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Dr. Twigg branches out

Dr. Twigg branches out

Phil O'Neil

May 10, 2018


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Associate Professor Sharon Twigg is chair of the Writing and Literature Department and specializes in British Iiterature. She does double duty as associate academic dean at Johnson. You have dual positions here, one as associate academic dean at Johnson and one as associate professor and chair of the ...

Marrying young

Marrying young

Story and photo by Kylie Brown

May 9, 2018


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“The moment that I decided that he was the one and I wanted to get married was literally the first time I saw him,” said Johnson State student Deanna Trahan. “I know that it sounds insane, but it’s true. I met Tyler in the Hannaford’s parking lot, and for some crazy reason I looked at my best...

Marijuana legalization poses possible pot policy conflict with Feds

Marijuana legalization poses possible pot policy conflict with Feds

Phil O'Neil

April 26, 2018


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On Jan. 4, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo rescinding Obama-era guidance on state-level marijuana legalization, effectively rekindling a dated war on America’s most commonly used illicit substance. Coincidentally, Jan. 4 was also the day that the Vermont House gave final clearance...

I got my kicks at Beast of the East

I got my kicks at Beast of the East

Adriana Eldred

April 26, 2018


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I don’t often question the places I stand. Usually, I am placed there, and it is the confidence of others that typically gives me the peace of mind that I am useful in that spot and will do well there. That Saturday afternoon, April 14, as I stood poised on the rugby pitch, I seriously questioned...

Hana! Dul! Set!

Hana! Dul! Set!

Story and photo by Adriana Eldred

April 26, 2018


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“Hana! Dul! Set! Net!” Stanley Parsons, otherwise addressed as Sir, has been involved in Taekwondo since 1984. Now in his 70s, with a thick mane of white hair and full beard, he watches his students critically from behind glasses and between bushy brows. He perches on a walker, a cane resting ...

The play’s the thing

The play’s the thing

Patrick Bell

December 13, 2017


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Cody Logan is a JSC senior majoring in musical theater. He has appeared in many JSC productions, including “Grease,” “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “Cabaret.” Why do you snap instead of clap for people? Usually people clap. I like to be different than everyone else, not becaus...

How to play with cats: the art of heavy petting

How to play with cats: the art of heavy petting

Emily Clark

December 13, 2017


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I walked into my friend’s apartment with the goal of preparing crepes on a Sunday morning, green cast iron crepe pan in my backpack and a jug of milk in my hand. I was greeted with the smell of fresh cat litter in the three trays, two of which are a new and temporary addition to the household. The...

Truth telling in Tennessee

Truth telling in Tennessee

Jacob Greenia

December 13, 2017


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Tucked away in the rolling hills and forested mountains of Tennessee’s Monroe County, Tellico Plains, borders North Carolina and resembles some of Vermont’s most scenic qualities, only with warmer temperatures, more republicans and evangelical Protestants per Pew Research Center. Tellico Plains,...

More than 1,000 words

More than 1,000 words

Tom O'Leary

November 29, 2017


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John Miller is a professor of fine arts at Johnson State College, focusing mainly on photography, both traditional film and digital. In 1992, he published a book of photographs called “Deer Camp: Last Night in the Northeast Kingdom,” which documents the rituals and culture of hunting camps in northern...

Raising hell and making Noyes

Raising hell and making Noyes

Nellie Tamboe

November 8, 2017


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Sandra Noyes has been working at JSC for 24 years. Along with serving as campus chair for the represented staff union, Noyes is staff assistant for the Humanities and Writing and Literature departments. What is your favorite part of this job? I think I’m supposed to say the students. That would be th...

“She did some stuff”

“She did some stuff”

Richard Ahlgrim

October 26, 2017


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Brittney Malik is a JSC junior focusing her studies on theater. She grew up in Randolph, Vermont, and has made waves on campus with her activism and dedication. Her efforts helped bring together multiple campus events and performances, and raise the Black Lives Matter flag outside Stearns. What do you ...

Cuban media is more complicated than it seems

Cuban media is more complicated than it seems

Nellie Tamboe

October 26, 2017


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The media in Cuba, one of three remaining Communist countries in the word, is generally portrayed as a monolithic mouthpiece for the Cuban government, which maintains tight control over media coverage of everything from sports to politics. According to University of Havana professors Rafael Betancourt...

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