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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. ...

Downhill Racer

Downhill Racer

Ian Major

February 18, 2016


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A JSC assistant professor in the mathematics department, Greg Petrics started at JSC in 2011. He has really enjoyed his time working towards getting his students to take an interest in math. Petrics moved to Vermont at a young age, quickly finding a passion in alpine skiing and his own personal schooling....

Full heart, empty wallet

Full heart, empty wallet

Cayla Fronhofer

February 18, 2016


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Pink and red. Babies with heart-shaped weaponry. Candlelit dinners for two. An empty wallet. Crushing despair and loneliness. A single rose. Each year, Valentine’s Day comes in an explosion of love and hearts and then promptly exits the stage, leaving behind the debt of expensive gifts and the...

J-1 Visa students hit the slopes

J-1 Visa students hit the slopes

Ian Major and Rusty Freeman

February 18, 2016


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If you visit Jay Peak Resort this winter, you might find Peruvians Diego Calderón Quevedo, and Jorge Andrés Sánchez smiling as they come down the slopes. Peruvian students have been given the opportunity to spend the winter months at ski resorts across Vermont through the J-1 Visa program that...

JSC alum manages Jay Peak’s terrain park

JSC alum manages Jay Peak’s terrain park

Ian Major

February 18, 2016


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With the low light and brisk temperature that come with a typical New England winter morning, you will find yourself picking up on the scent of burning diesel fuel and the distant roars of snow cats preforming final trail preparations for the day at ski resorts across Vermont. 2012 Johnson State College...

The Bird Nerd of Johnson

The Bird Nerd of Johnson

Mary Fafard

February 18, 2016


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Walking on top of crunchy white snow with trees overhead and chickadees singing, Steve Lamonde catches a glimpse of a gold-tinted bird in the distance. “Oh my God, that is definitely a Gold Crested Kinglet,” says Lamonde. The moment is short but it piques Lamonde’s enthusiasm. His binoculars point...

Finding wisdom in India

Finding wisdom in India

Hunter Mallette

February 5, 2016


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Two Johnson State College students traveled to the foothills of India to immerse themselves in Buddhism over winter break, leaving the day after Christmas and earning 6 credits in the process. Having no pre-departure group meetings, Marina Turco and Brittany Miracle embarked across the globe with 19 ...

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