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Student protestors host rally on anniversary of Waterman building takeover

Student protestors host rally on anniversary of Waterman building takeover

Lee Hughes and Maeve Gurnis

February 26, 2019

Over 100 students participated in a rally Feb. 26 in the Waterman lobby, the one year anniversary of the 2018 Waterman takeover. NoNames for Justice, a student activist group, hosted a rally 2 p.m. Tuesday in the lobby of the Waterman building to protest injustices on campus and celebrate the pr...

White house firing sparks protests

White house firing sparks protests

Sawyer Loftus and Julianne Lesch

November 14, 2018

Hundreds of people gathered in Burlington to protest the ousting of Attorney General Jeff Sessions as concerns over the future of the Trump-Russia investigation grow. At least 400 hundred protestors marched Nov. 8 from the Federal Building on Elmwood Avenue to nearby City Hall to make their voices ...

St. Michael’s players kneel in protest

St. Michael’s players kneel in protest

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

November 9, 2018

Protests for racial equality were present at UVM Nov. 4, but this time at Patrick Gymnasium. Seven players on the St. Michael’s College men’s basketball team kneeled during the National Anthem in support of Black Lives Matter. This is one year after they were booed for kneeling during the Nationa...

Students organize to protest gender memo

Students organize to protest gender memo

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 8, 2018

Members of the UVM and Burlington transgender and non-binary communities gathered to send a clear message to President Donald Trump: “We will not be erased.” Nearly 250 students, faculty and community members organized Oct. 29 outside the third floor of the Davis Center to protest a memo obtain...

Students and faculty protest Kavanaugh

Students and faculty protest Kavanaugh

Staff Report

October 4, 2018

UVM students walked out of class to protest the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Oct. 4. Students and community members gathered for a “Cancel Kavanaugh” rally outside the Davis Center after walking out of class at noon. The rally was hosted by student leaders from UVM...

Prostestors Gather Near Med Center

Prostestors Gather Near Med Center

Meg Trogolo and Jullianne Lesch

October 4, 2018

Alek Fleury Two groups of protesters gathered on the sidewalks next to the UVM Medical Center’s main driveway Sept. 26. On one corner, members of the anti-abortion group 40 Days for Life held signs and prayed, while on the other corner, members of UVM’s International Socialist Organization and Planned...

Mejia ends hunger strike over concern for students

Mejia ends hunger strike over concern for students

Brandon Arcari, Breaking News Assistant Editor

February 23, 2018

John Mejia ended their hunger strike after seven days. Mejia announced this at a rally by NoNames for Justice on the fourth floor of the Davis Center Feb. 23. Mejia, who has been striking since Feb. 16, said they were stopping because their slow death from starvation was affecting the people they...

NoNames for Justice protest blocks off Main Street

NoNames for Justice protest blocks off Main Street

Joey Waldinger, Brandon Arcari

February 22, 2018

Members of NoNames for Justice, a student activist group, said they were willing to be arrested during their protest on South Prospect and Main Street.   At 7:45 p.m., protesters moved into the Waterman building. The protest began at 4:30 p.m. when a group of graduate students walked out of a fina...

Students call for administrators to resign over handling of bias incidents

Students call for administrators to resign over handling of bias incidents

Lindsay Freed and Lee Hughes

February 20, 2018

This article updated at 4:10 p.m. Feb. 21.  Students and community members occupied the Waterman Feb. 20, calling for administrators to resign over the University’s handling of racial bias incidents. The rally, referred to as the “Done with the Bullsh*t Rally,” protested the University...

Protest in response to dismissal of DACA brings together campus groups and spikes support of undocumented students

Protest in response to dismissal of DACA brings together campus groups and spikes support of undocumented students

Kassondra Little, Senior Staff Writer

September 14, 2017

The clanking of spoons against pots and pans echoed the words of the chanting crowd at the Defend DACA rally. Protesters gathered in support of undocumented students at 3 p.m. on Friday in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement last Tuesday that he would rescind the Deferred Action fo...

Join the rally for workers’ rights on May 1

Join the rally for workers’ rights on May 1

Guest Commentator

April 25, 2017

UVM students have seen protest after protest happen over social issues that seem to be separate from the Vermont community. We have been out in the streets to support women, Muslim citizens, citizens of color, scientists, environmental justice, indigenous people’s rights, immigrants’ rights an...

The future in the Trump administration is not good

The future in the Trump administration is not good

Alex Collingsworth

February 11, 2017

Here are some of my bleak predictions for our country under the Trump regime: Prediction 1: Trump has nominated the extreme right-winger Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Challenges to states’ restrictive abortion laws will backfire, leading perhaps to the overturning of Roe vs. Wade. ...

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