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Opinion

President Karen Scolforo responds to Spartan editorial page

Response to The Spartan letters to the editor I am grateful for the first amendment and the opportunity for all citizens to voice their opinions publicly. This is a cherished right. That said, there’s a difference between opinions and facts. I hope, by means of this letter, to clarify some of […]

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There’s no need for automatic weapons – period

It seems as if the deaths of innocent people have been multiplying these past couple months. Whether that be due to terrorism from foreign countries or from the bullets of an American, I’ve had enough. To put it bluntly, I’m pissed. Innocent people should not be dying in vain no […]

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Feeling thankful, you should too

It’s that time of the year again. You know, the time when Vermont starts to get cold, but Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner so it’s hard to actually be upset about it. It’s also a time when everyone and everything seems to be telling you to be […]

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Is it worth the risk?

The United States has a gun control problem. Whether you believe that “guns kill people,” or “people kill people,” in either case, people are dying from bullet wounds. For some reason, U.S. citizens seem more prone to shooting one another than citizens of other countries. Maybe it’s because everyone’s so […]

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Sick of hearing ‘I don’t care’

I am a white woman, attending a largely white university, in the second whitest state in the United States. I have the luxury and the privilege of questioning and talking about race – and then I get to move on and go throughout my day. Racism is not my experience […]

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Music just isn’t what it used to be

The best songs are those of which the lyrics can tell a story. Lyrics that can relate to one’s life, bring emotion upon someone, or create nostalgia is true artwork. In 1974, Harry Chapin wrote a vengeful song about a son and his father. It was named “Cats in the […]

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Gun death questions need some answers

The United States has a gun control problem. Whether you believe that “guns kill people,” or “people kill people,” in either case, people are dying from bullet wounds. For some reason, U.S. citizens seem more prone to shooting one another than citizens of other countries. Maybe it’s because everyone’s so […]

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An empowering interview

The other day I had an interview with Peruvian artist Persí Narváez, who is painting a mural for our beautiful campus. When I say interview, I realize that’s a bit of a stretch. Because it was the most unconventional interview I’ve ever had. Maybe that’s because it was entirely in […]

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‘Rhinoceros’ still relevant

The sound of a rhinoceros stempede divers the attention of Tess Webber (Dasiy) and Garret Robin (Berenger). Photo by Martin VanBuren III. If you left Castleton’s performance of Eugène Ionesco’s Rhinoceros and you were very confused, I don’t blame you. I was too. But then I went and saw the […]

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Wanting a propaganda-free media

The United States’ current political climate is stricken with slander and outrage, as the media urges “he said, she said.” Sadly, the poster child for our division is our president. And whether you like Donald Trump or not, his victory in the 2016 Presidential Election was a direct result of […]