Undoubtably one of my favorite reads in 2023, “Lessons in Chemistry” is a tale of love, science, perseverance, tragedy, and laughter.
As the protagonist weaves her way through a male-dominated world, readers are left inspired and in awe of life’s simplicities. Certainly, a must-read for all, scientists or not.
“The Secret History” by Donna Tartt comes highly recommended by VTSU’s own president, David Bergh. “A whole genre has grown up around it which is called Dark Academia,” the style of fiction entangling mystery, moody themes, and the realm of academics.
Dark academia novels are generally set within universities or boarding schools, and Secret History is no exception. “It’s actually set on a college campus in Vermont,” explained Bergh.
While a work of fiction, this novel leads readers through exciting twists and turns and is hailed as “the bible for dark academia.”
Sarah J Maas’ infamous “Throne of Glass” series is summarized by Kerven as “easy to read if you’re new to reading, it’s a great fantasy book that really builds with every book in the series.”
Indeed, the eight-book series is a commitment, though “every book in the series takes a full new turn even though you already think you know what is going to happen. And then you are wrong anyway,” recounted Kerven.
The series, following a morally grey assassin, “keeps you on your twos and is interesting the whole way through.”
Killer Mike, Sza and the unforgettable Taylor Swift stole the show in different fashions at this year’s Grammys. In the 66th edition of the all-genre music award show held in the Cyrpto.com Arena, host Trevor Noah brought to us the 2024 Grammys. Artists from country to afro-beats crossed paths for the awaited award show where […]
“40 Rules to Love” Recommended by VTSU Castleton exchange student, 40 Rules of Love follows Ella, a middle-aged protagonist. Ella, after reading a manuscript regarding thirteenth century Sufi poet, Rumi and the Shams of Tabraiz and his forty rules of love, begins her journey. With central themes of love and spirituality, the novel outlines the […]
During my third year in Castleton, I was worried about how I was going to adapt to a small-time job to keep myself afloat. Growing up, I’ve seen how people always get excited about their first job and how much they expect it to be fun or enjoyable, but I never understood it. My reason […]
Why are sports so popular? Why do millions of people around the world play sports? Why do even more people watch sports? The idea of people giving their all in a competition to see who is better at that particular competition has captivated people for centuries. Nowadays, sports are a multibillion-dollar industry, and that comes […]
The Castleton Fitness Center has long been a local workout hotspot for students and Castleton residents, bringing in an average of 150-200 students every day. However, few truly understand what it takes to maintain the center. For the past six years, that job has fallen to VTSU Castleton softball coach, Eric Ramey. “For me, it’s […]
Everyone knows that this winter has been mild. Some have been loving it and others have been hating it. Like members of the ski team. Camille Jackson, an Alpine ski team member who loves winter, said that “winter sports are under threat.” Jackson said the ski team is having trouble with training due to the […]