Basement Medicine

A note from the Editor…

A note from the Editor…

Sam Hartley

September 8, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Forum

As a tuition-paying student of one of the Vermont State Colleges — and having spent a great deal of time these past two weeks thinking about the coming merger between Johnson and Lyndon — I find myself becoming increasingly frustrated with the Vermont legislature. It’s upsetting, though unsurprising,...

Jyndon or Lohnson: A former trustee’s take on unification

Benjamin Simone

September 8, 2016


Filed under Forum

Before I talk about the looming opportunity that is the unification between Lyndon and Johnson, I should probably start by telling you a bit about myself. My name is Benjamin Simone and I am a senior at Johnson State College. I am also the former student trustee to the VSC, former co-chair of the Vermont...

99 problems and you can fix one

99 problems and you can fix one

Mary Fafard

September 8, 2016


Filed under Forum

Johnson State College Student Government Association (SGA) is kicking off a two-week campaign to communicate with the Johnson State College students and learn about their concerns with campus life at the college. The campaign is called “99 Problems and You Can Fix One.”   The goal of the...

A note from the Editor…

Sam Hartley

May 5, 2016


Filed under Editorials

Another year is soon behind us. Time seems to accelerate, and it’s hard to believe we’re at the end of another semester. Tempus fugit indeed. Allow me a moment of reflection. With only the fall ‘16 semester remaining for me, I’ve really enjoyed my time here at JSC. Thank you students. Thank...

Strong female role models needed

Mary Fafard

May 5, 2016


Filed under Forum

For years the gender narrative has read that only men can be leaders. This is the same across all professions, from business to government. Though this is changing, it is not changing fast enough, and women are still holding back instead of leaping towards professional leadership roles. The narrative...

Jay Peak Controversy

Jay Peak Controversy

Ian Major

May 5, 2016


Filed under Forum

I stand with Jay. For approximately the past eight years, Jay Peak Resort has been involved with the United States EB-5 program. This is where foreign investors spend half a million dollars each in exchange for green cards and eventual citizenship in the United States. This programs involvement...

A note from the Editor…

Sam Hartley

April 14, 2016


Filed under Editorials

I recently read an extraordinary article entitled “I am on the Kill List. This is what it feels like to be hunted by drones.” It was published in The Independent, a British newspaper, and was written by an Afghan man named Malik Jalal, who claims to be on a drone-strike “Kill List.” I liked...

A note from the Editor…

A note from the Editor…

Sam Hartley

March 25, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Forum

Love him or hate him, there’s no denying it: Donald Trump is at the forefront of this election cycle. Our collective gaze is fixed upon him, mesmerized by the absurdity of it all. What is driving his popularity? What is it about this historical moment that allows a man like Trump to dominate one...

A note from the Editor

Sam Hartley

March 10, 2016


Filed under Editorials

One goal of higher education is to provide new experiences for students. What better way to do this than travelling internationally? Growing up in this country, I think it’s hard not to notice the strange countervailing messages our culture inculcates in us about the rest of the world. Our rather...

A note from the Editor

Sam Hartley

February 18, 2016


Filed under Editorials

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is dead. That’s unfortunate for him, but people die every day. So what? Well, as anyone who pays attention to the news should know, there is a great deal of hostility between President Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate. Since it’s Obama’s duty...

A note from the editor

Sam Hartley

February 4, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Forum

A new semester brings a new editor of Basement Medicine. I’d like to take this opportunity to speak to the importance of an issue near and dear to many of us here at Johnson State College: the existential crisis of affordable liberal arts education in this country. I think sometimes it’s easy to for ...

A message from Student Trustee Benjamin Simone

Benjamin Simone

February 4, 2016


Filed under Commentary, Forum

Hi, how’s it going? I’d like to introduce myself to you readers today, my name is Benjamin Simone, and in a few weeks, myself and 12 other members of the VSC Board of Trustees are going to decide on whether or not to raise your tuition. Now that I’ve got your attention, let me properly introduce mys...

The student-run community news site of Northern Vermont University- Johnson
Forum