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CU students help bring Elf Jr. to life

With a looming pandemic this holiday season, many are taking the extra step to keep the cheerful spirits high. It’s a pandemic that has not only decimated those spirits for much of 2020, but it also took a deep toll on the arts scene. Live concerts disappeared. TV show productions […]

Area Arts

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 […]

Area Arts

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 […]



This is the first of a series of fictional horror stories written by Luke McGee. Its elongated mouth twisted into spirals that dug deep into its cheeks, pinning its gaping grin to its sunken face. The spirals’ epicenter landed just below its eyes, which stared unblinking at him like omniscient […]


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 […]