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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...

Words of Wellness: Your mental health matters

Ted Thorndike

September 14, 2017


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Editor’s Note: Ted Thorndike, M.A., AAP, is a clinical counselor at the JSC Wellness Center. This being the first article of an ongoing section of Words of Wellness, I want to take the opportunity to provide students with campus and local resources related to mental health and substance abuse su...

SGA members are ready to jump into the new semester

SGA members are ready to jump into the new semester

Shavonna Bent

September 14, 2017


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Editor’s Note: Bent is SGA president.   The Student Government Association is off to a productive start of the academic year. Kate Abdel-Fatah is serving as pro-tempore of the senate.   Dana Prouty, Micah Hayes and Sara Ford are all returning for their second years. Chris Magnani...

A note from the Editor…

Cayla Fronhofer

September 14, 2017


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Before I say anything else, I think it’s only appropriate to start with an enthusiastic, “Welcome back,” to everyone who has been away for the summer. If this is your first year at JSC, then I offer you an even more enthusiastic, “Welcome!” Although it can be tough to get your brain back into...

A note from the Editor…

Cayla Fronhofer

April 27, 2017


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Well, this is it: the final regular Basement Medicine issue of the spring 2017 semester.   For a first semester as editor, it’s been pretty great. I could hardly have asked for a better staff — though we be but little, we are fierce, to paraphrase Shakespeare. This great news machine has...

A note from the Editor…

Cayla Fronhofer

April 14, 2017


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Whoever said that it’s boring to talk about the weather clearly never lived in New England. Ever since we had our first taste of spring back in February, Mother Nature has been changing her mind like a dog with too many toys. “You’ve been enjoying the 50 degree weather?” she asks us. “That’s...

Capitol Connection

David Yacovone

March 23, 2017


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If someone said to a child, “I am going to make your Mom and Dad pay more for their health insurance and that will mean you will be poorer,” most of us would find it insulting to say the least. Well, while that is not the message being delivered by the majority in Congress and President Trump, that...

Now what?

Mary Fafard

March 23, 2017


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So second-semester senior year does exist, and it’s scarier than I anticipated. I remember how excited I was months before my high school graduation, but this is much different.   Four years ago, I didn’t know where I was going to college, but I knew I was going somewhere. That may have...

A note from the Editor…

Cayla Fronhofer

March 23, 2017


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As I sat in front of my computer, mentally flipping through the many subjects I could write this editorial on, I found myself getting more and more bummed about all the things in the world that seem to be going wrong. So today, in both message and action, I’m taking a break.   I’m not going...

A note from the Editor…

Cayla Fronhofer

March 9, 2017


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One at a time, incremental steps are moving us toward the Johnson/Lyndon unification. The administration and faculty are getting ready, but are we — the students — ready?   Views on the unification have been a mixed bag since the beginning, with the staff and faculty tending toward more...

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