Sunshine Week never needed more than now

It’s Sunshine Week, a national celebration of the citizens’ right to know about their government. In the past, we’ve groused about the hundreds of exemptions in Vermont’s public records law, mysterious firing of coaches, obvious conflicts of interest, and the fact that no one actually enforces state laws on open meetings and public records. That… Read More »

Raising the Black Lives Matter flag

We propose that the Black Lives Matter flag will be raised at Champlain Valley Union High School in honor of Black History Month. We affirm that Black Lives Matter is a peaceful and empowering grassroots movement, advocating for racial justice and collective liberation. By raising the flag, we hope to make CVU a more inclusive… Read More »

Talking tolerance: The book is open, start turning pages

Talking tolerance: The book is open, start turning pages

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Christel Tonoki stood in the Champlain Valley Union High School gymnasium in front of 1,300 of her fellow students last week, gathered for a school-wide assembly for Black History month. A few dozen students stood with Tonoki as she told her story, how during her freshman year she  created a… Read More »

Racial inclusion takes center stage at CVU

BY SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Inclusion, exclusion, and how to make every student feel safe and embraced by Champlain Valley Union Schools dominated the discussion at the school board meeting Tuesday night. Roughly 10 parents and students were on hand to share their concerns with the school board about racial inclusion. Black Lives Matter flag… Read More »