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India trip confounds, enlightens

How do I write about something I have not yet even begun to process? This year, instead of staying home for the holidays, two days after Christmas, I ventured into the unknown, the vast and mysterious India, home of the Buddha. I have not yet been able to give anyone—let […]

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Students need more sleep

Look around the classroom. Do you see dazed eyes, yawns and lack of energy in some people? If not, it might be because you’re one of those people. It’s no secret that college students are always lacking sleep, but why? Coordinator of Campus Wellness Education Barbra McCall said for college […]

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Happy hearts mix it up for Valentine’s Day

Are you in a healthy relationship? Does your partner give you what you need to be happy and do you know what they want as well? Do you have a positive stream of communication or is it a lot of texting and screaming? It may be the week of sweet […]

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Alternative spring breakers head to Jamaica

Though Spring Break for some is synonymous with long nights and booze binges, 11 hard-working students and faculty members are planning a vacation of a different kind. These students are planning something alternative. Alternative Spring Break is a student-run program started in 1995 as a way for students to travel […]

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Faculty and staff pull together in wake of Dagle tragedy

By Laela Warnecke and Courtney Parker      Castleton Spartan Professor Mary Droege breathed a breath of bravery and positioned herself before the class. She looked on at the faces of her students, a mosaic of mixed emotions, and contrived the courage to begin, for just last class there was another […]

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Wolk may wear pinstripes for blood

  Would you like to see one of the Boston Red Sox’s most faithful fans wear a Yankee shirt? Even if you’re a Red Sox fan, it may be entertaining to watch President Dave Wolk battle the onslaught of playful comments from students and faculty for one very long school […]

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Occupy Wall Strret exposes other issues

    It has been weeks now since the “Occupy Wall Street” movement began. What started on the streets of New York City quickly moved across the country and across the globe. Events are being held daily in hundreds of cities, even in neighboring Rutland, according to the Occupy Rutland Facebook […]

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Poll reveals students’ indifference

Only a third of Castleton students feel they can make any meaningful difference in politics, according to a recent poll by the newly established Castleton Polling Institute. The poll was conducted last month using an e-mail questionnaire and received 134 responses. Students say the reason they can’t make a difference […]

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CSC now offers health ed. major

Over the last few years, Castleton State College has been accomplishing many things to be proud of from an increase in students to countless new academic and athletic buildings. Now the school has something else to brag about: being the first school in Vermont to offer health education as a […]

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Wellness center offering new “menu” items

Students at Castleton now have even more reasons enjoy sex safely, and they can be found in little brown paper bags priced between $1 and $5 in the Campus Center’s Wellness Center. Right next to the shelf holding these brown paper bags, there is a flyer boldly advertising “SAFER SEX […]