Editorial

Editorial

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 […]

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Don’t waste the time you have

I don’t think people understand how precious life is. Until someone is personally affected by losing someone close or coming close to death themselves, we walk through life every day without thinking of the possibility of life being taken away at the drop of a hat. I’ve struggled with loss […]

Editorial Sports

Why I had to stop playing

Being a student athlete is insanely difficult, especially in college. The way this system is set up makes it unnecessarily tough for students who love the sport they play, to continue. The life of a student athlete goes something like this: lift at 6 a.m., breakfast at 8, class at […]

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STEPS helps her succeed

Castleton University’s College STEPS program provides individualized college support and opportunities for students living with social, communication or learning challenges. Ellie is one of three students to work with The Spartan newspaper in the program’s history at CU. My name is Ellie Adams and I am a musician/photographer. I am […]

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From the president: Explaining snow days

As a child, I loved school. But this time of year, there was just something special about a snow day. Last week, we called our second snow day in three years here at Castleton University. There’s been countless days where snow has blanketed our campus in between. And on those […]

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Fresh perspectives: Christmas is different this year, but gnocchi remains

With the holiday frenzy coming up, everyone from students to staff have a holiday story to tell including traditions. My family, in particular, is something you could compare to the Griswold’s. From the station wagon that my grandfather owns to the big family, we’ve got the whole nine yards. Every […]

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Why are so many struggling?

I feel helpless. And because of the way my mind works, I want to fix it. And I can’t. And I hate that. I’m not sure why it’s happening, but young people today are stressed, anxious and depressed – and it’s heartbreaking to see it unfold. My students are struggling, […]

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Juul, Altria will benefit from banned flavor pods

Juul literally rhymes with cool. Teens all around the country have been vaping for almost third of their lifetime. Now, vaping has become an epidemic among a high population of teenagers. In most states, you only have to be 18 years old to purchase nicotine products, and that’s what makes […]

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From the president: ‘Castleton Way’ shows up in so many places

The Castleton Way A couple of weeks ago James Lambert, director of Marketing and Communications, and I met with two highly respected marketing professionals to discuss best practices in website development and higher education marketing. During our conversation, we touched upon the phenomenon of similarity: the notion that higher education […]

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Fresh Perspectives: The moments that have defined me

“There are moments in our lives that define us. Moments that we keep on going back to…sometimes there are bad moments and good moments.” Graduating high school. That was a moment to remember, it was one of the greatest days in my life. I remember crying because I was so […]