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

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

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 resolution, which passed unanimously at the SGA meeting Sept. 22, centered around changing UVM’s flag pol...

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 off Hispanic Heritage month with a flag raising ceremony at the Davis Center Sept. 17. Before t...

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 outside the Davis Center Sept. 13.  In total, over forty students and faculty members gathered in t...

Club seeks representation with flag raising

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.

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, a Latin and Hispanic identity group, raised a flag displaying a collage of flags from different Lat...

Top Cats sanctioned by SGA

The photoshopped image that has since been taken down off of TopCats' page.

Lee Hughes and Lindsay Freed

May 9, 2018

SGA voted May 9 to sanction Top Cats, an a capella group, for promotional material depicting three members as a mariachi band, which SGA referred to as cultural appropriation. The group will be required to undergo social justice training at the beginning of the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters t...

UVM students organize racial justice forum

UVM students organize racial justice forum

Alex Verret, Cynic Correspondent

October 13, 2017

Following a march lead by student leaders accompanied by a list of demands and emails from the president’s office, UVM students held a racial injustice forum. A group of students who presented a list of demands to President Tom Sullivan Sept. 27 hosted the forum Sept. 30. The Student Forum ...

Students present list of demands to President Sullivan

Students present list of demands to President Sullivan

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 26, 2017

UVM students led by student diversity organizations presented a list of demands to UVM administration Monday, citing racial injustice on multiple levels at the University. The list, addressed to President Tom Sullivan and University administration, was posted to Facebook and later presented in person t...

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