THURSDAY, SEPT 24, 2020 (Vol. 2 No. 28)
“It’s a dangerous thing to start a paper.”
As I read these words etched across a March 1883 edition of the Burlington Clipper, a weekly newspaper that used to run in the Queen City, the words echoed throughout my head.
This line comes at the end of a bit of news. Students at the University of Vermont, just at the top of the hill, as they used to refer to the University’s campus, had passed around a circular that month saying they intended to start their own newspaper.
Two months after these lines were published in the Clipper, the first issue of what was known as the “University Cynic,” hit the stands.
Run by the students of the University, the publication has continued to do so.
But now, over a hundred years later, a publication created for students, run by students and written for students is under attack.
(Online News Association)