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A note from the Editor…

Cayla Fronhofer

March 23, 2017


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As I sat in front of my computer, mentally flipping through the many subjects I could write this editorial on, I found myself getting more and more bummed about all the things in the world that seem to be going wrong. So today, in both message and action, I’m taking a break.   I’m not going...

A note from the Editor…

Cayla Fronhofer

March 9, 2017


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One at a time, incremental steps are moving us toward the Johnson/Lyndon unification. The administration and faculty are getting ready, but are we — the students — ready?   Views on the unification have been a mixed bag since the beginning, with the staff and faculty tending toward more...

A note from the Editor…

Cayla Fronhofer

February 16, 2017


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The Super Bowl is undeniably a staple of American culture. While I am definitely not a football fan (I will freely admit that I spent the day watching “The Hobbit” instead), it would be remiss of me to ignore the controversy surrounding this year’s round of Super Bowl commercials.   In...

A note from the Editor…

Cayla Fronhofer

February 2, 2017


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2017: The year we’ve all been waiting for. With this new year comes a peaceful transition of power in the Basement Medicine editorship. I only hope that I can do the title justice. Many people agree that 2016 could have gone better. Brexit, the refugee crisis, the entire United States presidential...

Planting the flag of change

Planting the flag of change

Brittney Malik

December 8, 2016


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My name is Brittney Malik. I am a sophomore here at Johnson State. I grew up in Randolph, a small town right in the middle of Vermont. A town with many dirt roads and fancy old houses. A town with tons of family owned farms and locally owned businesses. A town with a population of almost five thousand...

Unification case study

Sam Hartley

December 8, 2016


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The unification of Johnson and Lyndon — soon to be Northern Vermont University — is now well underway. Over the course of this semester, Basement Medicine has explored various aspects of the process: the administration’s initial exploration of the idea, the perspective of the advisory committee,...

Animals aren’t good holiday gifts

Animals aren’t good holiday gifts

Agathe Fredette

December 8, 2016


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It is that time of year again: shopping for that perfect gift to please your children, family members, friends or loved ones. And what is a better gift than an adorable fluffy animal?   Throughout the year, different animals are given as gifts, mostly to children, for a variety of holidays such...

Sodexo rocks!

Tammy Goss

December 8, 2016


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We would like to take a moment out of everyone’s busy schedule to acknowledge the wonderful group of people that make up Sodexo on the JSC campus. If it was not for them and their commitment to our community and beyond, we would not have been able to host our second annual Veteran’s Day Dinner.     This...

Student government members elected to Vermont State Colleges Student Association

Student government members elected to Vermont State Colleges Student Association

Mary Fafard

December 8, 2016


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Two Johnson State College Student Government Association members have been elected to positions on the Vermont State College Student Association (VSCSA). SGA President Shavonna Bent has been elected to serve as president of the VSCSA and Shelby Rosten, treasurer for the JSC SGA, has been elected to be...

A note from the Editor…

A note from the Editor…

Sam Hartley

December 8, 2016


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As I sit here writing my final editorial for Basement Medicine, a sense of dread creeps slowly up my spine. It has been a month since the presidential election, and I feel no shame in admitting that I am afraid of what the future holds, both for this country and for the world at large.   We...

The end to a traumatizing election

The end to a traumatizing election

Hunter Mallette

November 10, 2016


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This election cycle has me feeling unappeased and itchy, as if I am in hibernation mode or about to have a mental break. Oh, you too? Statistics show that this election year could be psychologically damaging to many and has many feeling anxiety ridden.   Dear reader: In case you have been on...

Planting new flags

Planting new flags

Mary Fafard

November 10, 2016


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The Johnson State College Student Government Association will be hosting a flag raising ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. to celebrate the installation of two new flag poles. The flag poles will be designated for flags that represent social justice movements or groups of individuals who may not...

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