Basement Medicine

My year in student government

Patrick Bell

December 14, 2018


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I’ve been a Student Government Association senator for close to a year now. It all started early last January when I was a part of Professor Bill Doyle’s Observing the Legislative Process class with around eight other students. For those who don’t know, this course involves a two-week period duri...

The importance of self-care

The importance of self-care

Seana Rowell

December 14, 2018


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In today’s world you’ll often be advised to indulge in a little "self-care" when you’re feeling stressed or down – take a yoga class, enjoy a night out, pamper yourself. And while all of those things are great, their transitory benefits are hardly what I’d call genuine self-care. In fact, ...

A note from the Editor…

Tom O’Leary, Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2018


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Considering this is my final "Note from the Editor" for Basement Medicine, I’m going to fill this space by addressing a topic that has affected me, many people close to me and many of you who comprise our campus and community. Yet it is also an issue that I don’t think gets enough attention and aw...

A note from the Editor…

Tom O’Leary, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2018


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When I first became editor-in-chief of this fine publication, I tried my best to not write about politics in this section. Frankly, that didn’t last very long, as our current president has seemingly made it his one true goal to dominate each and every news cycle during his time in office. Say what...

From the SGA

Jessica Malskis

November 9, 2018


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The SGA lately has been working on getting NVU-J students to register to vote through our voter registration table that we ran October 4th. College students are one of the least likely demographics to vote, so we found it important to make it easier to register to vote for our students. We were able t...

A message to our allies

A message to our allies

Seana Rowell

November 9, 2018


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I need to say some uncomfortable things to the allies of individuals with mental illnesses. I need you to read carefully and thoughtfully and to think about whether these words apply to you and to your relationships. If you recognize yourself in these words, I need you to think about making some chan...

A note from the Editor…

Tom O’Leary, Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2018


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With the very real possibility of ceding control to the Democrats via the midterm election bearing down on him, Trump has once again reprised his tactic of fear mongering. Throughout his campaign and tenure, he has used this method specifically to stoke the inner racism fire that astonishingly still bur...

A note from the editor: Vote!

Tom O'Leary

October 29, 2018


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I’ve never before said this to anyone in my life, but please, for the love of our country, vote in the Nov. 6 midterm elections. I implore you. When you hear or read a political analyst declaring it to be the most important election of our lives and possibly U.S. history, it is not hyperbole. Althou...

News from the SGA

Jessica Malskis

October 2, 2018


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The Student Government Association (SGA) seeks out projects, each year, to help better the campus experience, for students and the community. One project the SGA sought after, last year, was the Stearns Game Lounge. The Stearns Game Lounge is located on the first floor, where you can also find the...

Let’s talk about mental health

Let’s talk about mental health

Seana Rowell

October 2, 2018


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“I know that Selena Gomez has lupus and recently had a kidney transplant. I know that Dave Letterman suffers from heart disease. I know that Lance Armstrong is a testicular cancer survivor. But I didn’t know that Kate Spade suffered from depression. Or that Robin Williams did. Because somehow...

From the SGA

Jessica Malskis

September 18, 2018


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Welcome back! The SGA members are excited for a great semester, and look forward to working with many of you. Leading the association this year are President Jessica Malskis and Vice-President, Dana Prouty. Serving as director of clubs this year is Jesse Streeter, while senators are Haley Frechette,...

Ask The Wellness Center

Kelly Boardman and Finn Losch

September 18, 2018


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It’s OK to dismiss rhetoric on a bunch of subjects as a joke or blowing off steam. Suicide is definitely not one of them. So when you suspect your loved one could be suicidal, what do you do? My boyfriend has been through a lot of loss in his life and helping him through everything has always been a ...

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