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Letter to the editor: CU, you let us down

I once was a student mentor for Castleton University. Whether it was doing tours for potential new students on accepted students’ day, or texting incoming students in the months leading up to their matriculation, I thoroughly enjoyed passing on my thoughts on why Castleton University was the right choice. I […]

Sports

Women’s lacrosse fights the elements

  The Castleton women’s lacrosse team took on Keene State on April 21 as the town of Castleton was getting pilled on with snow.  The game finished early with 12 minutes left in the second half so the game would count and would not have to be rescheduled for a […]

Sports

The “No No” that didn’t count

The young MLB season has already seen two no-hitters, and it just saw its third this past Sunday.  Or did it? Arizona Diamondbacks ace Madison Bumgarner threw a complete game shutout when the team traveled to Atlanta to face the Braves on April 25. The stellar outing concluded in a […]

Sports

NASCAR is safer than ever

  Motorsports safety is a topic that has been ongoing ever since the first car drove fast. In my opinion, the topic has different chapters defined by when the topic is brought back into the media spotlight. In 2020, it came up right away in the NASCAR season when Ryan […]

Sports

Maunula named golf rookie of the week

The men’s golf team recently competed in a dual match against NVU-Johnson on April 17 at Essex Country Club and newcomer Alex Maunula was named the conference rookie of the week. “It definitely feels good. I haven’t competed in golf before college level and I have mostly taught myself how […]

Sports

CU players react to NFL draft

April 29 marked the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland, Ohio. Beginning in 1936, the finest college football players in the country have annually been selected to their new homes by the now 32-team league. It has become nearly as much of a spectacle as most regular […]

Arts

Tattoos of CU

  It’s no secret that tattoos are often still considered taboo in many societal circles. Consider certain workplaces, social situations, and religious groups that look down on tattoos or require cover-up or altogether abstinence. There are more than a few to be named.  Though the practice of getting tattooed is […]

Area

The bird is back!

  The friendly neighborhood bird that’s been visiting Castleton’s Fine Arts Center returned for another stay on April 20.  On its previous visit, the curious explorer toured the lobby and various hallways of the FAC and sat in on a nursing class and a jazz band rehearsal in the theater. […]

Columns

Students plan a summer to make up for last year

  Summer is approaching us, everyone is getting excited more than ever, and a lot of people older than 12 years of age are getting vaccinated for COVID-19.  People are making fun, relaxing plans for the summer. It is going to be way more eventful than last year. Ben Thompson, […]

News

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. […]