The Vermont Cynic

Black Lives Matter flag stolen overnight

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

September 25, 2016

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...

UVM raises Black Lives Matter flag

UVM raises Black Lives Matter flag

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

September 23, 2016

A photo of a Black Lives Matter flag flying outside the Davis Center has garnered national media attention.   UVM’s African, Latino(a), Asian and Native American Student Center will be hosting a “Black Out” event to support the flag being raised, sophomores Akilah Ho-Young and Hayde...

Kake Walk: Time to right our wrongs

<p>Kake Walk: Time to right our wrongs</p>

February 24, 2016

Forty-seven years ago, the University ended a tradition that involved  fraternity members dancing in blackface and satin tuxedos. It was called the Kake Walk, inspired by  mid-19th century minstrel shows in Vermont.It ended in 1969, the year after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated and durin...

Beyonce’s new single salutes her social roots

Jensen Wainwright

February 17, 2016

Beyonce’s newest song “Formation” is a strong and empowering follow up to her 2014 self-titled album. The song, which was dropped alongside a visually striking music video, hit the Internet the day before Beyonce’s performance at the Super Bowl. The song and music video did not leave my computer ...

Misguided use of Pan-African flag

Joey Brown

February 15, 2016

I should preface this column by saying that, as far as separatist movements go, Black History Month is fairly innocuous. It adequately captures, or attempts to, the innumerous accomplishments of African Americans, and, notwithstanding a few low attempts at commandeering by politically motivated and factu...

Residents protest the KKK

Kelsey Neubauer, Senior Staff Writer

November 11, 2015

Church Street lit up as residents, students and workers stood symbolically with two people of color who found Ku Klux Klan fliers on their door Oct. 31. “We are not afraid,” the crowd chanted, led by Vicki Garrison, a Burlington resident who spoke at the rally. Many of the United Electrical, Rad...

On the priority of editorial autonomy

Joey Brown

September 29, 2015

An editor of any sufficient quality and merit is one who is precise in his proofreading; able to direct his writers through the intimidating jumble of competing information and stories of daily life; and who is, preferably, able to write, himself. But perhaps chief among the cardinal editorial virtues ...

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883
Black Lives Matter