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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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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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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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Lest we forget

On Wednesday, April 20, Tim Hetherington, a highly decorated photojournalist and war photographer was tragically killed while photographing the front lines in the city of Misrata during Libya’s ongoing civil war. A mortar, or rocket propelled grenade, fired by pro-Qaddafi forces exploded in the vicinity of a group of photographers […]

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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 […]

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Think before speaking

Recent events on campus have spurred much discussion about free speech and, more particularly, the limits thereof. At a recent soundings event, 28-year-old James Cote spoke out during a question-and-answer session, stating that, “Every single person in political power at this point should be taken out.” He went on to […]

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Choose your roomate wisely

Room selection time is just around the corner and many students are frantically trying to decide roommate arrangements for next year. It’s no small decision, and it’s one that my friends and I have been trying to make for about a month already with no solution. Which friend should I […]

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Kudos to Pink in the Rink

The most important thing the women’s hockey team has done for the past two years is to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. They started what will most likely become an annual tradition last year with the first Pink the Rink event, which helped raise more than $6,000 […]

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Seniors reflect on progression

Everyone comes in to college with a different mindset. Some can't wait to leave high school behind. Some can't wait to escape their family and finally be on their own and some just want new and different experiences. Me? I was all of the above. In high school, I had […]