Basement Medicine

SGA will host Dress for Success event for free professional clothing

Robert Ferullo

March 21, 2019


Filed under Forum

Students in every field will soon be looking for careers or internships, as they get ready to take the knowledge and skills that they have learned in the classroom, and apply them in the real world. The community here at NVU - Johnson has been generous enough to host an event called Dinner With the Boss....

Seana Speaks: My story of disordered thinness

Seana Rowell

March 21, 2019


Filed under Forum

It all started with a broken heart. The idea of food was nauseating in the all-encompassing sorrow of a bad break up. It wasn’t too long though before I was tired from the lack of food, sometimes weak from hunger, sometimes enduring frightening dizzy spells at my job. I tried to fix it at first. I’d...

SGA reveals theme of this year’s Casino Night

February 21, 2019


Filed under Commentary, Forum

On Feb. 5, 2019, the Johnson SGA hosted the Reveal party for the theme of the 42nd annual Casino Night. This year’s theme is A Royal Affair. Every year the SGA’s Casino Night Committee picks a theme for the event in the fall and it is kept secret from everyone else on campus until the reveal party...

Build your mental health toolkit

Build your mental health toolkit

Seana Rowell

February 21, 2019


Filed under Commentary, Forum, Words of Wellness

In the last issue I wrote about the campus Wellness Center and suggested taking advantage of their free counseling and walk-in hours along with their self-guided relaxation, light therapy and biofeedback spaces. There may be times, though, when someone needs a listening ear in the middle of the night,...

A note from the editor…Just pick up the phone

February 21, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Forum

I n 1961, Vermont promised to support its public college system, “in whole or in substantial part with State funds.” Right now, the college system is “supported” by the state at 17 percent. What part of “substantial” does the legislature not understand? This is a problem. I’ve written...

A note from the Editor: We need to talk

Rebecca Flieder

February 8, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Forum

Hey Vermont, we need to talk. When I started looking at colleges, I thought a lot about those five- and six-digit numbers in the “tuition” section of Naviance’s college match system. I thought about how deeply into debt I might have to go to finance what I thought would be the “best years...

Welcome to the Wellness Center

Welcome to the Wellness Center

Seana Rowell

February 8, 2019


Filed under Forum, Words of Wellness

The first thing I’ve noticed each time I’ve stepped into the Wellness Center on the NVU-Johnson campus is the quiet, an intentional hush offset only by the white noise of the sound machines which line the halls and protect the privacy of students meeting with counselors behind closed doors. The second...

Legislators: stop this travesty

Adriana Eldred

February 8, 2019


Filed under Commentary, Forum

My name is Adriana, and I’m a first-generation college student from a low-income household. Because of this I was not only encouraged to go to college, I was expected to. My parents had seen the struggles associated with not having a degree first-hand. They taught me that through hard work and dedication,...

SGA’s new project

Haley Frechette

February 8, 2019


Filed under Commentary, Forum

The SGA has been working diligently this semester to listen and to meet the needs of our students and staff. One of the projects taken on by one of our Senators, Haley Frechette, was to replace the old, outdated water fountain inside of Dewey Hall. This water fountain did not have one of the filtered...

My year in student government

Patrick Bell

December 14, 2018


Filed under Forum

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


Filed under Forum

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


Filed under Editorials, Forum

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...

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