Editorial

Editorial

Silence on South Street

South Street in Castleton in the summertime is, without a doubt, one of my absolute favorite places to be. The hustle and bustle of commencement has come and gone, and all of the summer residents have moved into Babcock hall for the season. Castleton University hosts and handful of conferences […]

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A message for those protesting

This is a message for those who are protesting their state’s lockdown: the whole “my body, my choice” mantra doesn’t apply to you. Disgruntled Americans nationwide are gathering to call for their governors to ease restrictions, because they’re tired of doing the one thing they’re good at: nothing. Angrily picketing […]

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Discrimination in the blood supply

In 1983, during the onset of the AIDS crisis, the Federal Drug Administration put a lifetime ban on men who had sex with men (MSM) – even one time since 1977 – from donating blood. The reason for this was due to “an increased risk of transfusion transmissible infections” related […]

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Not a goodbye

As I sit here writing this, I am also wiping away my tears. I never thought I’d be this heartbroken to think about sleeping in my bed one last time on this campus. I never thought I’d be this emotional about leaving a university I’ve only been at for two […]

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I’ll bring the flag

March 31 marks International Transgender Day of Visibility. This will be my fourth year celebrating the day, which was created to take time to acknowledge not only the courage and strength it takes to live openly as a transgender or gender-nonconforming individual, but the challenges our community is still facing. […]

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Fight the DNC machine, go vot for Bernie

Let me begin this editorial by congratulating all the candidates for their Super Tuesday performances. There are still many delegates to obtain, and the overarching goal is to remove the pathogen out of our country; and I’m not talking about the coronavirus. That said, I can’t help but be bothered […]

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How to discover the truth in fake news

Love him or hate him, before President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, the term “fake news” was typically reserved for obviously biased or outlandish news stories. Nowadays, however, no news is safe from these accusations, however true or false the story is in actuality. Although it’s always wise to have some […]

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Super Bowl antics cement need for change

If Trump’s pre-game performance from Super Bowl Sunday doesn’t show you that the Republican Party will let every single one of his actions slide, then I don’t know what will. If you missed it, a video emerged on Instagram featuring Trump and Melania standing for the National Anthem at a […]

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Adoption is the best option

As I sit here typing these words, the subject of them is sprawled out before me in the most physically inconvenient manner you could imagine. I couldn’t be happier. For months, my boyfriend and I had been talking about getting another cat. We acquired our first, an 11-year-old shorthair tuxedo […]

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Lay off climate-concerned teens

I was scrolling through Twitter the other night and discovered that one of the biggest trends was U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s jabs against Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. For those who aren’t aware, both were in Davos, Switzerland this past week for the World Economic Forum, and after the 17-year-old […]