2020 graduates shift gears for different celebrations

As finals week begins to wind down seniors begin to look forward to life after graduation. But for these college graduates this weekend will be much different than that of years past.   No stage to walk across.  No handshake from the president of the university.  No photographs with friends and […]


Beloved Rutland High School teacher takes to YouTube

This story is one of several that have been written by professor Dave Blow’s journalism classes that will be published to the Spartan addressing the ways that COIVD-19 is affecting students’ hometown communities.    “Hi, I’m Exotic John, and welcome to another episode of ‘History, It Happens!” The man behind […]


Essential worker by day, streamer by night

It’s 11:18 p.m. on a recent Tuesday night. It had been a busy day. He had put the finishing touches on an eight-page research paper and finalized a project with his professor. Then he tossed on his trusty red polo and proceeded to work an eight-hour shift at the local […]


A journey to Bernie

It was a Saturday morning. My friends and I were in the midst of an already-long weekend after traveling to Lake George, New York the day before for a conference. I was exhausted. It had been a busy week. I was ready to get back to my warm dorm room […]


Spreading kindness one act at a time

It was her first day at a new school, and the expectation was that everyone was going to be friendly and kind to one another. What she found out was this; students were walking around with their headphones on, their heads glued to the screen of their phones never once […]

Arts Features

Alum unveils new play

It was late in the evening on Friday night. Students start filing into the dance studio, getting ready for what the night has in store for them. Daniel Jackson, an actor, sits in the corner by himself reading over his script. Adam Murray, the stage manager, sets up black boxes […]

Michael Talbott crouched in front of a home, planting a "Talbott for alderman" campaign sign.
Features Politics

Prof. Talbott is running for alderman

It all started with a downed tree. In most places, if you see a tree blocking a road, most people would back up, find another way around and wait for the town to pick it up. But on that day in Vermont, it was a story. Michael Talbott was driving […]


Spartan staff reflects on the holiday season

Spartan Copy Editor Caton Deuso Most people think about their experiences as a child when they’re asked to reflect on their favorite Christmas. Not me though. Just a couple years ago was my favorite Christmas for one soul reason. I bought so many gifts for my parents. At the time, […]


Kris Kringle of Castleton University

You may have noticed the Christmas lights on the themed housing near Castleton Hall, or on the main entrance of Wheeler, or more notable, the Christmas tree driving around campus in the back of a black pickup truck. Well for those who don’t know me, my name is Devin Poslusny, […]


CU profs build life together

Stephanie Wilson sits in her office by her computer. Her husband, Andrew Wilson, sits across from her on the other side of the desk. It’s his office as well. The two joke around, taking jabs at each other and rolling their eyes, but each time it always ends with a […]