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Anthropologist joins Behavioral Sciences Dept.

Anthropologist joins Behavioral Sciences Dept.

by Magnificent Schmidl

February 8, 2019


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Professor of Anthropology and Golbal studies Janet Bennion has joined the NVU-Johnson full-time faculty after transferring to Johnson from the Lyndon campus at the beginning of the spring semester. Bennion’s transfer comes at an opportune moment considering NVU-J had been lacking a full-time anthropologist...

Homeless shelter finally sees occupancy

Homeless shelter finally sees occupancy

by Mike King

February 8, 2019


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Despite a rocky start, the Lamoille Community House is finally up and running, providing safe and warm housing accommodations for the area’s homeless population. According to the shelter’s website, the community house has accommodated 20 adult guests over the last month, nine of whom were transient...

NVU hosts first international exchange student

NVU hosts first  international  exchange student

by Fallon Repeta

February 8, 2019


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At the beginning of the spring semester, NVU-Johnson received its first international exchange student, Gijsje Maas, from the Netherlands. While Johnson has had plenty students study abroad, Maas is the first international student to spend her exchange at NVU. This is the first time Maas has come...

Legislators face hot-button issues

Legislators face hot-button issues

by Mike King

February 8, 2019


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The Vermont legislative session is well underway, and senators and representatives across the state have wasted no time in forming committees and opening discussions on this session’s issues. Locally, the Lamoille 2 Representatives have both joined committees they are passionate about. Rep Danielle...

Kesha Ram: get involved!

Kesha Ram: get involved!

Rebecca Flieder

February 8, 2019


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On Jan. 22, students, staff and faculty were invited to Dibden Center for the Arts to hear a keynote speech from former Vermont legislator Kesha Ram. Ram spoke for the Martin Luther King Day and Diversity Day celebrations, albeit a day late. Even though the event was postponed to accommodate both...

Shred Club formed

Shred Club formed

February 8, 2019


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The NVU Shred Club was formed by six Johnson students at the beginning of last semester with the mission statement, “For like-minded individuals who share a passion for stoke”. The club is the first organized group of skiers on campus since the disbandment of the schools’ Division I Ski Racing...

New choir director knows the score

New choir director knows the score

by Magnificent Schmidl

February 8, 2019


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As many of the music department students are aware, Assistant Professor of Performing Arts Bethany Plissey has left this semester to go on sabbatical. In the meantime, Jessica Pierpont will be filling in. Pierpont grew up in Connecticut, where she spent nine years as part of a professional girls’...

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...

Cuba trip set for February break

Cuba trip set for February break

Robbie Maher

December 14, 2018


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Over the February break, 16 students from both Northern Vermont University Johnson and Lyndon will head to Havana, Cuba, as part of the travel immersion course The Art and Culture of Cuba, which will provide students with an extraordinary opportunity to visit a country in deep transition as Cuba move...

Restorative Justice concentration may move online as a major for NVU-Johnson students

Restorative Justice concentration may move online as a major for NVU-Johnson students

Kylie Brown

December 14, 2018


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If all goes according to plan, the troubled NVU-Johnson Criminal Justice -Restorative Justice concentration will be migrating to an online format in the near future following several years of attempts to achieve a sustainable campus-based model. "We are currently exploring the possibility of putting CRJ –Res...

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...

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