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Famed photographer shows work in Rutland

Dona Ann McAdams, an acclaimed photographer and social justice activist, came to the Rutland Free Library last Wednesday to discuss a collection of her work as part of a Vermont Humanities Council First Wednesday event. The talk featured McAdams’ own personal stories behind a collection of photographs spanning 45 years […]

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CU earns grant for stronger programs

Last month, Castleton University was awarded a Title III grant for $2.25 million by the United States Department of Education. The grant falls under the Strengthening Institutions Program. This program is in place to help colleges expand their resources, increase student success and address student’s needs. Of schools that apply […]

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Straight from the harp

As she stepped onto the stage, her fingers danced behind her body. She was excited to be on stage to get an award, but she knew what she wanted. It was the same goal as all of her other competitors. She knew she had played each song flawlessly, yet she […]

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First-years feel stress from registration

First-year students have officially gone through their first registration and have now felt the stress older students know all too well Pressures of registration for first-years lies in the deadly reminder to have back-up classes — for their back-up classes. Also, to plan to stay awake until midnight to have […]

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Castleton alum wins national journalism award

Castleton University alumnus Darren Perron has recently been awarded the Radio Television Digital News Association National Edward R. Murrow Award for “Best News Series.” His story was about soldiers across seas battling against long-term medical need due to open air burn pits in Afghanistan. Perron has received 11 regional Murrow […]

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Ghost Hunter visits Old Chapel

It was a spooktacular, rainy, dark and creepy night on Oct. 27— perfect for a visit to the Castleton University Old Chapel by John Zaffis, known as the godfather of ghost hunters. The Connecticut resident has 42 years of experience as a ghost hunter. He owns a haunted museum in […]

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FAC pumpkins keep disappearing

During Homecoming weekend, the Fine Arts Center endured a struggle between trying to look festive, and unfortunately, robbery. Oliver Schemm, chair of the art department, thought pumpkins would make the FAC look festive. “The orange would pop and make it kind of interesting,” he said. Little did Schemm know, the […]

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A push to protect pollinators

About 15 area residents were in the basement of the Castleton Free Library on Oct.14 to learn about creating spaces in their yards to help the pollinator population This event was called “Creating Pollinator Spaces” and was hosted Sadie Brown and Lia McFarline. Sadie Brown works at Poultney Mettowee Natural […]

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The class of 2041 has arrived

The class of 2020 is about to graduate. The class of 2041 is just being born. Blake Molinari, born just five months ago, is the newest member of the Molinari family.  Castleton University Director of Public Safety Keith Molinari was 18 years old when he had his first child. Now, […]

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The Homecoming bookstore craze

The campus bookstore during Homecoming weekend was filled with people coming in with a smile and leaving with a bag of Castleton gear or souvenirs. “I love homecoming,” said Colleen Ruiz, manager of the bookstore in the Campus Center.  “Homecoming is all about swag, apparel, gifts, tailgating, and all about […]