2014 Spring Issue 4 (May 2, 2014)
Olly Aboard: The Rise of Riding Culture (Login Required)
As spring commences, cyclists spray WD-40 on their chains and pedestrians pack away their boots for summer storage. Carleton is an environment for expression across a vast array of mediums, and personal transportation is no exception.
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Carleton has decided to take a stand against the FDA’s policy. As a preventative measure to ensure that blood is not contaminated with the HIV virus the FDA has declared that if “you are a male who has had sexual contact with another male, even once, since 1977” you are not allowed to donate blood.
Student workers will receive a state-mandated raise in 2016, thanks to a new $9.50 minimum wage, approved by the Minnesota Senate last month.
Located at the intersection of some of Carleton’s most popular departments – political science, economics, biology, and statistics – public health seems to offer an ideal opportunity to apply liberal arts skills to real-world problems.
When physics Professor Jay Tasson’s three-year contract at Carleton ends later this year, Junior Ben Levy will be sad to see him go.
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Rookies Shannon Holden and Geraldine Tellbuescher both finished in the top five and junior Taylor Wells ‘15 notched her second top-10 finish of the spring season as No. 17 Carleton notched its first win of the season, finishing on top at the Carleton Invitational on Saturday with a 335 team score.
The final two rounds of the Saint John’s Spring Invitational men’s golf tournament were canceled due to rain, shortening the tournament to 18 holes.
With the MIAC regular-season title already in hand before the day even began, the Carleton College women’s tennis team completed its perfect run through the conference schedule with a commanding 9-0 victory over Macalester College in a neutral site contest.
After nearly getting no-hit in the opener, the Carleton College bats awoke in game two as the Knights knocked off national No. 10 University of St. Thomas on Saturday, 10-6.
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Late Tuesday night while avoiding studying for a geology midterm, I found myself on a site called www.checkmyprivilege.com. Driven by curiosity and the insatiable human drive to procrastinate, I clicked on a link to a quiz to see how my privilege added up.
I think anger is overrated. My original intention for this article was to insult Macalester College’s recent list of “offensive” words. I was going to go through each word that they deemed offensive and decide whether it was offensive or not.
One article on Forbes on April 13th made me very disturbed. It reported that Mayer Brown, one of the top 20 U.S. law firms, filed a suit on behalf of two Japanese Americans against a recently established Korean “comfort women” memorial in Glendale, California.
From my friends at Carleton who know about my restaurant column, the number one comment I received was: “you absolutely have to go to Tacoasis!” I was shocked at the pent-up demand among Carls for reliable gastronomic advice on Tacoasis.
I had a lot of expectations about how returning to the wilderness was going to give me space to think. Looking back through the journal I kept in the Canyon, I found that I wrote mostly personal reflections, and I think I did come away with several important personal realizations.
On our last day in Grand Canyon National Park, I rode the bus from Maswik Lodge, our hotel in the South Rim Village, to the post office. It was late afternoon and the bus compartment was packed with visitors, their faces red from the Arizona sun and their sweaty arms side-by-side.
Before January, I had not thought very deeply about what wilderness was, or how we treat it. My family did not camp regularly, but I attended fieldtrips with elementary school to places like the International Crane Foundation and water treatment plant, and went on a few trips with friends’ families.
I found this experience to be incredibly meaningful in a variety of ways, some of which are personal and some of which are more closely linked to the intellectual debate surrounding wilderness.
“We have failed. Nearly two hundred-thirty-eight years later, we have failed.” This is a refrain accompanied by the snide “No kidding” across the nation.
Grade school education did a decent job of shining a light on eras in our nation’s history when minorities were systematically and cruelly mistreated: we saw dramatizations of the Trail of Tears, pictures of internment during World War II, History channel Holocaust films and, of course, clip after clip of Bull Connor, fire hoses, bus boycotts and “I Have a Dream.”