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Spartan athletics’ fall season kicks off

Volleyball The Castleton volleyball team started the season off red-hot, jumping out to a 3-0 start to kick off the season. This win streak consisted of 3-0 sweeps over VTSU Lyndon and VTSU Johnson, as well as a 3-1 victory over Norwich – their first win against Norwich in program […]


World Cup a win for women, but…

Entire nations hold their breath. Tears sting in anticipation. The thrumming intensity of concentration beats as world champions are made. The 2023 FIFA World Cup ended in unquestionable victory for the Spanish side, though perhaps more relevantly, the unparalleled support for women’s sports etched the event in history. Politically, socially, […]


Brand new stomping ground

Out with the old and in with the new has been a common theme the past few months at Castleton. With the completion of the merger, cyan and salmon colors have started to emerge around campus.   The areas that haven’t lost the 343 Green are the athletic fields.    In […]


Book of the Fortnight

“Educated” by Tara Westover   BOOK OF THE FORTNIGHT is a new feature where we will be introducing books we think you’ll find interesting, thought-provoking and definitely worth reading. In this first edition of Book of the Fortnight, we are excited to introduce you to “Educated,” by Tara Westover.   […]


Zodiac signs are fun, but let’s not go overboard

As more and more U.S. adults are separating from traditional religion, many still desire an outlet for “spirituality,” which primarily entails a search for self-knowledge and understanding of others and the world around us. Of these spiritual beliefs, one stands heads and shoulders above the rest: zodiac signs.  According to […]


You are an animal neighbor

Have you ever met someone and thought, “There is absolutely nothing we have in common? I used to think there were some people I didn’t have any connection with. Looking back, I couldn’t have been more wrong. I know it may sound bizarre, but we all share at least one […]


Montpelier still feeling aftermath of the flood

Even though Hurricane Irene was a distant memory, I felt the same apprehension I did on the evening of July 10 as I did back in 2011 when my neighbor told me she had already left town to get to higher ground. It had been an average, if not excessively […]


Is VTSU our next stepping stone?

I would usually consider myself an impartial person. Not in a bad way, but I can usually see both sides of an argument, making it a bit harder for me to side with one.  It’s often a good thing.  It’s why I like journalism.  So, upon hearing about Vermont State […]


Q&A: Volleyball head coach Jessica Trudeau

Coming into her second season as head coach for the Castleton women’s volleyball team, Jessica Trudeau is building the program up. With a new underclassmen presence along with a strong veteran presence, Trudeau is excited for the future of the team. Q. Coming out of the 2022 season, do you […]


The Comeback Kids

The third quarter is just underway. The ball is on the Castleton 27 yard line. Senior Quarterback Evan Smith is ready to march his team down the field.   Seven plays, 73 yards and a catch by senior Wyatt Jackson in the endzone is how the Spartans kicked off the […]