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The medium of memes

When you look at this meme, what’s your reaction? If you’re young and spend a decent amount of time on the internet, you’ve likely seen it already, and it may have earned a chuckle. But if you’re not as immersed in Generation Z culture, you may be thinking that this […]

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Online only is opportunity for some

Castleton University seniors Brenden and Laura McCutcheon recently packed up their family in Vermont and relocated to North Carolina. It was a move made possible by the university opting for all online classes as a result of Covid-19. While some students are upset by the decision to have online only […]

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9/11 – A tribute

We live in the shadows of fallen towers. Overpowered by our sheer lack of power. A comforting breeze brushes our hair to the side, But the breeze is from the screams of those trapped inside. We stand above a grave under the dirt which we’ve sown, Looking down we see […]

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From unsung to essential

  As the now-masked faces of Castleton’s undergraduates return to campus for the first time since last March, the emptiness of the summer months has begun to fade away. But, of course, the summer of COVID didn’t leave the campus entirely abandoned. While everyone else was sent home, the custodial and […]

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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. […]