I am worthy of going to college

I have always had big dreams, even as a child. My first one was to see the end to my line of spinal surgeries, which I accomplished at age 13. It was a painful journey, but one that helped me to see my potential and my perseverance in tough situations. […]

News Sports

Baker back on base for CU

A year off from a sport can provide many things for an athlete. Relaxation. Mental and physical recovery. Reassurance. For Castleton University softball team’s third baseman Sara Baker, returning to the program for her senior year is an exciting time for both her and the Spartans, after a wake-up call […]


GMC transfers still settling in

What would it sound like if the place you worked at, your favorite place to go every winter, the place you lived in, or the place you were currently going to school at announced it was closing for good? For Green Mountain College on Jan. 23, 2019, it was silent. […]


New waste law

Effective July, 1 2020, the last phase of Vermont’s Universal Law will take effect, and require that all food waste is transported to composting facilities. Vermont’s Department of Environmental Conservation’s website states that, “If everyone recycled or composted, Vermont could cut its landfill waste by almost half.” These changes will […]

News Politics

CU profs. review CJ reform

Criminal justice reform in Vermont is an issue that has been steadily gaining momentum and action in the community, especially over the last several years. This ongoing discussion of what criminal justice in Vermont should look like has the distinct possibility of sparking some radical changes to the system, from […]


The pain of being 6,872 miles away from home

One of my Chinese friends went to the United Kingdom in January last year and after less than half a year, she was found to have major depression. She cried in the dormitory at night and attempted suicide. Her condition disappeared after the school sent her to the hospital. For […]


CU still has time for Black History Month events

What is Black History Month? February is a month where black inventors, leaders and traditions are celebrated. Without black history, there would not be much American history. If it wasn’t for Garett Morgan we would not have stoplights, which are obviously very important all over the world. And then there’s […]


Bennington nursing on right track

With a semester in the books, the students and faculty at Castleton University’s Bennington branch are starting to hit their stride. “The professors are more on track, the students are more on track, we’re definitely more settled,” said student Haley Adelt. Adelt is a former Southern Vermont College student who […]


Virus strikes fear in students

The flu-like novel coronavirus has killed over 1,700 people in China in recent weeks. This deadly virus has not only induced fear into the citizens of China and many travelers going in and out, but that fear has also made its way to Castleton University. “Some of the new Chinese […]


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 […]