This week many Viewpoint contributors responded to Judith Shulevitz’s March New York Times op-ed “In College and Hiding from Scary Ideas.” The article touches on topics such as trigger warnings, safe spaces and the coexistence of truth and sensitivity on college campuses.
With a heart heavy and burdened by difficult thoughts, I share a story of my life and make a broader plea.
As an editor of the paper, I feel a responsibility for what gets published in these pages. As a writer, I feel a responsibility for everything I write. As it should be; we must be careful about the words we fling out into the world.
I’ve found there to be something deeply perturbing with the Carleton idea of diversity since I first set foot on campus. I attribute this initially to the lack of people of color.
Before I went on my first college visit, I thought that spending the night with a stranger was pretty high on the list of Things Not To Do.
If you’ve ever taken a CAMS class, you probably know what a meet-cute is. (Admittedly, I’ve not yet taken a CAMS class at Carleton, so this is just a guess.)
Prospies. The more, the merrier. The familiar bobble-head doll gaggle of high school seniors plodding about respectfully behind a tour guide proudly demonstrating his or her refined ability to talk and walk backwards at the same time.
For my whole life I’ve heard the phrase that “college will be the best four years of your life.” For my whole life I’ve heard the phrase that “college will be the best four years of your life.”
To kick off a new collaboration with KRLX News, The Carletonian Viewpoint is reprinting an interview conducted with Prof. Stephen Walt, a visiting speaker, in the fall of 2014 by KRLX News Director Max Esslinger ‘16.
On the top of my Christmas list every year was one thing: a dog. And until I was twelve, that dream didn’t come true.
On Wednesday, February 11th, I woke up feeling feverish, weak, and dizzy after having a nasty sore throat the night before.
Conspiracy theories are appealing, because they give the world order. So much of what happens in our world is chaotic, and things happen without any discernible reason.