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Middlebury hosts civil rights activist

Chloe Chaobal

November 9, 2016

Filed under News, Vermont

Over a hundred people congregated in a chapel at Middlebury College to address recent racial tensions. UVM’s Black Student Union took 22 students to listen to Shaun King, nationally renowned civil rights activist and senior ju...

All Live Matter roots in racism

October 13, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The slogan “All Lives Matter,” at face value, claims to advocate for the equal value of lives; this turn of phrase has troubling connotations and seemingly ignores the problem that Black Lives Matter seeks to address. ...

The story behind UVM Black Out

Camilla Broccolo

October 5, 2016

Filed under Life

Sophomore Akilah Ho-Young never thought her Facebook post of the “Black Lives Matter” flag flying outside the Davis Center would become as viral as it did. Her post was shared over 14,000 times from people across the na...

Black Lives Matter brings students together

October 5, 2016

Filed under Campus, News

Although the Black Lives Matter flag is no longer flying in front of the Davis Center, the discussion is far from over.   The Student Life faculty hosted a “Blackout 2.0: Creating Space to Reflect and Heal” Oct. 3...

Raising the flag for our community

September 28, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

This week, UVM students stood in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement at an organized “Black Out.” At the event, participants dressed in all black to pose for a picture under a “Black Lives Ma...

Black Lives Matter flag stolen overnight

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

September 25, 2016

Filed under Campus, News

The Black Lives Matter flag was removed by an unknown person Saturday night, according to an email from Beverly Colston, director of the ALANA Student Center.   The disappearance of the flag is being investigated by police as...

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