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  • White People Don't Talk About Race. Wonder Why?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Zoe Suche

    On Passion and Pessimism

    I’ll start this piece by admitting something that’s probably clear to anyone who regularly reads the print edition of the Carletonian: every couple of weeks, I have a lot of trouble with layout.

  • “Who has the most work?”

    Today at lunch, I was talking to my professors about the end of the term, and they were talking about the lack of competition among students at Carleton.

  • Naeh Klages-Mundt

    President Poskanzer Misses Room Draw, Forced to Draw Musser Double

    Poskanzer, who has for nearly three years adhered to the long-standing presidential tradition of maintaining residence in Nutting House, has failed to successfully draw into his twenty-room home for the 2013-2014 academic year after neglecting to show up to room draw earlier this week.

  • Maddy Crowell

    Is Journalism Losing Integrity?

    It’s hard to say with certainty when journalism was born. Arguably, it began when politics began, to become a watchdog over those in power. Thucydides was the first to record history, so as to keep “record of the events of mankind.”

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    A hot mess of nuclear energy

    Here at Carleton we live less than 30 miles away from Prairie Island, one of 52 nuclear power plants in the U.S. In fact, 40% of the U.S. population lives within 50 miles of a nuclear power plant, putting them at risk in the event of a nuclear disaster.

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    S.T.E.M. (Society Teaches Everyone Masculinity?)

    I’ll admit it: I’m a disgruntled jobseeker.  I came to Carleton four years ago with a few suitcases and big dreams for the future.  Like many of those around me, I didn’t know what I was going to study, but the course catalog was my oyster, and I was ready to go shucking.

  • Turnaround: Minnesota House Approves Gay Marriage

    Today, while completing layout, I turned on Yahoo to discover that the Minnesota House had approved a bill to legalize gay marriage in the state of Minnesota. This is quite the turnaround, considering that about six months ago, an amendment to ban gay marriage completely was at the ballot box.