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Second “Kingsman” movie brings back super spy badassery

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Cayla Fronhofer

October 26, 2017

In today’s world of superhero film adaptations, it might seem there’s little room for other comic books to get a chance to shine on-screen, but the “Kingsman” movies have done it anyway. Directed by Matthew Vaughn (“Kick-Ass,” “X-Men: First Class”), “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”...

Pokémon Go: Gotta raid ’em all

Pokémon Go: Gotta raid ’em all

Emily Clark

October 2, 2017

At the beginning of summer 2017, Niantic introduced a new update to the phone-based video game Pokémon Go in the form of raids.   Pokémon Go has introduced a new level of game play for life-long fans of the pop culture show and games. The recent introduction of the raids has brought the...

“Science Fiction” worth the wait

“Science Fiction” worth the wait

Jacob Greenia

October 2, 2017

It’s been eight years since the band’s last full-length, 2009’s “Daisy,” divided diehard Brand New fans. Brand New’s latest effort, “Science Fiction,” will leave their cult-like fans with more questions than answers, but the end product justifies the long waiting period.   A...

Thurston brings passion, humor and a dope beard to Dibden

Baratunde Thurston

Tom O'Leary

October 2, 2017

“If I had known Vermont would be so excited for another black person coming to the state, I would have come here much sooner,” Baratunde Thurston said to an overflowing crowd inside Johnson State College’s Dibden Center for the Arts on the evening of Sept. 18.   Using that statement...

Outdoor adventures and new culture in Alaska

Outdoor adventures and new culture in Alaska

Mary Fafard

February 16, 2017

During the fall semester, senior Rachele Funk lived in Alaska and attended the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) in Juneau, Alaska. Funk took part in the National Student Exchange Program, along with 12 other exchange students who flew into Juneau in late August.     Aside from...

Panic, desperation and plot twists: NaNoWriMo through the years

Panic, desperation and plot twists: NaNoWriMo through the years

Cayla Fronhofer

December 8, 2016

It’s just after midnight and I’m desperately typing out the final hundred words that I need to make my daily count of 1,667. If I finish it before I go to sleep, it still counts, right?   Such is the desperation and panic of a person entrenched in the middle of National Novel Writing Month,...

A cozy tasting at Citizen Cider

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Agathe Fredette

December 8, 2016

Located in the corner of an unassuming parking lot along Pine Street is the Citizen Cider tasting room.   Citizen Cider started pressing apples to make cider in 2011, and by early 2014 they had quadrupled production to meet the high demand for their products and opened up their first tasting...

Gaining strength from adversity

Mary Brown-Guillory, President of Champlain Area NAACP

Jacob Greenia

December 8, 2016

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor,” one protester attending UVM said through her megaphone, quoting South African social rights activist Desmond Tutu.   The protester, a self-proclaimed proud Jewish woman, stood before a group of 200...

An open space for nerding out

Co-presidents Kayla Flanagan and Rachel Braun

Avery Bliss

November 10, 2016

For most college students, the idea of watching anime probably doesn’t cross their minds. It either isn’t what they are used to seeing on their screens or isn’t appealing because they know nothing about it.     But the Anime and Video Game Club here at Johnson State College is...

Tasty and unique food on the go

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Cayla Fronhofer

November 10, 2016

Gas stations and convenience stores are vital to travel, especially in a state with so much distance between towns, but they aren’t usually known for their quality food products. In a landscape of cold, pre-made gas station subs, The Cupboard Deli and Bakery in Jeffersonville stands out.   Positioned...

VT Digger founder speaks about journalism and pursuing dreams

Patrick Musgrave-Losey

November 10, 2016

Getting a job with an English degree isn’t the easiest thing in the world, especially in Vermont where there are writers in every nook and cranny. Becoming a successful journalist is even more challenging.   Anne Galloway is an excellent example of an individual who, against all odds, has...

Anxious? You are not alone

Anxious? You are not alone

Jacob Greenia

November 10, 2016

While in the throes of anxiety or depression, being a student can seem like an afterthought. For many, mental illness such as the various forms of anxiety and depression inhibit even the simplest daily tasks. Homework, relationships and professional development seem impossible when you are white-knuckling...

Alcohol and sexual violence

Alcohol and sexual violence

Emily Mullaney

October 31, 2016

If you look at the calendar for all of the events during Alcohol Awareness Week, you’ll see plenty of events focusing on the effects of alcohol, such as the beer goggle Mario Kart tournament, fact or crap, and a DUI simulator, but you’ll also see a couple of events focused more on the relationship...

A cultured and serene culinary experience

Hannah Lyford, owner of The Traveled Cup Coffee House

Jacob Greenia

October 31, 2016

Brisk Sunday mornings in October are meant for going to cafés with your significant other. Follow that up with a romantic walk in the city park near the ageless fountain and that developing cold is no longer on your mind because the warm hand of your lover you hold melts away any congestion. Or it could...

Spooky film contest brings creativity and fear to St. Albans

Tracey Crocker

Cayla Fronhofer

October 31, 2016

Halloween is well known as a time for spooky stories and thrilling tales, but it is also a chance to push the limits of your creativity. While other people are coming up with crazy costumes and disturbing décor, teams of hobbyist filmmakers are creating frightening films to enter into the Northwest...

I was a child candy fiend

Avery Bliss

Avery Bliss

October 31, 2016

Halloween: that magical time of the year synonymous with candy, costumes and small children yelling “trick-or-treat” at every house they come to.   But as those same children grow up and enter college and, in some part, the world of adults, Halloween takes on a new meaning. In college, I...

Women push snowboarding boundaries in new film

Women push snowboarding boundaries in new film

Ian Major

October 13, 2016

Full Moon: |ful-mun| - n. A community of nomadic snowboarders who are living their dream, chasing powder. When these individuals come together, they encompass the full circle – the past, present and the future of women’s snowboarding. “There is no present without the past and no future without...

Taking Back Sunday matures with new album

Taking Back Sunday matures with new album

Jacob Greenia

October 13, 2016

“So what’s gonna happen when the old man goes? Will you embrace chaos or take control?” asks lead vocalist Adam Lazzara on the title track to Taking Back Sunday’s seventh full-length record, “Tidal Wave.” The lyric is reflective of a matured band whose lineup underwent numerous changes after...

“Curse of the Dragon Slayer” unintentionally hilarious

“Curse of the Dragon Slayer” unintentionally hilarious

Avery Bliss

October 13, 2016

Have you ever watched a movie where every moment is more incredulous than the last? Well, if you haven’t yet, consider having your mind blown by watching “Curse of the Dragon Slayer,” located on Netflix.   The whole film looked like someone with $10,000 and a computer decided to make a...

“War Dogs”: As exciting as dining hall food

“War Dogs”: As exciting as dining hall food

Richard Ahlgrim

October 13, 2016

The dramatic yet comedic movie “War Dogs,” released in the United States on Aug. 19, made over $14 million opening weekend. “War Dogs” is based upon the true story of David Packouz, a massage therapist in his early 20s, and his childhood friend Efraim Diveroli.  The duo begins working together...

Ten years of My Chemical Romance

Ten years of My Chemical Romance

Jacob Greenia

October 13, 2016

My Chemical Romance’s third record, “The Black Parade,” was a transitional phase in my life. At age 13, I was already immersed in all of the theatric, rock-based music I could find, yet “The Black Parade” was a different kind of experience for me. This record opened my mind to new subcultures...

“Wizarding World of Harry Potter” is a Potterhead’s dream

Hogwarts castle, as viewed from Hogsmeade

Cayla Fronhofer

October 13, 2016

Walking into a small side alley at the back of Universal Studios and hearing the grinding noise of brick on brick, I know we’re in the right place. Around a corner, through a brick archway that looks as though it could have been a wall only moments ago, lies the magical world of Diagon Alley.   I...

JSC cross country team races in Maine

View of pool from motel balcony

Jacob Greenia

October 13, 2016

Excited to get away for the weekend, I anxiously packed nearly every article of clothing into my already overstuffed duffle bag on Sep. 23. Along with my JSC cross country teammates, I departed east for a relaxing trip to Ogunquit, Maine, which included a five-mile memorial race called the Lobster Dash...

Burlington College goes the way of the dinosaur

Burlington College goes the way of the dinosaur

Hunter Mallette

September 22, 2016

Johnson State College got an interesting group of students this year, and I am not talking about Freshman. Burlington College, another liberal arts school in Vermont, closed down and was forced to relocate its students to other colleges of their choice.   Kimberly Schuyler, a senior, just transferred...

Going the distance

The hands of two separated lovers, reunited at last

Jacob Greenia

September 22, 2016

Maintaining a relationship in college over long distances while balancing extracurricular activity and schoolwork can feel overwhelming. Intimacy can become infrequent and conversations might dwindle to a few minutes a night if you have loads of schoolwork. This physical and emotional separation, however,...

A sword, a zombie, and six wheels of cheese

A sword, a zombie, and six wheels of cheese

Avery Bliss

September 22, 2016

I’m slowly making my way through a low-ceilinged hallway beneath the ominously named Bleak Falls Barrow. In my hands is my Dwarven Greatsword of Thunderbolts, which I’m told is a good thing to have. At the very least, it looks impressive. Roots are pushing their way through the walls, and every so...

In the shadow of the mountain

In the shadow of the mountain

Richard Ahlgrim

September 8, 2016

Located 20 minutes from campus and less than 15 minutes from Mount Mansfield, hiding at the bottom of a valley against the Brewster River, is a small plot of land containing multiple cabins and campsites stretched out along the river bed. This is the Brewster River Campground.   Approaching...

Cross country sinners

Hunter Mallette

September 8, 2016

Yes, it was my choice to road trip across the country. However, I didn’t think two nights into the trip I would be getting into an argument with my travel companion, Jessie Warren.   It was pitch dark and we were somewhere in North Carolina in a field. Our GPS had got us lost, again, after...

PoGo is sticking around

PoGo is sticking around

Cayla Fronhofer

September 8, 2016

The beginning of a new semester always brings changes to the campus. Sometimes they come in the form of renovated sidewalks, sometimes in changes of staff or faculty, and sometimes when hordes of Pokèmon move onto campus to hide in the grass of the quad. “It’s been years since Pokèmon was really...

A study of Buddhism and humans in India

View of the Himalayas from the Dragon Hotel in Leh Ladahk, India

Hunter Mallette

September 8, 2016

Twenty of us sat on a century-old wooden floor, surrounded by clay walls painted with natural pigments of red, purple and green. Around us was the faint smell of a closed-off space, perhaps the smell of your grandma’s garage. I looked across the room for familiar smiles and glances: this was our eleventh...

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