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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...

A note from the Editor…

A note from the Editor…

Sam Hartley

November 10, 2016


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Donald Trump was just elected president of the United States of America. I’ll admit it: this caught me off-guard. Finally I know what it felt like to be a UK citizen when the voters there decided to leave the EU, catching all the pollsters and establishment politicians with their pants down. While...

Standing Rock Reservation protests continue

Agathe Fredette

October 31, 2016


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Author’s note: I refer to these demonstrators as “protectors” not “protestors” because of their continued fight for the right to clean water and their struggles to protect the environment we all rely upon.   Right now, the largest Native American protest in history is occurring. Protectors...

Presidential race winds down

Cayla Fronhofer

October 31, 2016


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The third presidential debate of the 2016 campaign has now passed, giving the American public a final look at how little respect this year’s candidates have for each other.   The JSC Student Government Association hosted a debate viewing in the Stearns cinema. When the candidates stepped onto...

A note from the Editor…

A note from the Editor…

Sam Hartley

October 31, 2016


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Like many other people, my reaction to AT&T’s plan to acquire Time Warner wasn’t exactly shock. Certainly I view the concentration of media and the media infrastructure into fewer and fewer hands as a negative trend. Of course. It’s just that the media oligopoly seems so... normal. It’s...

A note from the Editor…

Sam Hartley

October 13, 2016


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Tick... Tock... The big clock counts down the last days of the 2016 U.S. presidential election — the world’s greatest spectator sport. Given that the U.S. president remains the most powerful figure on planet earth, every election cycle is, understandably, an exciting affair. But it’s never been...

It’s okay to be overwhelmed

It’s okay to be overwhelmed

Hunter Mallette

October 13, 2016


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Overwhelming threats of violence and personal safety makes it hard to want to leave the house, right? As a young adult, I dread what will happen day to day, especially since violence and drug addiction are on the rise in Vermont and all over the U.S.   Just last week Burlington City Police evacuated...

‘16 – ‘17 SGA Budget

‘16 – ‘17 SGA Budget

Mary Fafard

October 13, 2016


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First thing first, where does the money for the SGA budget come from? We are funded through the student activity fee. Because of this, we try to make sure each dollar we spend will have a direct positive impact on campus and the student body. The following is a break down of each of our line items and...

It’s time for America to acknowledge rape culture

Briana Morin

September 22, 2016


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You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn’t heard of the recent Brock Turner case. Just in case, by some chance, you have no idea who Brock Turner is, here’s the run-down: He sexually assaulted an unconscious girl behind a dumpster back in January 2015. He went to trial and was convicted of...

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