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Two students share their struggles with chronic illness

Josie Gawrys When I wake up in the morning, it’s not so different from what other college students do. I grumble about having to get out of bed and start the day. I didn’t sleep well and I’m tired.  I don’t mean to invalidate the real exhaustion of other students. […]

Columns

Word on the Street

Question: What was the most difficult part of the semester?     Julie Leppo “I’m a CA on campus. And it was really hard to be able to get to know any of my residents and make meaningful connections. We’re so secluded in our office, because we’re in the houses […]

News

Castleton survivors share stories of sexual trauma

In mid-April, the film “Promising Young Woman” took home an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The film centers around a woman who tries to avenge the rape of her best friend, which was brushed off on her college campus.  The film brings up many conversations of sexual assaults on […]

Features

Editor craved Spartan closure

  A few weeks ago, I came up with the idea of inviting some former members of the Spartan staff to attend a Spartan meeting, just to see what’s up and give their advice to current staff members.  The idea blossomed into a Spartan alumni panel, where they can share […]

Editorial

It could have been me: Violence and Asian bias

Sometimes feelings stay with you no matter how irrational they may seem to yourself or to other people.  I feel like, at this point, everyone knows I’ve been nervous about how non-Asian people will perceive and react to me during this pandemic.  I’ve been told to “go back to China” […]

Sports

Softball downs Eastern Connecticut, eyes conference tournament birth

  Spartan softball coach Eric Ramey knew the home stretch of his team’s schedule would be a challenge. The final six games going into last weekend all feature Little East Conference opponents, and wins are necessary for the Spartans to advance into the six-team LEC tournament later this month. “It’s […]

Editorial

Accountability over ‘Justice’

On April 20, the state of Minnesota found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Nearly a year after the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, many people are saying there is finally justice for this murder.  Justice is […]

Features

Professor partings

  Castleton University faculty members were asked if they wanted to offer send-off messages to students after undoubtedly the toughest school year any have endured thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what they had to say.  English Professor Bill “Mr. Bill” Wiles “And you to whom adversity has dealt a […]

Columns

COVID Chronicles: Facing my fears alone

  Some young adults are ready to fly from the nest before they even hit 18. Me…not so much. I’m still dependent on my parents for a lot of things, and one of the biggest is my doctor’s appointments. I spend a lot of time at various medical practices, and […]