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Stand against hate on campus

Stand against hate on campus

Staff Editorial

September 5, 2019

The fight against hate speech on our campus is never over. Last week Patriot Front, a white supremacist group, stuck multiple stickers reading “Keep America American” around campus. Last year in February, a rumor was spread about a Patriot Front protest taking place at the Staples Plaza. In rea...

Say no to single use plastics and fossil fuel

Say no to single use plastics and fossil fuel

Chris Harrell

May 2, 2019

The University of Vermont is known for being green. It’s in our school colors, our environmental sciences and studies programs and our track record for environmentalism. But I’m concerned the University isn’t taking climate change, and the University’s contribution to it, seriously enough. There...

Support the Young Progressives’ free speech petition

Support the Young Progressives’ free speech petition

Gabby Lescadre

April 19, 2019

If the last SGA elections taught us anything, it’s that UVM students are all about democracy. Seeing how widespread political involvement is on campus, UVM’s rigid policies on political activity are hard to believe. Student advocates believe now is the time for that change. The Young Progressi...

Don’t be passive, act to make changes

Don’t be passive, act to make changes

Ari Kotler

April 17, 2019

When I decided to attend UVM, I was aware of its status as one of the most “liberal” colleges in the U.S. A friend of mine once characterized it as “a melting pot of crunchy mountain people, Brooklyn, New York, hipsters and ‘socially liberal’ Connecticut rich kids.” Vermont received anot...

Student’s hearings conclude conduct violation case

Student’s hearings conclude conduct violation case

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2019

A group of students was found responsible for violating University policy following a Feb. 26 rally in Waterman, concluding a three-week conduct process. The students spoke at a  Feb. 26 NoNames for Justice rally that celebrated the one-year anniversary of the 2018 Waterman takeover, resulting in condu...

For lasting administrative changes, we must act now

For lasting administrative changes, we must act now

Chris Harrell

March 29, 2019

Almost every week I hear a new story about the UVM administration doing something that harms the spirit of our community. The time to address the roots of these problems is now, and if we don’t act, correcting them will only get harder. Over the past two years we’ve seen campus protests result in ...

The kids are all right: why student movements will save us all

Mills Sparkman

March 5, 2018

This past week has been contentious, to say the least. NoNames for Justice and other student groups have rallied to support students and faculty of color on campus, and their voices have been heard. UVM administration has also made their voices heard, in the loudest way possible: silence. At...

So you want to be an activist….

So you want to be an activist….

Staff Editorial

February 21, 2018

When we heard about the work that several departments and students are doing to address food insecurity in the UVM community, our hearts swelled. Their work, which is rooted in action, is more meaningful than that of sofa protesters upset with the political climate. If the special brand of activists on c...

The administration must reprioritize

The administration must reprioritize

November 9, 2016

The University has once again made a paramount decision without consulting some of the highest public tuition payers in the country: its students. Every single first-year student who comes to UVM in August will be forced to live in programmed housing. This decision has already been made by...

Community marches against assaults

Community marches against assaults

Colin Bushweller

November 2, 2016

Cold weather and icy sleet did not prevent dozens of UVM students from marching in solidarity to protest domestic violence. Steps to End Domestic Violence, formerly know as Women Helping Battered Women, is a prevention and advocacy group that works to help victims of domestic violence. Students and...

Students speak out against sexual assault

Students speak out against sexual assault

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

October 4, 2016

Sophomore Nina Truslow stood with a megaphone and recounted being raped at UVM.     “My name is Nina and I have experienced sexual assault,” Truslow said.   Heaviness hung in the air Friday as Justice for Queer/Trans Students held a speak-out on sexual assault.   ...

Students give support for migrant workers

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

October 4, 2016

Students rallied against the deportation of a migrant rights leader Oct. 3 outside Bailey/ Howe Library. Miguel Alcudia could potentially be thrown out of the country. “Not one more, not one more,” the protesters chanted while holding up signs that read “Free Miguel.” Students joine...

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