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2012 Spring Issue 1 (April 6, 2012)


  • Michael Goodgame

    Community: Why studying is better at Carleton

    Studying in high school was harder than it is here at Carleton.  That’s right.  I said it. Before you dust off the pitchforks and berate me in a fit of pride over how hard the work is here, hear me out and read closely: I said that the studying is easier now, not the material.  Surely, the material is more advanced and therefore more difficult.  This much is clear and always will be.

  • Stuart John Urback

    Change at Carleton: It’s our responsibility

    A lot of the writing I do talks about the need for more variety of opportunities to do more than write papers and to do more independent, self-directed work. A lot of the opinions are directed at the establishment.” The idea is that a lot of opportunities are restricted at a curriculum level and it prevents students from working with the system to achieve their curriculum- goals.

  • Griffin Johnson

    Grades and academic fufillment: What you don’t know can’t hurt you

    I’m thinking about writing a Carletonian column this week about a bad grade I got last term. It’s the worst grade I’ve gotten so far at Carleton, and – knock on wood – will be the absolute nadir of my academic performance for the rest of my life.

  • Zoe Suche

    On what I did over spring break: ate

    “How was spring break?” is one of those questions that people feel obligated to ask, but really don’t want to hear a ton of detail about. After all, we all had a spring break; it becomes tedious to keep track of what everyone did beyond maybe one or two major highlights. As such, when briefly describing my spring break, I feel obligated to explain what I did, rather than describe something as purportedly minor as my food experience.