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No nudes is good nudes?

No nudes is good nudes?

Ciarra Annis

December 14, 2018


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Social media site Tumblr caused immense controversy with its user base on Dec 3. by announcing a new no not-safe-for-work content policy after its mobile application got removed from the Apple App Store. This change to the community guidelines is to go into effect Dec 17. This ban on adult content focuse...

Making Noyes for both parties

Making Noyes for both parties

Mike King

December 14, 2018


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Dan Noyes (D) is the State Representative for the Lamoille 2 district, which includes Wolcott, Hyde Park, Johnson, and Belvidere. He is also a Johnson State College alumnus. Why did you decide to become a representative? I am really interested in solving problems by learning how things work. I like talkin...

Black bear population booming

Black bear population booming

Mike King

December 6, 2018


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While the recent mild winters may not make the average skiing enthusiast happy, the Vermont black bear population certainly isn’t complaining. Last year Vermont Fish and Game estimated the black bear population to lie somewhere between 4,600 and 5,700. This year, estimates have increased by over a tho...

Restorative justice focuses on healing

Ciarra Annis

December 6, 2018


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At the beginning of November, a restorative justice workshop was held in Stearns Performance Space, presenting an alternative to the traditional crime and punishment system that defines American justice. It was presented by the non-profit Lamoille Restorative Center and led by Executive Director Hea...

Beloved skating rink to return to Legion Field

Beloved skating rink to return to Legion Field

Mike King

December 6, 2018


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Adults who grew up in Johnson can no doubt remember the skating rink that once graced Legion Field on School Street every winter. In the not-so-distant past, it wasn’t uncommon to see five or six children figure skating, playing a pickup game of hockey, or clearing freshly fallen snow from the recr...

New daycare regulations take effect

New daycare regulations take effect

Mike King

December 6, 2018


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Round Hill Kids Childcare Center in North Hyde Park has been an important part of the daycare infrastructure in this area since it opened in 2008, providing care for 33 area children on a full or part-time basis. It is a well-staffed facility with seven full-time employees although only four are require...

Writing proficiency exam pass rate hits all-time high of 86 percent

Writing proficiency exam pass rate hits all-time high of 86 percent

Danielle Christina

December 6, 2018


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This fall’s Writing Proficiency exam is over, and along with it the anxiety that plagues many students faced with it. As it stands, the Writing Proficiency exam is NVU-Johnson’s way of meeting the Vermont State Colleges System’s mandated graduation standards for written communication. This fall, N...

Catamount Arts coming to Dibden with new tech director

Catamount Arts coming to Dibden with new tech director

Rebecca Flieder

December 6, 2018


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After some tumultuous months, Dibden Center for the Arts will finally have a permanent Tech Director. With this development comes the potential to significantly transform performing arts at NVU-Johnson and the surrounding communities. "This is a very exciting opportunity for Dibden," says Isaac Eddy, ...

NVU offers resources for understanding and reporting sexual assault

NVU offers resources for understanding and reporting sexual assault

Rebecca Flieder

December 6, 2018


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Five rapes were reported on campus last school year. In the last 10 months, there have been 11 reported cases of sexual misconduct, as reported by the campus crime log. These numbers are low as compared to other schools in the nation, but they are troubling nonetheless. 23 percent of undergraduate females...

NVU provides an array of services on campus for veterans

NVU provides an array of services on campus for veterans

Mike King

November 9, 2018


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According to the department of Veterans affairs, over 1 million vets or their family members are attending college on the post-9/11 G.I. bill. The G.I. bill was adopted in 2008, following the war in Afghanistan. This benefit not only pays 100 percent of tuition costs for the student soldier, but it ...

NVU-J receives $1.8 million grant

NVU-J receives $1.8 million grant

Kylie Brown

November 9, 2018


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NVU-Johnson has received a Title III grant for $1.8 million over five years. The grant is meant to create integrated academic support for students. It aims to continue NVU-Johnson’s strong first-year experience efforts as well as to provide additional support for years two through four. "This grant w...

No changes to Title IX at NVU

No changes to Title IX at NVU

Rebecca Flieder

November 9, 2018


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Under the current presidential administration, the Department of Health and Human Services is trying to redefine the definition of gender under Title IX to "define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with" according to an article written by Eri...

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