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Event Genesis: student artists make noise

Thumps of bouncing bass, orange ropes on stakes, the lingering scent of booze n’ green, red arrows on the ground, a “Live Music” sign, and seven industrial-size trashcans are what welcomed them to the first-ever, Event Genesis.  It doesn’t sound like much, but once attendees turned that corner off Main […]

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A rising star close to home

On Saturday, April 26, local musicians held a concert in the backyard of some students’ house on Main St.  The event was called Genesis, and was the first of a hopeful new tradition for Castleton students as a way for local musicians to perform.  The performers showed up early, a […]

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‘Fit check: Spartan seniors

SFor this year’s final edition of ‘Fit Check, Lily Doton rounded up the Spartan’s seniors: Editor-in-Chief Aris Sherwood, Managing Editor Sophia Buckley-Clement, Web Editor Hannah Williams, Marty Kelly III, Jasmin Gomez, Will Buck, and Adam Osha.  What kinds of things do you write for the Spartan? AS: I like writing […]

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Senior art shows: the stress and satisfaction

Yuto Sesekura stares at the large fabric sculpture on the floor of the library gallery. The artist is in the middle of setting up his senior show. Holding his chin, Sesekura is deep in thought over how he wants the sculpture he made in the spring of 2020 to be […]

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Kraus: ‘It’s like leaving a home’

Maya Kraus flashed a radiant smile, laughing as she apologized for the noise in the background – the source of which was her three daughters huddled around a karaoke machine belting “Driver’s License” by Olivia Rodrigo. Leota, Kraus’ youngest daughter, was celebrating her sixth birthday that day, and Kraus was […]

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The Visual Poetry of ‘Chungking Express’

When I think about the first time I felt love for filmmaking and movies, I remember this fire running through my chest when I watched “Cinema Paradiso” by Giuseppe Tornatore almost four years ago. I was completely mesmerized; I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen and I almost couldn’t […]

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Students share work for National Poetry Month

I hate honey.  I hate it, I hate it, I hate it. I don’t like the texture or the taste or the smell.  Everyone likes it. She likes it.  But it’s awful – it’s sticky.  It sticks, it sticks, it sticks.  But she likes it and I would bathe in […]

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Student creators take center stage

Since the first show in 2013, Castleton Collaborative Arts has been showcasing just how talented the students are.  This year was no exception.  Through seven multimedia performances, the audience got to see the final product of so much hard work.  For Daniel Jackson, stage name Betty Geuse, it was the […]

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HIPLET hits Soundings

Chance the Rapper and Mozart are not two artists one expects to hear in a single performance, but the HIPLET Ballerinas of the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center melded the two effortlessly on the Casella Theater stage on March 30.  The performance, which was also a Soundings event, invited community members […]

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Ramage recounts Ukraine

Eleven pieces of Ukrainian artwork have lined the walls of the Calvin Coolidge Library Gallery since mid-March in honor of those fighting for their freedom and last Thursday, former Castleton professor and Rutland artist Bill Ramage visited to tell his story of the artists who created them. Ramage, who visited […]