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  • I wish could admit it, I believe in God (Login Required)

    I’ve spent so much time trying to understand why Carleton is, at times, anti-religion. I am not irrational because I am religious. I have faith not because I feel the need to explain everything or because I do not believe that science dictates certain features in our world.

  • Making the most of hypocrisy (Login Required)

    Sometimes we act as if being self-aware solves the problem. Just because we’ve identified an inconsistency between our beliefs and actions does not mean we are better people for it. Recognition is not a solution.

  • Caring, but not caring enough (Login Required)

    Carls are "slactivists," people who talk a lot about cultural issues like gender inequality but don’t care enough to make an actual difference or change their lives for an impact.

  • Making peace with hypocrisy? (Login Required)

    Sometimes, life can be a beautiful mess of contradictions. But if you live two different lives, flipping back and forth between your ideals and how you actually act, life can be difficult.

  • Are we something? (Login Required)

    The definition of relationships is atomized in a fun way. But atomization shows that the relationships are formed unnaturally, without effort and time. Light relationships are also fun but serious relationships can mean something more precious.

  • Too Long; Didn’t LDR (Login Required)

    The Carleton bubble is a bubble for a reason. A Long Distance Relationship can end quickly if it means not fully committing to your Carleton academics and friendships.

  • Divestment, Now it's up to the board (Login Required)

    At Carleton, support for divestment is strong and growing stronger. Now CRIC, a group created by the Board of Trustees itself to furnish recommendations for more responsible investing, has issued a resounding call to action. The initiative rests with the Board of Trustees.

  • Great Expectations (Login Required)

    We’re all just trying to survive the dating game, looking for happiness, and we can only do so the way that feels authentic to us individually.

  • Nice guys don’t finish first (Login Required)

    You need to know your self worth: you need to know that you can afford to be picky. You can afford to reject those first dates and not have a guilty conscience over it because you’re afraid of hurting a nice boy’s feelings.

  • The fight is now (Login Required)

    I was taught how to walk, talk, date, and love like man, a straight man. But now, several years later, I’m trying to understand why no one in my environments was challenging the structures of gender and sexuality.

  • Tomboyish girly girl? (Login Required)

    Forcing me to be something I’m not, even if it helps the feminist movement, is incredibly hypocritical. I am a feminist. I am a young woman. But my most important label is “person.”

  • We’re “missing” out enough already (Login Required)

    The relative differences of experiences among our friends and social groups shouldn’t have any bearing on us and each other. And yet they still unintentionally suggest feelings of missing out, for whatever factors that shape our emotional expectations.