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Oh thank the free world!

Vermont Public Radio’s most recent pledge drive is finally over. What was originally scheduled to last 10 days was shortened to just seven because you (the listeners) reacted and donated over $500,000 three days ahead of schedule. Oh thank you, thank you, thank you and thank you. Seven days felt […]

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Music Review:Trzciensky’s Take

Alice Cooper started out this decade trying out a new sound on 2000’s Brutal Planet and 2001’s Dragontown. The sound of these albums, besides the occasional ballad, sounded almost like Cooper was forcing himself to be a Rod Zombie clone.This is odd, because Zombie was inspired by Cooper. The albums […]

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Hollywood is losing the Art

lot of recent movie releases from Hollywood have not been original pieces of art, social commentaries or original ideas. Many movies being released are remakes. A remake is a shameful cheap and quick way to make some money. You don’t have to come up with an original idea since you’re […]

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Wuagneux Makes Return to Fireside

When adjunct Professor Robert Wuagneux had fixed the reverb on the microphone and began playing his guitar and singing in his deep, slightly grizzled, blues powered voice, there was a feeling from the people dining in Fireside caf that this edition of late night would be something very special. Wuagneux […]

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Toscano “Doin Time” with Soundings

For years, Peterson Toscano lived in denial of his real sexual identity. He spent $30,000 dollars trying to change what he knew deep down inside he could not change. On Monday, May 6, Toscano brought his one man show — ‘Doin’ Time In The HomoNomo Halfway House’ — to Castleton. […]

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Through the door

Scott’s mom went into the closet to prove that there wasn’t anything to be afraid of, but she never came out. It all began with Puppy (Scott never had the chance to give him a proper name). Puppy ran into the room while Scott was sitting and coloring in his […]

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Douglas pitches scholarship plan to keep Vermonters in Vermont

Vermont Governor Jim Douglas is sick of seeing Vermont young people leaving the state to go to college – and never coming back.”Statistics show that the vast majority of people stay within 100 miles of where they go to college when they start their working lives,” Douglas told a packed […]

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Colonial history lies in our backyard

Cradled in the basin of the town of Hubbardton rests one of Vermont’s most treasured landscapes. Nestled between Mount Zion and Sargent Hill lies Hubbardton Battlefield, the site of the only battle fought entirely on Vermont soil during the Revolutionary War over 225 years ago. Today, Hubbardton Battlefield is a […]

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Students want gridiron brought to campus.

The one sport Castleton State College doesn’t offer might be the one students want most.In more than a half century of offering athletics, Castleton has never fielded a football team. And while there hasn’t been much discussion among the athletic officials about starting a football program now, students say they’d […]

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Spartan hoops lose in tournament.

The Spartan men’s basketball team was stopped in the first round of the North Atlantic Conference tournament on Feb. 21. The men lost to eventual champion and top-seeded Elms College 87-69. Rich Reilly led the team with 20 points and earned second-team all conference award for the season. Brian Bradley, […]