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Coffee Cottage answers

As students flooded campus over four weeks ago for the beginning of the fall semester, it was quickly realized that a beloved Castleton University staple, Coffee Cottage, had shut off the griddle and closed its doors.  Rumors have since spread across campus regarding what caused the closure, with a sign […]

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Sammis hopes to represent new district

On Nov. 8, the newly designated district of Castleton (Rutland-3) will elect its representative to the Vermont State Legislature. Running for the position is Republication candidate and Castleton University alum Jarrod Sammis, opposed to Democratic candidate, Mary Droege.  Jarrod Sammis graduated in 2013 from Castleton State College with a major […]

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Reality of the overturn

Since the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade on June 24, which dismissed the federal right to abortion in the U.S., citizens both for and against the ruling have expressed their convictions. Castleton University students and faculty recently weighed in with thoughts of their own. “I was shocked,” said […]

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McNair Program Q&A with Britt Green

In 1986, the United States Department of Education established the McNair Scholars Program — a graduate preparation program named for astronaut and physicist Ronald E. McNair. In 2017, Castleton joined the list of schools across the country who offer a McNair program on campus. Brittany Green, the head of Castleton’s […]

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Alumni Association annual meeting highlights community needs

Sheltered under the pavilion early on Sept. 10 for Homecoming weekend, the Castleton University Alumni Association gathered to discuss important events and updates beside their own homecoming stand.    While the meeting was not attended by all members and was interrupted by the assemblage of homecoming activities, there was no […]

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Babygate continues on

A trend that is as ominous as it is confusing has spread across campus in recent weeks — the appearance of small, plastic babies on suite balconies, in bathrooms, and in other mysterious places.  The news of this originated with several anonymous YikYak posts appearing, quite literally, out of nowhere. […]

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Huden “fire” a false alarm 

A supposed fire at Castleton University’s Huden Dining Hall turned out to be a false alarm after the Castleton Volunteer Fire Department and Public Safety teams were called this morning at approximately 10:20 a.m. to address the issue.  “It was not a fire, it was a leak in the steam […]

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Mixed reviews for rebrand

On May 17, administrators and faculty from across the Vermont State Colleges System gathered via Zoom to unveil the official brand launch for the rising Vermont State University. Now, almost four months later, Castleton University students, faculty and alumni still have mixed feelings about how this change will impact the […]

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Looking to VTSU’s future at Convocation

Students, faculty, staff and alumni filled the rows of Castleton University’s Casella Theater this past Thursday for this semester’s Convocation ceremony—celebrating new students, new opportunities and the hard work of those involved with the Vermont State University transformation.  The event, hosted by Campus Executive Director Cathy Kozlik, featured voices from […]

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Droege runs for state legislature

On Nov. 8, Castleton will have the opportunity to elect its inaugural representative to advocate on behalf of the town in the Vermont State Legislature. Since the redistricting of 2020, Castleton is its own district (Rutland-3), with representatives who focus on the unique needs of the town.  The race to […]