Opinion

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Libya to hold free elections

The people of Libya now revel in their freedom having successfully overthrown a regime that lasted 41 years. The bloody civil war for Libya commenced Feb. 15 of this year after civilians protested against Muammar Gaddafi’s government in the wake of the Arab Spring movement. Protests were met by military […]

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Students rally for lower tuition

“The public may not be aware of just how dependent the colleges have become on year-to-year tuition increases just to maintain operational budgets.” Linda Olson, president of the Vermont State College Faculty Federation, is exactly right. Not only does the public not know, but many students and faculty members may […]

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Sports Talk

So after writing my last column, I realized it is very hard to write one about Castleton sports because this will not be read by anyone until Sept. 28. Now, I’ve decided to just write about the national sports scene.  First of all, is anyone else surprised by the 3-0 […]

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More parking issues this year

Well, it’s fall again, so naturally it’s time for the parking issue to rear its ugly head. Every year students find new ways to complain about the same problem of less parking spaces than they’d like, but this year they’ve been given more ammo to intensify their cries. Construction on […]

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What are we eating?

  There’s an old myth that there are approximately 8 bug legs in every bar of chocolate. Just the thought of this makes me want to give up the beloved Milky Way or Hershey’s bar every now and then. So I decided to do some research, but the results were […]

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The Real side of Reality

  Red rose petals lined the floor. Candles flooded every surface. NBA star Kris Humphries waited on bent knee for Kim Kardashian to walk in the room. This week’s episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians featured the moment viewers have been waiting for since May; the engagement of one of the […]

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The world of retail

  “Can I help you out with anything?” It was a normal enough way to start an interaction with a customer in the world of retail, or even in the world of being a human. The response was normal enough, too. “I just need a kickstand for this bike, but […]

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Remembering 9/11 a decade later

By Anders Ax Castleton Spartan   When the planes struck the towers on Sept. 11 a decade ago, it was an advent of change so shocking, so unbelievable, so inconceivable, that any perception of the world we may have imagined turned to dust and ash. 9/11 hit us at our […]

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Me? A senior?

Wait I’m a what? No, no you must be mistaken. Freshman year feels like yesterday. I can’t be a senior.     Starting school this year was a huge wake up call. I realized I had less than nine months to figure out what I am doing after graduation. Possibly even […]

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Be grateful for what you have

The school year is winding down once again, and everyone seems to be in a panic about something. Finals are coming up for every grade level, projects are due in many upper-level courses, seniors are worried about where their journey will bring them and criminal justice majors have more than […]