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Learning homelessness by living it

Three students huddled around the grill trying to warm themselves up as the raindrops sizzled on the dying embers. Kadie Dellacamera, Mike Lefebvre, and Heather Slater were among several students who set up cardboard boxes on Thursday evening only to have their makeshift shelters cave in under the early Friday […]

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Reflecting from a box

There was the sound of a light rain on the blue tarp that over hung the cluster of cardboard boxes, which myself and other college students would call our homes for the evening. That light rain then turned into a downpour, with the raindrops finding their way to the holes […]

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Voghell back to work after stage injury

Chad Voghell, technical director at Castleton State College’s Casella Theatre, returned to work Friday after four days in the hospital and three and a half weeks recovering at home from an accident on the stage of the theater. Voghell was injured early last month after asking alumni Sarah Allen to […]

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Widow of local soldier stresses need for compassion

It was hours after she found out that her husband had died in Iraq and the media was assembled outside her house already jockeying for a quote or a picture.Katie Garvey and her then-roommate, Abby Robuck, sat in the first two chairs when entering Room 65 in Leavenworth where David […]

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Man of La Mancha: “The Best Show Ever

By Burnham HolmesLooking back, there always looms a best show. A time when the planets (minus Pluto) spin into proper alignment. No weak link, a show that glistens like a gem — sharp, defined, reflecting light. No weak sister songs, no rickety bridge to shuffle the story along. Strong and […]

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Shut Up. Don’t Talk.

By Perri McPheeWe’ve all seen the police dramas on TV where the officer’s eyes narrow as he comes face to face with the suspect that he’s been hunting for the last 45 minutes. After the suspect starts to shoot, the officer draws his weapon and fires two shots hitting the […]

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CD Review The Prize Fighter Inferno: ‘My Brother’s Blood Machine’

Coheed and Cambria fans rejoice!The Prize Fighter Inferno (Claudio Sanchez lead singer and rhythm guitarist of Coheed and Cambria) recently released an album titled ‘My Brother’s Blood Machine.’ ‘My Brother’s Blood Machine’ is the prequel to the Armory Wars. The Armory Wars is the concept behind the Coheed and Cambria […]

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Breathless: Leaving you A bout de souffl’

Last week I found myself researching online for French New Wave films. The funny thing is that I can’t remember why I decided to do it. Oh wait, now I remember, I was looking up cinema verite films and out of cinema verite you have French New Wave.If you don’t […]

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Vampires are among us

My name is Stasya Afanasii. I came from Russia when I was 16, and I have been a vampire since 2004. Now, I shall live forever in the shadows of the night. I like America, I really do. There are lots of people and it’s quite easy to find work. […]

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Where Has Our Childhood Gone?

“Sesame Street”, Skip-It, Nintendo, and a nine-planet Solar System. Those are what I grew-up with. What is happening to society that these childhood ideals have been altered or completely demoted as acceptable to our culture? It is absurd to expect a child to understand Spanish courtesy of Dora the Explorer […]