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iPods are a must have college accessory

Remember the fad from the late 1980s when everybody carried their boom boxes on their shoulders in music videos? From Public Enemy and Vanilla Ice to skateboarders along the beach, they all blared their tunes on their oversized boom boxes held at ear level so they could get as close […]

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Few students answer church bells

Every Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. the church bells ring on Main Street in Castleton as St. John the Baptist Church welcomes its faithful community members for a weekly mass. On the other side of town, however, most Castleton State College students are still warm and cozy in their beds. […]

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S.A. election in turmoil

The votes have been cast and tallied and the new Student Association President-elect wasn’t even on the ballot, which has some members of the executive branch upset and threatening a boycott.Steven Vail, a business major, has been elected to the highest position in the S.A. by write-in, an accomplishment that […]

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Praskach calls it quits, no one saying why

Just a semester after being named the new Castleton State College Public Safety Director, Thomas Praskach has resigned – and no one is saying why. Praskach, a retired New York City police officer living in Chester, N.Y., has been replaced by Bob Godlewski. Godlewski, 52, was named as a replacement […]

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Spring sports have high hopes for season

As the skiers, hockey and basketball players put away their equipment for another year, other athletes are dusting off their rackets, sticks and gloves. Here’s a look at the Spartan’s 2006 men’s tennis, women’s lacrosse and softball squads.Men’s tennis After struggling throughout last season, coach Bruce Moreton’s team looks to […]

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Castleton recycled 13.5 tons

‘Reduce, reuse and recycle’ is a phrase that should be drilled into your heads by now. Castleton State College’s Campus Center game room has displayed posters promoting recycling since freshmen orientation. But are students getting it? Professor Paul Derby, the Recycling Coordinator at Castleton, said school’s recycling program has “been […]

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Carruthers becomes an American citizen

Judith Carruthers will finally be able to vote. On Saturday, March 11 at a naturalization ceremony at the federal courthouse in Rutland, the Castleton State College director of career development took the oath and is now an American citizen. Carruthers is originally from Montral, Canada, but has lived in Vermont […]

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‘Accidental Activist’ gets students to ponder state of the world

“What the f**k is going on in the world?” Kathryn Blume bellows the question to the audience in her solo show ‘The Accidental Activist,’ seemingly addressing apathy and wanting the audience to ask themselves that question. The one-woman show, presented at the Castleton State College Fine Arts Center on Feb. […]

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Building a bond

The click and clatter of metal lockers rang out as students swarmed the halls with their day about to end. Their noisy chatter loudly bounces off the walls. “Thank goodness the day is over,” one student said with a sigh as another nods in agreement. The excitement has ended and […]