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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. […]

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Coronavirus causes wedding woes

After getting home from her vacation to Seattle, Washington in August of 2018, newly engaged Elicia Mailhiot got right to work planning for her wedding. Looking left and right at potential venues and tapping her phone dialing several bridesmaids for help, she had her wedding venue picked out by September […]

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From the president: Scolforo explains commencement decision

It’s April, and under normal circumstances we would soon be installing the giant white tent, sending programs off for printing, and finalizing the details for our respected speaker—everything to ensure that our annual Commencement ceremony is all that our graduates could hope for. This has always been the highlight of […]

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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 […]