2013 Fall Issue 2 (October 4, 2013)
Appeasing the appetites of some two-thousand students in a sustainable way is a complex task, and even in a microcosm as small as a liberal-arts college in Minnesota, food waste often goes unnoticed.
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Whether or not we want to admit it, sex is a prominent factor in the lives of college students. Contraceptives, therefore, are legitimate concerns for many college students—but are students comfortable asking how to access them?
Two new initiatives unveiled recently—Carleton Profiles and Pathways—are intended to fill a critical gap in Carleton’s career advisement services, chiefly by putting greater power directly into the hands of students.
Walk up to the front of the Weitz Center for Creativity (WCC) and you will find a double-sided bulletin board filled with colorful posters advertising a litany of events. The various club meetings, classes, forums, and workshops held here are a testament to the new building’s versatility.
Disability or difference? When you’re speaking of autism, it’s not just a politically correct distinction, according to filmmaker to Todd Drezner ’94.
Two years ago, Student Health and Counseling (SHaC) underwent a makeover. While it may be an improvement from the old Wellness Center, many students feel SHAC still has much to fix.
“Freedom of speech is not a litmus test that divides westerners from Muslims,” said Professor Omid Safi during his visit to Carleton last week. Rather, Safi explained, it is a right that must be extended to “all the unknown people whose freedom of speech has been assaulted.”
The library’s newest exhibit, 200 Years of Pride and Prejudice, includes not only several early editions of Pride and Prejudice, but also a Jane Austen action figure, an I love Darcy bumper sticker, and a Pride and Prejudice graphic novel published by Marvel Comics.
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On a day dominated by the rain, wind, and a less-than-ideal playing surface at Bell Field, it was Nina Shapiro’s ‘14 goal less than a minute into overtime that proved the difference as the Carleton College women’s soccer team defeated Bethel University by a final tally of 3-2.
Goals from All-Americans Branden McGarrity ‘16 and Neil Bartholomay ‘14 proved enough to push the Carleton College men’s soccer team to a 2-0 non-conference victory over the University of Northwestern for the Knights’ fourth consecutive triumph.
For his all-around contributions to Carleton’s success against Bethany Lutheran College and Bethel University, Neil Bartholomay '14 was named the MIAC Men’s Soccer Athlete-of-the-Week.
The Carleton College football team has defeated a nationally ranked Bethel University squad twice in the last seven seasons, but the No. 5 Royals proved to be too much for the Knights this time.
The Carleton College volleyball team lost on the road against St. Mary’s University Wednesday night in straight sets (29-27, 25-10, 25-23).
A total of 29 teams competed in this year’s Roy Griak Invitational with national No. 2 Wartburg College taking the top spot after accumulating 63 points, followed by nationally-ranked Bates College (103) and Carleton (118).
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There is a tension here that goes unspoken. As a whole, Carleton students do an abysmal job of mingling with each other, and this is symptomatic of an incredibly uncomfortable environment fueled by a lack of dialogue – differences between people, racial and otherwise, are, as a de facto rule, not allowed to be seriously discussed in a way that doesn’t imply that we’re all identical.
As students of Carleton, we understand the value of diversity. We are liberal; we are interested; we are respectful—we are politically correct. We feel uncomfortable with the homogeneity of our liberal arts bubble and thus further emphasize the value of multiculturalism. And multiculturalism is incredibly valuable. But we must understand that our understanding of multiculturalism is an incredibly privileged one.
We have become so fixated on the omissions from the “Western cannon,” so self-conscious of literature’s racially homogenous undertones, that we are resistant to incorporating non-white voices in less singularly multi-cultural ways, and we shy away from more in-depth studies of form, at more expansive looks into modernism and post-modernism.
Fueling my feminist fire. This means many different things to many different women.
Curricular Homicide: Why the Deconstruction of the Common Core Leaves Me Feeling Adrift and What You Can Do About It
What I think is tragic about the decay of the shared cultural inheritance is the loss of the shared part. With no common core, we’re each tucked away in different majors and subfields of majors, developing autonomous vocabularies for and understandings of what meaningful questions are.
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Cheers to the U.S. government shutdown.
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Between the 1940’s and early 1970’s, DDT, an industrial insecticide, was used extensively throughout the United States to control crop pests and to help eradicate malaria.