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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 […]

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Social media is sadly making us anti-social

The average teenager spends about nine hours a day staring at a screen.  That’s more than one-third of a day. Considering people sleep a good chunk of the night too, the amount of time teens spend during their time awake looking at a screen is embarrassing. Much of that time […]

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Dealing with the loss of a best friend

Photo courtesy of Karen Scolforo  President Scolforo poses with Henry Parker, her beloved dog and best friend.   On Sept. 2, 2019—Labor Day—I said goodbye to my best friend and cherished pet, Henry Parker. As many of you know, Henry has been somewhat of an icon on campus since our […]

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Don’t knock internet radio, embrace it

The death of radio is a topic that has been and will be talked about for a long time. Whether it’s true or not, the things radio gave us are nowhere near the chopping block, and that means there’s hope. The rise in music streaming and podcasts is often cited […]

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Admissions scandal a travesty for those who earn their way in

Instagram’s 90sMoviesclips poked fun at Lori Laughlin for her decision to bribe USC officials to get her daughters admitted. Ahh, college admissions. A stressful, intense, and hard process. Well that is if you aren’t Lori Loughlin’s daughters who got into the University of Southern California because $50,000 was paid under […]

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Trump’s budget is not good for U.S. students

President Donald Trump has introduced his tentative budget for the 2020 elections with some shocking plans. According to the information brought forward by Forbes, Trump plans to cut funding for the US Department of Education by 10 percent, giving them only $64 billion in funding. This may seem like it […]

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Don’t let your anxiety beat you

Drawing by Cameron Rossi-Crete/ Castleton Spartan  Trembling fingers, staggered breathing, tears pooling in eyes. Lungs and throat feeling as though they are closing, hyperventilating, nausea. Anxiety attacks come and go at random times. Running from anyone near you to seclude yourself in a dorm where you can let the pooling […]

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Shootings must stop

I have spent the past hour watching some of the most heart-wrenching videos on the internet. Parkland. Santa Fe. Pittsburgh. Three different cities. Three different communities. Unfortunately, the same terrible tragedy. And that’s only the tip of the horrible iceberg that we are enduring. Schools. Places of worship. Movie theaters. […]