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Spooky film contest brings creativity and fear to St. Albans

Spooky film contest brings creativity and fear to St. Albans

Cayla Fronhofer

October 31, 2016


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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

I was a child candy fiend

Avery Bliss

October 31, 2016


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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


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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


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“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


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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


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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


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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

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

Cayla Fronhofer

October 13, 2016


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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

JSC cross country team races in Maine

Jacob Greenia

October 13, 2016


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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


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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

Going the distance

Jacob Greenia

September 22, 2016


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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


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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...

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