Opinion

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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, […]

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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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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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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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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 […]