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The next endeavor

It’s pretty safe to say that members of the senior class of 2020 at any level of education are struggling with the fact they weren’t given proper time to prepare for their next steps post-graduation.  Whether deciding to go to college, pursuing a masters or doctorate degree or applying for […]

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2020-20201 SGA and senior class election results

Student Government Association and Senior Class 2021!   SGA President: Patrick Lucey SGA Executive Vice President: Maria Page SGA Vice President in charge of Campus Activities: Adam Murray SGA Vice President of Community Relations: Diana Martinez- Mantrana SGA Vice President of Academics: Perry Howard SGA Treasurer: Adam Mitchell SGA Secretary: Amanda Brault SGA Delegate: […]

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Letter to the Editor defending Wolk

This letter to the editor was submitted to the Spartan Editorial Staff by an alumnus, as a response to an opinion piece run last week. Dear Spartan Editor, As a former managing editor of The Spartan, as well as former student, employee and current donor to Castleton University I feel […]

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Reacting to the loss of a president

  A difficult aftermath following the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic seemed inevitable, and Castleton University is already starting to feel the repercussions. There was a rollercoaster of news surrounding former Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Jeb Spaulding’s proposal to close North Vermont University with his resignation to follow. Soon after, the Castleton […]

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Don’t ‘vote blue no matter who’

If you scrolled through social media after Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign you would have found posts telling you to support anyone who is running against Donald Trump. Well, not anyone. Just Joe Biden. There are many out there who believe that voting for a third-party candidate would be the […]

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Campus Complementary Alternative Medicine Query

I just wanted to get them talking and actively listening, devoid of our seductive devices. So, during December of 2017 and 2019, I asked 38 members of the “Introduction to Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM): Moving Toward Integrative Healthcare” course to wield a one-on-one, in-person survey with students, faculty and staff. […]

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Coronavirus causes wedding woes

After getting home from her vacation to Seattle, Washington in August of 2018, newly engaged Elicia Mailhiot got right to work planning for her wedding. Looking left and right at potential venues and tapping her phone dialing several bridesmaids for help, she had her wedding venue picked out by September […]

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From the president: Scolforo explains commencement decision

It’s April, and under normal circumstances we would soon be installing the giant white tent, sending programs off for printing, and finalizing the details for our respected speaker—everything to ensure that our annual Commencement ceremony is all that our graduates could hope for. This has always been the highlight of […]