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Go figure: Badintegers try to work it out

Go figure: Badintegers try to work it out

Jacob Greenia

March 25, 2016


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The Badintegers, Johnson’s new math club, may have only started last semester, but they are already preparing research for an upcoming math conference, designing tools for computer software, and, most importantly, having a good time. The revival of Johnson’s math club was started by current Club...

Vermont’s best veggie option

Vermont’s best veggie option

Hunter Mallette

March 25, 2016


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Nestled among the buildings that line the Winooski river in Winooski, sits Pingala Cafe and Eatery in the Old Mill building, just next to Laughing River Yoga. Pingala, known for its all plant-based menu, has the best vegetarian and vegan options in the state of Vermont. The entrance is an old wooden...

Desso’s hits the spot in Jericho

Desso’s hits the spot in Jericho

Avery Bliss

March 25, 2016


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It’s a cold and dreary day, just another one in a string that is life in Vermont. I’m sitting in my house in Jericho, searching for sustenance, when I decide that a sandwich would be perfect just about now. Supplies, however, are limited in the house, forcing me to go farther afield in search of...

The superior steak

The superior steak

Tom O’Leary

March 25, 2016


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Are you a steak lover? When you go out to eat, do you long for a large, tender, and succulent slab of meat on your plate? Has the lack of a “real” steakhouse in Lamoille County prevented you from satisfying your hunger for this particular cut? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then...

An intense week in Havana

An intense week in Havana

Rusty Freeman

March 10, 2016


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This past Feb. 19-27, 19 Johnson students and faculty spent eight very full days in Havana, Cuba, as part of The Art and Culture of Cuba. “We wanted to immerse our students in the rich and complex culture found in Cuba, a place that, because of American government-imposed travel restrictions,...

Badger Alternative Breaks sends 12 students to the Grand Canyon

Badger Alternative Breaks sends 12 students to the Grand Canyon

Hunter Mallette

March 10, 2016


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What are 12 students doing at two a.m.? Certainly you wouldn’t expect them to be embarking on a one week service trip across the U.S. But, on Feb. 20, students got in Johnson State College vans and left for Grand Canyon, Arizona to do trail maintenance in one of America’s most famous national parks. Participants...

Hitchhiker’s guide to Lamoille County

Hitchhiker’s guide to Lamoille County

Hunter Mallette

March 10, 2016


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Wearing busted combat boots and a faded, patched denim jacket, Jen Davidson stands on the side of the road. Her mess of curls and double-pierced top lip are the signifiers of “Starchild” a.k.a Jen Davidson. Davidson is standing along the shoulder of Route 15 with her thumb out, like many other...

Students from JSC’s Model UN attend conference in Boston

Students from JSC’s Model UN attend conference in Boston

Agathe Fredette

March 10, 2016


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Every year, students from over 70 colleges and universities across the globe come together to participate in the Harvard National Model United Nations conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Each school’s Model UN team or club is assigned a country to represent at the HNMUN conference where they participate...

Badger Alternative Break explores access to education in Nicaragua

Badger Alternative Break explores access to education in Nicaragua

Avery Bliss

March 10, 2016


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This past break, a group from Johnson State College Badger Alternative Breaks went to Nicaragua as a part of their Education for All program. Centered in Monte Tabor, a small community outside of the capital city of Managua, the trip was focused on building from the ground up. In this particular case,...

BAB makes an impact in Detroit

BAB makes an impact in Detroit

Cayla Fronhofer

March 10, 2016


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As part of the yearly Badger Alternative Breaks program, 12 members of JSC’s community ventured part-way across the country over February break to help out with community service in Detroit. Although sometimes called Motor City for its time as a shining example of American industrialism, Detroit...

My encounter with Cuban health care

My encounter with Cuban health care

Rusty Freeman

March 10, 2016


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Recently, I traveled with a class from Johnson State called “The Art and Culture of Cuba.” The trip provided countless unforgettable memories for everyone on the trip. A saying we kept using on the trip, considering that in Cuba things don’t always go as planned, was, “It’s either a good time...

Life can be a drag

Life can be a drag

Avery Bliss

February 18, 2016


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The gentle scent of cucumbers and melons wafts before her face, past the green strands of a wig topped by a red bow, past layers of makeup that smell of cool, dry powders. Her heels are aching from dancing for so long in knee-high platform boots, which are a welcome change from the previous black pumps. ...

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