Matt Trombley stood sideways in a shopping cart just outside the Rutland Intermediate School as the love of his life, Sam Pike, shoved him from behind. Both were dressed up for the shopping cart surfing adventure and both had huge smiles.
Student’s bustled around the Leavenworth TV studio, climbing ladders, adjusting lights, testing microphones and locking down camera angles with the strumming of an acoustic guitar in the background.
Three weeks ago the Vermont scoring record for high school basketball stood at 2,477 points, but in the last twenty seconds of a semi-final game, that record, which stood for 31 years, was broken by Rochester High School senior Pavin Parrish. Come next fall Parrish will trade in his navy blue high school uniform for #343 green and continue his basketball career as a Castleton Spartan.
Over past years, the relationship between the college’s radio station and the students of Castleton had deteriorated, leaving the school with a staff of DJs that almost no one was familiar with. Then came a student named Zach Scheffler, who decided to take the reins and give the radio station a healthy dose of publicity.
As the snowflakes clumped thicker and the winds blew faster, the hands of the clock seemed to be waving goodbye to the weekend that members of The Spartan staff had long been anticipating. The promise of a three-day escape from the bitter Vermont temperatures to plunge into the center of Manhattan for a media conference appeared destined to be buried with the rest of Castleton beneath the blanket of winter storm Vulcan.
Art professor Bill Ramage has large aspirations with his current project, both physically and mentally. Starting with a series of photos he took in the summer of 2012, Ramage began working on a massive 10 by 43-foot pencil drawing of downtown Rutland titled “Post Piero Ideal (Actual) City.
The Castleton State College Women’s basketball team closed the final chapter of what was a historical season. Tufts University welcomed the Spartans in the second round of the NCAA tournament after coming off two key comeback wins in a “win or go home” type of fashion.
It was a quiet night at Fireside Café. The stage was set up and the lights shined on the Atlanta, Ga. born-and-raised country singer, Brandon Stiles, who tried to liven the lounge for the very few students who actually paused to hear him. During the show, he sang a mix of both rock and country songs from artists like Keith Urban and Bruce Springsteen.