‘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 […]

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Write about the game, not the locker room

At of the time of writing, the Boston Celtics are down 2-0 to the Miami Heat in the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals, and last night they got exposed by Miami switching to a zone defense in the third quarter and taking back a 17-point deficit. In Game One, Bam Adebayo […]


How they endured covid

How do you stay sane during a global pandemic? This is a question that no one ever expected to have to answer. But members of the Castleton University community found their own unique ways to solve this problem. Leah Reynolds, sister of a CU student, grew a garden in her […]


Covid-19 empties gyms

As you enter the doors of Castleton Fitness Center, you expect to hear the chattering and yelling of students and athletes, the clanking of metal to metal as someone re-racks their weights, and the grunting coming from that heavy lifter trying to squeeze in one last rep. But ever since […]