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We saved each other

Castleton student Brigitta Gough poses with her rescue dog, Max.  As I entered college a few years ago, I became a constantly anxious person who sometimes couldn’t even get out of bed because of the crippling anxiety that overtook me. I’ve always had some anxiety, but it was never as […]

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Stressed, but without regrets

I’ll be honest, I have never been so stressed out! Ever. I have two months left in my senior semester and it just doesn’t seem like I’m going to have enough time to get everything done. Yes, I said senior semester and that’s because I’m graduating early! Let me just […]

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I am learning more outside the classroom

I have a lot on my plate right now, and I don’t mean a mountain of vegetables (although that certainly wouldn’t hurt us college kids), but now I sound too much like your parents. At the beginning of my time here at Castleton, President Dave Wolk told us that we […]

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Loving the CU life

For those of you who read my Fresh Perspective from the previous issue, I am very happy to announce that my cat is alive and well. So is the rest of my family. Which is good. I hadn’t been home in five weeks. Before that, the longest time I’ve been […]

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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 […]