Basement Medicine

New culture and lost luggage in New Zealand

New culture and lost luggage in New Zealand

Emily Mullaney

February 2, 2017


Filed under Life in Orbit

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


Filed under Life in Orbit

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


Filed under Life in Orbit

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


Filed under Life in Orbit

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


Filed under Life in Orbit

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


Filed under Life in Orbit

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...

Kind of an adult

Kind of an adult

Agathe Fredette

September 22, 2016


Filed under Life in Orbit

Sean Clute, an assistant professor of digital art at Johnson State College, is a multimedia artist, composer and performer focused on blending digital audio and visuals for live performances. His art has been presented internationally at a variety of venues including The Kitchen, San Francisco Museum...

That’s Rich

That’s Rich

Jacob Greenia

September 8, 2016


Filed under Life in Orbit

Illinois native Richie Ahlgrim finds his equilibrium through his passion for the band Twiddle, seeking out ideal camping sites, and advocating for environmental protection. Basement Medicine recently sat down with the published music journalist for an exclusive interview.     You’re...

Reaching for that A flat

Reaching for that A flat

Jacob Greenia

May 5, 2016


Filed under Life in Orbit

Peython Henry Wolfe Echelson-Russell studies music theory at Johnson State College and sings for a total of four ensembles, and finds direction in both his faith and the forest. Recently, Basement Medicine sat down for an exclusive interview with the singer and Celtic Thunder fan, whose name can hardly...

Forging connections in Peru: a reflection

Forging connections in Peru: a reflection

Agathe Fredette

May 5, 2016


Filed under Life in Orbit

My first time traveling internationally was one of the most enlightening, humbling, and emotionally challenging experiences of my life. On April 1, 10 classmates and I set out on our journey to Peru as part of a service trip through a sociology class at JSC titled “Civic Engagement: The Heart of Social...

Tombstones and other grave concerns

Tombstones and other grave concerns

Hunter Mallette

April 14, 2016


Filed under Life in Orbit

Tracey Crocker, a sophomore at Johnson State College, is majoring in English with minors in Literature and Creative Writing. Originally from St. Albans, Vermont, Crocker was immersed in fine arts in high school. She has a multitude of hobbies that include theater, film production, and creating a variety...

Wired

Wired

Agathe Fredette

March 25, 2016


Filed under Life in Orbit

Nate Plocharczyk, a sophomore at Johnson State College majoring in the Wellness and Alternative Medicine program, has been practicing the art of wire wrapping since November 2014. Entirely self-taught, Plocharczyk spends hours making his own hand-made wire-wrapped jewelry. Using a combination of metal...

The student-run community news site of Northern Vermont University- Johnson
Life in Orbit