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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Midsemester news review

Kira Schaefer and Nicole Hardy October 17, 2022

Stay up to date with the Cynic Roundup, giving you coverage on the news stories you might have missed. This week, let's take a look back at some of the top UVM news stories we've covered so far this semester,...

Members of Alianza Latinx President and Historian Miguel Figueroa; Scarlett Espinoza, vice president and treasurer; Secretary and Publicist Fernanda Acevedo (left to right) running Alianza Latinx’s Lotería game in the L/L Fireplace Lounge Oct. 6.

Latine students celebrate culture in Alianza Latinx

Delaney Roy, Assistant Features Editor October 13, 2022

In addition to hosting regular meetings, Alianza Latinx brings students together twice a year for its biggest annual events, filling the Grand Maple Ballroom with food, dancing and joy. Alianza Latinx,...

A plaque dedicated to Cesar Murillo 91 in the Mosaic Center Student Leadership Group office in the Living/Learning Center Sept. 23.

“Viva Cesar:” Remembering Cesar Augusto Murillo’s legacy of activism

Callia Gilligan, Features Staff Writer September 30, 2022

From roller-skating through the streets of New York to the dancing that earned him the nickname “Lawn Mower,” Cesar Augusto Murillo ‘91 is remembered for his fun and outgoing personality.  However,...

Students sit in Brennans Pub Feb. 24 listening to the poetry readings of Acción Poética.

Students reflect on identity at Acción Poética

Emma Adams, Culture Staff Writer March 1, 2021

Gathered in a candlelit Brennan’s pub this past Wednesday, Alianza Latinx club members performed spirited readings of poems at an event called Acción Poética. This is the second year that Alianza...

Alianza President Adrian Pastor and former Alianza President Jaylyn Chalco stand in front of the special events flagpole in the pouring rain after removing the Davis Center Flag Sept. 29.

Hispanic Heritage Month Flag flies again, ending student employee strike

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor September 29, 2020

In a victory for students of color, the Hispanic Heritage Month flag is now flying again over the Davis Center, following mounting pressure from student groups on campus.  Standing in the pouring rain...

Put the damn flag back up UVM

Put the damn flag back up UVM

Staff Editorial September 29, 2020

On Sept 17, students and staff gathered at the Davis Center circle to join UVM’s Latinx and Hispanic identity group Alianza Latinx, in raising their flag for Hispanic Heritage Month. “We are here...

A flag with the image of the Davis Center flies from the flag pole where the Hispanic Heritage Month flag once flew. The flag was ordered down after five days due to a University policy limiting event flags to be raised on the pole for only five days.

Student employees strike after admin takes down Hispanic Heritage Month flag

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter September 29, 2020

Two thirds of Davis Center student employees have gone on strike after the University took down the National Hispanic Heritage Month flag despite student requests to keep it up.  Gary Derr, vice president...

 A Hispanic Heritage month flag blows in the wind on a flagpole in front of the Davis center, Sept. 18.

Amid mounting tension, SGA calls on UVM to change controversial flag policy

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter September 24, 2020

SGA called on UVM to allow identity groups on campus to fly their flag for longer than the current five day limitation, following mounting tension between student groups and the administration. The...

Alianza Latinx raises Hispanic Heritage Month Flag

Alianza Latinx raises Hispanic Heritage Month Flag

Sophia Venturo, Assistant Culture Editor September 22, 2020

Students and staff convened in the Davis Center circle, chatting excitedly behind face masks and dancing with colorful sheaths of fabric. UVM’s Latinx and Hispanic identity group Alianza Latinx kicked...

Alianza Latinx kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with flag raising ceremony

Alianza Latinx kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with flag raising ceremony

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor September 16, 2019

Latin music echoed across the Davis Center circle as a group of students and staff danced and chatted. Alianza Latinx, an identity group for Latinx and Hispanic students, held a flag-raising event...

Noche de Cultura celebrates Hispanic heritage

Noche de Cultura celebrates Hispanic heritage

Mateo Cardenas-Clarimon, Staff Writer October 29, 2018

Two dark passages lined with mock candles and multicolored cut-outs led the way to the Grand Maple Ballroom where the Alianza Latinx presented Noche de Cultura at 6 p.m Oct. 13. The event is an annual...

Daniel Cortez stands in front of a flag displaying a collage of flags from different Latin American countries Sept. 15. outside of the Davis Center. The flag and ceremony commemorated the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Club seeks representation with flag raising

Mateo Cardenas-Clarimon, Staff Writer September 27, 2018

A breeze blew across the oval as a crowd slowly gathered outside of the Davis Center. Students and Alianza Latinx members stood in the shade as they waited for the event to begin. Alianza Latinx,...

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