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Students and professors speak out about environmental racism in BTV panel

Panelists from the Burlington and UVM community discuss environmental racism at a Battery Park event Sept. 21.
Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter October 1, 2020

As the afternoon sun beamed down on the tents for the 29th day of the Black Lives Matter encampment in Battery Park, organizers set up chairs to talk about environmental racism. Organized by student...

Discussing Divestment

Emily Johnston and Chris Harrell October 19, 2019

Chris Harrell: Hello, Cynic friends! Today, my friend Emily and I are talking about divestment. Emily Johnston: The call for divestment is the call to move investments the school makes away from the...

Keep the Climate Strike going

Keep the Climate Strike going
Staff Editorial September 25, 2019

At the Global Climate Strike Sept. 20, we were struck by the messages written on the many handmade signs raised in the air. A young girl, sitting atop a parent’s shoulders, held a sign written in crayon:...

Evironmental activism is a step toward social justice

Evironmental activism is a step toward social justice
Emily Johnston December 1, 2018

Many people struggle to choose between social justice or environmental justice. They think of them as two separate entities: both righteous, but on two different wavelengths. However, the environmental...

Your plastic straw is not the problem

Your plastic straw is not the problem
Mills Sparkman November 2, 2018

The morning started out like any other. I stopped at the University Marche on my way to class to get my usual: an everything bagel with cream cheese and an iced coffee. Normally, I would fill up my reusable...

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