Author: Saron Alemu

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CAB Trivia still going strong

On Friday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m., it was time for Trivia, and students hastened to find a seat to play the game with Shaun Williams and James Wolfe serving as hosts. Williams announced the questions and Wolfe recorded the scores by walking around the pavilion. It was a night […]


Is simply caring about Black Lives Matter enough?

We all like to see Vermont as a liberal state because we vote blue and people have Black Lives Matter signs in their front yards. But there’s still a large group of people in Vermont on the opposite side of the issue. How many Trump flags and signs do you […]


Covid success at CU – so far

Castleton University’s low number of positive COVID-19 cases this semester can be attributed to the school’s commitment to keeping all students safe, school officials say. “Pre-arrival quarantine mandates, testing protocol for day one and day seven, social distancing expectation, mask mandate, online class delivery, dining hall procedures to limit spread, […]


CU’s Covid-19 campus

As students came to the Castleton University campus or to their off-campus apartments in the fall of 2020 under Covid-19, there was a different perspective of what a “typical” college experience is like. For senior Gannon Teunissen, the new typical isn’t that bad. He said for him, “The college experience […]

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Write about the game, not the locker room

At of the time of writing, the Boston Celtics are down 2-0 to the Miami Heat in the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals, and last night they got exposed by Miami switching to a zone defense in the third quarter and taking back a 17-point deficit. In Game One, Bam Adebayo […]


How they endured covid

How do you stay sane during a global pandemic? This is a question that no one ever expected to have to answer. But members of the Castleton University community found their own unique ways to solve this problem. Leah Reynolds, sister of a CU student, grew a garden in her […]


Covid-19 empties gyms

As you enter the doors of Castleton Fitness Center, you expect to hear the chattering and yelling of students and athletes, the clanking of metal to metal as someone re-racks their weights, and the grunting coming from that heavy lifter trying to squeeze in one last rep. But ever since […]


Covid Chronicles: Finally, phase four

This is the fifth installment of the Covid Chronicles blog from a Castleton University Media Writing class detailing students’ experiences during the pandemic. It was a dreary morning in March when Gov. Andrew Cuomo appeared on my television. My mom and I are sitting on the couch having a late […]


Arnold and Tempel tackle 4x4x48 challenge

Every four hours, another Instagram post went up. At first, Max Tempel looked confident. His friend, Jeff Arnold, was smiling. Sweat glistened on their faces. Sunglasses were worn in some, head lamps in others. Their eyes never lost a sense of determination, yet exhaustion was evident. Exhaustion is expected though […]


Spartan athletes gear up for non-traditional fall

While there likely won’t be any intercollegiate competition happening for fall athletes in 2020 at Castleton University, teams are still practicing and preparing for when the bell rings and they are called back to take on other schools in competition. The coronavirus pandemic has stripped away competitive sports from nearly […]