Basement Medicine

Dorms can offer creature comforts

Dorms can offer creature comforts

Maya Viens

December 4, 2014


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According to the JSC student handbook , animals are not allowed in the resident halls. However, Johnson has recently experienced an influx of pets on campus. Thanks to the efforts of last year’s Martinetti  hall advisor Aleda Boomhower, all HA’s are now allowed to have cats on campus. In some...

“Process.” Zebrowski on architecture, art, and LOG-ing

“Process.” Zebrowski on architecture, art, and LOG-ing

Max Van Wie

November 12, 2014


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Michael Zebrowski is an assistant professor at JSC who uses his background in architecture to help teach sculpture. Zebrowski’s intro to sculpture class recently presented their projects outside of the library on campus. The project, entitled LOG, encouraged students to respond to an object by using...

St. Lewis: Canada does not want to be 51st state

St. Lewis: Canada does not want to be 51st state

Max Van Wie

October 30, 2014


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Joanne St. Lewis, a renowned Canadian law professor at the University of Ottawa, visited Johnson the week of Oct. 20 to present a series of talks. St. Lewis is also a distinguished human rights activist and feminist who uses her knowledge to help confront racial inequality and poverty around the world. St....

Chapter 2: D. B. Cooper and the Woman’s Hips

Chapter 2: D. B. Cooper and the Woman’s Hips

Tom Benton

September 24, 2014


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Oh, Zia. You future space waitress you. I know it’s the year 3128 A.D., but aren’t we over the D. B. Cooper case? D. B. Cooper, the pseudonym used by the brilliant and sophisticated hijacker who stole the equivalent of $1.6 million whilst riding a Boeing 747 in 1971? Not a single lead in that case?...

Chapter 1: D. B. Cooper and the Lost in the Space

Chapter 1: D. B. Cooper and the Lost in the Space

Tom Benton

September 18, 2014


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So there was Zia in the kitchen, and it was still 3128. She was fixing Old USAs for an elderly couple, just waiting on the french fries. Leaning against the steel over the grease bucket, grease steam snaking up and curling her hair. Greg was, of course, manning the bucket, and in the meantime, as was...

Cuban men put the art back in flirting

Cuban men put the art back in flirting

Victoria Greenia

May 8, 2014


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“You have beautiful eyes,” says a young Antonio Banderas, cutting in front of my friend in the middle of the street. Her face lights up and she beams, although it’s the third time that day a hunky Cuban has nearly stepped on her to admire those blue orbs. They always do the same thing: sing praises...

The strays of Cuba

The strays of Cuba

Kayla Friedrich

May 8, 2014


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  Stepping off of La Terrazza de Manolo that Sunday afternoon began a week-long journey through a cloud of smoke and diesel. 1950s Chevrolets, Studebakers and other antique cars populated the roadways, their exhaust clashing with the malodorous cigarette smoke that wafted through every street,...

Patrick gives the finger

Patrick gives the finger

Interview by Max Van Wie

April 24, 2014


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Pat McGinn, Johnson State College junior, has been a professional fingerboarder for almost a decade and continues to be involved in the fingerboard community. While the idea of a fingerboard may seem odd to some, generations have grown up around these small skateboards and some have taken them quite...

The Living Headlights

The Living Headlights

Jim Union

March 15, 2014


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Editor’s note: Jim Union’s Christian name is Richard Schlong, and he was once a private eye; kidnapped by his former nemesis, Kaufman (now known as “K.”), and subjected to plastic surgery, Richard has now become an agent for an agency that doesn’t exist--operating under the name: Jim Union. I...

You Only Live Twice, or Actually Once

You Only Live Twice, or Actually Once

Richard Schlong

February 6, 2014


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Editor’s note: Jim Union’s Christian name is Richard Schlong, and he was once a private eye; kidnapped by his former nemesis, Kaufman, and subjected to plastic surgery, Richard has now become an agent for an agency that doesn’t exist--operating under the name: Jim Union. I was going to Russi...

On Her Majesty’s Secret Sir Vice

On Her Majesty’s Secret Sir Vice

Richard Schlong, Private Eye Superspy

December 10, 2013


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Note: Prince William's name changed to protect him. Four months ago I was lying in my own stew, reeking of scotch, breath, and an unnatural amount of natural human filth in my mildewed office in Johnson, Vt. Four months later, I was lying in a post-coital honeydew glaze, smelling intoxicatingly of impec...

Susan Calza on art, Nepal, and heaven’s buffet

Susan Calza on art, Nepal, and heaven’s buffet

November 27, 2013


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A Johnson State College professor for of 21 years, Susan Calza, talks about her art, life, and her future.  At the end of the spring semester she will be retiring to focus on her personal art and travel. She has a studio in Barre that she describes as “twelve hundred square feet of drawings and t...

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