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Students walk the runway at the Black Student Union’s fashion show “Living in Color” in the Grand Maple Ballroom Feb. 25. The name is reflective of Black artists in the fashion industry as well as the active experience of being a person of color.

“Living in Color:” UVM’s Black Student Union takes to the runway

Eamon Dunn and Miles McCallum March 3, 2023

Editor’s note: Eamon Dunn is the culture editor of the Cynic. Miles McCallum is the historian of the Black Student Union. With the Cynic being a predominantly white newsroom, McCallum was invited to...

Behind the scenes of the BSU fashion show

Behind the scenes of the BSU fashion show

Paige Fisher, Podcast Editor February 28, 2022

For the past six weeks the Black Student Union has been working to prepare for its annual fashion show, said senior and BSU Student Adviser Zyakkiriah Rhoden. The preparations began just before winter...

Senior Eddie Travieso holds up his fist in Fruition’s Black Lives Matter bomber jacket Feb. 27.

From the Bronx to Burlington: BSU lights up the stage with ‘In the Streets’

Sophia Venturo, Culture Editor March 10, 2021

Members of the UVM BIPOC community took to the catwalk to celebrate Black history and creativity. The Black Student Union hosted their annual fashion show on Feb. 27 in the Davis Center’s Grand Maple...

Model and UVM alumna Pam Winee stands with arms stretched wide during the BSU Fashion Show, Feb. 29. The show was hosted by entertainer Jayson Okanlawon.

Student models show that solidarity is always in style

Natalie Charron, Staff Writer March 4, 2020

Backstage, models got dressed in colorful outfits and prepared to walk the runway. As the music started to play, they walked out to a cheering crowd. The dimming of the house lights marked the beginning...

Sophomore Christa Guzman and participant Pam Winee pose in matching purple outfits. Designers from brands including MYB Clothing, Mimidesignss, Ataria NYC and Diamond Ayodele presented their work on student models.

BSU Fashion Show breaks from tradition

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer February 27, 2019

UVM’s Black Student Union held their annual fashion show Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Davis Center’s Grand Maple Ballroom. This year’s theme was “Paint it Black,” and it defied tradition in many...

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