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Castleton community reacts to K-Pop

Just a few years ago, K-Pop – or Korean Pop music – started blowing up on global music charts, including the United States. However, the Hallyu wave, or the Korean wave, which refers to the increasing global popularity of Korean culture, started in the 1990’s with the popularity of Korean […]

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Race and heritage explored in CU’s Collaborative Arts

In early November, Soundings students were given the opportunity to watch this year’s Collaborative Arts performance online. The project, led by dance professor Maya Kraus and choral director Sherrill Blodget, is a yearly collaboration of student artists that Kraus has been putting on since 2012. “What drives the whole Collaborative […]

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CU Students help ensure a bountiful Thanksgiving for needy residents

Castleton University students joined Castleton Cares Inc. and the Castleton Police Department to hand out boxes of Thanksgiving goods to needy families early Saturday morning. Media and Communication professor Dave Blow, along with three of his Media Ethics students, this reporter included, loaded boxes into vehicles and directed families to the pick-up […]

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Castleton students behaving better

  The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably impacted everyone’s semester thus far. Coming back to school in the midst of a pandemic is stressful, and many decisions had to be made without any true certainty of how they will play out. On top of the stress and uncertainty, just a few […]

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The F-Word: Fostering in the U.S.

Going to school remotely has posed many challenges, but, for one lucky Castleton University communication class, it meant having the chance to chat with a filmmaker. As media and communication professor Samantha Davis-Boyd created the syllabus for her web series class this semester, one of the first tasks for her […]

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Campus cleanup: “Leave no trace”

Adam Mitchell could not believe what he was seeing. He walked around with a garbage bag, picking up piece after piece of trash sitting on the grounds of Castleton University’s campus. He picked up empty bottles he assumed were from partiers walking back to campus. He noticed the recycling bins […]

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Daycare center dream put on hold

This time last year, Castleton University had begun development on its well-received renovation plans for some of the college’s historic sites, including the President’s House and Granger House. Now, progress on both projects has come to a grinding halt. Plans for a new daycare center at the site of the […]

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The life of a CA during Covid-19

The life of community advisor is different this year because of the pandemic. But while Covid-19 is changing the norms of life for everyone, CA’s say they are attempting to keep it like the previous years. “I have to enforce new rules because of Covid-19, but I like being a […]

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Admissions adapts to pandemic

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Castleton’s Admissions team still must recruit applicants, make decisions, and encourage enrollment. But that can be a challenge when all of these things must also be done virtually. Dean of Enrollment Maurice Ouimet is in his 19th year of Admissions at Castleton, and had been doing […]