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Fright Fest haunting for some

A group of Castleton students took a trip to The Great Escape in Lake George, New York for the Fright Fest event on Saturday. They arrived roughly at 2 p.m. and were set loose in the theme park. The walls were all decorated with spider webs, plastic spiders.  Fog machines […]

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Bernie visit made me proud

As the senator descended the stairs, a group of professionally dressed students wheeled back toward the hallway. One of The Spartan editors, Briana Bocelli, turned to the others and was overhead excitedly saying something like “isn’t journalism fun?” She had just asked U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders a question about whether […]

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Bri and Bern reunited

I was a senior in high school, just 17 years old when I first had the opportunity to meet Sen. Bernie Sanders. I remember thinking to myself, “who the hell is Bernie Sanders and why do we care?” It was 2014 and he came to my high school in Newport, […]

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My connection to basketball’s elite

In case you weren’t paying attention, this past homecoming weekend Castleton had a professional basketball coach on campus for a hall of fame induction. Don’t worry, I’m not here to tell you about the induction, I think I covered that pretty well in the adjacent article I wrote. Instead I’m […]

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From ‘tourist-trap’ to college-town

Before I left home, I took one last look at the salty water that I knew I would come to miss. I said goodbye to my friends and family, knowing that I would not see them for five weeks. I thought to myself, “will my cat even be alive when […]

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An empowering interview done in his language

The other day I had an interview with Peruvian artist Persí Narváez, who is painting a mural for our beautiful campus. When I say interview, I realize that’s a bit of a stretch. Because it was the most unconventional interview I’ve ever had. Maybe that’s because it was entirely in […]

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My summer in the city

On the Upper West Side lives an apartment overlooking Central Park. It’s a castle as far as New York City living spaces go. Three bedrooms, tall windows in the large living room, washing machine, kitchen and dining room turned art studio. From this studio comes the artwork that lives on […]

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Can’t wait to get home

Salvation is almost here. It is the last week of my 10-week travel season and I’m ready to put the road behind me. The last weeks haven’t been tiring just for me, but for everyone else in my path. High school counselors are trying to get letters of recommendation and […]

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Sports Talk

  With the blink of an eye, we find ourselves in the final weeks of fall sports. With the culmination of a regular season schedule comes a night that every 4th year student athlete circles on their calendar: senior night.   With the well-deserved celebration comes one last opportunity to […]

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Castleton’s road warrior

  It’s 5:30 a.m. and the alarm goes off on the hotel nightstand.  Time to get up, pull the ironing board out of the closet and drink coffee like it’s the only thing left to consume on this earth. I get dressed, put on the tie and hit the road […]