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Monday, November 16, 2020

Norwich University Offers Design-Build Competition to High Schoolers

Posted By on Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:24 PM

Outdoor classroom at Union Elementary School, Montpelier - COURTESY OF MARK COLLIER
  • Courtesy of Mark Collier
  • Outdoor classroom at Union Elementary School, Montpelier
In 2018, the undergraduate architecture students in Tolya Stonorov’s design-build class at Norwich University designed and built an outdoor classroom at Union Elementary School in Montpelier. Then the pandemic hit. Let’s just say the project was prescient.

Now Norwich has launched an outdoor-classroom design competition for high school students — a cohort likely to know first-hand the urgency of the need. The competition invites high school students anywhere in the world, singly or in teams of up to four, to choose a site on the grounds of a school in their town and design an open-air classroom for it.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Call to Artists: The Flynn Announces New Performance Series

Posted By on Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 2:49 PM

The Flynn marquee in March - FILE: MARGARET GRAYSON ©️ SEVEN DAYS
  • File: Margaret Grayson ©️ Seven Days
  • The Flynn marquee in March
The Flynn is bringing some magic back to Burlington with a new live performance series called the Window on Main. The performing arts center is currently accepting applications from local artists for the new venture. The series coincides with the prime holiday shopping weekends of December 11 through 13, and December 18 through 20, and will feature multiple 40-minute sets each day.

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Questionable Authority: Burlington High School Considers Move to Former Macy's Site

Posted By on Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 4:53 PM

  • File photo by Courtney Lamdin ©️ Seven Days
In early September, the Burlington High School campus was closed indefinitely due to the discovery of high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the air of one building. In response, the Burlington School Board authorized its superintendent last week to begin negotiations for holding classes in the former Macy’s store in downtown Burlington.

Seven Days staffers weighed the pros and cons of the potential move in this latest installment of Questionable Authority.

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Monday, November 2, 2020

Punk Duo NODON Release New Anti-Trump EP, 'NODON 2020'

Posted By on Mon, Nov 2, 2020 at 3:32 PM

  • Courtesy of NODON
With the U.S. presidential election looming on Tuesday, November 3, Burlington power-punk duo NODON just released a new, politically charged EP called NODON 2020, their first output in over three years. Band members Seth Gundersen and Tristan Baribeau, who both played in the dormant indie-rock band Villanelles, started the project in late 2016, shortly after the election of President Donald Trump.

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