BY ALEXANDRA APPLEGATE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Reusable straws and bottles won’t save the planet

A dozen years. Humankind only has 12 years to stop the progression of global warming before it becomes irreversible and significantly worsens the number of floods, food short-ages, extreme weather and possible poverty for millions of people, according to the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Ninety-one leading climate scientists noted the current global temperature […]

Racism still exists for minorities in office

Rep. Kiah Morris, the only black woman in the Vermont Legislature, announced her resignation from office last week, citing her husband’s health for her early resignation but also because Morris and her family had experienced “continued harassment” and were seeking legal restitution for “the harm endured.” In August, Morris announced she would not be seeking […]

Elijah Hickman | The Banner

Goff challenges students to embrace vulnerability

Bob Goff, speaker, lawyer, self-proclaimed chief balloon-inflator and best-selling author of “Love Does” and “Everybody Always,” stuck out his shaking left hand in the Van Dyne Gymnasium Sept. 12 at the first Campus Nite of the semester. After being diagnosed with malaria, Goff said something disconnected in his hand and now it suffers from tremors. […]

Madison Santana | The Banner Azucena Orozco, senior journalism & new media major and broadcast director for Lancer Media Group, works to create content to help advocate for her nonprofit "Change Nicaragua."

Student uses video to raise awareness

Change Nicaragua video by Azucena Orozco. As the death toll continues to rise in Nicaragua where so many of her family members reside, Azucena Orozco, senior journalism & new media major and broadcast director for Lancer Media Group, realized she could not just sit by and do nothing. What started as controversial social security reforms in […]