Basement Medicine

Eat this! Holiday meals to remember

Just because you can’t travel for Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the holiday with some good eats.
November 28, 2020

Cheesy Pumpkin Dip I believe canned pumpkin deserves more respect and isn’t necessarily just for the bakers in the house. It should have a place in the beginning of a meal, such as an aromatic appetizer....

Punk Science talks postpartum

Punk Science talks postpartum
November 28, 2020

Hello again my fellow punk scientists! For this final instalment of the semester, it felt appropriate to select a topic that would meet as many categories on the punk science rubric as possible to deliver...

A tribute to Alex Trebek

Legendary media host Alex Trebek.
November 28, 2020

For as long as I can remember, we always used to have the TV on in our kitchen during dinner. When it was 7:00, we would all turn our heads to the TV when the Jeopardy theme song came on. Alex Trebek appeared...

A note from the Editor…

November 28, 2020

What a whirlwind this has been, huh? Here we are, having survived a presidential election, a pandemic and a horrifying semester. We’ve overcome a lot together. This is our last print edition for the...

Eat this!

Eat this!
November 13, 2020

In the court of casual eating, the burger is king. It can be served deliciously naked or dressed up in countless mouth-watering combinations. I’ve had some burgers that I dream about because they hit...

The idiot gamer: Skyrim

The idiot gamer: Skyrim
November 13, 2020

I am and have always been an idiot when it comes to gaming. Sure, I’m nerdy, but the games I’m usually drawn to make “proper” gamers turn up their noses: “Minecraft” and “Animal Crossing”...

“Plan 9 from Outer Space”

“Plan 9 from Outer Space”
November 13, 2020

Only a few things are usually needed to ruin an otherwise fine film. However, writer, director and producer Ed Wood seemed to take no risk of a good movie when creating his most famous film, “Plan...

Punk Science

Punk Science
November 13, 2020

Hello again my fellow punk scientists! There has always been a human fascination with space. From the first landing on the moon to the discovery of water on mars, there has been no shortage of fantastic...

A note from the Editor…

November 13, 2020

What a whirlwind this has been, huh? Here we are, having survived a presidential election, a pandemic and a horrifying semester. We’ve overcome a lot together. This is our last print edition for the...

Eat This!

Justin Robertiello
October 26, 2020

When the leaves begin to change color, apples start to ripen, and the air becomes a little crisper, Fall has arrived for me. It’s a wonderful time of year, full of scents like burning wood from fireplaces...

Can we please pretend this is normal?

October 26, 2020

Duck. Dodge. Weave. Let’s keep this civil. Slide. Evade. Lie. Can we pretend this is normal? For 90 minutes on the evening of Oct. 7, Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence, two veteran politicians,...

Punk Science

Punk Science
October 26, 2020

Hello again my fellow punk scientists! Last week was a wild ride down the rabbit hole of genetic engineering, focusing on the newest tool in that arsenal called CRISPR/Cas9. Within a few days of publishing...

A note from the Editor…

October 26, 2020

Our mini-break will be here before we know it. We’ll get a couple days off, and then it will be Halloween, and then the real spookfest starts on November 3rd. If you’ve already voted, I commend your...

Punk Science talks DNA

Punk Science talks DNA
October 8, 2020

Welcome back my fellow punk scientists! Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could change your body to give yourself a different hair type or eye color? Maybe you’ve even thought about...

Letter from Willey Library

October 8, 2020

Greetings NVU-Johnson community members and Basement Medicine readers, I would like to thank Tyrone Shaw, Marcus Allen, and Basement Medicine for drawing attention to a special facility on our beautiful...

To the editor: WLLC corrections and apologies

October 8, 2020

I would like to take this time to sincerely apologize to all of the readers of this paper and the entire staff of the Willey Library. In my recent piece about the library’s changes for COVID-19 there...

A note from the Editor: kill the WPE

October 8, 2020

After taking the Writing Proficiency Exam freshman year and watching friends anxiously prepare every single semester since, I’ve come to one conclusion: the WPE as a graduation standard should not exist. A...

Punk Science: black holes and revelations

Punk Science: black holes and revelations
September 22, 2020

Welcome back my fellow punk scientists! Last week, we looked into the tiny world of human microbiomes and their wide-ranging effects on our body’s ability to stay healthy. This time around, we’re...

Wellness Center: we’re here to support

September 22, 2020

The Wellness Center remains more committed than ever to supporting our new and returning students during these challenging times. We recognize that students may be struggling right now with anxiety, grief,...

Eat This!

Tuna and green beans for a complete and colorful meal.
September 22, 2020

The smell of saltwater brings me back to fun-filled days on the beach and warm, balmy breezes at night. The ocean represents many things to me. My family spent summers at the Jersey shore, and I made a...

Letter from President Elaine Collins

Elaine Collins.
September 22, 2020

I have good news to share. Yesterday, [Sept. 11] the Vermont House announced a state budget that includes a historic $56.8M for the Vermont State College System. This amount includes annual base funding,...

A note from the Editor: Stressed?

A note from the Editor: Stressed?
September 22, 2020

I was standing in my living room at 11 p.m. one evening two weeks into school, standing in front of my partner on the couch. We’d both been chipping away at the unending cascade of schoolwork for what...

Punk Science: marvelous microbiomes!

Punk Science: marvelous microbiomes!
September 15, 2020

Welcome back my fellow punk scientists! It’s been some time since we’ve gone down the various rabbit holes that exist in the world of science and society. In our first three installments of this column,...

Notes from the Editor: We’ve come so far

Notes from the Editor: We've come so far
September 15, 2020

This issue of Basement Medicine is an important one, and I think its existence represents a lot of what makes this campus so special: resilience. It has been 178 days since this campus shut down in March....

I’m upset, and it’s okay

I'm upset, and it's okay
May 1, 2020

My last semester was supposed to be lots of fun. As an art major, I was supposed to make some of my best work in my printmaking class. I was supposed to enjoy my well-earned New York City art tour during...

Punk Science talks sex, violence

Punk Science talks sex, violence
March 12, 2020

Welcome back my fellow punk scientists! This time around I thought I would delve a little deeper into the bottomless pool that is sex and pornography and discuss some of the cultural aspects of sex as...

Our campus pantry

Our campus pantry
March 12, 2020

It is commonly known that college students often struggle with the affordability of necessary expenses such as food. For those who face food insecurity or just need an extra meal, each week at Northern...

Casino Night: food, friends and fun

March 12, 2020

Attention all NVU-Johnson students! What are you doing on the night of Friday, March 20? The only right answer is coming to the NVU -Johnson Student Government’s 43rd Annual Casino Night! What is...

A note from the Editor…

March 12, 2020

Bon Jovi said it best, you guys. We really are halfway there. The end of the semester is nigh... I hope, at least, we’re not living on a prayer. Jokes aside, these are intersting times we live in,...

Notes on belonging

Elaine Harvey
March 12, 2020

I hope you can tell by now that talking about “belonging” makes my tail wag like a lab puppy waiting for treats. I care about it because it is a fundamental factor in helping students get their degrees....

Load more stories
The student-run community news site of Northern Vermont University- Johnson
Forum