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St. Michael’s players kneel in protest

St. Michael’s players kneel in protest

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

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 in support of Black Lives Matter. This is one year after they were booed for kneeling during the Nationa...

Press Release: Burlington Police Chief on Student Racial Justice Protests

Brandon Del Pozo, Burlington Police Chief

February 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

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 to allow the protests to continue. Protesters were otherwise highly cooperative and respectful. The pr...

Equal treatment for organizations

Equal treatment for organizations

Staff Editorial

April 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

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 fact, race and racism are not explicitly mentioned until the 12th paragraph. Yes, we speak abou...

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 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

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 stood behind a movement to end slayings of black men and women in America. The flag that was s...

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 justice writer for the New York Daily News, speak Nov. 1. “I think it’...

SGA reflects on Black Lives Matter

SGA reflects on Black Lives Matter

Greta Bjornson

October 19, 2016


Filed under Life

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 next to the American flag outside the Davis Center sparked national conversation, and also promp...

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. To understand ALM we must first understand BLM, which is based on dismantling t...

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 nation.   The response to the flag left her “shocked, extremely happy an...

Black Lives Matter brings students together

Olivia Bowman and Kelsey Neubauer

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 in the Davis Center as an event centered around reflection, action and he...

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 Matter” flag. This particular flag, first raised Sept. 22, was later stolen and a ...

UVM students stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

UVM students stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

September 26, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

At the University of Vermont, blackout is no longer just a hashtag.   Over 100 students, staff and community members gathered under the new “Black Lives Matter” flag flown in front of the Davis Center for a moment of silence and many photographs at 4:30 p.m. Monday.   They...

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 an act of vandalism, Colston said in the email.   “Ple...

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