Opinion

Opinion

Loss of sight won’t affect his outlook on life

My roommate sits down at his computer, ranting about the amount of organic chemistry work he has to do. A Facebook status pops up on my new feed about how deeply stressful work is when a customer is mean. Endless posts appear online about a poor guy being friend-zoned. Meanwhile, […]

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Protestors demand lower tutition

Clearly, the cost of tuition is too high. With enrollment down, students transferring or dropping out and the costs rising, we certainly have a huge problem to solve. This year, legislatures and representatives alike want to blame Hurricane Irene for the lack of state support in financing affordable higher education. […]

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Obama’s tuition plan could help Castleton

With the Republican primaries well underway for the 2012 presidential election, many are reflecting on the progress President Barack Obama has made during his first term in the Oval Office. Since being sworn in, unemployment rates have decreased and the financial burden Americans have carried on their shoulders is being […]

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Republicans brawl for candidacy

During most election years, the parties generally stick to themselves with the Republicans caring about their primaries and the Democrats caring about theirs. While the Democrats have less to talk about this year since they all know the candidate, you’d still be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn’t heard of […]

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Faculty member recalls teaching accused bank robber

When news first broke of the arrest of Jill Ludwig and John Maynard several weeks ago at Paul’s Pizza, word quickly spread that Ludwig was a Castleton resident and former Castleton State student. Those in the college community immediately tried hard to remember the alleged bank robber, with little luck. […]

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Reporting on suicide shouldn’t be taboo

In daily newspapers you almost never see the word suicide.  Reporters and editors stray from using the term due to taboo nature of it and harsh criticism that it can create.  This unwritten rule of not using the word suicide in headlines or stories has become a frequently debated ethical […]

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Students come together when things fall apart

The small school with the big heart has come together once again. Students and staff gathered outside the Campus Center on Nov. 12 after the suicide death of Brian Dagle to honor the sophomore education major. Castleton State College President Dave Wolk discussed how at Castleton, we are a family. […]

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Are we occupying the wrong place?

Seventeen million dollars for one event on one day, that was it.  To put that in a perspective, that is enough to pay tuition costs for every Castleton student this year — or real close to it. Kim Kardashian was paid $17 million for allowing media coverage of her marriage […]

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Humans vs. Zombies a huge success

Strange things were afoot on the Castleton campus recently; guys walking around with bandoliers and vests, armed to the teeth with foam-firing machine guns, all while hordes of people with orange bandanas around their heads meander menacingly outside. To an outsider, it may have looked like campus was going completely […]

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Thank you for the past 30 years, Joe!

You could fill up your car for $1.19 a gallon, “Russian” was still a bad word, the Islanders were actually good at hockey, John Lennon was still alive and Reagan hadn’t yet taken office. The world was a completely different place back in 1980; not only was the world changing, […]