comic Dykes To Watch Out For from 1983 to 2008, as well as two graphic...

An Interview with Michael Scott

An Interview with Michael Scott

Eli Kline, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2019

The Office! A Musical Parody is a stage adaptation of the hit TV show The Office, which follows the misadventures of the various employees of the Scranton branch of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. The Crossover interviewed Emma Brock, the actress playing Regional Manager Michael Scott, one of the m...

The Peanut Butter Falcon: A Beautiful Film About Equality

The Peanut Butter Falcon: A Beautiful Film About Equality

Eric Banks, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2019

The great Roger Ebert once described the 1999 film The Other Sister as “Shameless in its use of mental retardation as a gimmick, a prop, and a punchline.” He went on to say that the film “treats its characters like cute little performing seals delivering their ‘retarded’ dialouge with per...

Champlain Offers Interactive Narrative Minor

Champlain Offers Interactive Narrative Minor

Erika Skorstad, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

After years in the making, Champlain students can officially minor in interactive narrative. If you play video games, chances are that you’ve enjoyed one with a compelling narrative—even if you think you don’t care about “story games.” Whether you’re playing Dark Souls or Mario Kart, the c...

Youth Mentoring Program Prepares for Another Semester

Youth Mentoring Program Prepares for Another Semester

Alayna Masker, Contributing Writer

August 9, 2019

At the beginning of each week, a group of nine Champlain College students gathers in a classroom to turn kids’ dreams into reality. This group consists of mentors for the DREAM Program, a non-profit youth mentoring organization that pairs college students with children between the ages of 5-18 living...

Interpreting the World Through Art: CREM Senior Show

Interpreting the World Through Art: CREM Senior Show

Gillian English, Editor in Chief

May 3, 2019

When you think of Creative Media, a number of different things come to mind. After all, the Creative Media (CREM) major is something completely unique and original to Champlain College. It allows students with multiple talents to explore all of their areas of interest, choosing from three artistic sp...

Grit ‘N Wit

Jenna Misra, Visual Content Coordinator

April 17, 2019

On Sunday, April 14 from 1:00–3:00 p.m., Champlain's Student Engagement Team hosted Grit 'N Wit, an obstacle course competition comprised of a mix of physical and mental challenges.

Ask a Shuttle Driver: Advice from BG

Ask a Shuttle Driver: Advice from BG

Kevin Luo and Cat Butrick

April 11, 2019

I constantly miss talking to friends face to face, eating food from back home, and waking up in my house. How do I deal with feeling homesick? - Missing NY From a Shuttle Driver: “That’s a tough one. If you getting sick from food, try to cook by your own. Or change where you get your meat. If you don’t...

Screen Reading Breaks Boundaries and Brings Students Together

Screen Reading Breaks Boundaries and Brings Students Together

Ben Siegal, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2019

“We call it the Screening-Reading. Because if you say it ten times fast, it sounds like ‘Screaming Reading’” — Jim Ellefson Something is bubbling in the creative waters of Champlain College, and on Monday, March 4, it's going to burst forth to the surface once more. For the last couple yea...

Vermont’s Up and Coming Comedy Scene

Vermont’s Up and Coming Comedy Scene

Kendra Harris, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2019

BURLINGTON, VERMONT - The local comedy scene has risen in popularity in recent years and only continues to grow with the steadfast efforts of hardworking comedians. From small open mics to larger competitions, Vermont’s local comedians have been working and running their own shows and creating their...