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We must end global oligarchy

We must end global oligarchy

Senator Bernie Sanders

November 29, 2017


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One of the major, untold stories of our time is the rapid movement toward global oligarchy, in which just a handful of billionaires now own and control a significant part of the world economy. Here in the United States, the top one-tenth of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%. Incredibly,...

Words of Wellness: Practicing gratitude

Noreen Hopkins

November 29, 2017


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Winter is upon us. And with it, a visceral sense of transition- a tangible reminder of inescapable change. Although New England endures four seasonal shifts throughout the year, for some reason the move into winter can feel the heaviest. Life is literally slowing down. We find ourselves closing off....

A note from the Editor…

Cayla Fronhofer

November 29, 2017


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The internet: a place commonly known for its collections of cat videos, bizarre memes, and the potential websites that live in the Incognito Modes of your closest friends and family. Whatever you may use it for, the internet is undoubtedly part of your life — most likely a more significant part...

The healthcare crisis no one is talking about

The healthcare crisis no one is talking about

Senator Bernie Sanders

November 8, 2017


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The United States faces a major crisis in primary health care, and unless Congress acts immediately it is likely to become much worse. Millions of Americans are at risk of losing their access to health care because Congress did not renew funding for the community health center program at the end of...

How can essential oils help you manage college life?

Marta Paterniti

November 8, 2017


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College is a very pivotal time in a person’s life. It involves continuous growth and development, and comes with many unique and exciting opportunities. College life can also be difficult and stressful at times. Students bounce around from class, to their dorms, to the library, and to their extracurricular...

A note from the Editor…

Cayla Fronhofer

November 8, 2017


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Last week, Lyndon and Johnson each hosted an event to celebrate the finalized branding for Northern Vermont University. With cookies, cider, t-shirts and custom NVU M&Ms, participation meant not only getting into the spirit of the oncoming unification but also the promise of free stuff. Still,...

Words of Wellness: exercise revitalizes the body and mind

Matthew Hayes

October 26, 2017


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Exercise and Wellbeing Is the impending winter filling you with doom and gloom? Introducing a one-stop shop for happiness, health, and wellness: EXERCISE! For some of us, the sound of exercising is a darker prospect than any night in the upcoming winter months. While I doubt I can change your mind...

Yoga certification, new Dibden lockers on deck for SGA

Yoga certification, new Dibden lockers on deck for SGA

Jessica Malskis

October 26, 2017


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The Student Government Association (SGA), led by President Shavonna Bent, and vice president Kate Abdel-Fatah, has been very successful throughout the past few weeks. New members of the executive board have been appointed and have begun their duties. Senior DJ Jallow was appointed as the new Director...

A note from the Editor…

Cayla Fronhofer

October 26, 2017


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I got an email recently, notifying me of a new blog post from an author whose work I’ve admired for a few years now. Her writing workshops have done wonders for my own writing and I’ve enjoyed each of her books I’ve read. Her recent blog post, however, both surprised and perturbed me when I...

How Democrats can stop losing elections

How Democrats can stop losing elections

Senator Bernie Sanders

October 2, 2017


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In 2016, the Democratic Party lost the presidency to possibly the least popular candidate in American history. In recent years, Democrats have also lost the Senate and House to right-wing Republicans whose extremist agenda is far removed from where most Americans are politically. Republicans now control...

Dual diagnosis, dual disorders, co-occurring disorders, co-morbidity . . . What does it all mean?

Ted Thorndike

October 2, 2017


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Editor’s Note: Ted Thorndike, M.A., AAP, is a clinical counselor at the JSC Wellness Center.   The world of mental health and substance abuse diagnosing and treatment can sometimes seem like an ambiguous, vague and confusing abyss. To add to this abyss for some patients is what’s known...

A note from the Editor…

Cayla Fronhofer

October 2, 2017


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What does it mean to be an American? A big question, to be sure, and one that could easily garner a multitude of different responses. However, an oft-cited perk of being an American citizen is that all-empowering notion of “freedom.” Let’s define the word, shall we? Merriam-Webster’s first...

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