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Oh thank the free world!

Vermont Public Radio’s most recent pledge drive is finally over. What was originally scheduled to last 10 days was shortened to just seven because you (the listeners) reacted and donated over $500,000 three days ahead of schedule. Oh thank you, thank you, thank you and thank you. Seven days felt […]

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Spartan hoops lose in tournament.

The Spartan men’s basketball team was stopped in the first round of the North Atlantic Conference tournament on Feb. 21. The men lost to eventual champion and top-seeded Elms College 87-69. Rich Reilly led the team with 20 points and earned second-team all conference award for the season. Brian Bradley, […]

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Abort! Abort!

Last week the governor of South Dakota, Mike Rounds, signed a bill that banned all abortions in the state. The bill would make it a crime for any doctor to perform an abortion unless it was necessary to save the woman’s life.There is no exception for cases of incest or […]

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Students want gridiron brought to campus.

The one sport Castleton State College doesn’t offer might be the one students want most.In more than a half century of offering athletics, Castleton has never fielded a football team. And while there hasn’t been much discussion among the athletic officials about starting a football program now, students say they’d […]

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Orpheus descends on Castleton State

Looking for a bit of laughter mixed with drama and be able to knock off one of those Soundings events? If so, ‘Orpheus Descending’ is for you.”It’s drama; it has everything. Love, gunfire, all the great very truly romantic stuff,” Theater Professor Harry McEnerny said. Written by Tennessee Williams, ‘Orpheus […]

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Shannon talking sports

Disgusting, Horrible, worthless and atrocious. These four words are an understatement when talking about the New York Knicks dismal season. I know all you hoop fans are sick of hearing about this, but after a blowout loss to the Bobcats I just lost completely lost it. It doesn’t make any […]

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Colonial history lies in our backyard

Cradled in the basin of the town of Hubbardton rests one of Vermont’s most treasured landscapes. Nestled between Mount Zion and Sargent Hill lies Hubbardton Battlefield, the site of the only battle fought entirely on Vermont soil during the Revolutionary War over 225 years ago. Today, Hubbardton Battlefield is a […]

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Praskach calls it quits, no one saying why

Just a semester after being named the new Castleton State College Public Safety Director, Thomas Praskach has resigned – and no one is saying why. Praskach, a retired New York City police officer living in Chester, N.Y., has been replaced by Bob Godlewski. Godlewski, 52, was named as a replacement […]

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Douglas pitches scholarship plan to keep Vermonters in Vermont

Vermont Governor Jim Douglas is sick of seeing Vermont young people leaving the state to go to college – and never coming back.”Statistics show that the vast majority of people stay within 100 miles of where they go to college when they start their working lives,” Douglas told a packed […]

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Finally, something to talk about

Congratulations go out to Steven Vail for a successful campaign this election season. Vail, through the power of write-in votes, defeated the only candidate on the ballot last week to become the new Student Association president. While the official election results are not yet available, Vail accomplished a once unthinkable […]