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A note from the Editor...

A note from the Editor…

Rebecca Flieder, Editor in Chief May 3, 2021

I sit here now in my college apartment two weeks away from graduation, readers, and I cannot say that I am feeling entirely one way about leaving. Yes, I am incredibly hopeful and optimistic about what...

A note from the Editor…

Rebecca Flieder, Editor in Chief March 18, 2021

I wrote last issue about the tremendous uproar that is to come here in Northern Vermont, and the fallout that might occur. I want to delve further into an area that I feel very strongly about-- the culture...

A note from the Editor…

Rebecca Flieder, Editor in Chief March 3, 2021

Here we go again, indeed! It feels like only yesterday (though only a very few short years ago) that we made that faithful, fateful leap between Johnson State and Northern Vermont University, and now here...

A note from the Editor…

Rebecca Flieder, Editor in Chief 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...

A note from the Editor…

Rebecca Flieder, Editor in Chief 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...

A note from the Editor…

Rebecca Flieder, Editor in Chief 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...

A note from the Editor: kill the WPE

Rebecca Flieder, Editor in Chief 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...

A note from the Editor: Stressed?

A note from the Editor: Stressed?

Rebecca Flieder, Chief Editor 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!

Opal Savoy, Staff Reporter 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

Rebecca Flieder, Editor in Chief 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....

A note from the Editor…

Rebecca Flieder, Editor-in-Chief 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,...

Elaine Harvey

Notes on belonging

Elaine Harvey, Contributor 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....

A note from the Editor…

Rebecca Flieder, Editor-in-Chief February 20, 2020

On a particularly busy day last week, I was driving into Morrisville when I spotted a peculiar sight. Just beyond the roundabout next to the Charlmont, a tire was crossing the road all by its lonesome. I...

A note from the Editor…

Rebecca Flieder, Editor-in-Chief February 6, 2020

Welcome back to Johnson, everyone! I am thrilled to announce a couple of new things coming to Basement Medicine this semester. First, I urge you to check out our new columnists on pages 5 and 7. Returning...

A note from the Editor…

Rebecca Flieder, Editor-in-Chief December 12, 2019

To everyone who read my editorial from last issue, thank you. Thank you for your comments, your shares and your stories. I am so glad to be surrounded by a community of people that have started to speak...

Where is our shade?

Where is our shade?

Rebecca Flieder November 21, 2019

It has become increasingly more frustrating to “go along with the flow” during unification. Last week, at her State of the University address, President Collins showed the crowd all kinds of improvements...

Seana Speaks: How to help

Seana Speaks: How to help

November 7, 2019

Some of you have not yet had a personal experience with mental illness. Others of you may never have that experience. However, statistics say that one in five U.S. adults will face a diagnosable mental...

A note from the Editor…

Rebecca Flieder, Editor-in-Chief November 7, 2019

For a dollar, you can plant a tree in a place that counts. It started with a challenge: YouTuber MrBeast started a campaign to donate to plant 20 million trees by Jan 1, 2020. The money goes directly to...

A note from the Editor…

Rebecca Flieder, Editor-in-Chief October 24, 2019

First, I would like to issue a correction from our last issue. In an article about the tuition increases, I incorrectly stated that last May, the Board of Trustees had said that tuition would only be increasing...

Adriana Eldred leans on one of VEC's EVs.

Co-ops are cool: an internship reflection

October 3, 2019

As I searched last spring for a college internship, let’s just say an electric co-op (gasp!) was not on the top of my list. I pictured working in cool marketing firms with bean bag chairs in conference...

A note from the editor…

Rebecca Flieder, Editor-In-Chief October 3, 2019

This is what I wanted to say in the beginning, before we had some frustration with the White Paper. Now that the Board of Trustees has committed to listening, I think we can redo our introductions. You...

A note from the editor

September 20, 2019

I seem to say this a lot, but NVU, we need to talk. I wrote another editorial last week welcoming our new students. While I would love to talk their ears off about NVU and how much Basement Medicine...

A note from the Editor…

Rebecca Flieder May 9, 2019

I went to Vermont Vaudeville’s new show, "Cream of the Crop," on Friday, May 3, and it left me thinking in a way I didn’t expect. If you’re unfamiliar with Vermont Vaudeville, you should know that...

A note from the editor…Just pick up the phone

Rebecca Flieder February 21, 2019

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...

A note from the Editor: We need to talk

Rebecca Flieder February 8, 2019

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...

A note from the Editor…

Tom O’Leary, Editor-in-Chief December 14, 2018

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...

A note from the Editor…

Tom O’Leary, Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2018

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...

A note from the Editor…

Tom O’Leary, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2018

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,...

A note from the editor: Vote!

Tom O'Leary October 29, 2018

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...

A note from the Editor…

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...

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