Basement Medicine

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 One of the projects taken on by one of our Senators, Haley Frechette, was to replace the old, outdated water fountain inside of Dewey Hall.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...

A note from the Editor…

Tom O’Leary, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2018


Filed under Editorials

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


Filed under Forum

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


Filed under Forum

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


Filed under Editorials, Forum

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


Filed under Editorials, Forum

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...

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