Opinion

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What fossil free means to me

I am a non-traditional student and have been lucky enough to call myself a part of the VSC for the last eight years, first at CCV and now as a senior at Castleton University. When I began college at 22, I was daunted by the pressures of a college environment […]

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Ready to take on the world, not ready to leave

I’m not ready to say goodbye. I want to make this the best thing I’ve ever written for the Spartan. This should be a testament to my years at college and the hours of work I have put into this newspaper.             This column needs to be immaculate. Maybe if […]

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Thanks for the memories

So this is real. We’re actually graduating. It’s no longer the first day of freshman year when we felt like we had so much time left in this place with so many opportunities to try, and friends to make. It’s not midnight on a Saturday during sophomore year, when we […]

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A senior says goodbye

            The last 19 years of my life, I’ve been in school and soon it comes to end. The past five years at Castleton have been an experience to say the least, but I don’t think I would have it any other way.             Castleton […]

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Eternal gratitude for mentors

Sometimes “thank you” just isn’t enough,and seems to marginalize things. As we weave our way through life, we encounter countless friends, acquaintances and family members who leave marks on us in varying degrees.             But then there are those who leave the big marks. The ones who shape our thoughts […]

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We can all learn from Sesame Street

Sesame Street has been a part of teaching kids for nearly 50 years. From early on, numbers, letters and manners have been broadcast through the TV into every child’s life.             But last week, the show took on a new challenge. Their new character, Julia, requires some extra teaching.             […]

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Reality sets in for soon-to-be graduates

Spartan staff members take a walk through central park in between sessions at the College Media Association Convention in New York City.  Castleton is a small town. It’s one stop light and dirt sidewalks can make it easy to get swept up in the quaint feel and tradition of Vermont […]

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Media must continue to report news

            It seems like every time you open Facebook or Twitter or read or watch the news, there is an article on how to find fake news or how someone is saying something is fake news.             Right now, America’s president isn’t a fan of […]

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We need to protect our land and water

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night with the worst dry mouth you could possibly think of – now go to the sink and get a nice tall glass of ice cold water. Tastes good, right? Do you enjoy having the luxury of being able to drink fresh […]

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Questioning the ban

This upcoming fall, smoking will be banned on Castleton University property. Students will have to find alternative locations to light up. According to an ABC News report from August , a third of college students said they had used a tobacco product — cigarettes, chewing tobacco and increasingly, cigars — […]