Basement Medicine

Ebenezer’s cozy comfort

Ebenezer’s cozy  comfort

Josh Lemay

March 23, 2017


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Though it only occupies a small stamp of land on the corner of Pearl St. and Main, Ebenezer Books is hard to miss. There is something proud about this brick building, from its squat structure to its single sign, where gilded letters and a charming portrait of a cock-eared dog greet every resident and...

The jolly rugger Rogers

Jacob Greenia

March 9, 2017


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When he isn’t busy being JSC’s Director of Admissions, Patrick Rogers focuses his camera lens on his favorite JSC scenery from the glistening colossus of Whiteface Mountain past the south lawn to the rugged terrain of the rugby pitch behind the tennis courts, literally just off the beaten path. As...

Working hard in the Big Easy

Working hard in the Big Easy

Mary Fafard

March 9, 2017


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The swinging sound of trumpets hummed throughout the street while the smells of old fried food and alcohol surrounded us. Old brick buildings laced with gold, green and purple banners lined both sides of Bourbon Street. We had arrived to the heart of New Orleans for a service trip right in the middle...

She’s Bent!

She’s Bent!

Mary Fafard

February 16, 2017


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She is the leader of the student body at Johnson State College, but there’s more to someone than what they write on their resume. Shavonna Bent, a Vermont native and nature lover, is a junior biology major who someday wants to be a Marine Biologist. She hopes to save the whales while simultaneously...

Poker Face

Poker Face

Joshua Lemay

February 16, 2017


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As he leans against the leather railing, a massive stack of chips by his elbow, Shane Stacey studies his cards with the precision of a jeweler. Beyond the roving gaze of ESPN’s cameras, a silent crowd sunk deep in stadium seating holds a collective breath. The dealer lays a fifth card upon the table...

Counter Intelligence: The many lives of Deb Shaw

Counter Intelligence: The many lives of Deb Shaw

Emily Mullaney

February 2, 2017


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It’s a scene with which many are familiar: students and faculty flow in and out of the fireplace lounge during lunch time. The front doors open and close, and the brisk January air clings to those walking inside. Three or four people stand inside Common Grounds. A student orders a large coffee and...

New culture and lost luggage in New Zealand

New culture and lost luggage in New Zealand

Emily Mullaney

February 2, 2017


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Associate Professor of Fine Arts Mary Martin, Professor of Fine Arts Ken Leslie and 15 students left Boston on a flight for New Zealand this past winter break. The trip began on Dec. 27, ended on Jan. 15 and included visits to Auckland, Wellington, Picton, Christchurch, Nelson, Napier and the Hobbiton...

Hunger in Vermont: it’s no game

Hunger in Vermont: it’s no game

Avery Bliss

February 2, 2017


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Within the United States, one in eight people struggle with food insecurity. But in Vermont, that number climbs even higher, to one in four.   Food insecurity is defined as “the lack of access to enough food to fully meet basic needs at all times due to lack of financial resources,” according...

A little rocky

A little rocky

Hunter Mallette

December 8, 2016


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Mackenzie Brown is from White River, Vermont, and now resides in Hyde Park. She studies theater and technical theater, and is a senior at Johnson State College. Brown has been in 19 theater productions so far, 12 of them from her four years at Johnson State College.     What got you...

Like a chocolate Easter bunny

Like a chocolate Easter bunny

Ian Major

November 10, 2016


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Jeff Capen first visited the Johnson area when he was roughly 14 years old; his family had a timeshare at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe. He toured JSC when he was 21 and fell in love with the geographical location, the people he met, how the dining hall at the time seemed to resemble a ski lodge, and...

On the cusp of change

On the cusp of change

Agathe Fredette

October 31, 2016


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Sawyer Alberi is a professor of behavioral science at JSC and teaches a variety of sociology and alternative medicine classes, as well as the wilderness first responders course and first aid. A retired war veteran, Alberi was involved with the selection of the Common Book for this semester, “Tribe:...

Day by day, minute by minute

Day by day, minute by minute

Agathe Fredette

October 13, 2016


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Sarah Calautti is a sophomore at Johnson State College and founder of Women of the Wild, a JSC club for women to bond together and empower each other while appreciating nature. She is majoring in interdisciplinary studies, which includes studying wellness and alternative medicine, outdoor education and...

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