Opinion

Opinion

Should Nike have chosen Tillman instead?

Ahhh, nothing like a controversy in sports. I love it. The debates, the analysis, the shock when it first shows up on your Twitter feed. To an avid sports fan it’s heaven. Especially when the same controversy has been going on for… well, almost two years. It was 2016 when […]

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Freshman year made me realize CU is perfect fit

When everyone told me my first year of college was going to go by quick, I definitely did not think it was going to go by THAT quick. It’s sort of crazy that 25 percent of my college career is already done. I feel like yesterday I was moving in, […]

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Editorial: Watchdog role is more important than ever before

The recent climate for the media has been turbulent in all aspects. Reputable news organizations are being scrutinized by high-powered officials in public office and are changing how people perceive information. Fake news and claims of fake news are running rampant in our society and it is a threat to […]

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A tribute to Papa

Castleton freshman Brendan Crowley poses with his grandparents. My first memories of you date way back to elementary school. I was a young, impressionable boy who would stay at your house on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. Though you were at work, I could see you standing. Without a walker. Without a […]

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University should have informed students first

By now, many have heard the news of the downsizing efforts at Castleton University. This whole thing is pretty concerning, especially as a student. At one point, I even had to consider my future as a Spartan because of this. The lack of communication and detailed information is frustrating. On […]

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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 […]