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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 together, always and forever and that is what this flag is about,” said Adrian Pastor, the club’...

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

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

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 group met on the fourth floor of the Davis Center at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 for their first soc...

Protesters remain committed to demands despite inaction from City

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

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 protesters’ demands. At 6 p.m. Sept. 8, Mayor Miro Weinberger, City Attorney Eileen Blackwood,...

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

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.

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 Thursday, the students along with other members of the UVM community including professors and...

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 officers. As the protests continue and stretch into the third week, UVM students have rout...

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...

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

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

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, requested the Black Lives Matter flag be raised in July, along with many other members of Greek life...

Writing While Black

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

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 the Davis Center green toward the Cynic office. I had no grand intentions in mind-- I just wanted to ...

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

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 to show their solidarity for the company Saturday. Ben & Jerry’s announced their support ...

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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