Bill would take flavor out

A newly introduced bill in the Vermont House of Representatives promises to ban the sale or possession of flavored tobacco products and e-liquids across the state. The proposed bill—also known as H.823—was first read and referred to the Committee on Human Services on Jan. 21 and follows the momentum of […]

Arts News

Mac Miller album review

From the opening bass line of the track, “Circles” to the abrupt ending of the closing track, “Once a Day,” Mac Miller takes us on an intimate journey into the deepest parts of his mind. Circles is Mac Miller’s sixth studio album. It’s hard to get into the mindset of […]


My Moroccan adventure

The question on everyone’s lips was the same. “Are you excited for Morocco!?” I would answer with a simple but enthusiastic “yes!” to appease them, however, the reality of my fast-approaching semester away had not yet hit. Nor had it set in as I got accepted, while packing, or even […]


Students discuss efforts to impeach Trump

As the nation watches the impeachment proceedings unfold, it becomes apparent just how consequential the impacts of this event may be. Whatever results from it, the topic of impeachment seems to eclipse many other stories in the news these days. But does the presidential impeachment bear as much relevance and […]


Downsizing for daycare

When becoming an adult, many people settle down in one area and live there for many years. In Castleton University President Karen Scolforo’s case, however, she is moving from house to house to house within a matter of a few years. Literally. Students and faculty have started to notice that […]

Michael Talbott crouched in front of a home, planting a "Talbott for alderman" campaign sign.
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Prof. Talbott is running for alderman

It all started with a downed tree. In most places, if you see a tree blocking a road, most people would back up, find another way around and wait for the town to pick it up. But on that day in Vermont, it was a story. Michael Talbott was driving […]


Pronouns are just as important as names

Walking into your classroom on the first day of school, you settle into your seat, look around at your classmates, and dread the looming introductions between your professor and everyone else. But this time it’s different. Your professor asks your name, your major – and your pronouns. To some, it’s […]


Use less, do more this holiday

Ι think I might have too much stuff – and chances are so do you.  According to the U.S. census, Americans are spending upwards of $4 billion a year – not on housing, but on storage facility fees.  In the U.S. alone we have over 50,000 storage facilities and one […]



The crack of a safety seal, the mild fizzing sound of released carbonation and a smell wafting up that can be described as a mix of incense and body odor. Staring down the mouth of a bottle of GT’s Synergy Watermelon Wonder kombucha, I dutifully took my first ever sip. […]


CU/See Me campaign highlights diversity on campus

Roughly a month after its initial announcement, leaders of Castleton University’s CU/See Me initiative are looking forward to the spring after already facilitating a handful of successful events. The initiative focuses on creating programming on the broad topic of diversity, specifically through the perspective of individuals on campus. “There’s a […]