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Don’t let your age fool you during this crisis

When someone witnesses two recessions, two fabled doomsdays, catastrophic hurricanes, Ebola, H1N1, H5N1, SARS and a major terrorist attack on their home country that altered national security as we know it, the illusion of invincibility is everlasting. Combine that with a young age and years of alcohol and drug abuse, […]

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Student EMT discusses COVID-19

It’s Saturday afternoon and Morgan Rainville and his fellow emergency medical technicians receive one of the 30 daily 9-1-1 calls dispatched to the Regional Ambulance Service in Rutland. The EMTs gather more information about the caller and take fever, coughing, shortness of breath and other viral symptoms into account. New […]

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A letter to the Castleton seniors

March 25, 2020 Dear Castleton Seniors: The time has come for the hardest part of this job – saying good-bye. The end of any school year is hectic. Teachers and students trying to finish all their work so they can scatter for the summer. But, for seniors, the end of […]

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Mullen reflects on brief time at Castleton

I didn’t plan on writing something like this because I am the sports editor of this fine newspaper, and I wanted to stay in that arena and tell the stories of how this whole situation has impacted our student athletes and coaches. But something hit me after reading the words […]

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Not a goodbye

As I sit here writing this, I am also wiping away my tears. I never thought I’d be this heartbroken to think about sleeping in my bed one last time on this campus. I never thought I’d be this emotional about leaving a university I’ve only been at for two […]

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I’ll bring the flag

March 31 marks International Transgender Day of Visibility. This will be my fourth year celebrating the day, which was created to take time to acknowledge not only the courage and strength it takes to live openly as a transgender or gender-nonconforming individual, but the challenges our community is still facing. […]

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Senior Sadness

The best way to describe how I was feeling as I packed up my dorm room is numb. I didn’t know how to feel. I was almost in denial. All I could think is, “This shouldn’t be happening right now. It’s only March. I shouldn’t be packing my room already.” […]

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Scolforo and Spartans shell-shocked

Castleton University president, faculty and students deal with unwanted transition to online classes and postponement of graduation amid COVID-19 spread. According to dictionary.com, the word “unprecedented” dates back to the year 1641, when House of Commons Speaker John Finch used the word in a speech in support of King Charles […]

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From the jar: grunge

A few weeks ago, it was time for me to pick my next challenge out from The Jar. I slipped my hand in and pulled out my next fate. “Grunge for a Day” Nice. My reaction to this was no reaction. I wasn’t particularly excited, but I also wasn’t nervous. […]

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Former spartan editor is living with COVID-19 in New York City

Molly DeMellier is a Castleton University alum and former Castleton Spartan editor now working in public relations in New York City, in addition to co-hosting a podcast called “Shooters Gotta Shoot”.  When you first strike a match the serenity of the initial flame makes it almost impossible to imagine that […]