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Youth exposure a main concern following cannabis legalization

Youth exposure a main concern following cannabis legalization

Phil O'Neil

March 29, 2018


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For VSC students, the start of the spring semester was accompanied by a letter from chancellor Jeb Spaulding. In that letter, Spaulding explained that, despite Vermont’s landmark legislation legalizing recreational possession and use of up to one ounce of marijuana, the VSCS would not be changing its...

NVU hires interim dean of enrollment

NVU hires interim dean of enrollment

Adriana Eldred

March 29, 2018


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Students, faculty, staff and administration will be returning to a new institution in the fall. However, while the NVU change may seem sudden, many preparations have been underway including changes in the admissions offices of Johnson and Lyndon. Salvadore Liberto, the interim dean of enrollment,...

The crave to cave; JSC Outing Club traveling to West Virginia for April recess expedition

The crave to cave; JSC Outing Club traveling to West Virginia for April recess expedition

Agathe Fredette

March 29, 2018


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On your hands and knees, with only a headlamp illuminating the path ahead, you slowly crawl through a narrow passage of damp rocks, struggling to continue on when the passage narrows to the point where you are belly crawling. The only sounds are the tiny drops of moisture dripping from the ceiling and...

Miller unveils a project many years in the making

Miller unveils a project many years in the making

Nellie Tamboe

March 29, 2018


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On March 15 in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery at JSC, beloved Professor of Fine Arts John Miller spoke about his gallery exhibition, one that was over 12 years in the making. “Dialogue with Resonance” features Miller’s collages of the various colors, textures and litter of Rome, Italy. The...

Sanders speaks at VSAC conference

Sanders speaks at VSAC conference

Phil O'Neil

March 29, 2018


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Options. That’s what Sen. Bernie Sanders repeatedly stressed in his keynote speech at VSAC’s College and Career Pathways day at Johnson State College on Saturday. The event featured 15 different workshops, geared towards high school students and their families to help guide them through the...

VTC reboots nursing program in Lamoille County

Phil O'Neil-St. Pierre

March 15, 2018


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This fall, Lamoille County residents will once again be able to pursue a nursing degree locally through Vermont Technical College. The nine-student cohort will utilize a new telecommunications classroom on the Johnson State College campus, funded by a USDA grant, and will be able to complete their...

Badgers in Boulder Creek

Badgers in Boulder Creek

Adriana Eldred

March 15, 2018


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During February break, the Badger Alternative Breaks programs set off to fulfill their community service hours, including the service group that went to Boulder Creek, California. There, the group of 10 students became camp councilors for YMCA’s Camp Campbell, a three-day intensive experience for inner-city...

Growin’ Dat in Nola

Growin’ Dat in Nola

Phil O'Neil-St. Pierre

March 15, 2018


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Inclement weather gave a group of Johnson students a couple of extra sunny days in New Orleans when they were there for a week-long service trip as part of the Badger Alternative Breaks program. Seniors Shannon McDuff and Kali Covell led the group of 10, whose focus this year was on hunger and food...

Faculty sabbaticals announced

Faculty sabbaticals announced

Agathe Fredette

March 15, 2018


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This semester, four Johnson State College professors were granted sabbaticals for one or more semesters of the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. Each of these professors was granted these sabbaticals to pursue a variety of academic endeavors, personal pursuits and projects, and travel plans. Dr. Greg...

Sodexo: upping its hours and services

Sodexo: upping its hours and services

Adriana Eldred

March 15, 2018


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Sodexo has recently implemented a new schedule for their serving hours: all day, from 7:30am to 4:30pm. During the expanded times, students will have access to the continental breakfast, grill, salad bar, pizza station, deli and dessert sections. While the change seems sudden, Tom Fondakowski, general...

Be-longing for Justice Initiative still here after a year

Be-longing for Justice Initiative still here after a year

Adriana Eldred

February 20, 2018


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Johnson’s demonstrators have become a familiar sight, at least for anyone passing through Main Street on Tuesday afternoons between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6 was a crisp evening with friendly snowflakes falling like cotton balls from the dimming sky, only highlighted in the soft light pooling from...

Legal pot poses potential public safety problems for police

Legal pot poses potential public safety problems for police

Phil O'Neil-St. Pierre

February 20, 2018


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While Governor Phil Scott’s signing of marijuana legalization bill H.511 was the culmination of years of hard work and cause of celebration for many, it presents an entirely new set of challenges for law enforcement agencies throughout the state. Law enforcement officials remained steadfast in their...

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