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Coffee Cottage complications

The doors to Coffee Cottage are still closed some two weeks after the proposed reopening, originally set for the week of Oct. 10. Castleton Dining General Manager Rob Macfarlane first reported the reopening in an article in the Spartan on Sept. 21 but, according to Macfarlane, unforeseen circumstances have delayed […]

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Parking passes

In recent weeks, students have begun to question parking pass requirements due to a recent increase to the permit fee, lack of upgrades and not enough parking spaces for students. Permit fees for the semester cost $81, which has caused students to raise concern. Students have also expressed displeasure over […]

Opinion

House that Hannah Built: Life plan’s and L’s

Hello there, friends! It’s me again.  For those of you who don’t know me or what I’m all about, buckle up. For those who do, let’s get right into this.  I have always loved a plan. Whether it be a packed weekend or a vacation itinerary, I just love when […]

Opinion

PSA: I’m not a leaf peeper

I like to think I’m a good person – I participate in my community, I care a lot for my friends, etc. I don’t usually find myself in situations where I am an outsider. But college has opened my eyes to a lot more of those predicaments. I’m a total […]

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The man behind CastleTalk: Jacob Gonzalez

Spartan reporter Wyatt Jackson sat down with CastleTalk creator Jacob Gonzalez to discuss his Instagram segments that have been a hit with students. The show, which was developed in Professor Dave Blow’s “Journalism: Pages and Post” course, has become a staple of the Castleton Spartan. Q: What inspired you to […]

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Bringing Halloween to life

I shiver as a flurry of raindrops pelts my scarred face on a cold, mid-October night. Nature’s shower attempts to wash the massive amount of blood off my face. It runs down from my forehead into my eye lashes, forcing me to blink to keep it out of my eyes. […]

Opinion

The possession of Emily’s Bridge

I cannot conceivably understand why in the world everyone is obsessed with covered freakin’ bridges. Yeah, you Vermonters got a lot of ‘em — cool. Whatever. When I first came to Vermont as a freshman at Castleton, and even when I was touring, my mom would make us stop at […]

Arts

Fall ’Fit Check: Kami Chadwick

’Fit Check this week features first-year student Kami Chadwick, who describes her sense of style as “a bunch of different styles all mixed into one.” Q: Can you introduce yourself? A: Hi, my name is Kami Chadwick. I am a freshman here at Castleton and I’m a sports management major.  […]

Arts

Where is the big-and-tall store equivalent for women?

Have you ever wondered about stores dedicated to plus-size women with trendy affordable clothing? Of course not, because they don’t exist.   But, naturally, the men’s version of this does.   Now there are stores like Torrid, an American plus-size fashion store that was founded in 2001. This is a […]

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A look at Francis Bacon

Since Halloween is approaching, let’s talk about the painter Francis Bacon.  Francis Bacon was a British expressionist who was known for his edgy and sometimes grotesque work. His work is shocking and thought-provoking, which makes it worth looking at.  Bacon’s style seems to be inspired by Pablo Picasso’s cubist style, […]