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Schools close, new doors open

Green Mountain College and the College of St. Joseph recently closed, and when students from the two colleges first found out, their minds began racing. Fast forward several months and many of those students are now at Castleton University. Transitioning has been easy for some, but not so much for […]

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Castleton Soundings hit with Taiko

Photo courtesy of Jamilla Buzzell Burlington Taiko group performs the traditional “Lion Dance.”   Castleton Soundings events started off this semester with a bang, quite literally. The first performance of the year came from a local Japanese drumming quartet known as Burlington Taiko. Restless students finally began to settle into […]

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Fix your funk

So, I was sitting in class the other day thinking about what I should write for this week’s column, and then it hit me. Literally. It was pungent, it was repulsive, and it had me thinking, “good God” someone please open a window. So, this week’s topic is none other […]

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“Beast Coast” on the East Coast

  Photo courtesey of Adam Osha  Beast Coast is a group of hip-hop performers whose members are strictly rappers from Brooklyn, New York, including Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Nyck Caution, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight and Powers Pleasant. They are all friends who started rapping together in high school […]

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Pet Sematary really disappoints

Caption In this age of sequels and reboots, it was no surprise to hear “Pet Sematary” was being revived. Based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, “Pet Semetary” follows the Creed family as they leave behind the hectic city life of Boston for a rural town in Maine. […]

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A proud campus queen

Castleton University musical theater major Daniel Jackson is often seen around campus in drag, inspired in part by the musical ‘Rent.’ The culture of the drag queen is becoming more well-known in today’s society. With the idea of mocking femininity and the rise of the LGBTQ community, stepping out into […]

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Rating fashion at CU

It has been requested that I review student “style”, or the lack thereof, so here we go. I would like to preface this by saying I’m not trying to attack anyone for their choices of clothing. Everyone has the right to wear what they like, all I’m saying is some […]

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CU to begin offering a new dance minor

Castleton University has a new dance minor on campus. Once a thriving major with many different specific categories of dancing, Castleton has officially started on its road back to that place with its new addition of a dance minor. And the whole project has been spear headed by Castleton’s dance […]

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Pops and the ‘cave’ radio

Castleton freshman Will Buck's father Scott Buck hoists a fantasy football trophy in "The Cave," as his brother Avery looks on with disappointment. My dad is one of those guys that you’d consider an “old guy” … or at least that’s what he considers himself. Scott E. Buck was born […]

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Theater students invade London

Castleton theater students enrolled in “Plays of Castleton” traveled to London over spring break.  Alain Ace Burtonboy / Spartan contributor If you come to Castleton University, or anywhere to study theater, it would make sense that somewhere along the lines you would have to go watch good, live theater. At […]