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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 […]

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Bonding with dad over a snowboard

Ever since I was a little kid, starting around 5 or 6, I would watch everything my dad did. I watched him build our garage and woodshed and he even built the house we live in. I wasn’t born yet to watch him do that, but if I was, I […]

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Gender-neutral students feeling comfortable

I’m Jasper Lynch of 402 Morrill. I am in my second year here at Castleton as an art education major and I’m transgender. I was born as a happy little girl, but as I grew older, I started to realize that describing myself as a happy young man just fit […]

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Positive times ahead

CU students spread the message of positivity through radio While sitting in rickety old computer chairs, three individuals gear up for a 10 a.m. start time for an hour dedicated to trying to lift the spirits of others through their choice of words. The “I Hear Ya” podcast has now […]

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Women tell their stories, hope to inspire

Having spent 40 years at Castleton, Associate Dean of Students, Victoria Angis is able to pull a three-inch thick binder of materials related to Women’s History Month events from her office bookcase that stretches back to 1988, the first year that faculty decided to mark the event. Every Woman Has […]

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Sharing the story of my journey back from the voices

Voices are something that everyone has inside their heads. The voices allow you to think. They tell of thoughts, dreams and ambitions. The little voice is your very own, and you use it for all of your life. You think of stories, plots and backgrounds to characters. You imagine worlds […]

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Valentine’s Day is for all

Love was in the air last weekend as people all over the Castleton campus and beyond celebrated the relationships that mean the most to them. While Valentine’s Day is highly criticized for being a “Hallmark” holiday that appears to exist merely to increase the sale of flowers and fine jewelry […]