Opinion

Opinion

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 […]

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Should we be destroying history?

For years at Castleton, I’ve studied the words of men who have made impressions on history. I’ve studied dates and events, the people that influenced them and the things they’ve written. I realize that I’m very fortunate for my ability to see all sides of history. This is why I […]

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Are you ready for some football?

I am about to utter the three words better than “I love you” – Football. Is. Back. Finally, after 214 days of waiting, we have competitive football to watch. Everyone starts at 0-0, and everyone has a chance at playing in February – except the Browns and Jets of course. […]

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Is heroin vaccine a possible answer?

In Vermont’s 2014 State of the State Address, former Gov. Peter Shumlin said “we have seen a more than 770% increase in treatment for all opiates” in the State since 2000, in what he described as “a full-blown heroin crisis.” In recent years, Vermont has frequently been referred to as […]

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A different Castleton experience

My freshman experience is a bit unique when compared to the average experience. Why you may ask? Well it’s because both of my parents have worked at Castleton for the last eight or so years and I have accepted the campus as my second home. I know CU better than […]

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Free press is vital at CU

Since my freshman year at Castleton, I’ve been working for The Spartan newspaper on campus and now, as editor, I realize how lucky we’ve been to have had such a supportive administration. We schedule interviews with school leaders when it’s convenient for us and them, and thry happen. The faculty […]