Adapting to America

“One time, I went to my history teacher in high school and asked him if he could give me a rubber. He looked at me and said, ‘You mean an eraser?’ “I was a little shocked because I didn’t know that rubber meant a condom,” said D’Andra Brown, one of […]

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CU to offer master’s degree in nursing

Castleton University will be adding a timely new program to its catalogue in the spring semester. A new Master of Science in nursing will be offered in 2021 as the United States experienced a shortage of nurses this past spring when the COVID-19 pandemic peaked. The shortage is expected to […]


Thinking of a different New Year 8,000 miles away

“I hope 2013 will bring peace and prosperity to our country,” my father said a few weeks ago on the Sept. 11 day of Ethiopian New Year. I know, you’re probably confused when you read that. A lot of people thought I was crazy when I posted Happy New Year […]


‘Sweetest place’ for a pandemic

Josie Gawrys is the online editor for the Castleton Spartan newspaper who lives in Hershey, Pennsylvania and is studying from there this semester during the pandemic. The streets were barren in Hershey, Pennsylvania for seemingly the first time ever. As the covid-19 pandemic lasted through the summer, tourism in the […]


TikTok Trouble?

Can laughter be an addiction? Many college students and members of the younger generation are partaking in the latest social media app, known as TikTok, which has created some new ethical questions. The application has reached more than 100 million users in the United States and 700 million globally, in […]


Spiro loving CU president role

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone’s lives, and this does not exclude Castleton University Interim President Jonathan Spiro. Spiro made an appearance in a Media Writing class on Sept. 11 to be interviewed by students. He spoke about more serious issues, such as COVID-19 and the recent stabbing, as well […]


Castleton’s clubs amid covid

Student clubs that are returning to Castleton University this semester have either been converted to an online format, in the form of video conferencing over Zoom, or have had to otherwise alter their organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Castleton clubs usually must submit a constitution and roster, to […]

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CAB Trivia still going strong

On Friday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m., it was time for Trivia, and students hastened to find a seat to play the game with Shaun Williams and James Wolfe serving as hosts. Williams announced the questions and Wolfe recorded the scores by walking around the pavilion. It was a night […]


Covid success at CU – so far

Castleton University’s low number of positive COVID-19 cases this semester can be attributed to the school’s commitment to keeping all students safe, school officials say. “Pre-arrival quarantine mandates, testing protocol for day one and day seven, social distancing expectation, mask mandate, online class delivery, dining hall procedures to limit spread, […]


CU’s Covid-19 campus

As students came to the Castleton University campus or to their off-campus apartments in the fall of 2020 under Covid-19, there was a different perspective of what a “typical” college experience is like. For senior Gannon Teunissen, the new typical isn’t that bad. He said for him, “The college experience […]