Where to Now? (Login Required)
When John Kerry announced the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks last July, my office took the afternoon off and threw a party.
Letter From the Editor (Login Required)
A year ago, I never thought I would become Co-Editor-in-Chief of the paper with J.M. We were both copy-editors who enjoyed coming to The Carletonian office on Thursday nights to “find errors” (read: mess around and listen to music).
Bored No More (Login Required)
Have you ever read a book called “Prep” by Curtis Sittenfeld? It is a coming-of-age novel where a teenage girl starts to explore the world by doing things that she never had done.
Living Present (Login Required)
I finished early by the end of my senior year winter term and I still remember the last day of class of my college life.
My Carleton Education (Login Required)
At some point over these past four years, learning in its pure form – a desire simply to understand the world that we live in – became a motivating force in my life.
“Make the Most Of It” (Login Required)
When you spend nearly all of your time in a community where you’re constantly surrounded by people overwhelmingly in the 18-22 age range, the term “senior” can easily feel more like “senior citizen.”
Corn and Snow (Login Required)
Before I came to Carleton, Minnesota did not exist. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I was only peripherally aware of the vast expanse of continent between the two US coasts.
Being Humble (Login Required)
If there is one thing I’ve learned at Carleton, one defining characteristic that has changed me in my four years here, it is that I’ve learned what it means to be humble.
It’s Just a Reflection (Login Required)
I couldn’t fall asleep last weekend after staying up for the meteor shower and so I’ve walked over to the Bald Spot to watch campus wake up as I started writing out one last submission.
Spring Concert Preview with Battle of the Bands Champions (Login Required)
Champion Different Animals has earned the coveted spring concert slot. Formed in Spring 2013, they first performed at last year’s Farmstock, and played there again this year.
Tsar Crimson (Login Required)
Come now, dear readers, did you really think I would be content with feeding you Chinese buffets, tacos from a stand no bigger than your dorm room, and steaks that cost less than the antacids which you will be forced to purchase immediately following your meal? This column wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t give you a picture of some fancier options as well.
Not a Credo, But a Few Thoughts on Living (Login Required)
I like to quote the statistic on Carleton’s website that three quarters of incoming freshman say the primary goal of their education is to develop “a meaningful philosophy of life” because we invariably spend most of our time here absorbed in other endeavors.