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Psyched to be back: Castleton international students back on campus

As the United States enters the second year of the coronavirus pandemic, many of us couldn’t imagine traveling overseas anytime soon. Next to the overwhelming fear of exposure, the utter uncertainty of “shelter-in-place” orders has many afraid to leave their house, let alone their home country. This semester, Castleton University’s […]

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Students wary of VSC merger

In 2018, the Vermont State College System underwent a merger of Johnson State College and Lyndon State College into the now Northern Vermont University at Johnson and Lyndon, respectively. Now, the VSCS is considering merging state schools – including Castleton University – into one Vermont State University.  The Community College […]

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A message from president Scolforo

Dear Spartans:   There are so many of you that I wish I could see in person to talk to about the difficult decision I made last evening. Your handshakes, hugs, smiles, and encouragement have always lifted me up. It had been my plan to talk with all of you […]

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‘Chicago’ donates to Locks of Love

      The current Castleton State College production Chicago is calling for the ‘20s style bob haircut  for the actresses and hair designer Staci Jedlick came up with the idea of putting all that chopped off hair to good use. So on March 2, the theatre department will be […]

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Students fight higher education costs

    With growing consciousness surrounding the costs of higher education, students, faculty and staff from the Vermont State College systems converged on the Montpelier State House early Feb. 7. The main issues being brought to light were the cost of higher education, the lack of state and federal support, […]

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Sodexo to become VSC’s new food service

After 20 years of service, Aramark’s food service contract with the Vermont State Colleges is expiring and the company is being replaced by Sodexo. That means starting next fall, Castleton students will be eating food provided by a new company. In a recent e-mail sent across campus, Dean of Administration […]

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Dancing in a Gayle storm

Gayle Lang stands almost half a foot shorter than most of her 16 dance workshop students. Positioned in front of two rows of students facing a room-length mirror, she yells out the dance steps, barely heard over the blaring hip-hop loops. In the early ‘90s, Lang’s students were nearly two […]

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Castleton student knows he’s meant for more

By Laela Warnecke Spartan Contributor Connie Mackintosh plopped her 3-year-old son at the kitchen table, placing a solitary marshmallow before him. He gazed up at her with curious eyes and began to motion towards the treat. Gently hindering his reach, Connie dropped down to his eye level and explained the […]

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Costa Rican culture fascinates CSC students

Castleton student George Grant thought picking up a male iguana in a Costa Rica rainforest park and showing the enormous animal to his fellow classmates would be an incredible way to start the trip. But just after arriving for the January term study abroad trip, luck was not on Grant’s […]

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Remembering Brian Dagle

Castleton State College is currently in a state of mourning over the tragic loss of sophomore Brian Dagle. Dagle, an elementary education major from East Lyme, Ct., died off campus early Saturday morning. State police issued a statement Sunday saying the death was not suspicious. A somber silence settled outside […]