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Sounding Off

The Place for Soundings Information & FeedbackThe home stretch–3 left from which to chooseMusicTONIGHT Nov. 15, 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center, Shafaatullah KhanExperience the music of India. Sitar, Surbahar, Tabla–Khan plays them all, and well. Don’t know what they are? Come find out. DanceNov. 30, 7 p.m., Fine […]

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Dawson on Sports

As Veteran’s Day weekend came to an end, I found myself reading some letters from disappointed readers about my last column in which I said that I didn’t mind if professional athletes take steroids. I read these letters over and over, questioning if I really was in sane for my […]

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Fresh Perspectives

I just had myself a good chuckle. I figured out something that I didn’t even think of before.Shall I explain? Here in college, we are “on our own.” Yet in all reality, how many of us actually are on our own? I found it amusing to discover that all those […]

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Alumni Profile

Sally Roggmann Collins (1960) and Michael Collins (1961) recently retired after 40 years of teaching, counseling and school administration.During those years, Sally served children as a teacher and counselor and is continuing to serve as a volunteer mediator. Sally spent periods of five years helping to develop a village school […]

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Parker makes pitch at CSC to become governor

Election Day is fast approaching and politicians, like Democratic gubernatorial candidate Scudder Parker who is trying to unseat Republican Gov. Jim Douglas, are out fighting the political battle. Although there were numerous empty seats, Parker unveiled his political platform on Oct. 4, at Castleton State College’s Herrick Auditorium. “This state, […]

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Alumni Profile:

Returning to college full-time after a 14-year absence was absolutely overwhelming, but for me it was absolutely about time. I received my associate’s degree in liberal studies from a community college in 2000, but I had taken classes a little at a time while working full-time and raising a family. […]

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Nice to meet you, Andrea

Name: Andrea MyerNickname: “Andy”Birthday: “May 23rd”Hometown: “Brandon, Vermont”How long have you been working at Castleton State College: “2 months”Job title: “Catering Manager”What do you like most about your job: “Social aspect. I love to throw a good party”What was your dream job: “veterinarian”Favorite color: “depends on the mood I am […]

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Tour Brings Middle East voices to Castleton

On Nov. 2, Reel Action and The Spartan will host the Just Foreign Policy in Iraq and Iran Tour. It will be considered part of a national movement by the academic group ‘Historians Against War,’ headed at Castleton by history Professor Carrie Waara. The group is working to have every […]

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Sports wrap-up

The recent spate of rain caused major problems for Castleton State College sports teams and their respective playoff runs.Although the women’s soccer team was able to get in its quarterfinal playoff game on Sunday, playoff match-ups for the field hockey and men’s soccer teams scheduled for Saturday were both postponed. […]

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Dawson on sports:

Steroids are as big of a part of professional sports these days as Don King’s hair is to his reputation. Shawne Merriman’s positive testing for the steroid nandrolone this past week may have come as a surprise to some, but the fact that professional athletes use steroids is no longer […]