Opinion

Editorial Opinion

The America we deserve

We’re free.  That’s all I could think when I read the news.  Joe Biden won the election. He actually did it. I was fearful on election night that it wouldn’t happen. But it did.   Donald Trump lost.   A big smile appeared on my face. I looked up over the horizon of the ocean. The sun seemed to shine brighter. Something […]

Editorial Opinion

It’s a start

I learned a lot the past four years. When Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, I was only 16 years old. I knew Trump was my least favorite option, I knew that Clinton was my preferred candidate, but I had yet to see the world. Being in Vermont, a […]

Editorial Opinion

Editorial Series: Gawrys considers campus impact

Editor’s note: This is the second of a four-part series of editorials written by the Spartan editors explaining our reasoning and reactions following the racist email story and choosing not to name the sender. Writing a story about a racist student is tricky. As a reporter, I want everyone to […]

Editorial Opinion

Editorial Series: Sherwood puts activism before journalism

Editor’s note: This is the first of a four-part series of editorials written by the Spartan editors explaining our reasoning and reactions following the racist email story and choosing not to name the sender. When the Spartan editors were writing the story about reactions to the racist email sent by […]

Opinion

Op-Ed: Vote like your future depends on it

  Our political system acquires its legitimacy from the will of the people. It is part of our creed, as articulated by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, that “governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Democracy works best when more […]

Opinion Sports Uncategorized

Write about the game, not the locker room

At of the time of writing, the Boston Celtics are down 2-0 to the Miami Heat in the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals, and last night they got exposed by Miami switching to a zone defense in the third quarter and taking back a 17-point deficit. In Game One, Bam Adebayo […]

Opinion

Opinion: Scolforo deserves better

All right, well I guess I’m going to be the one to say it since no one else will speak up about it. PRESIDENT KAREN SCOLFORO DESERVES TO BE TREATED BETTER THAN THIS! Is no one actually looking at the proposal Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Jeb Spaulding made?! First off, […]

Opinion Sports

NASCAR nation discourse over Kyle Larson firing

As some of you may have read, NASCAR driver Kyle Larson got fired from his race team due to him using the N-word during an iRacing event. On Sunday, April 12, a group of both professional and iRacing drivers were participating in a race online. iRacing, which I’ve spoken of […]

Opinion Sports

‘R.I.P. Kobe, we all miss you’

When I think of Kobe Bryant, I think of excellence, I think of class and I think of hatred. Growing up as a young basketball player in New England, naturally, I worshipped the Boston Celtics, and their 2008 team holds a special place in my heart to this day. In […]

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Third Place falls to third place

Recently, a lot of students have grown increasingly frustrated with the local pizzeria in Castleton, Third Place. Third Place is one of the few restaurants in Castleton that is close to campus and welcoming of student life. The popular hub has been growing in the past few years, changing the […]