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Drag Queens talk activism

Drag Queens talk activism

Fallon Repeta

April 24, 2019

The “Queens & Activism” Panel was a massive success, drawing more attendance that nearly any other Pride Week event. Education Professor and NVUnity Club Advisor, Hannah Miller, opened the event by thanking NVUnity for running Pride Week and introducing Drag Queens, Emoji Nightmare (Justin Marsh)...

Uhlendorf retires after 29 years

Uhlendorf retires after 29 years

Magnificent Schmidl

April 24, 2019

This year NVU Johnson will be saying goodbye to Karen Uhlendorf, professor of Environmental and Health sciences, as she retires after the spring semester. She has been teaching at NVU Johnson for 29 years and hopes to stay a part of the community after she leaves. The long relationship with Johnson...

Ally dinner honors LGBTQ+ community

Ally dinner honors LGBTQ+ community

Ciarra Annis

April 24, 2019

The 25th annual Ally Dinner was held on April 17 and staff, faculty, students and community members gathered in the Stearns Performance Space to honor members of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. It was two hours of acceptance, friendship and food. The night featured keynote speaker, Jane Langner,...

A Cuban journey of discovery

A Cuban journey of discovery

Rebecca Flieder

April 4, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Hoping for an evolving definition of sex

Hoping for an evolving definition of sex

Fallon Repeta

March 21, 2019

On Mar. 4, Kaitlin Prest came to NVU to talk to with students, staff, faculty, and community members about the complexities of relationships and consent. Prest, an audio artist of 10 years, played tapes from her Brooklyn-based podcast, “The Heart,” which appears on Radiotopia. Her podcast “tries...

Trans students speak out about frustration, discomfort at NVU-J

Trans students speak out about frustration, discomfort at NVU-J

Rebecca Flieder

March 21, 2019

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part series. It’s a weekday morning, and it’s time to start the daily routine. James Teague leaves the safety of his room in Governor’s North and heads for a shower in a bathroom he unlocks with a key. Standing just so at 5’3” with his head of short,...

The goodest boy around

The goodest boy around

Magnificent Schmidl

March 21, 2019

Wet nose. Big brown eyes and a squishy snoot. Little chonk. A slightly rolly, plushy soft little chin. There could only be one good boy like this on NVU-J’s campus. Meet Zeke, a rescued boxer mix with big ears, big cheeks and an even bigger heart. He lives in Arthur Hall and is an Emotional Support...

Monkey business, bear pools and a little culture in Florida

Monkey business, bear pools and a little culture in Florida

Ciarra Annis

March 21, 2019

On Feb. 23, a group of nine volunteers embarked on a weeklong service trip to Silver Springs, Florida as a part of the Badger Alternative Breaks experience. The Florida trip was themed around animal welfare and the volunteers spent their time helping to build habitats for rescued animals. “We were...

BAB group encounters some harsh realities in the Big Easy

BAB group encounters some harsh realities in the Big Easy

Magnificent Schmidl

March 21, 2019

NVU- Johnson had winter break from Feb. 25 to March 1, and while many students went home, worked, or went on vacation, some dedicated this time to helping people in need. Badger Alternative Breaks, or BAB, sent two service trips down South, one of which went to Louisiana. The trip focused on natural...

Travelling Wellness Center offers another care option

Travelling Wellness Center offers another care option

Ciarra Annis

March 21, 2019

Students facing problems on campus and looking for advice now have a more accessible way to get it. Announced in an email to NVU-Johnson students, the Travelling Wellness Center is a new program that takes the Wellness Center’s support out of the basement of Senators Hall onto more accessible areas...

Women’s Rugby: We’re not a cult

Women’s Rugby: We’re not a cult

Elizabeth Morgan

February 21, 2019

When I started my first semester at Johnson, I didn’t have any intention of playing a sport in college and didn’t think there was much anyone could do to convince me. That was until I was walking around campus on Orientation Weekend and saw a group of women throwing around what appeared to be a large,...

Red Cross is the new club on campus

Red Cross is the new club on campus

Danielle Christina

February 21, 2019

Another club has been added to the list at Northern Vermont University- Johnson, one that will provide members with the opportunity to participate in Red Cross events and make a positive impact in the surrounding community. “My hope is that we can look at the mission of the Red Cross, which is to...

2019-2020 Common Book chosen

2019-2020 Common Book chosen

Cierra Annis

February 21, 2019

The Office of First-Year Experience and the Common Reading Initiative Committee announced the 13th annual Common Book for the 2019-2020 year in an email to faculty and staff on Jan 10. “Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds is a free-verse novel centered on 15-year-old William as he deals with the murder...

Hazen’s lesson in democracy: pledge reinstated after community forum

Hazen’s lesson in democracy: pledge reinstated after community forum

Mike King

February 21, 2019

On Feb. 7, the Hazen Union High School student council voted to reinstate the Pledge of Allegiance as part of the school’s morning announcements. This came after a public meeting was held by the school’s principal, David Perrigo, to address community concern that the pledge was not being recited...

Active Minds club looking to converse about mental health

Active Minds club looking to converse about mental health

Rebecca Flieder

February 21, 2019

A new club has been established on campus that wants to “chang[e] the conversation about mental illness:” the Active Minds Club. “Active Minds is a part of a national organization,” said club President Seana Rowell. “There are 450 chapters on college campuses across the United States and in...

Vermont bats still in trouble

Vermont bats still in trouble

Mike King

February 21, 2019

The White Nose syndrome has devastated Vermont’s bat populations since 2006, but the situation has stabilized somewhat according to Vermont wildlife officials. The situation, nevertheless, remains precarious for a number of bat species. White Nose syndrome was first discovered in a cave in upstate...

Casino Night set for March 15

Casino Night set for March 15

Rebecca Flieder

February 21, 2019

With black and white balloons and a grand entrance of a banner, the SGA has announced the theme of the 42nd annual Casino Night: A Royal Affair. Aided by a countdown ending exactly at 9 p.m. on Tues, Feb. 5, SGA President Jessica Malskis and Vice President Dana Prouty released the blue covering on their...

Badger Alternative Breaks heading to Florida, New Orleans

Badger Alternative Breaks heading to Florida, New Orleans

Ciarra Annis

February 21, 2019

Badger Alternative Breaks will be sponsoring two trips during February break, one to New Orleans, Louisiana, the other to Silver Springs, Florida. As with all BAB trips, the focus in on community service and social issues . “We are working with the United States Recovery Project to rebuild homes...

Green Mountain College closing, many transfer to Castleton

Green Mountain College closing, many transfer to Castleton

Fallon Repeta

February 21, 2019

POULTNEY, VT—After 185 years of service, Green Mountain College (GMC) announced on Jan. 23 that it will be closing at the close of the 2019 spring semester. Despite multiple attempts to find new financial partners, the board of trustees issued the official announcement, which caught most by surprise....

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