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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...

In the shadow of the mountain

In the shadow of the mountain

Richard Ahlgrim

September 8, 2016


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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


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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


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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

A study of Buddhism and humans in India

Hunter Mallette

September 8, 2016


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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...

My experience at Anime Boston 2016

Briana Morin

May 5, 2016


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I’m sitting up against a wall and sipping a coconut bubble tea, uncomfortably close to at least five other people, only three of which I came here with. We have been sitting here for three hours, and the wait isn’t over yet. We’re in line for the Masquerade event at Anime Boston, where people...

To build a computer

To build a computer

Cayla Fronhofer

May 5, 2016


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Until now, I’ve only ever owned a Mac, which meant I never had to learn much about hardware because even if I did, I wouldn’t have been able to do anything about it. I know a fair amount about software, but I really only have one important skill: Googling. So if I can build my own computer, rest...

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