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Another virtual graduation

  The Castleton senior class of 2021 is facing disappointment in light of recent news regarding this year’s commencement ceremony.  Castleton President Jonathan Spiro sent an email early on Feb. 22 announcing the ceremony would be virtual this year, due to social distancing protocols and the travel limitations from COVID-19.  […]

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Realizing that dads get sad too

  My father called me a few weeks ago.  We had just started talking again for the first time in years. He was at the end of his wits.  “I need to do something. I know I won’t get better, but I need a break,” he croaked, and I could […]

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How Gamestop went to the moon

  Over the last few months, a struggling stock has gone from mere ashes to the biggest investment outlier in modern history. How is this possible you may ask? Well, it’s not, according to investment theories. What we were seeing was a great example supply and demand. A stock is […]

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Honored to represent CU

Sometimes in life, the most unexpected things happen. This morning at 9:10 a.m., my house started shaking!! I had just woken up and sat down to write a column about the presidential election, and all the sudden I heard a rumble, then felt the shake and heard a rattle in […]

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Students react to monumental election

Castleton University senior Jac Culpo heard a buzz from his phone. He looked at it and realized America had chosen the next President of the United States.  His phone screen presented the words “Joe Biden is president” and he immediately felt all the stress and anxiety and tension from the last few days leave […]

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Election night reflection

It’s 1:49 a.m. on the night of the election (technically the morning after the election) and I can’t sleep. I tried to distract myself with homework. I tried to distract myself with mindless TV. I tried to distract myself with old videos of Bernie Sanders. I know that the official […]

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Covid Chronicles: Taking “senior” seriously

This is the latest installment of the Covid Chronicles blog from a Castleton University Media Writing class detailing students’ experiences during the pandemic. Let’s be real, no one excepted a pandemic to happen during their time in college. I sure didn’t. But here I am, back with my parents, doing […]

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California Dreamin’

Making the choice to move to California came pretty easy to me. The last time I was in the house cooped up with my mom for that long was before freshman year. I have family out here. My aunt, uncle, and two cousins, Matt and Gina. They’re pretty rad. They […]

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Covid Chronicles: Pandemic can’t stop love

This is the latest installment of the Covid Chronicles blog from a Castleton University Media Writing class detailing students’ experiences during the pandemic. Planning a wedding is stressful, but planning a wedding in the middle of a pandemic is stressful stress that’s been drenched in palpable inconvenience. If I had […]

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Covid Chronicles: I’m sorry for being absent

This is the latest installment of the Covid Chronicles blog from a Castleton University Media Writing class detailing students’ experiences during the pandemic. Dear Everyone that didn’t hear from me from March 2020 – September 2020: I want to start this off with I hope you’re doing well and that […]