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A note from the Editor…

Cayla Fronhofer
April 27, 2017
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Well, this is it: the final regular Basement Medicine issue of the spring 2017 semester.   For a first semester as editor, it’s been pretty great. I could hardly have asked for a better staff — though we be but little, we are fierce, to paraphrase Shakespeare. This great news machine has...

A note from the Editor…

Cayla Fronhofer
April 14, 2017
Filed under Forum

Whoever said that it’s boring to talk about the weather clearly never lived in New England. Ever since we had our first taste of spring back in February, Mother Nature has been changing her mind like a dog with too many toys. “You’ve been enjoying the 50 degree weather?” she asks us. “That’s...

Capitol Connection

David Yacovone
March 23, 2017
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If someone said to a child, “I am going to make your Mom and Dad pay more for their health insurance and that will mean you will be poorer,” most of us would find it insulting to say the least. Well, while that is not the message being delivered by the majority in Congress and President Trump, that...

Now what?

Mary Fafard
March 23, 2017
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So second-semester senior year does exist, and it’s scarier than I anticipated. I remember how excited I was months before my high school graduation, but this is much different.   Four years ago, I didn’t know where I was going to college, but I knew I was going somewhere. That may have...

A note from the Editor…

Cayla Fronhofer
March 23, 2017
Filed under Forum

As I sat in front of my computer, mentally flipping through the many subjects I could write this editorial on, I found myself getting more and more bummed about all the things in the world that seem to be going wrong. So today, in both message and action, I’m taking a break.   I’m not going...

A note from the Editor…

Cayla Fronhofer
March 9, 2017
Filed under Forum

One at a time, incremental steps are moving us toward the Johnson/Lyndon unification. The administration and faculty are getting ready, but are we — the students — ready?   Views on the unification have been a mixed bag since the beginning, with the staff and faculty tending toward more...

A note from the Editor…

Cayla Fronhofer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Forum

The Super Bowl is undeniably a staple of American culture. While I am definitely not a football fan (I will freely admit that I spent the day watching “The Hobbit” instead), it would be remiss of me to ignore the controversy surrounding this year’s round of Super Bowl commercials.   In...

A note from the Editor…

Cayla Fronhofer
February 2, 2017
Filed under Forum

2017: The year we’ve all been waiting for.   With this new year comes a peaceful transition of power in the Basement Medicine editorship. I only hope that I can do the title justice.   Many people agree that 2016 could have gone better. Brexit, the refugee crisis, the entire United...

Planting the flag of change

Planting the flag of change

Brittney Malik
December 8, 2016
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My name is Brittney Malik. I am a sophomore here at Johnson State. I grew up in Randolph, a small town right in the middle of Vermont. A town with many dirt roads and fancy old houses. A town with tons of family owned farms and locally owned businesses. A town with a population of almost five thousand...

Unification case study

Sam Hartley
December 8, 2016
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The unification of Johnson and Lyndon — soon to be Northern Vermont University — is now well underway. Over the course of this semester, Basement Medicine has explored various aspects of the process: the administration’s initial exploration of the idea, the perspective of the advisory committee,...

Animals aren’t good holiday gifts

Animals aren’t good holiday gifts

Agathe Fredette
December 8, 2016
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It is that time of year again: shopping for that perfect gift to please your children, family members, friends or loved ones. And what is a better gift than an adorable fluffy animal?   Throughout the year, different animals are given as gifts, mostly to children, for a variety of holidays such...

Sodexo rocks!

Tammy Goss
December 8, 2016
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We would like to take a moment out of everyone’s busy schedule to acknowledge the wonderful group of people that make up Sodexo on the JSC campus. If it was not for them and their commitment to our community and beyond, we would not have been able to host our second annual Veteran’s Day Dinner.     This...

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