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SGA approves budget, plans semester

The new semester brings new leadership, new ideas and new challenges for the Student Government Association.             Picking up from where they left off last semester in terms of ideas and tasks, the most looming is still the finalization of the SGA handbook. The lengthy process will continue into the […]

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You want my FB information? Really?

You’re at an interview for your dream job. Your hands are shaking, palms are sweaty and you’re hoping you sound intelligent while answering the questions. The potential boss seems impressed with your credentials and personality. The interview is coming to an end and you are confident that you are getting […]

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Former Spartan editor lands reporting job

During her four years at Castleton, Megan Davis told many stories. She wrote that living in Ellis hall isn’t all that bad, that just because we are adults doesn’t mean we aren’t bullies and she gave us secrets to staying in love. She interviewed professors and the president, sled dog […]

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Death Series Preview

             “Sometimes, I think about my death and I think about it as a character – I call him Whitmore. So here, I drew this picture, and it’s Whitmore and it’s death, but it doesn’t and isn’t death. It’s just Whitmore,” said art professor Bill Ramage upon the question of translating […]

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Spiro balances life as professor and dean

Not many people know what it’s truly like to live a double life, but Associate Academic Dean Jonathan Spiro does. Spiro is Castleton State College’s new associate academic dean – but he’s also still a history professor. President Dave Wolk had the idea that every two years, the academic dean’s […]

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Senior Column

For as long as I can remember I’ve always had a plan, and that plan has always consisted of school. Year after year I always knew what was coming next – another year of school. But now, in a little less than three weeks, I’ll be done with school forever. […]

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Spring weekend offers lots of free fun

Despite weather that couldn’t make up its mind, this year’s “Sparty’s Spring Weekend” was a success, organizers said. Held in the Campus Center and dining area of the Fireside Café, this totally free event featured free t-shirts for tie dying and “Sparty Cups” for first comers. The event was fast […]

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Sodexo to replace Aramark

Returning Castleton students will have a lot to look forward to in the fall 2012 semester, from the new dorm building to the change of food provider and renovations on campus. Everyone is pretty sure that New Hall will meet all expectations (judging by how quickly it filled up), but […]

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Obama v. Romney – who is the lesser evil?

For Mitt Romney, it’s now essentially official. He’s the Republican Party’s guy. The question is can he defeat Obama and become our next president? And is he even the best option? Out of all the Republican candidates including Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman, Herman Cain and Michelle […]

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How green are we really?

Every Monday during the first semester of the academic year at Castleton, First Year Seminar Students can be seen going around campus with their advisors collecting recyclables. This activity, which became a school-wide custom in 2005, still remains with a purpose as clear as ever: to promote sustainability through recycling […]