Basement Medicine

Blasphemy

Blasphemy

Shannon Edmonds, Web Editor

February 16, 2012

We the People

Sen. Bernie Sanders & Robert Weissman, Contributors

February 16, 2012

If you are concerned about the collapse of the middle class, you should be concerned about how American campaigns are financed. If you wonder why the United States is the only country in the industrialized world not to have a national health care program, if you’re asking why we pay the highest price...

Reminders for February

Tom Benton, Editor in Chief

February 16, 2012

If seasons were lovers, February might be the Faye Dunaway of the group. Not “Chinatown” Faye Dunaway, either – more like the cold, mood-swinging, psychopathic “Mommy Dearest” Faye Dunaway. If you let her, February will let you slide the wrong way down the slippery slope of progress and wave...

2012: Where do we go from here?

2012: Where do we go from here?

Senator Bernie Sanders, Contributor

February 2, 2012

It is no secret that the people of our country are angry and frustrated with Washington and their government. They correctly perceive that we face enormous problems: a collapsing middle class, increased poverty and a growing gap between the very rich and everyone else; sky-high unemployment; 50 million...

Words of Wellness: Making the Best of It

Words of Wellness: Making the Best of It

Cynthia Hennard, Contributor

February 2, 2012

When it comes to being successful, does attitude matter? Does it help to be positive? Are people born that way or is it something that can be cultivated? What about happiness – do you have to sacrifice happiness to work hard and be successful? Yes. Yes. Yes. And, no. Research on Positive...

Rap from the Rep: A Message from Rep. Mark Woodward

Rap from the Rep: A Message from Rep. Mark Woodward

February 2, 2012

This year, the Vermont Legislature has hit the ground running. Throughout the fall most members were hard at work helping their communities recover from Hurricane Irene. Fortunately, Lamoille County sustained little damage when compared to the southern part of the state, although Johnson did lose...

A Message from the SGA

Kevin Kirk, Contributor

February 2, 2012

On Tuesday, the Feb. 7, your fellow students, faculty and staff will be heading to our state capitol to rally around the issue of funding for higher education. This has the potential to be a pivotal event in the campaign to make higher education reasonably affordable for Vermont State College students....

We kicked SOPA’S ass

Tom Benton, Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2012

We kicked SOPA’s ass. SOPA was the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill to – you guessed it – stop online piracy, chiefly but not only illegal downloads of movies and music. It is a problem, in that the artists behind the illegally downloaded movies and music aren’t getting paid for their work when...

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