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The end is near: tips for surviving finals week

The end is near: tips for surviving finals week

Kylie Brown

May 10, 2018


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Finishing classes. Preparing for finals week. Starting to pack up to go home. Scrabbling to finish assignments. Second guessing everything. Double checking everything. Remembering to take care of personal hygiene. Trying to sleep. Trying harder to wake up. Drinking water. Breathing. Keep breathing. The...

Please don’t bare your sole in class

Hannah Stearns

May 10, 2018


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Attention, Johnson students! It’s that time of year again when you have to be aware of spring fever. Symptoms include lounging in a hammock, skipping class, excessive sunbathing and, most importantly forgetting your shoes when you do go to class. Don’t panic, it’s not summer yet, and you will have...

A note from the Editor…

Tom O’Leary – Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Forum

If you are at all familiar with comedian Michelle Wolf’s work, you were no doubt astonished when she was announced as the performer at the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Although Donald Trump was not present for the event, he has successfully created an environment on “The Hill” that...

Words of wellness: adventures in sobriety

Words of wellness: adventures in sobriety

Shannon Russell

April 26, 2018


Filed under Forum, Words of Wellness

Shannon is a sophomore at JSC and is a founder and active member of Northern Vermont Recovery Program (NVRP). Hi, my name is Shannon and I am an alcoholic. By the grace of my higher power, I have not had a mind-altering substance since March 20th, 2013. At a young age I was diagnosed with post-tra...

The road to Casino Night

The road to Casino Night

Jessica Malskis

April 26, 2018


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On March 23, the Student Government Association pulled off their 41st annual Casino Night, a masquerade event. Students dressed up in their nicest button downs and formal dresses and gathered in the dining hall for a night of music, food and card games, all to benefit the United Way of Lamoille County. Each...

A note from the Editor…

Tom O’Leary - Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Forum

Although we’re only four months in, 2018 has already been rife with scandal and controversy. For the most part, they tend to revolve around Donald Trump and his sexual assault accusers, mistresses, underlings and lawyers. But the one that has had the most pervasive implications for United States citizens...

A note from the Editor…

Tom O’Leary - Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Forum

Fueled by the recent nationwide student walkouts and the worldwide student-led “March for our Lives,” the topic of gun law reform has dominated the national conversation of late. While it is impossible to predict the impact these protests will have, it is beyond obvious that serious changes must...

A note from the Editor…

Thomas O’Leary, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Forum

On the average day in the United States, there are approximately 87,000 commercial airline flights. Of those flights, nearly 20 percent are delayed, and around 5 percent of those delays are the fault of the air carriers. In addition, slightly over 1 percent of daily flights are cancelled. While 1...

SGA offers mini-grants

SGA offers mini-grants

Photo and story by Patrick Bell

March 15, 2018


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The JSC Student Government Association’s main purpose is to represent students and help them out whenever possible. One of those ways is through mini-grants. Mini-grants are funded by money that is stored away by the SGA to go to students in need of financial assistance. The use of these grants...

Words of Wellness: seasonal affective disorder…SAD

Words of Wellness: seasonal affective disorder…SAD

John M. Grohol

March 15, 2018


Filed under Forum, Words of Wellness

Winter depression (or winter blues) is a common affliction for those who live in our northern climate. Its clinical name is seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and up to 5 percent of the population (especially in northern states) may suffer from it. Seasonal affective disorder is characterized by feelings...

Words of Wellness: outdoor therapy, nature’s cure

Melissa Cluff

February 20, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Forum, Opinion, Words of Wellness

Recent studies show that being outside has both positive psychological and physiological benefits. Ecotherapy (also known as green therapy, nature therapy, and earth-centered therapy) is contact with nature and is a powerful new kind of therapy. It has been found to be just as effective against depression...

Vermont State Colleges System Delivering Entrepreneurs and Workers

Chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges System Jeb Spaulding

February 8, 2018


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The Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS) is a major workforce pipeline delivering entrepreneurs and workers to power our state’s economy. As a system, Castleton University, Community College of Vermont, Northern Vermont University – Johnson and Lyndon, and Vermont Technical College annually confer...

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