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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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