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Spartan Snapshots

Snapshots is a Castletonspartan.com exclusive feature telling stories that current and past members of the Castleton State College community choose to share. To submit a ‘Snapshot,’ send your work to castletonspartan@castleton.edu. Terry Dalton was my former journalism professor here at Castleton, a man who I credit with pushing me into […]

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Swimming in Stress

It finally happened.Today was the inevitable day that I arrived at some sort of epiphany – an apocalyptic brain-fart of self-realization, if you will. Today college, for me at least, became exactly what everyone said it would when I was a young and chipper freshman. New Jersey. (You can call […]

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Not all change is good

Fall in Vermont is gorgeous. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that, but every time I look out my window I get the urge to say it. And it isn’t only the feeling of walking through a forest aflame that makes it so gorgeous, it’s also the change. […]

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Taking simple things for granted

Imagine what life would be like if you couldn’t do such simple things as brush your own teeth and hair, get yourself a glass of water or drive a car. Taking a shower, tying your own shoes and going swimming on a hot summer day are things we take for […]

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Former Chief U.N. Weapons Inspector speaks

Sheep are followers. These cliquey animals are perfectly pleased tagging along behind whoever is ahead of them. They have no mind of their own and are unimaginative, meek, submissive, docile and easily swayed. Scott Ritter believes Americans are acting like sheep. Ritter, formerly the chief weapons inspector for the United […]

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Spare a quarter?

Amanda Beattie of Haskell Hall slips quarters into the washer like every other student living on campus does. And, like all residents, she always has to make sure she has enough quarters to actually finish her laundry, which can be tough at Castleton State College.For each load of laundry, a […]

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CD Review: Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny

Tenacious D’s album ‘The Pick of Destiny’ will be in record stores Nov. 14, and will serve as the soundtrack to the band’s upcoming motion picture, “Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny.’Tenacious D’s self-titled debut album was released in 2001, born from the comedic genius of actors Jack Black […]

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Flags of our Fathers

The Castleton State College community will have a rare opportunity to see a first-run film, “Flags of Our Fathers,” for free in the Fine Arts center on Oct. 22 at both 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.The Clint Eastwood produced movie, detailing the bloody World War II struggle for the Japanese […]

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Can tabs bring joy to sick kids – so collect them

Walking into a Castleton Elementary School fourth grade classroom with about 30 excited faces ready to listen, Tammy Keech Arruda, with a can tab chain around her neck, began explaining her tab collection project that raises money for Shriners Hospitals for Children. It’s funny how something so small, something so […]

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“Umm, skate park please?

Bill Allen shook his head after seeing the fresh scrapes on the new benches in front of the Fine Arts Center.The Castleton State College dean of administration could then be overheard blaming skateboarders for the damage. “I have been inspecting the progress of work at the FAC and have also […]