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Freshmen cope with pandemic

First, they missed out on their senior year of high school. Now, they’re facing their first year of college during a pandemic. And it hasn’t been easy. “I just didn’t expect it to be like this. My first year here and I can’t even say I know anyone other than […]

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A simple ‘thank you’ goes a long way

This semester at Castleton University at the end of classes, some students have been offering a simple “thank you” to their professors as class is ending. In other classes, however, it has been just a scene of rapid black boxes leaving the Zoom screen.  Professor Heidi Welch, the director of […]

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‘Everyone Eats’ in Vermont — including college students

As COVID relief efforts continue to disproportionally impact college students –specifically adult dependents – more and more students are facing food and housing insecurity. Roughly 39% of college students reported food insecurity this past year, according to an annual survey conducted across 227 collegiate schools by Hope Center for College, […]

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Letters to my parents

Student Lily Doton writes open letters to both her adoptive and biological parents Dear Mom and Dad, You and my siblings have supported me through everything. You’ve all loved me unconditionally and been there for me when I’ve struggled. I hope that you can continue to do that now.  Before […]

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International skiers find success at CU

  Castleton University’s Alpine ski teams have been building momentum and hope for the future with young athletes turning in good results among Division I skiers at local slopes during this modified COVID season. As documented in the previous issue of the Castleton Spartan, the normal United States Collegiate Ski […]

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Texas freeze hits CU, highlights social issue

  It was deeper than a power outage On the week of Valentine’s Day, Texans were faced with record breaking freezing temperatures that left most of the state, if not most of the country, covered with snow and ice for days.  Millions of Texans were left without electricity and water […]

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Building Legacy through culture

When Scott Legacy left Mount Anthony Union High School five years ago to come to Castleton University to jump start the wrestling program, he set out big goals for the program, which are beginning to be achieved.   “We just entered our fifth season as a program on campus. We […]

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Parity in NASCAR making it more fun

  The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season is off to a great start! In three races, we’ve had three different winners, two of which were first time winners. The season has seen a superspeedway race (Daytona 500), a road course race (Daytona’s road course), and a mile-and-a-half speedway (Homestead-Miami Speedway). […]