The Vermont Cynic

The story behind UVM Black Out

Camilla Broccolo

October 5, 2016

Sophomore Akilah Ho-Young never thought her Facebook post of the “Black Lives Matter” flag flying outside the Davis Center would become as viral as it did. Her post was shared over 14,000 times from people across the nation.   The response to the flag left her “shocked, extremely happy an...

Raising the flag for our community

September 28, 2016

This week, UVM students stood in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement at an organized “Black Out.” At the event, participants dressed in all black to pose for a picture under a “Black Lives Matter” flag. This particular flag, first raised Sept. 22, was later stolen and a ...

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