Editorial

Editorial

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 […]

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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 […]