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Civil rights speaker calls for action

Civil rights speaker calls for action

Rachel Halpern, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019

An American civil rights leader and politician spoke at UVM, encouraging young people to work for positive change. Benjamin Jealous came to UVM Jan. 22 as part of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Education & Learning Series. Jealous is the former president and CEO of the NAACP and a 2018 Marylan...

Take the rose-colored glasses off the 1950s

Take the rose-colored glasses off the 1950s

Gabby Loscadro

December 6, 2018

Ah, young love. I often hear people complain that they were “born in the wrong generation” and long for something more than our “swipe left, swipe right culture.” The truth is that in 2018, romance is better than ever. If you look closely, movies like “Grease” paint a pretty picture o...

Middlebury hosts civil rights activist

Chloe Chaobal

November 9, 2016

Over a hundred people congregated in a chapel at Middlebury College to address recent racial tensions. UVM’s Black Student Union took 22 students to listen to Shaun King, nationally renowned civil rights activist and senior justice writer for the New York Daily News, speak Nov. 1. “I think it’...

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