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Put the damn flag back up UVM

Put the damn flag back up UVM

Staff Editorial September 29, 2020

On Sept 17, students and staff gathered at the Davis Center circle to join UVM’s Latinx and Hispanic identity group Alianza Latinx, in raising their flag for Hispanic Heritage Month. “We are here...

SGA council members socially distance in their first in person meeting of the year, Sept. 8.

In first meeting of the year, SGA considers BLM demands for police reform

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter September 15, 2020

In the Student Government Association’s first meeting of the semester, several members pressed leadership on what the group is doing to address demands for racial justice reform from the campus community.  The...

Protesters gather around the amphitheater at Battery Park Sept. 11 in the 18th consecutive night of protest.

Protesters remain committed to demands despite inaction from City

Meredith Rathburn, Cynic News Reporter September 15, 2020

As community members marched in black attire down Battery Street on their fifteenth consecutive day of protest last week, the mayor of Burlington spoke at an emergency meeting, unable to take action on...

Students march from the Davis Center to Waterman Green Sept. 3, carrying a large black coffin and wielding tombstone-shaped signs representing the death of Black Americans and potential death of UVM's reopening plan.

Students stage die-in on Waterman Green in protest of UVM admin

Anna Morrill, Cynic News Reporter September 8, 2020

As students shuffled between classes on UVM’s Central Campus Sept. 3, a line of students dressed in black, carrying tombstones and a coffin began their somber march to the site of their “death.”  Late...

Two weeks, three officers, zero action.

Two weeks, three officers, zero action.

Emma Pinezich, News Editor September 8, 2020

For 13 consecutive days, UVM students have blocked roads, marched down streets and disrupted downtown Burlington as part of a multi-day non-stop protest calling for the firing of three Burlington Police...

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.

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

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...

The Davis Center Flag stands in place of the Black Lives Matter flag Aug. 17.

UVM removes Black Lives Matter Flag from its post, student requests for it to go back up are denied

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter August 18, 2020

The Black Lives Matter flag has been taken down from the Davis Center pole and has yet to be flown again, despite student requests. Senior Ryan McCarthy, President of UVM’s Interfraternity Council,...

Sophomore Kim Henry reads over the recent Enterprise article she reported on regarding the theft of the Black Lives Matter flag.

Writing While Black

Kim Henry, Senior Staff Writer April 20, 2017

I did not realize it until last night, but I’ve been working toward this moment since the day I read the Cynic’s “Kake Walk” article last year.   On Thursday, April 13, I walked across...

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...

Ben & Jerry's takes a political stance

Ben & Jerry’s takes a political stance

Alexandra Shannon October 20, 2016

Ice cream cones and voices were raised as Black Lives Matter supporters surrounded the front of Ben & Jerry’s on Church Street. Members of Black Lives Matter Vermont met outside of the scoop shop...

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