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Open house falls on 4/20, Scorpion Bowl, and Spring Weekend

Spring has sprung once again, and a little earlier than usual at that. The multitudes of students camped out on the lawns between Huden and the campus center are an indication of the impending warm weather and all of the functions that come along with it. One of these functions […]

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Spring cleaning means pick up your trash

            Winter is over. Rejoice! The sun is out, the leaves are budding, and what’s up with all this garbage strewn across campus? Take a look around you. See anything that belongs in trash that could easily have been picked up, or simply thrown in a designated receptacle to begin […]

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Kony 2012 well-intnded, misinformed?

On the first day there were 4 million views on YouTube. By the end of five, over 66 million. The unprecedented firestorm that started March 5 was the Kony 2012 campaign and has exploded across the Internet and gained worldwide attention to anyone with a social media account and a […]

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Why are gas prices so outrageous?

Gas prices are always a sore topic in America, and with summer approaching once again, absurd predictions for the projected summer gas prices are driving the frenzy ever wilder. “I heard $7 a gallon from somewhere,” said one person to another as they each weigh in with their abundant political […]

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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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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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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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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. […]