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Students pass culminating essay with distinction

As one of the requirements to graduate from Castleton University, students must pass a 90-minute culminating essay showing a mastery of writing standards set by the university. And while most pass, a small number of students pass with distinction and those overseeing the essay recently released a list of those […]


Honored to represent CU

Sometimes in life, the most unexpected things happen. This morning at 9:10 a.m., my house started shaking!! I had just woken up and sat down to write a column about the presidential election, and all the sudden I heard a rumble, then felt the shake and heard a rattle in […]


CU students care for Castleton

The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t put a damper on Professor Dave Blow’s Media Ethics class’ annual plan to help the community this holiday season. For the past six years, Blow has encouraged his students to get involved in helping local families in need and help them make an impact that can […]


Covid campus equals quiet campus for Public Safety

  Everyone knows things are different this semester at Castleton University. But COVID-19 has not just affected the students and faculty. It has also been felt by the people who keep students on campus safe. Public Safety staff and the community advisors in dorms have had to maneuver around all […]

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Students react to monumental election

Castleton University senior Jac Culpo heard a buzz from his phone. He looked at it and realized America had chosen the next President of the United States.  His phone screen presented the words “Joe Biden is president” and he immediately felt all the stress and anxiety and tension from the last few days leave […]

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The America we deserve

We’re free.  That’s all I could think when I read the news.  Joe Biden won the election. He actually did it. I was fearful on election night that it wouldn’t happen. But it did.   Donald Trump lost.   A big smile appeared on my face. I looked up over the horizon of the ocean. The sun seemed to shine brighter. Something […]

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It’s a start

I learned a lot the past four years. When Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, I was only 16 years old. I knew Trump was my least favorite option, I knew that Clinton was my preferred candidate, but I had yet to see the world. Being in Vermont, a […]

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The F-Word: Fostering in the U.S.

Going to school remotely has posed many challenges, but, for one lucky Castleton University communication class, it meant having the chance to chat with a filmmaker. As media and communication professor Samantha Davis-Boyd created the syllabus for her web series class this semester, one of the first tasks for her […]


The Babysitters Club

The combination of college students returning home for campus shut downs and parents looking for childcare due to the Covid-19 pandemic ended up working perfectly for both parties involved. When school(’s)s across the country shut down in mid-March (of 2020), college students needed to find a temporary way to make […]