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Spiro lightens mood at unusual Convocation

At this point in 2020, most people are accustomed to experiencing unprecedented events. Unprecedented is a word we’ve all heard many times, and now can describe this year’s convocation at Castleton University. With Castleton’s coronavirus guidelines – the Spartan Pledge – eliminating the possibility large crowds, convocation was presented in […]

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Ignoring the pandemic won’t be tolerated in Castleton

When Castleton University announced students would be returning to campus for the fall semester, it did not come without concern from the community. In the midst of a pandemic, residents wondered why one of the safest states would bring college students back from all over the country.   In his […]

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Students, president shocked over stabbing

When you think of college parties, you probably envision of cheap beer, loud music, crowded rooms, and one too many Instagram pictures with your friends. But Castleton University students could not have imagined what happened on Saturday, Aug. 22. “My thoughts when it happened were ‘oh look, drunk kids fighting, […]

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Castleton University announces first Covid case

One Castleton University student has tested positive for Covid-19, according to an announcement from Dean of Students Dennis Proulx. The email, which was sent to Castleton students and faculty Monday morning, states that of the 791 students tested, the University has received 84% of the tests back. The results conclude […]

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Suspect named in Castleton stabbing

Three Castleton University students were stabbed by another student earlier this weekend at an off-campus party that resulted in an arrest and a hospitalization. The incident, which took place early Sunday morning at 40 Mechanic Street, involved three victims and one suspect, and according to police reports, the suspect was […]

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Public Safety director releases statement about off-campus stabbing

Campus Community,   I want to inform you that Castleton Police responded early this morning to a stabbing incident off-campus in the Town of Castleton involving a suspect and three victims.   A Castleton University student was arrested in connection with the incident. The victims were transported to Rutland Regional […]

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They live for what the road brings

The following was written for a Feature Writing class and details the travels of Spartan editor Brendan Crowley’s cousin and her soulmate.   Issac Belloir and Eliza Orlando were driving in South Carolina when they started to hear a tinging sound come from the engine. The two had just purchased […]

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Reacting to the loss of a president

  A difficult aftermath following the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic seemed inevitable, and Castleton University is already starting to feel the repercussions. There was a rollercoaster of news surrounding former Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Jeb Spaulding’s proposal to close North Vermont University with his resignation to follow. Soon after, the Castleton […]

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Wallingford residents stepping up to help others through Covid-19 crisis

This story is one of several that have been written by professor Dave Blow’s journalism classes that will be published in the Spartan addressing the ways that COIVD-19 is affecting students’ hometown communities.  On any given day in Wallingford, 58-year-old lawyer Jennifer Hoult might be found at the library, shopping […]

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A CU blogger’s unique family photos make you want to join his family

Everybody’s got a story to tell. Some people moved 10 times before they got to high school, some were an only child, some were the star athlete of the school and some got pregnant before they graduated. This doesn’t make anyone bad or wrong, but merely contributed to the type […]