Theatre students staying connected

  As the semester rolls on with students and faculty staring into a screen, theater students especially are missing the human connection that comes with in-person classes. While everyone is feeling the stress of online classes and the sadness of not being able to do hands-on projects, all theater productions […]

Arts Features

Inspirational dining at Roots

Starting last week, Roots restaurant in Rutland has been hosting local artists to express their individualism and artistic knowledge by painting on walls in the dining area. And this week, one of the artists is Castleton University art professor Oliver Schemm. Because of COVID-19, local restaurants and other businesses have […]


Mom approved

  So, I’ve been stuck at home with my mom for the past month. I love my mom – she’s the most badass person I know. And we’ve actually, surprisingly, been getting along really well. When I went to school, even though I live at home, I barely saw her. […]


Love of Photography

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been extremely passionate about photography. There has always been a part of me that knew I wanted to make a career out of it. Throughout high school, I had taken all the offered photography courses. I took senior photos for a […]


Spring Fashion

Welcome back everyone, hope y’all had a wonderful break and are enjoying the nice weather! This week we’ll be talking about Spring 2020 fashion trends! As you may or may not know, late-February through March is fashion month and designers along with houses launch their collections for the season and […]


Sonic makes the leap from Sega to big screen

Editor’s note: There isn’t a spoiler in this story about the “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie for those yet to see it. “Sonic the Hedgehog” as a live action movie had its first showing this Valentine’s Day. Previously known as a popular Sega game character, Sonic the Hedgehog has now progressed […]


Fashion experiment led to chilly outfits picked by boys

This week’s fashion column is the first of a series of fashion challenges I’m undertaking, using a jar of random ideas I will draw from. It was late on a Saturday evening. I had just finished my jar, and decided to pick the first challenge so I could have Sunday […]

Arts News

Mac Miller album review

From the opening bass line of the track, “Circles” to the abrupt ending of the closing track, “Once a Day,” Mac Miller takes us on an intimate journey into the deepest parts of his mind. Circles is Mac Miller’s sixth studio album. It’s hard to get into the mindset of […]


‘Little Women’ stirs controversy

Between 1917 and 1994 there were five film adaptations of Lousia May Alcott’s semi-autobiographical critically acclaimed novel, “Little Women,” which follows the lives of the March sisters. Now, there is now a sixth adaptation, which garnered about $16.5 million in domestic ticket sales on its opening weekend, according to the […]


Djembe drums connect music to soul

Music has the power to heal deep traumas, to connect us to ourselves and with our fellow humans of past, present and future. I was reminded of this after a powerful experience in professor Jared Shapiro’s Global Music course. Guest speaker Gary Meitrott visited the class on Jan. 28 armed […]