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The Waterman Takeover: A tradition of protest at UVM

The Waterman Takeover: A tradition of protest at UVM

Meg Trogolo, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

One year ago, student activist group NoNames for Justice staged a takeover of the Waterman building Feb. 26 in order to protest racial injustice in the University’s administration. The takeover, in which over 250 students spent the day hanging banners, soliciting signatures from administrators on a list o...

Pussy hats unite women, but ignore intersectionality

Pussy hats unite women, but ignore intersectionality

Gabby Lescadre

February 3, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Power to the pussy is a great mantra — just not for the entire feminist movement. For a sex that is predisposed to oppression at birth and whose sexual anatomy is a synonym for weakness, turning the word pussy into a symbol of strength and resistance is a no-brainer for feminists. Especially in t...

It’s time for a new Women’s March

It’s time for a new Women’s March

Staff Editorial

January 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

This past Saturday, Vermonters gathered in Montpelier — and in capitals across the nation — for the third annual Women’s March. The march was first conceived in the light of President Donald Trump’s 2016 election win. It’s well-known for being a symbol of resistance and unity, but it has also prov...

Evironmental activism is a step toward social justice

Evironmental activism is a step toward social justice

Emily Johnston

December 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Many people struggle to choose between social justice or environmental justice. They think of them as two separate entities: both righteous, but on two different wavelengths. However, the environmental justice movement has a lot more in common with social justice than initially meets the eye. Both ...

Guerrilla Girls UNMASKED: Donna Kaz

Guerrilla Girls UNMASKED: Donna Kaz

Amanda Martino, Multimedia Reporter

November 5, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

The undercover feminist group the Guerrilla Girls formed in 1985 and has since been fighting against racism and sexism in the arts. Donna Kaz put down the mask and gave a talk to the Burlington community about her life as an activist and artist.

Use your anger to fuel activism

Use your anger to fuel activism

Letter to the Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Three weeks ago, almost 1,000 students walked out of classes to protest the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, to support heroes Christine Blasey Ford and Anita Hill and to stand with survivors of sexual assault. We stood to oppose the political threats that Kavanaugh poses – the er...

Don’t wait to speak up

Don’t wait to speak up

Staff Editorial

October 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The survivors of the Parkland shooting came to speak Oct. 19 in Burlington. While addressing a crowd gathered in the First Universalist Church, David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez and Alex Wind spoke about the importance of activism. These individuals, although only 18 years old, have already formed March for O...

Prime Time Cats – Yah don’t need names to serve JUSTICE!!!

Prime Time Cats – Yah don’t need names to serve JUSTICE!!!

Corey Dew, Multimedia Reporter

May 20, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Podcasts

Martin Luther king Jr once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” I think it’s safe to say NONAMESFORJUSTICE backs this up. Tune into this week’s Prime Time Cats episode featuring NONAMESFORJUSTICE to learn about the group, activism, the list of demands and much more....

We can rename buildings

We can rename buildings

Staff Editorial

March 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Two weeks ago, the board of trustees created a committee to discuss renaming buildings on campus. For over a year, students have called for the renaming of Perkins Hall and Bailey/Howe library. The committee will use a list of criteria developed by Yale University to decide whether or not to rename...

Students speak out against oil pipeline

Students speak out against oil pipeline

September 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Students raised their voices in protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline Sept. 21 in front of the Bailey/Howe Library. The speak-out was organized by the International Socialist Organization to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. “This is an attack on indigenous righ...

Ecuador trip sparks activism at UVM

Ecuador trip sparks activism at UVM

Jackie Flynn

February 24, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, Life

After returning from a study abroad trip to Ecuador, two students are sharing  what they learned with the campus community. Sophomore environmental studies majors Emma Trainor and Margaret Gish plan to start a club at UVM aiming to promote environmental alternatives they learned during their time abroad. The environ...

Author gives perspective about women, sex in Bible

Bex Adams

February 17, 2016


Filed under Life

An activist visited a local bookstore Feb. 11 to offer a new perspective on women and sex in the Bible.  Phoenix Books presented author Matthew O’Neil to discuss his book “What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn’t) Say about Sex: The How, When, Why, and With Whom of Scriptural Prohibitions and ...

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