Author: Jasmin Gomez


Racer turned announcer

Marty Kelly III was driving to Hudson Valley Community College, a 50-minute commute from his home in Bennington, Vermont, and ESPN radio was blaring. He recalls that he was probably running late this day, but instead of parking the car and jumping out to make it to class in time […]


Hooper turned wrestler

“Big Trouble” Ben Bishop, the wrestler, is an “Earth shakin,’ pillar quakin,’” larger than life performer who stands at “6’12”, 15% of a metric ton,” and has begun to make his name dispatching of ‘babyfaces’ and monster ‘heels’ alike.  Ben Crenca, the man, is an “internal recruiter for a data […]


What the hell happend? Sports Bloopers

Okay folks you all know the drill by now. Sports screw-ups, yada-yada-yada makes you say what the hell happened?  Good? All right, let’s rock n’ roll. Actually, before we start, I need to warn you that there will be some negative energy in this installment of What the Hell Happened. […]


Pearl’s Poems

“An Apple Never Picked”  This poem was inspired while sitting across from my friend at a Huden Dining Hall table, just a few days before the recent NAACP Pie and Poetry event. I was desperately trying to come up with a poetry idea to share, then she looked down at […]


An artist in a world of his own

Yuto Sesekura first flew out of Tokyo to Boston, a 13-hour flight, and then from Boston to Rutland. “Small,” “cold,” and “nature” were the first thoughts that went through Sesekura’s head once landed in the VT.  But more importantly, was the fresh air. “It’s tasty,” said Sesekura, recalling inhaling his […]


‘Mousetrap’ a major success

“Perhaps you can’t trust anybody,” said Mollie Ralston, wife and innkeeper of Monkswell Manor. “Maybe everyone is a stranger.”  The Castleton University Department of Theater Arts’ recent production of “Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie, was a captivating mystery involving eight individuals and their stay at a British bed and breakfast during […]


Day in the life of Jake Rick

Colleges are places of education for people pursuing knowledge and degrees in various different fields of study.  But in the shadows, there are people who work around these institutions so that people can continue to further their education successfully in a pleasant setting.  Jake Rick is a Castleton University grounds […]

Finance News

Granger house to turn into museum with grant

The Granger House is one of the oldest in Castleton’s history, and an icon of the university. Dating back to around 1850, the recent receipt of a massive grant is going to allow the Granger House to keep making history—now as a newly renovated museum.  “[The] grant of a little […]


House that Hannah Built: Brendan strikes back

So… word on the street is that SOMEONE has been criticizing my living style. Gone are the days when I could accidentally leave my wet towel on my bed without getting the death stare. Gone are the days when I could just throw my clothes on the floor in my […]

Columns Opinion

Remembering Uncle Pete

“It’ll just be Nana, Uncle Pete, and the cockroaches at the end of the world.” That’s what we all used to say. It was a testament to how much both my grandmother and my great uncle had been through. All that they had survived. The places they had not only […]