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Senior Eddie Travieso holds up his fist in Fruition’s Black Lives Matter bomber jacket Feb. 27.

From the Bronx to Burlington: BSU lights up the stage with ‘In the Streets’

Sophia Venturo, Culture Editor March 10, 2021

Members of the UVM BIPOC community took to the catwalk to celebrate Black history and creativity. The Black Student Union hosted their annual fashion show on Feb. 27 in the Davis Center’s Grand Maple...

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...

Protesters march down Church Street Sept. 4 holding signs with the names of three police officers involved in use of force incidents.

In win for protesters, one Burlington Police officer agrees to resign

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor September 25, 2020

One police officer involved in a controversial use of force incident will leave his post at Burlington Police Department after 29 days of relentless protest by activists demanding his firing outside Battery...

Noel Ruby-Williams sits on a porch in the home of the children she nannies for in Montpelier, Vermont.

Leader, activist and caregiver: Meet Noel Riby-Williams

Kate Vanni, Layout and Illustrations Editor September 4, 2020

A smile crept over Noel Riby-Williams’ face as the three kids she nannies tapped on the window and peeked through the blinds, watching her throughout the interview. Sitting on the porch, Riby-Williams,...

The Vermont State flag, the American flag and the Davis Center flag all stand side by side blowing in the wind on Aug. 17. The Davis Center flag replaced the Black Lives Matter flag which was flown for several days before.

Black Lives Matter flag will be permanently displayed in center for Students of Color, says UVM President

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor August 28, 2020

The Black Lives Matter flag will be permanently displayed in UVM’s Mosaic Center for Students of Color after it was taken down from a Davis Center flagpole in mid-August.  UVM President Suresh Garimella...

Protest organizer Harmony Edosomwan stands on top of a blue pick-up truck speaking to the crowd with a megaphone at the May 30 protest.

Hundreds protest police brutality in Burlington as part of nation-wide outcry

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief May 31, 2020

As cities across the nation protest racial injustice, hundreds gathered in Burlington to speak out against the city’s Police Department and its treatment of black people. The protesters gathered at...

St. Michael's players kneel in protest

St. Michael’s players kneel in protest

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor November 9, 2018

Protests for racial equality were present at UVM Nov. 4, but this time at Patrick Gymnasium. Seven players on the St. Michael’s College men’s basketball team kneeled during the National Anthem...

Press Release: Burlington Police Chief on Student Racial Justice Protests

Brandon Del Pozo, Burlington Police Chief February 23, 2018

RECENT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IN BURLINGTON Last night, a group of approximately one hundred UVM students blocked traffic on Main Street during rush hour. The Burlington Police Department made the decision...

Equal treatment for organizations

Equal treatment for organizations

Staff Editorial April 26, 2017

First, let’s be clear: the action of the individual who stole the Black Lives Matter flag was hateful and racist. In our editorial last week, we were not nearly clear enough about this. In...

We must carry the flag on our backs and in our hearts

We must carry the flag on our backs and in our hearts

Staff Editorial April 18, 2017

The Black Lives Matter flag became an emblem whose impact radiated beyond UVM’s campus and across Vermont state boundaries. It was a symbol: the student body of a predominantly white university...

Middlebury hosts civil rights activist

Chloe Chaobal November 9, 2016

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...

SGA reflects on Black Lives Matter

SGA reflects on Black Lives Matter

Greta Bjornson October 19, 2016

In one week, UVM received media attention from FOX News, the Huffington Post, Breitbart News Network and the Washington Post, just to name a few. The decision by SGA to put the Black Lives Matter flag...

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