Opinion

Opinion

House that Hannah Built: Life plan’s and L’s

Hello there, friends! It’s me again.  For those of you who don’t know me or what I’m all about, buckle up. For those who do, let’s get right into this.  I have always loved a plan. Whether it be a packed weekend or a vacation itinerary, I just love when […]

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PSA: I’m not a leaf peeper

I like to think I’m a good person – I participate in my community, I care a lot for my friends, etc. I don’t usually find myself in situations where I am an outsider. But college has opened my eyes to a lot more of those predicaments. I’m a total […]

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Controversial costumes to avoid

Halloween season is the best time of the year. People get into it – decorating, making party plans, picking out a costume. But there’s one thing that, without fail, can ruin my Halloween spirit: Offensive costumes. You’d think that by 2022, we as a society would realize that some “costumes” […]

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The possession of Emily’s Bridge

I cannot conceivably understand why in the world everyone is obsessed with covered freakin’ bridges. Yeah, you Vermonters got a lot of ‘em — cool. Whatever. When I first came to Vermont as a freshman at Castleton, and even when I was touring, my mom would make us stop at […]

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Eastern Monarchs or extinct monarchs?

Vermont’s state butterfly, the eastern monarch, is facing endangerment.  According to the Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting wildlife, the population of eastern monarchs has declined by roughly 85% since the 1990s. But what’s happening to these once plentiful orange beauties?  Eastern monarchs migrate thousands of miles […]

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Yik Yak: Fact or fiction?

The social media app, Yik Yak, has been an on and off again facet of campus life since its founding in 2013 and has gained a certain popularity at Castleton University.  This small message board allows for people to post whatever they want to post, be it a searing […]

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Focus on your future

The notion that it takes a village to raise a child is not lost in contemporary society. From my first steps to arriving in America to attend university, I have never been alone, and I certainly cannot take credit for getting myself to this point. It was the unique mentors […]

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COVID impacts a generation

The whole world was in shock at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. It impacted everyone’s lives greatly — with each individual having a different experience. Keveon Buckingham, a 20-year-old who lives in Stockton, California, said he had great troubles during the past few years. Before graduating from high school […]

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First-year students settle in to college

With more than 21% of Gen-Z being first-year students this upcoming year, many of them are struggling to adapt to the extremely new environment that is college. For a lot of students, it’s hard going from an environment in which everything is so familiar that you know it like the […]

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Concerns over church and state

St. John the Baptist Church in Castleton has been at the center of recent concerns regarding the separation of church and state, and what political topics churches and other nonprofit organizations are allowed to publicly share their position on. These concerns came after the Roman Catholic Church recently displayed signs […]