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A need to diversify?

Castleton State College is missing something that colleges across the country have. It’s a program that helps certain students become better students, but something a majority of Castleton students don’t need. It’s an English as a Second Language Program, also know as ESL. The program helps foreign students who can’t […]

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The greenest lightbulb

Orange and black are the typical Halloween colors, but this year Castleton is throwing a little green into the mix.During the Rutland Halloween parade, Castleton students, staff, and faculty will be part of the energy efficient light bulb float entitled “Sustaining our community,” which is being built by Area Coordinator […]

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Paramount hosts feisty forum

RUTLAND, VT – Vermonters of all ages gathered in Rutland on Oct. 12 to witness a political event that held all the feverish fury of a heavyweight title fight.Senate candidates Bernie Sanders and Rich Tarrant squared off at the Paramount Theater to take part in a political debate sponsored by […]

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Castleton Alum T.J. Hooker wins AP Bruce Comie award

The following story is a compilation from students in Professor David Blow’s Newsgathering and Writing class. Former Castleton State College student T.J. Hooker held an expression of sadness as his photograph of sheet-covered bodies was shown on the large screen behind him. The photograph showed a police officer kneeling, overcome […]

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State senate candidates meet at Castleton

Many students walked past the Stafford Academic Center on Oct. 5 completely oblivious to the event taking place through the doors of Herrick Auditorium. Although many community members and Castleton College officials were in attendance, only a handful of students attended the Rutland County State Senate Forum to hear candidates […]

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Fluctuating gas prices cause war among stations

With a large yellow sign reading “gas sale today” out front every day, the Castleton Village store’s single double-sided gas pump always has customers pumping. But Mary Briggs’ blood was pumping as well on a recent day when she waited in her idling late model VW Passat for more than […]

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Campus Center gets new ATM, students rejoice

A loud, thunderous boom rips through the desolate halls of the campus center lobby. No there was not a dance going on, nor a band playing some loud music, just another frustrated user of the ATM machine on campus. “Of course I’m going to kick it, it doesn’t work” says […]

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Administration looks to students to curb false alarms, vandalism

During the week of Oct. 17, Castleton State College was struck by a string of false fire alarms and falsely activated emergency blue lights. Two weeks later, the campus was hit with a bout of vandalism, prompting college officials to send out two campus wide e-mails asking for students’ help. […]

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Bernie Sanders to rally votes at Castleton

What’s scarier than showing up at a Halloween party with the same costume as someone else? Forgetting to vote!For a little inspiration, Bernie Sanders, the Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by outgoing Sen. James Jeffords, will be on campus Tuesday as part of a statewide series […]

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Ex-NBA coach launched career at Castleton

A young man sat patiently in a small Glenbrook Gymnasium classroom, awaiting a decision that could unite him with his lifelong dream. The athletic director then walked into the room and made it happen, he hired the jubilant 24-year old as Castleton’s new head basketball coach. Twenty years later, Stan […]