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Graduating student eyes media future

Graduating and leaving a college you love can be hard and scary for anyone. What does the future hold? What is next? How long until I have to pay back loans? All are things that run through a college graduate’s mind. But what is it like when you are graduating […]

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Two students share their struggles with chronic illness

Josie Gawrys When I wake up in the morning, it’s not so different from what other college students do. I grumble about having to get out of bed and start the day. I didn’t sleep well and I’m tired.  I don’t mean to invalidate the real exhaustion of other students. […]

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Castleton survivors share stories of sexual trauma

In mid-April, the film “Promising Young Woman” took home an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The film centers around a woman who tries to avenge the rape of her best friend, which was brushed off on her college campus.  The film brings up many conversations of sexual assaults on […]

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CU Media Writing class composes book

During the Fall 2020 semester, professor David Blow’s Media Writing students wrote COVID Chronicles blogs, which are now being sold as a book. Blow created the biweekly blog assignment for his students when he was dreading teaching a full semester online due to the pandemic. The students were able to […]

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Woodruff working from home

Since November, the first two floors of Woodruff Hall have been pretty barren as a result of the pandemic. But the third floor now has some business classes being taught, signaling a return to the busy building it once was. Throughout the COVID pandemic, the Advancement Office has been forced […]

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Only WGS major to come out of CU

Bryce Diggs has been abroad in Stockholm, Sweden with a host family this semester in order to take classes for their major. Diggs is a junior at Castleton double majoring in psychology and women and gender studies. They are currently the only member of a department that due to financial […]

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Huden’s options: To stay or to go

Huden Dining Hall had to change its food delivery process when the pandemic hit over a year ago. These changes include new safety guidelines like wearing a mask, socially distanced seating, wrapping fruit and bagels to limit germ exposure, and changing from buffet style to someone serving you a plate. […]

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COVID-19 adds new duties to Public Safety officers

We often think of Public Safety officers as those issuing parking tickets, confiscating alcohol, and hustling to emergencies on campus. But in the last year, Castleton University’s officers have taken on a brand new role: managing campus access for students and ensuring COVID-19 protocols are followed. They have been working […]

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CU Content Lab is helping neighbors

The Castleton University Content Lab was approached by the town of Poultney’s Economic Development Coordinator Sarah Pelkey about designing a series of newspaper ads that would run consecutively in the local paper. The goal of the ads was to generate awareness of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Recreational Economies […]

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Pandemic forces international students back home, keeps others away

The pandemic has been tough on everybody, but international students have been hit particularly hard. Asri Syawalia is an Indonesian international student who attended Castleton University spring 2020. Her family could not afford to let her go to the U.S. to study, so she signed up for The Global Undergraduate […]