Author: Austin Crosier


Castleton stuns nationally ranked Norwich

The Spartans pulled off one of the biggest upsets in program history on Friday when they defeated then number two nationally ranked Norwich University 2-1 in Northfield, Vermont. Castleton’s win marks their first ever at Kreitzberg Arena and their second victory overall against the Cadets. Senior forward Jake Irwin was […]

Editorial Sports

Why I had to stop playing

Being a student athlete is insanely difficult, especially in college. The way this system is set up makes it unnecessarily tough for students who love the sport they play, to continue. The life of a student athlete goes something like this: lift at 6 a.m., breakfast at 8, class at […]


Spartan staff reflects on the holiday season

Spartan Copy Editor Caton Deuso Most people think about their experiences as a child when they’re asked to reflect on their favorite Christmas. Not me though. Just a couple years ago was my favorite Christmas for one soul reason. I bought so many gifts for my parents. At the time, […]


Third Place falls to third place

Recently, a lot of students have grown increasingly frustrated with the local pizzeria in Castleton, Third Place. Third Place is one of the few restaurants in Castleton that is close to campus and welcoming of student life. The popular hub has been growing in the past few years, changing the […]


Struggles continue for Spartans with fourth straight loss

The Spartans men’s basketball team continues to struggle losing to UMass-Dartmouth 87-60 on Dec. 7 at Tripp Athletic Center. They now have an overall record of 1-6, and a Little East Conference record of 0-2. After losing a heartbreaker on Wednesday, Dec. 4 against Keene State at the buzzer 58-56, […]


Kalm leading the charge for CU

The Castleton women’s hockey team has gotten off to a magnificent start. The team currently sits in second place in the New England Hockey Conference, only behind a Norwhich team that has played two more games. Goaltending has been key for the Spartans, and leading them this year is senior […]


Dionne building new winning culture women’s lacrosse

Castleton University’s new women’s lacrosse coach Josh Dionne was just a small town kid from Merrimack, New Hampshire, a place not known for lacrosse. Dionne had to find a way to teach and develop himself on the lacrosse field without camps and clinics and being self-taught where he claims his […]

Arts Columns

Dissecting Jimi Hendrix’s ‘May This Be Love’

Music is one of the most powerful and influential things in my life. To me, music is therapy. When I’m down, music lifts me up. I like to analyze it for meaning. It’s such a huge part of my life. This column will dive into my love for music from […]


Pronouns are just as important as names

Walking into your classroom on the first day of school, you settle into your seat, look around at your classmates, and dread the looming introductions between your professor and everyone else. But this time it’s different. Your professor asks your name, your major – and your pronouns. To some, it’s […]


Thrane thrives at CU

The Spartan newspaper has seen many familiar faces grace it’s pages, from sports stars to theatre regulars, to active members on campus. For one student on campus, it’s finally her time to shine. Jordan Thrane, a senior acting and direction major, is a well-known face on campus. She’s usually in […]