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Words of Wellness: outdoor therapy, nature’s cure

Melissa Cluff

February 20, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Forum, Opinion, Words of Wellness

Recent studies show that being outside has both positive psychological and physiological benefits. Ecotherapy (also known as green therapy, nature therapy, and earth-centered therapy) is contact with nature and is a powerful new kind of therapy. It has been found to be just as effective against depression...

Ceci n’est pas Sex!

Ceci n’est pas Sex!

Ken Leslie

May 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion

*Author’s Note: This op-ed was written before the latest shootings at a “Draw the Prophet Mohammed” contest in Garland, Texas. While I would in no way defend the militants for attempting to shoot up the contest, the very concept of that contest is also despicable. But just as the ACLU defended...

Grumpiest Ginger

Grumpiest Ginger

Meredith Andrews, Staff Writer

March 12, 2015


Filed under Opinion

If I could count on each hand how many time I’ve heard people talking about how ~romantic~ “50 Shades of Grey” is I would have more than enough hands to pick up the book and read some actual quotes out loud to all of you. I’m not even talking about the sex scenes either, which are rape-y and...

Military Friendly Rating: Real or Just Good PR?

Military Friendly Rating: Real or Just Good PR?

Jeffrey Barr

November 23, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Johnson State College has been designated “Military Friendly” by Victory Media.  As a student of JSC and a retired veteran, I have just one little question. What gives Victory Media the right to decide what schools are Military Friendly? To start, Military Friendly is a trademarked name owned...

JSC’s “military-friendly rating” The Real Deal or just good PR?

JSC’s “military-friendly rating” The Real Deal or just good PR?

Jeffrey Barr

November 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Congratulations to Johnson State College for being awarded the title of Military Friendly by Victory Media.  As a Communications and Community Media student at JSC and a retired veteran, I have just one little question: What gives Victory Media the right to decide what schools are Military Friendly? To...

The Grumpiest Ginger

The Grumpiest Ginger

Meredith Andrews

November 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

When I was in high school I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, which in my case meant that my knees would occasionally and randomly swell up and make it nearly impossible to walk. My teachers were all very sympathetic and didn’t mind my having to miss classes to go to a physical therapy session...

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