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We still need a new house

On Jan 21, 2017, as many as 4.6 million Americans gathered in demonstrations across the country in protest of expected challenges under newly-inaugurated President Donald Trump. Believed to have been largest single-day demonstration in our country’s history, the Women’s March demanded full recognition of women’s reproductive rights, the culture of […]

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Low-key events are a hit

Hearts were on sleeves and inside stuffed bears at a Castleton Campus Activities Board event that drew over 150 students on Feb. 12 – just before Valentine’s Day. The event, a “Stuff Your Own” stuffed animal night, proved to be one of the most popular events that the board has […]

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Zoomed out

  It has been nearly a year since the world turned upside down and sent most employees  and nearly every student in the world to an online format. It was a new way of learning that came with many pros and many cons.  One of the cons is known as […]

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Coach Maher returns for limited Nordic ski schedule

Castleton University Nordic ski coach Marty Maher has returned to the program for the 2020-2021 season in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Maher, who will turn 70 years old in May, was in his 46th year of coaching last year when he decided to retire. That retirement turned out […]

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Realizing that dads get sad too

  My father called me a few weeks ago.  We had just started talking again for the first time in years. He was at the end of his wits.  “I need to do something. I know I won’t get better, but I need a break,” he croaked, and I could […]

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Columnist is enjoying the NASCAR changes

The 2021 NASCAR season is expected to be the greatest season yet. Why? Well, the NASCAR Cup Series will race on seven road courses, a handful of new tracks, and for the first time since 1970, the Cup Series will race on dirt!  This historic season started with change right […]

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Alpine skiers impress

Castleton University’s alpine skiing women impressed last weekend at Okemo while the men struggled with difficult conditions once again, this time at Stowe Mountain. Although collegiate skiing programs were cancelled due to the pandemic, alpine teams responded by rising to a serious challenge – competing with the Fédération Internationale de […]

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Silengo gives back to younger hockey community through clinic

  Castleton men’s hockey coach Bill Silengo recently volunteered for a youth hockey clinic in Manchester for kids of all ages.   “It was an awesome experience and I think the kids had a lot of fun with it,” Silengo said about the clinic.   Silengo organized the clinic with the […]

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From Earth to Mars

In 2009, I came from St. Petersburg, Russia and landed on American soil.  I was 7 years old and had no idea what my life would be like. Coming from an orphanage, I was accustomed to a very different way of living.  From the minute the plane landed, I experienced […]

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It should have been me

I wish that it had been me instead.  I was 12 years old, still living in my favorite polka dot jean pants. But lately, a sinking feeling in me had whispered that I needed to grow up.   This was not what I meant.  *** Four out of my family […]