Editorial

Editorial

I don’t care if you don’t vote for president

Walking around campus I have heard the same line countless times: “I don’t like any of the candidates so I’m not going to vote.” I have worked hard to keep my rant to myself, but I can’t hold it in any longer. I don’t care if you vote for Trump, […]

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What happened to the Castleton way?

                A lunch time rush filled the Coffee Cottage. People were packed in, trying to maneuver between tables to get their own space.                 For Ashlee Brady- Kelly, that is more difficult. She is in a wheelchair, so it’s harder to get through […]

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Letter to the editor: soundings and studying abroad

As the new manager of the Soundings program and huge advocate of foreign travel, I was dismayed to read about Alex Noonan’s recent difficulties. I had not previously heard of students being prevented from studying abroad as a result of their Soundings status. And, while, I am not familiar with […]

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Professor thanks students

I can’t express enough how fun it is being a professor when students engage in the classroom, challenge themselves outside of it and I especially love it when they seek out a five-minute chat to make sure they’re on the right track. At a faculty dinner last week, I told […]

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Fresh Perspective

Freshman of Castleton: We did it! It is officially the last week of our first year at Castleton State College. Now all we have to do is get through exams. When I first started this column, I was extremely worried that people simply wouldn’t care. I wasn’t sure how many […]

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Necessary to un-censor

Two weeks ago, The Spartan released an issue with a story on the front page headlined “Controversial Kiss.”  The story revealed some surprising reactions to a same-sex kiss in the play “Spring Awakening.”  The article itself garnered some strong reactions as well, good and bad. Some applauded The Spartan for […]

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Letter to the Editor

An open letter to Castleton students: Responding to Thomas Edison’s opinion that a college education is useless, Albert Einstein  reportedly said, “The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be […]

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Ted’s Imagination

Texas Senator Ted Cruz became the first Republican to officially announce his 2016 presidential campaign in front of a packed crowd of 10,000 college students at Liberty University on March 23. While it appeared he had a gigantic crowd of eager young conservatives, the truth of the matter is that […]

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The best choice for me

People ask me all the time why I came to Castleton. I’m from out-of- state and was at the top of my graduating   class. For some people who grew up in Vermont, wanting to come to Castleton is insane, but I knew before I even left the open house in […]

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I’ve got the cure

Congratulations, you’ve now managed to survive St. Patty’s Day for another year! Woo! Drinks are in order! … Maybe not. Whether you’re still feeling the effects from last week or last night, we’ve got you covered. Hangovers can be tricky so we’re here to help, because the last thing you […]