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Use the force, Robert!

Use the force, Robert!

Rebecca Flieder

December 14, 2018


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Robert Ferullo is more than a mathematics and environmental science major. He’s also a proud Italian, a musician and a Star Wars superfan. The Massachusetts native spends the majority of his time on campus, where he is a senator for SGA as well as a full-time student. While his chock-full schedule mean...

Tisbert fighting for the future of farmers as Vermont Farm Bureau president

Tisbert fighting for the future of farmers as Vermont Farm Bureau president

Tom O'Leary

December 14, 2018


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The Vermont Farm Bureau, which was founded in 1915, is the state’s largest non-profit trade association of agricultural producers. They now have over 4,000 member families from 14 counties throughout the state that work together to solve problems within the agricultural community and are considered...

Her best shot

Her best shot

Robbie Maher

December 6, 2018


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Associate Dean of Students Michele Whitmore has been at Northern Vermont University Johnson for over two decades. The longtime badger is an avid tennis player, lifelong Pat Benatar fan and most importantly, family oriented. The full Q&A on Michele is below: In your long career as an educator, what was ...

Adapt and overcome: Valley Dream finds success in change

Adapt and overcome: Valley Dream finds success in change

Tom O'Leary

December 6, 2018


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As the Vermont dairy industry continues to decline, more and more farms are fiscally forced into either transitioning to a different form of farming or dissolving entirely. However, some, like the Valley Dream Farm, were fortunate enough to have the foresight to abandon dairy before it was too late. Now,...

It’s the principal

It’s the principal

Robbie Maher

November 9, 2018


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.Morrisville native Dick Shanley has been at Northern Vermont Johnson for over a decade serving as an Adjunct Professor of Education, while supervising a multitude of student teachers over the last 14 years. Besides his tenure at NVU- Johnson, Shanley has been involved in education for nearly 40 year...

Facing hard times, Vermont’s dairy farms begin to diversify

Facing hard times, Vermont’s dairy farms  begin to diversify

Tom O'Leary

November 9, 2018


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Editor’s note: This is the second in a six-part series. As the dairy industry plunges further into crisis locally and nationwide, an alarming trend has begun to develop. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, farmers are responsible for more suicides than any other occupation w...

Michael J. Fox: Mountain Man

Michael J. Fox: Mountain Man

Patrick Bell

October 29, 2018


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Michael J. Fox is Dean of Enrollment and Marketing at NVU. Were you ever made fun of for your name? No, aside from the ladies at church that would joke with me as a kid. Most of the time I would get the "Back to the Future" reference or Alex P. Keaton from "Family Ties" but it really depends on th...

Seana Speaks

Seana Speaks

Seana Rowell

October 25, 2018


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The effects of depression and anxiety aren’t just in your head. Studies have shown that emotions and mental health can, and often do, have an impact on your physical health. If you are one of the many Americans living with a mental health disorder, your lived experience is very likely showing you t...

Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

Tom O'Leary

October 24, 2018


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It’s official, the Boston Red Sox are returning to the World Series where they will face the Los Angeles Dodgers for a seven-game series beginning on Tues., Oct. 23. A franchise once known for epic collapses and ultimate choke-jobs during their 86-year title drought is now vying for their fourth c...

They didn’t give him the finger

They didn’t give him the finger

Tom O'Leary

October 2, 2018


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Mike Metcalf is a part-time instructor of political science who teaches American Politics and Government at NVU-Johnson. You refer to yourself as a “Vermont Republican,” what does that mean? Vermont Republicans have tended to be, especially recently, socially liberal and fiscally moderate to cons...

More than horseplay

More than horseplay

Thomas Streeter

October 2, 2018


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Stephanie Lockhart, founder of the Center for America’s First Horse in Johnson, Vermont, gives people the opportunity to work with horses to improve their lives through a method of assistance known as Equine Therapy, which is designed to help people deal with emotional challenges. These can include...

Declining milk prices put the squeeze on Vermont dairy farms

Declining milk prices put the squeeze on Vermont dairy farms

Tom O'Leary

October 2, 2018


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Dairy farming has been a pillar of Vermont’s economy and culture for centuries. The industry is so deeply ingrained in the state’s identity that its flag features a Jersey cow standing in a pasture in front of the Green Mountains. For farmers, it’s more than a job, it is a lifestyle, one which...

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