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A note from the Editor…

Kayla Friedrich

September 16, 2015


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The fall semester began as usual, by parading incoming freshman across the quad and eating a barbecue under the tent. As I look at all of those smiling new faces on campus, I wonder how the semester will begin for them. Will they be stressed beyond compare? Will they enter JSC with ease? Will they succeed...

A note from the editor

Kayla Friedrich

May 7, 2015


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After two weeks of discussions regarding art censorship, freedom ofspeech and freedom of expression on campus, I have begun to wonder why we care so much. Is it to honor our Bill of Rights and the vague wording within? Is it to maintain our country’s illusion of freedom? Where do we draw the line? I...

A note from the Editor: Stress

Kayla Friedrich

April 23, 2015


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As the end of the year approaches, stress levels rise while students prepare for finals, plan for next semester or start to figure out life after college, and it all seems uncontrollable. But stress management is all about taking control: of your future, of your emotions, of your schedule and everything...

A note from the Editor

Kayla Friedrich

March 26, 2015


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Tick-tock. Tick-tock. Time is running out, and you’ve only presented half of your argument. Sweat begins to bead on your forehead as the graphite etches away at the paper, and you wonder if you’ve presented enough supporting detail to pass this time, and then, “Time is almost up. Please finish...

Editor’s note

Editor’s note

Kayla Friedrich

March 26, 2015


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In the last issue of Basement Medicine, page two featured photos of the VSC board members appointed by Governor Shumlin. The photo of Linda Milne was incorrect. While it was a Linda Milne, it was not the correct one, and I sincerely apologize for the mistake. To the left is her actual photo. -Kayla...

A note from the editor

Kayla Friedrich, Editor

March 12, 2015


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For many students pursuing higher education, college has been a synonym for success throughout their lives. A diploma wasn’t just a piece of paper, it was more or less a portal to the future. As bills stack up and money runs tight, though, I find myself looking for a second job on top of the 18...

A word on education and childcare

Kayla Friedrich, Editor in Chief

February 18, 2015


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In recent years, Johnson State College has been focused on recruiting and retention as a means to boost income and pull the college out of a downward financial spiral, but I think at this point it needs to broaden its demographic, and rebrand to out-of-state students. Let’s face it, Vermont is not prod...

A note from the editor

Kayla Friedrich, Editor in Chief

February 10, 2015


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With the four semi-finalists in the search for JSC’s next president having completed the interview process, presentations with students, staff, and faculty, and with the online opinion forms, submitted by the JSC community, the presidential search committee decided on Monday, Feb. 2, that Dr. Elaine...

Editorial

Tom Benton

September 24, 2014


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Special mention of the article at the top of page 12, about a JSC student fighting leukemia. The student’s name is Scott Prescott. His family has created a fundraising page at gofundme.com. It’d be wonderful if you’d donate whatever you can, 25 cents, $1, $10. Anything helps. Here in the northeast,...

Editorial

Thomas Benton

May 8, 2014


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This is the end. End of the semester. The psychotically erratic weather helped masked its end, but it’s over. End of my tenure as Basement Medicine editor. Thanks for reading. End of the college swimming pool. End of workable budgets. End of faculty and staff. BM rep...

A Note Before the Trustee Vote

Tom Benton, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2014


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Depending on when you read this, the Board of Trustees will vote or voted on a tuition increase for the Vermont State Colleges on Feb. 20. A trustees’ committee recommended that tuition stay the same on Feb. 13 in Montpelier. They voted the entire student body of the Vermont State Colleges into a hunger...

Boffo Internet

Tom Benton, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2014


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What a surprise that the Bible was correct in its fingering Y2K as the End. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have indeed been riding, although not as much as they once did, since they’re in their seventies, and I think it’s harsh to consider Fred Koch as destructive as his brothers. Judgment...

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