Editorial

Editorial

Prepare youself

It’s not uncommon for college students to be taken advantage of. We’re bled dry by tuition costs and interest rates. Our landlords take our security deposits and don’t fix our problems. Many of us get our degrees and the only jobs we can find are unpaid internships. Most of us […]

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Their thoughts on MLK

Alexander Adams – I can connect with the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. because I live in a society that he so greatly influenced. I can’t imagine a world where schools, parks, bathrooms and buses are segregated and I’m so grateful that I was not around to […]

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Fresh Perspectives

There is a special bond that people who live on campus have. They live together, eat together and go to events together. If campus residents have free time, they can just go back to their rooms or go to Huden and get a meal with their roommates. As commuters, we […]

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Always meet your heroes

Despite the notion among many Americans today, hero is not a synonym for obedient government-trained killer. Clint Eastwood’s controversial record-breaking movie, “American Sniper,” has launched a mass public conversation about war and heroism. The once great actor-turned-director has provided a badly needed service for this country. This is neither a […]

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Fresh Perspectives

Smartphone apps like Trivia Crack and Yik Yak are taking the college world by storm, and it’s not just at Castleton.   I’ve talked to some college friends from the University of Vermont, Providence College and SUNY Plattsburgh, and they are all actively using these apps. Then I talked to […]

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Protect our winters

Professor Carrie Waara marched in New York against climate control. Photo provided by Carrie Waara I think I was the only one at the climate march wearing snowflake deely boppers.  People on my bus nicknamed me “Snowflake” and said I was easy to spot in the crowds. Surprising numbers of […]

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Fresh Perspective

Every year the freshmen class is generally disliked. But this year, we are disliked even more. As you all may know, the freshmen have quite a bad reputation this year. From burning books to terrorizing Main Street, we’ve given ourselves, and the school a bad name. But it’s not the […]

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Yik Yak attacks

The “Mean Girls” Burn Book has gone paperless, reducing the carbon footprint of Plastics everywhere – or at least within a 1.5-mile radius, one yak at a time. Fresh to the world of social media, the app Yik Yak is sweeping high schools and college campuses throughout the nation. Originally […]

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The nation mourns an innovator

Steve Jobs, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. died Wed. Oct. 5 after succumbing to pancreatic cancer, seven years after being diagnosed. He was 56. Widely regarded as a leading innovator in computer technology and media, an entrepreneur, a paradigm for business leadership, Jobs changed the face […]

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Irene brings out Spartan compassion

It’s been nearly four weeks since Irene ripped through Vermont – and she definitely left her mark. In the days following this devastating storm, Castleton students, faculty and staff were busy working together to clean up the campus and repair the damage Irene left behind. The flooding took its toll […]