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The student-run community news site of Vermont State University - Johnson

Basement Medicine

Once Upon a Dibden dreary

Heike Chaney February 20, 2024

Many of us know of Edgar Allan Poe, Victorian writer, author, and poet, and of the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death. Academic scholars say that sometime after October 7, 1849, a Baltimore...

From left to right: Jamie Foxx as Slick, Teyonah Parris as Yo-yo, and John Boyega as Fontaine.

“A Blaxploitation Scooby-Doo”

Dayne Bell February 20, 2024

Netflix gives us yet another hit with Tony Rettenmaier and Juel Taylor’s debut film They Cloned Tyrone, a Blaxploitation Sci-fi comedy. Released to the streaming platform on July 21, the film mixes components...

Sandy Noyes bids farewell

Sandy Noyes bids farewell

Heike Chaney and Zach Davidson February 20, 2024

Sandra Noyes, Staff Assistant and Office Manager for the Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics Department, has graced the VTSU-Johnson community as the department’s fun-loving “surrogate mother.”...

Art Tips Part Three Electric Boogaloo

Sage As8bakw Selec February 20, 2024

Oh goodie, welcome back to the THIRD installment of this madness. It’s great to be back, and I have no energy whatsoever to write this, so pretend I’m writing something snappy and funny here. ......

Erika Nichols-Frazer holding her books, Feed Me and Staring Too Closely

A writer at heart

Dayne Bell and Destiny Herron February 20, 2024

Erika Nichols-Frazer is the Writing and Humanities Development Coordinator in Academic Support and TRiO for VTSU- Johnson. What did it feel like when you published your first book? I was nervous and...

The Black American Heritage Flag

The Free Huey World Report

Dayne Bell February 20, 2024

“My vision would turn your world upside down, tear asunder your illusions, and send the sanctuary of your own ignorance crashing down around you.” -Huey Freeman Public Service Announcement: The...

ADHD management tips

Sage As8bakw Selec February 20, 2024

If you’re an AuADHD (Autism + Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) individual like I am (or just have ADHD), I see you! I see the struggle to keep up with deadlines, knowing you have to do something...

Humble by Michael Mahnke

The materials of life

Heike Chaney February 20, 2024

On January 23, Michael Mahnke, a VTSU-Johnson Visual Arts professor, debuted his poignantly immersive exhibition known as Memory In Material. While on display at the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Mahnke’s...

“Teacher Student Critic” is on display at Minemå Gallery, inside The Studio Store, on Main Street, in Johnson.

Downtown Art Exhibit features VTSU-Johnson MFA student, teacher & advisor

Zach Davidson February 20, 2024

Currently displayed in the Minemå Gallery, housed in The Studio Store, “Teacher Student Critic” features pieces by Professor Victoria Zolnoski and MFA student Caroline Loftus, with commentary by Dr....

First Month Madness

First Month Madness

Dayne Bell February 20, 2024

The year began with a fire alarm. On the first day of classes, students at Johnson were put in a compromising situation when, in the middle of classes, a pipe burst in the entrance of the Willey Library....

Parwinder Grewal

Former VTSU Pres heads to Hawai’i

February 20, 2024

Editor’s note: Dr. Parwinder Grewal was the first president of the combined Vermont State University, although he wasn’t here long. Grewal left under fire from decisions that pre-dated his tenure,...

Frankensteins Paper

“Just push ’em all together.”

Dayne Bell February 20, 2024

In order to support the concept of “One University,” all VSTU publications, Johnson’s Basement Medicine, Castleton’s Castleton Spartan, and Lyndon’s The Critic are to be merged into one, unified,...

Left to right pictured: Alexa Eaton, Jo Cutler, Salina-Mae French, Hattie Ebling, and Christy Switser

Not pictured: Grace Allen and Bella Trombley

Dance Team hits the court

Dayne Bell February 9, 2024

Starting this semester, the VTSU-J Dance Club has begun exploring new stages as they turn to the gym, curating halftime performances for this semester’s upcoming games!  Coached by Salina-Mae...

Major Specifics: Details on Optimization 2.0

Basement Medicine Staff November 8, 2023

Education Since Optimization 2.0 was proposed on Oct. 2 and 3, students and faculty have been unsure about what will happen to their majors and jobs. Which majors being cut? Which majors be moved to different...

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