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Equal treatment for organizations

April 26, 2017

First, let’s be clear: the action of the individual who stole the Black Lives Matter flag was hateful...

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

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

April 18, 2017

The Black Lives Matter flag became an emblem whose impact radiated beyond UVM’s campus and across V...

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’s really an honor t...

Student reports bias incident abroad

Student reports bias incident abroad

November 1, 2016

An American student said he was spat on, called the n-word, and called a “fucking monkey,” by a UV...

SGA reflects on Black Lives Matter

SGA reflects on Black Lives Matter

October 19, 2016

In one week, UVM received media attention from FOX News, the Huffington Post, Breitbart News Network an...

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 the systematic r...

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 and lost for words.” Ho-Young said ...

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 healing.   Bl...

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 new one was rai...

UVM students stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

UVM students stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

September 26, 2016

At the University of Vermont, blackout is no longer just a hashtag.   Over 100 students, staff and community membe...

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.   “Please know that UVM leader...

UVM raises Black Lives Matter flag

UVM raises Black Lives Matter flag

September 23, 2016

A photo of a Black Lives Matter flag flying outside the Davis Center has garnered national media att...

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