2013 Fall Issue 2 (October 4, 2013)
Where Does Our Leftover Food Go? What Bon Appétit Does, and Could Do, with Extra Food (Login Required)
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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Birth Control More Accessible Than Ever (Login Required)
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?
Introducing Pathways: Carleton's "LinkedIn" (Login Required)
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.
The Cost of Creativity: Is the Weitz Worth its Salt? (Login Required)
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.
Award-Winning Filmmaker Todd Drezner '94 Brings Light to Autism (Login Required)
Disability or difference? When you’re speaking of autism, it’s not just a politically correct distinction, according to filmmaker to Todd Drezner ’94.
Is Student Health and Counseling Understaffed? (Login Required)
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.
Omid Safi Discusses Islamaphobia and Censorship (Login Required)
“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.”
Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" on Display (Login Required)
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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Knights Top Bethel in OT Thriller (Login Required)
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.
Men's Soccer Beats Northwestern, Extends Winning Streak (Login Required)
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.
Bartholomay Grabs MIAC Player-of-the-Week Award (Login Required)
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.
Women’s Volleyball Falls to St. Mary’s (Login Required)
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).
Women's Cross Country Takes Third at U of M (Login Required)
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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White People Don't Talk About Race. Wonder Why? (Login Required)
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.
Multiculturalism - Stop Saying, Start Doing (Login Required)
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.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Diversity: Multiculturalism and the English Major (Login Required)
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.
The "F" Word (Login Required)
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 (Login Required)
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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Editorial (Login Required)
Cheers to the U.S. government shutdown.
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ArbNotes | Abundant Buzzards: The Legacy of a DDT Ban (Login Required)
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.