Author: Jayson Mullen


Men drop LEC opener against UMass Boston

Photo courtesy of  Henok Palin competes in a recent game at Dave Wolk Stadium. The men’s soccer team dropped its LEC opener 3-0 to the Beacons of UMass Boston this past Saturday at Dave Wolk Stadium. Castleton had only 10 shots on the day, putting four of them on […]


Dissecting ‘Dark Side of the Moon’

One of the most powerful and influential things in my life is music. To me, music is therapy. When I’m down, music lifts me up. When I go on my four-hour drive from Connecticut to Vermont, what gets me through is music. It’s such a huge part of my life. […]


Schools close, new doors open

Green Mountain College and the College of St. Joseph recently closed, and when students from the two colleges first found out, their minds began racing. Fast forward several months and many of those students are now at Castleton University. Transitioning has been easy for some, but not so much for […]


Castleton Soundings hit with Taiko

Photo courtesy of Jamilla Buzzell Burlington Taiko group performs the traditional “Lion Dance.”   Castleton Soundings events started off this semester with a bang, quite literally. The first performance of the year came from a local Japanese drumming quartet known as Burlington Taiko. Restless students finally began to settle into […]


Fix your funk

So, I was sitting in class the other day thinking about what I should write for this week’s column, and then it hit me. Literally. It was pungent, it was repulsive, and it had me thinking, “good God” someone please open a window. So, this week’s topic is none other […]


Five-week breaks vital

Between the classes, work, homework, sports and extra-curricular activities, where do college students find time to deal with mental health issues and stress? It is a struggle that many college students face every year returning back to college. Castleton University and other Vermont State Colleges system have designed a system […]


Castleton pride

Photos courtesy of Kaetlyn Collins  Students attend Burlington Pride Parade in support of the LGBTQ+ community which was sponsored by the Pride Center of Vermont.    Members of Castleton University’s Spectrum Pride Club waved rainbow flags while in Burlington on Sept. 8 for the Pride Parade to celebrate the LGBTQ+ […]


Huden prepares to revamp vegetarian section

Huden Dining Hall might soon be stepping up its vegan and vegetarian options and students say they’re ready for the change. “There’s not a lot of options at Huden. It’s mostly just rice and quinoa,” said sophomore Rylea Tetreault, a vegetarian and an environmental studies major. Ashley Cassarino, a vegan […]


New app to improve student safety

If you have ever actively walked anywhere on the Castleton University, you’ve seen its classic blue light system that almost every university in the United States has. When taking college tours, you probably heard the classic “if you are standing at one blue light you can see the next one,” […]


Welcoming a new library director

Photo courtesy of Amber Stewart  New Library Director Beth Bidlack hopes to inspire new students to use library resources.   Beth Bidlack has an extensive background in education and Castleton University is now benefitting from her years of experience as she takes over as the new director of Library Services. […]