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Caton’s journey in journalism

When Caton Deuso first stepped onto Castleton campus in 2018, they really didn’t have an idea of what they wanted to do here. Something in the Media and Communication department was the hope, but they were unsure of a direction. That is until they took a journalism course with professor […]

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Castleton cleans up Main St. Cemetery

Castleton community members weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty to do some good at the Main Street Cemetery during a recent volunteer cleanup initiative hosted on Sept. 25-26. The event, which was organized by Castleton University sophomore Joey Kinney, invited anyone interested to pick up a brush and help […]


A better ‘Pathway’ at CU

After a long day of tours and testing, then freshman Hannah Williams settled down to finally register for classes. But the decision of what courses to take and when wasn’t an easy task. “Our advisor did everything he could to help us. But not one out of the 15 people […]

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Answering the burning questions with Burnham Holmes

Burnham Holmes is a part-time English professor who has taught at Castleton University for 19 years. He has worked in publishing, been a freelance writer, and taught writing and literature for 15 years at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Q. Favorite Netflix show? A. “The one […]

Area Blogs

Ghosts of the West Castleton Slate Mill

Sophia Buckley-Clement is a Mid-coast Maine native and amateur “spook enthusiast” who’s been studying in Vermont for the past three years. Though Vermont may not be known for its cryptids and ghouls, this place is too damn old for there not to be some weird stories. I’ve seen a lot […]

Arts Columns

They know fashion: Students express themselves through style

A boy in hot pink go-go boots and a handmade Beetlejuice-inspired jacket sits at the picnic table outside of Leavenworth. It’s clear right away that he stands out from the crowd. “Great outfit!” a student said while walking by. Daniel Jackson, a senior and musical theater major, thanks the student […]


Ghosts for sale

Walking through an antique mall in North Carolina, Chynah Boise felt strangely drawn toward a case tucked away from the rest of the store. Behind its glass sat a set of gorgeous daguerreotypes, photographs of Victorian women. Upon calling over an employee, the case was unlocked and she soon held […]

Letter to the Editor Top Stories

Alum distressed by name change

I grew up in Castleton. I attended the local schools and attended Scamp Camp over the summers at the community center. In high school, I attended Upward Bound and stayed in Babcock Hall at then-Castleton State College. I think I still have a VHS tape checked out from the library […]

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Worker shortage hits area

Data from the Vermont Department of Labor shows that unemployment insurance claims have steadily declined throughout 2021. However, in late August there had been a slight increase in claims. Jen Jones, the director of the Academic Support Center, General Manager of Sodexo at Castleton Rob Macfarlane, and John Rehlen, the […]


Student poll: dogs vs. cats

Deena Jacunski chose dogs instead of cats without hesitation. Libby Keith, however, said she prefers cats over dogs saying cats offer a more rewarding relationship. Out of a group of 11 students surveyed on the Castleton University campus, six preferred dogs over cats, while five said cats are better. Eve […]