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COVID Chronicle: Zooming from a parked car

My eyes start to water so I rub them with my sleeves. I’m not crying, I’m actually quite happy. In six minutes, class will begin. My damp eyes are a result of the violent blast of heat hitting my face from the car heater. I am wearing my dark gray, […]

Sports

Lacrosse focuses on positives

  On March 10, 2020, the Castleton men’s lacrosse team walked onto the field to face off against SUNY Potsdam not knowing it would be the last time they stepped on the field for a year.  Exactly one year later, March 10, 2021, head coach Bo McDougall’s team stepped back […]

Sports

COVID protocols change varsity weight room

  At first glance, the varsity weight room in the basement of the Glenbrook Gymnasium complex looks like business as usual these days. But if you take a closer look, you’ll notice just how different it has been for the athletes and strength coaches.  You’ll notice everyone in the room […]

Columns

Early college was the right choice, despite COVID

I always said I would never do early college as a senior in high school.  “I don’t want to miss out on my senior year,” I would say.  But COVID unfortunately had a different plan for me. COVID took away my senior year all on its own, so early college […]

Arts

You don’t have to protect me anymore

Middle school sucked. Really, really bad. I know that it may seem weird for a college student to write about their middle school traumas, but who would have thought that 14-year-old me would still be present in 21-year-old me.  As I try to grow, and live my life as a […]

Sports

Spartan athlete’s non-profit organization gets off the ground

Castleton Sophomore Rob Guerin has organized a football tournament set to kickoff May 2 at Castleton University to benefit Alopecia awareness. The Spartan defensive lineman was diagnosed with alopecia at 9 months old and has dedicated his life to bringing awareness to the disease and helping those who have it. […]

News

COVID caused 12% drop in enrollment, but fall is looking up

  It’s no secret that for over a year now, the COVID-19 pandemic has acted as an invisible hand on pretty much everything in the world, but how much has it impacted enrollment at Castleton?  “It certainly had a tremendous impact on our enrollment last fall,” said Maurice Ouimet, dean […]

Sports

NASCAR tries dirt at Bristol

  A couple weeks ago, NASCAR ran its first Cup Series race on dirt since 1970. To do this, they covered the concrete high banks in 23,000 cubic yards of dirt to create it. After weeks of working the track, Bristol hosted a week-long dirt racing event, the Bristol Dirt […]

Features

Castleton alums reflect on surviving the loss of a parent

  Grieving the loss of a parent is difficult and dreaded at any age, but for most college-aged individuals, the thought is often miles away.  But several Castleton University alums have stepped forward to discuss what it has been like to lose a parent so early in life and how […]

Columns

Humans of CU

  Bridget McHugh is an Area Coordinator for Residence Life. She oversees Community Advisors on campus in Hoff, Adams, and the themed houses and serves in an on-call role overseeing the residents for conduct as well as work orders. She enjoys helping Castleton feel like a community. She originally came […]