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Feeling some springtime sadness

There’s something about springtime that really gets me in my head. Everything is blooming around me, the world is thawing out, and I feel stuck. Spring is all about transitions, and I feel stagnant. No one tells you how weird life gets when you hit your 20s. It’s all “these […]

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Spartan Editor takes her final bow

When I was a baby, my mom was a student here at Castleton. She was a sociology major, and would bring me to her classes with her. She still talks fondly of professors like Luther Brown and Phil Lamy, who were welcoming to me and would let her breastfeed me […]

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‘It feels like an open threat’

On the Thursday before break, we all got an email from Interim President Mauhs-Pugh informing us that someone had placed Patriot Front stickers around campus. Patriot Front, if you don’t know, is a white nationalist group that spreads racist, antisemitic and anti-immigrant messages. I was in class when I found […]

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It’s hard to deal with…

When I was 8 years old, my dad brought home two cats.  He always brought home animals in pairs and since these cats came up to him together, he was going to be leaving with the both of them. I remember walking into the house and seeing these two tiny […]

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“I will never forget…”

I will never forget how you made me feel. I spent days before the first day of school anxious, planning every move I’d make. I’d gone to private school for the past six years, so I really didn’t know what to expect. “Be optimistic Syd, you’ll be fine.” Everyone around […]

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Is two years enough training for police officers?

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Eric Garner are all names that come to mind with ill thought toward police as a result of their improper behavior that caused these individuals to lose their life.  There are people who are police officers that should not be, but the professional requirements make […]

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Condoms in schools simply make sense

Vermont is the first state in the nation to mandate access to free condoms in middle school and high schools.  This bill was introduced last year by Republican Rep. Topper McFaun in hopes that if teens have access to contraceptives, it could reduce the number of abortions being performed.   […]

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Hooters hits another low

Hooters new uniforms. Let’s talk about them. If you aren’t aware of Hooters, it is a chain restaurant which first opened in Florida in 1983. The appeal is the all-female waitstaff that wears short shorts and low cut tank tops. It has been going strong for many decades, and is […]

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Addressing rape culture at CU

It was Thursday, Sept. 2 during N-period. Amy Bremel and members of PAC, Peer Advocates for Change, were giving out Got Consent shirts- shirts meant for those to wear to help take a stance against rape culture on campus and promote happy, consensual sex. The shirts were all given away […]