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Maclay breaks world lifting record at Vegas championship

Maclay breaks world lifting record at Vegas championship

Patrick Bell

November 29, 2017


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Do you even lift, bro? For Chaz Maclay, sophomore at JSC, he surely does and he has a world record to prove it. At a weightlifting competition in Las Vegas, he set a world record for his age and weight class, deadlifting 645 pounds. Five years ago, Maclay wasn’t even thinking about breaking world...

CRAG-VT buys Bolton Dome

CRAG-VT buys Bolton Dome

Madison Doucette

November 29, 2017


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On Sept. 25, a local member-supported rock climbing group known as CRAG-VT, signed a purchase agreement for what was once the heart of Vermont rock climbing, The Bolton Dome. Formerly known as the Trailer Park Crag, The Bolton Dome is Bolton’s tallest cliff, but has been closed to climbers since...

For Moskowitz and his students, Idaho beckons

For Moskowitz and his students, Idaho beckons

Nellie Tamboe

November 29, 2017


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While Idaho may seem like a dull destination for some people, Professor of Environmental and Health Sciences Brad Moskowitz sees it in a different light. “The Sawtooth range of the Rocky Mountains in Idaho tends to have some of the best snow and the best skiing conditions in the country,” he said....

Sports Management Club gears up

Shannon Rooney

November 29, 2017


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Students and staff in the Johnson State Business program have formed a new club based on the sports management focus that involves helping Johnson athletics with promotion, marketing and volunteering, while also giving students an opportunity to learn and experience more about the sports management world...

Genter to return to Yellowstone with students in July

Genter to return to Yellowstone with students in July

Madison Doucette

November 29, 2017


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This July, Environmental and Health Science Professor Robert Genter will take eight students into the majestic wilderness of Yellowstone National Park for a spring semester field course. They will study the geology, ecology, and natural history of the park, while also exploring and enjoying all the beauty...

February Cuba trip cancelled

February Cuba trip cancelled

Nellie Tamboe

November 29, 2017


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Much to the disappointment of Professors Tyrone Shaw and Ken Leslie, as well as students hoping to attend, their exciting endeavor to Cuba next semester has been cancelled. For the first time in four years there weren’t enough students signed up for the course to run. “By Oct. 30th, which was our...

SERVE donates 72 Thanksgiving food baskets

SERVE donates 72 Thanksgiving food baskets

Patrick Bell

November 29, 2017


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Every year since 1993, JSC’s SERVE program has helped families in need celebrate the Thanksgiving holidays by collecting donations to raise over $1,500 to put together 72 baskets . They work with the Johnson Food Shelf to see who needs food and how many baskets they need. “The purpose of the Thanksgiving...

She just feels lucky: a life in balance

She just feels lucky: a life  in balance

Seana Rowell

November 8, 2017


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Early in the 1960s, two sisters are playing in their home in Dover, a small town in the seacoast region of New Hampshire. Inevitably, the girls, aged four and six, begin to squabble, arguing over which of them will get to marry their father. Deciding to bring the case before the man himself, they run...

WPE pass rate down slightly for fall 2017

BM Staff

November 8, 2017


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The fall 2017 Writing Proficiency Exam, taken by 139 students, had a pass rate of 72 percent, a decline of 5 percentage points when compared with spring 2017. However, it represented a modest increase of 2 points from the fall 2016 exam. “Pass rates fluctuate from semester to semester,” said Associate...

Biofeedback can help relieve stress

Biofeedback can help relieve stress

Ryan Thompson

November 8, 2017


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Just relax. How nice if it were just that easy, but as many people have discovered, relaxation can be elusive. Fortunately, therapy is returning to Johnson State College to help the afflicted manage stress and anxiety. The Biofeedback program is run through the Wellness Center and the Behavioral Medicine...

Writer’s club offers feedback and sanctuary for writers

Emily Clark

November 8, 2017


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Last year was the start of the JSC Writer’s Club, a student-run club dedicated to honing the skill of writing. The initial goal of the club’s founding members was to create a space outside of classes for students to workshop their writing. The members also aim to have the club become a stable...

Former governor speaks of a life in public service

Former governor speaks of a life in public service

Patrick Bell

November 8, 2017


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Former Vermont Governor Jim Douglas visited Bill Doyle’s American Politics and Government class on Oct. 31 to talk to students about his long political career that took him from being a campus Republican activist in the 1960’s to four terms as governor of his adopted state. As he told the class,...

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