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Hunter’s hits of the summer

Usually, when you ask people with no imagination what their favorite genre of music is, they’ll say some variety of “oh, I listen to everything.” Taking a journey through an iPhone’s worth of music like mine usually disproves that claim, often in the first or second track in a shuffle’s […]

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Incredibly inspired by students after day one of classes

I wasn’t sure what to expect, and they inspired me beyond comprehension. I’ve taught at Castleton University long enough and talked to enough people from 30 years of newspaper reporting that I’m comfortable with people and I never feared being in the front of a class. But this was different. […]

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A professor’s graduation day void

I didn’t think missing graduation this year would feel so weird – and so bad. As a long-time Castleton University faculty member, I have been on that stage for 15 graduations. So, you might think I’d be OK with missing number 16. But I’m not. Obviously, any stinging I feel […]

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Students keeping themselves busy, staying positive

As the spring semester winds down and finals approach, students find themselves preparing at home and many are still adjusting to the new ways of online learning. But there are those who are still trying to get the most out of the situation presented by Covid-19. For senior Connor Worthington, […]

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Remaining staff on campus stay positive for students

On March 24, it was officially announced that Castleton University would be finishing the remainder of the semester online, meaning some students had their final moments on campus. No final celebrations, no goodbyes, it was just done. Castleton’s campus is now an empty with only a handful of remaining staff […]

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The Crosier kids are coping with coronavirus

  It’s pretty damn hard to stay positive in the year 2020. When my advisor, Dave Blow, asked me for an idea for a story, I struggled. Just like how mostly everyone around the globe is struggling. He was looking for something personal. Something that would make me reach deep […]

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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 […]