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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 […]

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IT officials warn about phishing scams

Halloween is fast approaching and that means cyber security awareness month is coming to an end. Before the month is over, the IT team has a few scary stories of invading hackers and helpful tips to keep students and staff safe. The first and possibly most important tip, provided by […]

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Jeffords renovations improve science experiences

Castleton University’s Jeffords Center finally got some attention that it deserved after receiving $1 million for renovations, which started in the spring of 2019. The renovations consisted of new workspaces for students, the expansion of a lab, new ventilation, and even gas line additions within the chemistry, exercise science, and […]

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Dean: fill out your professor evaluations

The professor evaluation responses from students at Castleton University have been decreasing significantly in recent semesters. Professors and staff say they are not getting enough feedback from students to make any changes. “We used to do all of our course evaluations in class. Students would do them in a class […]

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Helping those in need

  Gene Sumner is your typical 68-year-old man – funny and persistently independent. He likes his daily routines, his coffee and his cop shows. He also loves taking long drives in his pick-up truck, hunting and woodworking. But most wouldn’t be able to know these things, since Gene can only […]

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Survivor offers powerful message

  From a glance, it would be almost impossible to guess that he was 93 years old. He showed up at the Rutland Free Library on Oct. 17 ecstatic to be there, bouncing across the stage and cracking jokes like he was a comedian. It was even more amazing to […]

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It’s too important to wait

Depression among college students is a big concern for mental health professionals. Students are often bombarded with projects, assignments and exams and are expected to be able to keep up with a social life while also being active on campus outside the classroom. But sometimes when students become stressed, they […]