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Taking time for Twiddle

The following is a blog on jam band music by Spartan Editor Brendan Crowley, written for a Feature Writing course.   We all have our own tastes in music. As an avid classic rock fan my entire life, I found it pretty difficult to find people in my generation who […]


Letter to the Editor defending Wolk

This letter to the editor was submitted to the Spartan Editorial Staff by an alumnus, as a response to an opinion piece run last week. Dear Spartan Editor, As a former managing editor of The Spartan, as well as former student, employee and current donor to Castleton University I feel […]


Silence on South Street

South Street in Castleton in the summertime is, without a doubt, one of my absolute favorite places to be. The hustle and bustle of commencement has come and gone, and all of the summer residents have moved into Babcock hall for the season. Castleton University hosts and handful of conferences […]

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Reacting to the loss of a president

  A difficult aftermath following the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic seemed inevitable, and Castleton University is already starting to feel the repercussions. There was a rollercoaster of news surrounding former Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Jeb Spaulding’s proposal to close North Vermont University with his resignation to follow. Soon after, the Castleton […]


Squatting for education

Everybody’s got a story to tell. Some moved 10 times before they got to high school, some were an only child, some were the star athlete of the school and some got pregnant before they graduated. This doesn’t make anyone bad or wrong, but merely contributed to the type of […]


A message for those protesting

This is a message for those who are protesting their state’s lockdown: the whole “my body, my choice” mantra doesn’t apply to you. Disgruntled Americans nationwide are gathering to call for their governors to ease restrictions, because they’re tired of doing the one thing they’re good at: nothing. Angrily picketing […]


Opinion: Scolforo deserves better

All right, well I guess I’m going to be the one to say it since no one else will speak up about it. PRESIDENT KAREN SCOLFORO DESERVES TO BE TREATED BETTER THAN THIS! Is no one actually looking at the proposal Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Jeb Spaulding made?! First off, […]


Mom approved

  So, I’ve been stuck at home with my mom for the past month. I love my mom – she’s the most badass person I know. And we’ve actually, surprisingly, been getting along really well. When I went to school, even though I live at home, I barely saw her. […]


Don’t ‘vote blue no matter who’

If you scrolled through social media after Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign you would have found posts telling you to support anyone who is running against Donald Trump. Well, not anyone. Just Joe Biden. There are many out there who believe that voting for a third-party candidate would be the […]

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A message from president Scolforo

Dear Spartans:   There are so many of you that I wish I could see in person to talk to about the difficult decision I made last evening. Your handshakes, hugs, smiles, and encouragement have always lifted me up. It had been my plan to talk with all of you […]