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A Cuban journey of discovery

A Cuban journey of discovery

Rebecca Flieder

April 4, 2019


Filed under Campus & Community, Features

I spent the best week of my life in Cuba. Professors Tyrone Shaw and Ken Leslie bring a group of students every few years. Due to the merger, they were able to bring students from the Johnson and Lyndon campuses. This class, INT-3035, is known as Art and Culture of Cuba. I didn’t think it was...

It was a good night for United Way

It was a good night for United Way

Fallon Repeta

April 4, 2019


Filed under Campus & Community

This year the Ides of March bode well for a major local charity. On March 15, NVU-Johnson campus held their annual Casino Night in the Stearns Dining Hall. This year’s theme was revealed earlier in the semester to be “A Royal Affair.” This theme rang true as most of the guests donned crowns,...

“Downstream”: a bleak picture about Vermont parental incarceration

“Downstream”: a bleak picture about Vermont parental incarceration

Fallon Repeta

April 4, 2019


Filed under Campus & Community

On March 20, NVU-Johnson hosted the premiere showing of “Downstream: The Effects of Parental Incarceration.” The Bearnotch production was produced by Brad Salon in association with Resilience Beyond Incarceration (RBI), a program of the Lamoille Restorative Center (LRC). Members of the LRC were...

NVU-J comes together against anonymous hate speech

NVU-J comes together against anonymous hate speech

Rebecca Flieder

April 4, 2019


Filed under Campus & Community, Top Stories

The NVU-Johnson community has banded together in support of students who had been targeted by hate speech in two separate incidents in the residence halls. Over a hundred students, staff and faculty members gathered under the flagpoles on the quad on Thursday, Mar 28 to celebrate diversity and inclusion...

Dewey’s doin’ the dance

Dewey’s doin’ the dance

Ciarra Annis

April 4, 2019


Filed under Campus & Community

It’s not exactly musical chairs, but it’s close. A Dewey shuffle is underway, but music has nothing to do with it. The changes seem to be determined by evolving program needs. The Office of First Year Experience moved down the hall on March 18, making room for the new positions that the Title...

Acclaimed artist and activist to deliver commencement address

Acclaimed artist and activist to deliver commencement address

April 4, 2019


Filed under Campus & Community, Top Stories

The Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees approved on March 23 NVU President Elaine Collins’ selection for this year’s commencement ceremony. Famed singer, songwriter and social activist Cyndi Lauper will deliver the keynote address on May 19. According to Collins, Lauper’s remarkable career...

NVU-J hires new sophomore advisor

NVU-J hires new sophomore advisor

Ciarra Annis

April 4, 2019


Filed under Campus & Community

Northern Vermont University-Johnson has filled an advising position that was created with the funds from a Title III grant awarded to the university. This new position focuses on increasing support for those past their first year and gives sophomores with undeclared majors an additional resource. “What...

Anonymous sticky notes appear across campus; students continue the positivity

Anonymous sticky notes appear across campus; students continue the positivity

Rebecca Flieder

April 4, 2019


Filed under Campus & Community, Top Stories

Seemingly without warning, variously colored sticky notes with scrawled positive affirmations in different handwritings started popping up around campus. Some had general messages, like “You look great in that shirt,” “I care” and “Loving is a good look on you.” The notes appeared mostly...

How to get rid of your roommate: the ultimate guide

How to get rid of your roommate: the ultimate guide

Rebecca Flieder

March 21, 2019


Filed under Campus & Community

Ever wake up to your roommate’s screeching alarm way too early in the morning, or been kept up by their Skype calls late into the night? Maybe you’ve come home to the smell of fish coming from the microwave! Or maybe, worst of all, you’ve come home with the intent of going to sleep, only to find...

Lamoille County Libertarian party holds annual convention

Lamoille County Libertarian party holds annual convention

Mike King

March 21, 2019


Filed under Campus & Community

This year’s Lamoille County Libertarian Annual Convention was held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Johnson. The 12 people in attendance were made up of current party members, as well as prospective members who were attending the caucus to see what the party had to offer. While 12 members may not seem like...

When it’s time to hang it up: “It’s the only life we’ve ever known”

When it’s time to hang it up: “It’s the only life we’ve ever known”

Tom O'Leary

March 21, 2019


Filed under Campus & Community

As one of the founding industries of the state, dairy farming has had a profound impact on generations upon generations of Vermonters, often defining entire lives and identities. In some instances, children of these families unite through marriage and embark on their own farming journey, as was the case...

Hogback Snacks is a 1980s throwback

Hogback Snacks is a 1980s throwback

March 21, 2019


Filed under Campus & Community

Hogback Snacks, located at the intersection of Hogback Rd. and Route 15 in Johnson, Vermont is a family run snack bar/restaurant offering an interesting menu and a nostalgically retro vibe. Walking in, you are transported about 30 years back in time by a wall of record covers, classic arcade games and...

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