Opinion

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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 […]

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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.             […]