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Hispanic Heritage Month Flag flies again, ending student employee strike

Alianza President Adrian Pastor and former Alianza President Jaylyn Chalco stand in front of the special events flagpole in the pouring rain after removing the Davis Center Flag Sept. 29.

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor

September 29, 2020

In a victory for students of color, the Hispanic Heritage Month flag is now flying again over the Davis Center, following mounting pressure from student groups on campus.  Standing in the pouring rain Tuesday Sept. 29, roughly 20 students including members of Alianza Latinx, the Student Governmen...

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...

Student-athletes raise BLM flag without permission, demanding racial justice reform from UVM

UVM Student-Athletes of Color Affinity Group raised the Black Lives Matter flag without permission outside Patrick Gym Sept. 12, rejecting the University's excuses for removing the flag from the Davis Center.

Hayley Rosen, Assistant Sports Editor

September 22, 2020

A group of UVM student-athletes raised the Black Lives Matter flag without permission last week and demanded the administration implement a list of University-wide racial justice reforms.  UVM Student-Athletes of Color Affinity Group raised the flag outside UVM's Patrick Gym Saturday, Sept. 12 fol...

Hundreds of UVM students joined Burlington protest in outcry for firing of BPD cops

Hundreds of protesters raised their right fist as organizers spoke outside Burlington City Hall Wednesday night in a call for racial justice and an end to police violence.

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor

September 3, 2020

Masses of UVM students joined community members as they marched down Church street wearing all black Wednesday night chanting ‘Black Lives Matter’ in the eighth day of protest calling for police reform in Burlington. Hundreds of young Burlington community members joined the multi-day protest dur...

BLM flag thief identified

BLM flag thief identified

Erika B. Lewy, Kim Henry, Joey Waldinger, Mariel Wamsley, and Lindsay Freed

April 19, 2017

On Saturday, Sept. 24, sophomore J.T. Reichhelm he stole the Black Lives Matter flag from outside the Davis Center, leaving his fingerprints for police to find, he said.  UVM police began investigating the theft Sunday morning and later identified Reichhelm as the thief, according to the police rep...

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Erika B. Lewy, Kim Henry, Joey Waldinger, Mariel Wamsley, Olivia Bowman, and Lindsay Freed

April 18, 2017

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

The story behind UVM Black Out

Camilla Broccolo

October 5, 2016

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...

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