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Career Closet comes to Castleton

Castleton University’s Career Services office is bringing a “Career Closet” program to the college thanks to a sponsorship and donations from Goodwill.  The program, which is set to be ready for use in January, is meant to provide students with clothing appropriate for a professional setting.  “I’ve had a closet […]


Is two years enough training for police officers?

George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Eric Garner are all names that come to mind with ill thought toward police as a result of their improper behavior that caused these individuals to lose their life.  There are people who are police officers that should not be, but the professional requirements make […]


Condoms in schools simply make sense

Vermont is the first state in the nation to mandate access to free condoms in middle school and high schools.  This bill was introduced last year by Republican Rep. Topper McFaun in hopes that if teens have access to contraceptives, it could reduce the number of abortions being performed.   […]


‘Tis the season

‘Twas the month before Christmas, when all through the shop, not a creature was stirring, but the workers won’t stop. The stockings were placed on the shelves with care, in hopes that early shoppers soon would be there.  And early shoppers there will be.  Every year in November, this story […]


Safe Ride returns to CU

In early November it was announced that the Safe Ride program, which had previously been mothballed during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, is returning to Castleton University. Students received an email on Nov. 18, 2021, from Student Government Association delegate, Tyler Gouvan, about this program that attempts to […]


COVID-fueled cross-country trip

It’s a year before the big cross-country trip. Bryce Beyerbach was talking to his friend Aidan Rowley as they planned where they wanted to go. “We were going to drive across the country and live in my mom’s van,” said Beyerbach, a Glens Falls, New York native. But just before […]


Racer turned announcer

Marty Kelly III was driving to Hudson Valley Community College, a 50-minute commute from his home in Bennington, Vermont, and ESPN radio was blaring. He recalls that he was probably running late this day, but instead of parking the car and jumping out to make it to class in time […]


Hooper turned wrestler

“Big Trouble” Ben Bishop, the wrestler, is an “Earth shakin,’ pillar quakin,’” larger than life performer who stands at “6’12”, 15% of a metric ton,” and has begun to make his name dispatching of ‘babyfaces’ and monster ‘heels’ alike.  Ben Crenca, the man, is an “internal recruiter for a data […]


What the hell happend? Sports Bloopers

Okay folks you all know the drill by now. Sports screw-ups, yada-yada-yada makes you say what the hell happened?  Good? All right, let’s rock n’ roll. Actually, before we start, I need to warn you that there will be some negative energy in this installment of What the Hell Happened. […]


Pearl’s Poems

“An Apple Never Picked”  This poem was inspired while sitting across from my friend at a Huden Dining Hall table, just a few days before the recent NAACP Pie and Poetry event. I was desperately trying to come up with a poetry idea to share, then she looked down at […]