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Hunter’s Sports Soliloquies: LeBron or Michael?

So this is exactly what it sounds like it’s going to be, the paper version of my stream of consciousness as it relates to sports. Since quarantine, we’ve all spent ungodly amounts of time sitting in our own rooms, doing some combination of “doomscrolling,” trying to keep up with work, […]

Editorial Opinion

Editorial Series: Sherwood puts activism before journalism

Editor’s note: This is the first of a four-part series of editorials written by the Spartan editors explaining our reasoning and reactions following the racist email story and choosing not to name the sender. When the Spartan editors were writing the story about reactions to the racist email sent by […]


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 […]


Op-Ed: Vote like your future depends on it

  Our political system acquires its legitimacy from the will of the people. It is part of our creed, as articulated by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, that “governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Democracy works best when more […]


Covid Chronicles: Taking “senior” seriously

This is the latest installment of the Covid Chronicles blog from a Castleton University Media Writing class detailing students’ experiences during the pandemic. Let’s be real, no one excepted a pandemic to happen during their time in college. I sure didn’t. But here I am, back with my parents, doing […]


Castleton responds to racist emails

Editor’s note: The editors of The Spartan strongly considered running the name of the student who sent the racist emails referenced in this story, but ultimately decided to withhold it for the safety of our peers and the Castleton community. Maintaining a safe and welcoming community is an important value […]

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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 […]


Theatre students staying connected

  As the semester rolls on with students and faculty staring into a screen, theater students especially are missing the human connection that comes with in-person classes. While everyone is feeling the stress of online classes and the sadness of not being able to do hands-on projects, all theater productions […]


California Dreamin’

Making the choice to move to California came pretty easy to me. The last time I was in the house cooped up with my mom for that long was before freshman year. I have family out here. My aunt, uncle, and two cousins, Matt and Gina. They’re pretty rad. They […]


Castleton raises awareness with a flag

Sunday afternoon, in the parking lot of Jeffords and Stafford halls at Castleton University, more than 50 people gathered to witness and show their support for the Black Lives Matter flag being raised. About half the audience was made up of Castleton faculty, staff and their families along with Castleton […]