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The Skin Artist

The Skin Artist

Leigh Robtoy, Correspondent

March 22, 2012


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  As you walk through the door of Event Horizon Custom Tattoo in downtown Burlington, the smell of rubbing alcohol permeates the air, and the bright green walls are merely a backdrop to the many oil paintings that cover them.  The paintings range from a rather ancient looking ‘war turtle’,...

Walking along Cannery Row with Steinbeck and Kerouac

Walking along Cannery Row with Steinbeck and Kerouac

Whitney Nellé, Correspondent

March 22, 2012


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When I set out for California State University, Monterey Bay from Hyde Park, Vt., in August 2010 as part of a student exchange program, I hardly knew where I was going. The school’s website had surprisingly few photos of the campus. Instead it favored pictures of past trips to Yosemite National...

Darn Tough Socks: Loyal, local and lucrative

Darn Tough Socks: Loyal, local and lucrative

Donny Eaton, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 22, 2012


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Rick Cabot is a third-generation sock maker. Cabot, the owner of Darn Tough Vermont, visited JSC on Thursday, March 15, to speak about the brand which saved his family’s mill in Northfield, Vermont. About 70 people were seated in the auditorium in Bentley for the talk. Cabot began by describing...

Learning with Les Enfants de Dieu

Learning with Les Enfants de Dieu

Leisa Kelsey, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

March 8, 2012


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Health Science and Physical Education major Ally Battaille has learned many things since her January arrival at Les Enfants De Dieu in Kigali, Rwanda for the spring semester. Les Enfants De Dieu or ‘Children of God’ is an orphanage that is home for 120 boys who have been living on the street....

A dog’s best friend

A dog’s best friend

Magen Farley

March 8, 2012


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  Walking into Edelweiss Bakery & Café, the customer first gets the impression of a cozy little bakery. A ceramic pig’s head, crowned in flowers and vines, hanging over the specials menu greets customers at the door. Baskets and tins of all shapes and sizes decorate the walls. Nearing...

Jay Peak puts the summer in winter

Jay Peak puts the summer in winter

Anna Charette, Contributor

March 8, 2012


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Eighty-six degrees, a slight breeze, sunlight warmth on your skin, a whiff of chlorine and French fries, a trickle of sweat down your back, and a splash of water. But don’t be fooled; this isn’t a day alongside an outdoor Florida pool. No, you’re at Jay Peak resort, and it’s the middle of the...

That good ole’ Vermont spirit

That good ole’ Vermont spirit

Donny Eaton, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

February 16, 2012


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At the northern outlet of an ancient smuggling route sits the aptly named Smugglers’ Notch Distillery. The building is inconspicuous, with dark wood siding and plenty of nooks and angles, and it fits seamlessly into the village where it is located, Jeffersonville, Vermont. The style of the facility...

JSC grads find occupational wellness

JSC grads find occupational wellness

Leisa Kelsey, Staff Reporter, Copy Editor

February 2, 2012


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Five graduates of Johnson State College met at Sweet Hollow Herbs in Johnson to celebrate the recent Johnson Holiday Jubilee. The store’s proprietor, Amy Kelly, invited Carly Harrison, herbal medicine practitioner; Eileen McKusick, sound therapist and wellness educator; Terrie Look, Reiki practitioner...

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