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CU alum takes teaching to a higher level

Photo courtesy of Justin Garritt. Alumni Justin Garritt stands in front of the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia. Justin Garritt is a sixth-grade math teacher in Baltimore. He graduated from Castleton University in 2011 and was awarded the “Outstanding Young Alum” award in 2014. Garritt recently returned from a 13-month […]

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It’s too important to wait

Depression among college students is a big concern for mental health professionals. Students are often bombarded with projects, assignments and exams and are expected to be able to keep up with a social life while also being active on campus outside the classroom. But sometimes when students become stressed, they […]

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She will be Christopher

It’s a Monday night and Jordan Thrane, a senior at Castleton University, is getting ready for auditions. She looks around and sees nine other boys auditioning for the role she wants; Christopher, a 15-year-old boy. Little did she know that later that night, Harry McEnerny, the director, would cast her […]

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Skating at ‘The Castle’

Sun was beaming down on the Castleton University skatepark when sophomore Andreas Stefanokis went for a boardslide on the down rail in the middle of the park. He surprised himself on his first attempt by actually landing on top of the rail but failed to connect his wheels to the […]

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The Yellow Deli is a college hotspot

There aren’t many places to eat at 2 a.m. on a Tuesday. For most college students, however, this is a prime time for the munchies to kick in. Thankfully for them, the Yellow Deli in Rutland is open 24 hours a day, five days a week. The small, quaint restaurant […]

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Photo of the week!

Heather Robinson / Castleton Spartan This week's photo of the week is a beautiful shot of Spartan Stadium during the homecoming-parent weekend football game. Want to see your photos in The Spartan? Email your submissions to thespartan@castleton.edu  

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Meet new professor Joel Lombard

Joel Lombard recently went from being a Castleton alumnus to a Castleton University exercise science professor and the 2010 graduate couldn’t be happier. He spoke Friday about his exciting new role at his alma mater. Joel Lombard Q. What’s it like to be back teaching where you used to be […]

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Memorializing Brian

Brian Dagle was best known for having boundless enthusiasm in everything he did. When swimming, he’d jump off the highest cliff, just to do it. He was the first to talk to people no one else knew and friends say he was the most giving person they knew. “Always, these […]

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Communication vital to suicide prevention

By Nick Minarik and Anders Ax Castleton Spartan Eileen Casey had been home a few days in the summer of 2010 after returning from the hospital and was watching TV together with her son, Andy. She told him that she was going to bed. Andy said he loved her, just […]

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Where did the waffles go?

Students at Castleton State College have been wondering what happened to the popular waffle maker in Huden Dining Hall? Last year, the waffle maker was unveiled to students and available for use during all three meal periods. And it got used a lot. This year, however, it is only available […]