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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Friday Breakfast, a weekly student event at the Mosaic Center, March 3.

BIPOC student orgs provide community for students on campus

Rhiannon Hubbard, Features Staff Writer March 9, 2023

The legacy of BIPOC student unions on campus signifies the strength and presence of the BIPOC community at UVM. For decades, unions such as the Black Student Union, Asian Student Union and Alianza de...

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...

UVM alum David Jamieson: activist and artist

UVM alum David Jamieson: activist and artist

Lucy Kelly, Features Staff Writer March 2, 2022

Those who venture up to the fourth floor of the Davis Center face a piece of art by the late David Bethuel Jamieson ‘91. The piece, titled “Self Portrait at the University of BLACK Vermont,” encapsulates...

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...

Miles McCallum, president of UVM’s Black Student Union, poses with a 1988 poster for the union on Feb. 11.

The history of the Black Student Union

Lucia McCallum, Culture Staff Writer February 15, 2022

The Black Student Union creates a space of community for Black students at UVM, said senior Miles McCallum, president of the BSU. Although formally recognized by the SGA in 2004, McCallum said BSU took...

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...

BSU fashion show celebrates black culture

BSU fashion show celebrates black culture

Addie Beach and Lilly Young February 27, 2018

Decked in sleek jackets and rainbows of silky prints, models twirled hips, did splits and circled each other to thudding beats. Behind them, an array of African flags is lit in soft pinks and purples. The...

Do Confederate monuments have artistic merit?

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor October 4, 2017

In recent months, Americans across the country have been questioning the definition of art and the purpose of monuments in our time. When UVM’s Black Students Union presented a list of of demands...

Students present list of demands to President Sullivan

Students present list of demands to President Sullivan

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor September 26, 2017

UVM students led by student diversity organizations presented a list of demands to UVM administration Monday, citing racial injustice on multiple levels at the University. The list, addressed to President...

Kake Walk: Alumni, faculty and students reflect on 73-year tradition

Kake Walk: Alumni, faculty and students reflect on 73-year tradition

Bryan O'Keefe, Kelsey Neubauer, and Sarah Olsen February 24, 2016

For 73 years, UVM fraternity members danced in blackface and satin tuxedos during the longest running winter carnival in the country. At its peak in the 1960s, this event, known as the Kake Walk, was...

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