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Our Defender Staff of fall 2016

Executive Editor/ Journalist Kelsey Bode ’17         kbode@mail.smcvt.edu A Massachusetts native, is a senior at St. Michael’s college. With a double major in Media Studies, Journalism, and the Digital arts and English, she’s found a passion for storytelling in both print and film. Outside of The Defender, she’s probably still thinking […]

$1.5 Million Deficit Forces Cuts

$1.5 Million Deficit Forces Cuts

  By Kelsey Bode In a quiet office in Salmon Hall, just in front of the president’s home across from main campus, Neal Robinson sits in front of his computer, examining documents.  The vice president of finance at St. Michael’s College has a view out the window to his far […]

Remembering Jerry Collins

Remembering Jerry Collins

“I am passionate about making other people happy. Feeling unwelcomed is a stressful and uncomfortable feeling. So I try to be open with people to make them feel better. Being somebody that brightens the day for other people is something that I try to do everyday.” — Jeremiah “Jerry” Collins […]

Colombian Peace Deal Overdue

Colombian Peace Deal Overdue

  Photo By Lindsey Garland Valentina Rojas ’17 Poses in front of the Colombian flag. By Corinne Harvey The longest running war in the Western hemisphere, a war lasting over 50 years, may be reaching its end soon. The Colombian Conflict, involving the country’s government guerilla groups, and paramilitary groups, […]

Survey: 1 in 7 Students Face Unwanted Sexual Contact

Survey: 1 in 7 Students Face Unwanted Sexual Contact

By Audrey Sinclair On January 18, 2015, a 23 year old woman woke up in a hospital to hear that she had been assaulted the night before. Calm self-assurance quickly morphed into confusion and panic. She later found out that she had been assaulted while unconscious, half naked behind a […]

A Cry for Help is not a Failure

A Cry for Help is not a Failure

By Peter Linn I write this at a time of extreme fragility. On September 14th my best friend, Jerry Collins, made the biggest mistake of his young life. One wonders “Why?” or “What could I have done?”, but we mustn’t dwell on such tortuous thoughts – moments where we search […]

Tobacco Free Debate

Tobacco Free Debate

Photo By Lindsey Garland George Dragonetti, ’17, smokes a cigarette outside of the townhouses in the 300’s on Tuesday. By Julia Colasanti Staff Writer As of this fall, St. Saint Michael’s College became a “Tobacco Free Campus” and is giving students and faculty alike something to talk about. The new […]