Author: Stone Stelzl


Woodruff working from home

Since November, the first two floors of Woodruff Hall have been pretty barren as a result of the pandemic. But the third floor now has some business classes being taught, signaling a return to the busy building it once was. Throughout the COVID pandemic, the Advancement Office has been forced […]


Accountability over ‘Justice’

On April 20, the state of Minnesota found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Nearly a year after the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, many people are saying there is finally justice for this murder.  Justice is […]


Professor partings

  Castleton University faculty members were asked if they wanted to offer send-off messages to students after undoubtedly the toughest school year any have endured thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what they had to say.  English Professor Bill “Mr. Bill” Wiles “And you to whom adversity has dealt a […]


COVID Chronicles: Facing my fears alone

  Some young adults are ready to fly from the nest before they even hit 18. Me…not so much. I’m still dependent on my parents for a lot of things, and one of the biggest is my doctor’s appointments. I spend a lot of time at various medical practices, and […]


Dad’s old Jeep provides escape from COVID-19 blues

Is anyone else tired about hearing about COVID all the time?  I know I am.  It seems like that’s all they talk about on the news. We seem to hear the words new cases, masks, vaccines, and social distancing about a million times per day.  If you go on news […]


NASCAR to unveil a variety of new changes

  When we last spoke, NASCAR got dirty at Bristol during the first dirt race for the NASCAR Cup Series in over 50 years. FOX Sports received a 1.8% viewership rating, clocking in around 3.11 million viewers for the race. In the past couple weeks, NASCAR has been busy with […]


Only WGS major to come out of CU

Bryce Diggs has been abroad in Stockholm, Sweden with a host family this semester in order to take classes for their major. Diggs is a junior at Castleton double majoring in psychology and women and gender studies. They are currently the only member of a department that due to financial […]


The thrill of the race

  A lot of guys tell you they don’t get nervous. Well, I think a lot of guys are full of it.   I was feeling much more like a veteran than the rookie I had been four opening nights ago, when we first started racing sportsman cars after eight years […]


COVID-19 Fuels poor TikTok shopping decision

  After a few weeks of being in lockdown, I came to the conclusion that desperate times call for desperate measures. I gave in and downloaded what would become my only source of joy and happiness during lockdown: TikTok.  After a couple of days of randomly browsing the app, I […]