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Prison reform curbs systematic injustice

On the morning of Jan. 26, President Joe Biden signed an executive order that effectively called on the Department of Justice to nullify any future contracts with private prisons. The order is one of the many aimed at addressing systemic racism in the United States and will terminate agreements with […]

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COVID-19 brings changes and a new passport

With the return to campus for the spring semester at Castleton, students and faculty are bearing witness to big changes.  COVID-19 has created a very different atmosphere here on campus than many students are used to.  One of the largest changes entering the spring semester is the Castleton Passport. The […]

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Q + A with SGA president Pat Lucey

Q. What major goals do you have for SGA this season? How will you achieve these goals? A. Major goals that I have for SGA this season include fully representing the student body here at Castleton. What I mean by this is to have the students’ best interests in mind. […]

Administration Features

Q&A – Dean Galle

Gillian Galle is an associate academic dean at Castleton University. She grew up in New York, went to school in New Hampshire, and taught in New York City before living in Vermont. After many years as a mathematics professor, she has moved up to an administrative position helping teachers with […]


Covid Chronicles: Raging through pandemic

This is the latest installment of the Covid Chronicles blog from a Castleton University Media Writing class detailing students’ experiences during the pandemic. Rage. A feeling I know all too well. I like to think of myself as a relatively normal mood kinda dude. I laugh at too many unfunny […]

Arts Features

Inspirational dining at Roots

Starting last week, Roots restaurant in Rutland has been hosting local artists to express their individualism and artistic knowledge by painting on walls in the dining area. And this week, one of the artists is Castleton University art professor Oliver Schemm. Because of COVID-19, local restaurants and other businesses have […]


Perilous puppy delivery

It was the time of the year when it snows, rains and freezes all in one day. And this was one of those days. My boyfriend Mike and I were heading to Salem, New York. We were on our way to get our now two-year-old black lab. The gray trailer […]


No door will separate us again

  When we are young, doors hold an ethereal mysteriousness. They are portals, real-life portals. You walk through in one place and come out in another, I mean, for the mind of a child, if that’s not magic, I cannot tell you what is. But while the young mind’s perception […]

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New niece prompted self improvement

I remember the car ride leaving the hospital most vividly. My sister had just given birth to my niece, and it was a change I thought I was ready for. But apparently, I wasn’t. My brother passed away when I was 15 years old. Between that time and my 17th […]