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Evaluations are vital, but may be changing

Those manila envelopes that contain the student teacher evaluations are a fixture at Castleton State College. The form asks students to grade professors in several different areas.They are filled out for every class. They are filled out for every teacher. They are filled out every semester. And they are very, […]

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The Continuing Struggle for Equality

As a freshman living on an all-girl’s floor in Ellis Hall last year, Laura Olson experienced her first outward display of homophobia — the word ‘queer’ scrawled on her dorm-room door.”No one really knew that I was gay,” Olson, a sophomore communications major said. Once word got out that she […]

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SAAB goes for broke to bring in Guster

If the Student Association Activities Board holds a concert by a well known band, will students be willing to pay for a ticket?That is one of the burning questions on the table as planning continues for this year’s Spring Weekend. It has been more than a decade since SAAB put […]

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The routine of juggling work and school

Its 11:45 on Monday night and Lauren Edge has just returned to her apartment after eight hours of work and a full day of classes. She knows that she has at least four hours of homework to do and has class at 10 a.m. She knows that tomorrow she has […]

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Protest peaceful, little action

Drugs, depravity and debauchery – sin in spades.This was Washington, D.C. in the psychedelic 60’s. Woodstock, Vietnam, Dylan and drugs helped define a strange time and place, while also laying down the foundation for future legions of protestors to follow. Even now, some forty-plus years later, a new generation of […]

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Peace Protest Slideshow

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Finding Purpose in College: A Journey of Meaning Making

I chose this title for my alumni profile because this was not what my undergraduate experience was about. I did well academically, socially and left Castleton with full scholarship offers to a number of prestigious universities. I had training to work in the field of social work, but no desire […]

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Guitar Hero 2: College Downfall

I could start this off with the typical, “So we are back at school, we’re all adjusting…” kind of stuff. But we all know all that’s what just happened. Which is why I have decided to spare you the boring details of the start of the new semester babble, and […]

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Pub It Up

Castleton, I’m calling you out.That’s right. The gloves are coming off, the sleeves are rolling up, and I’m ready to throw down like an Irishman on St. Patrick’s Day. I am the Rocky Balboa of student journalists – punchy and completely willing to lead with my face. All kidding aside, […]

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A call to President Wolk: Take Back our Campus!

Define the bounds of our campus community. Protect us, secure our sanctity and behold this honored environment.Those that keep us safe within the campus are ordered, delineated and defined. Exclude the transgressors who in their acts with malice find cause to collect fines and fees for the Town of Castleton […]