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Super Sarah

Castleton University professor Rich Clark opened up his computer and went into Canvas. He had used the program before for his classes, but only to post the syllabus and the occasional quiz. Somewhere in his email was the message from Chancellor Jeb Spaulding announcing the closure of all Vermont state […]

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A Message from president Scolforo

This message was sent out to Castleton University students on Tuesday, March 24 2020. It is being shared via the Spartan as a way to extend the most up to date information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic as possible to our student body and community.   Dear Castleton Community, Earlier today, […]

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Castleton Spartan takes second for best newspaper

David L. Adams Apple Awards Are awarded by the College Media Association (CMA) on a yearly basis, as a “Best of Show” at the CMA Spring Conference. The Castleton University Spartan was awarded the second place award for Best Newspaper at a 4 year institution with under 5,000 undergraduate students […]

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CU Rotaract Club leaves impact in Florida

When participating in community service, having a grown man break down in tears in your arms is something you can’t prepare for. Having known him only 20 minutes, this man opened up about a personal problem few people on this planet could. He explained that his children keep dying – […]

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Castleton’s 7th Film Festival

The Castleton International Film Festival has returned for a seventh time to the university. The festival is free and the films are shown at 7 p.m. in Herrick Auditorium from March 10 to March 24 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This year, professors Michael Talbott and Sam Davis-Boyd have collaborated to […]

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From the president: Leading the Castleton Way

On Monday, March 2, 2020, I received an email from Brendan Crowley, a Castleton student and the editor of the Castleton Spartan newspaper. He shared that he and fellow editor, Caton Deuso, had been approached by fellow students questioning a rumor they heard around campus. That rumor involves me. Last […]

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Creative ways students pay

Castleton students describe the struggle of paying for college Auburn Sendra maintains a busy schedule. The media and communication senior works mornings in the tech office in Leavenworth Hall, evenings at the Fireside Café, and holds an internship at PEGTV, working two days a week, five to six hours each […]

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CU club ‘fishing’ for hunters

There’s a certain sense of happiness that some people feel by simply being outside, enjoying nature and all of its natural activities with a group of great friends and having some great conversation. Sophomore Adam Mitchell, who studies environmental science, has opened the opportunity for Castleton students to enjoy all […]

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Gov. candidate preaches bipartisanship

On Jan. 28, Republican gubernatorial candidate John Klar spoke at Hoff Hall after being invited by Tyler-Joseph Ballard, vice president of Castleton University’s Pre-Law Club. Klar kicked off his talk by advocating for bipartisanship. He then introduced the list of priorities central to the “Agripublican platform” including the economy, schools […]

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More men enter nursing program

The once predominantly female profession of nursing is slowly seeing more and more males. With this change, could past stigmas of male nurses finally become abolished? Although not long ago becoming a male nurse was not a popular career choice, Castleton has a growing nursing degree program and the enrollment […]