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  • Joe Biden and Paul Ryan faced off at the vice-presidential debate

    Thoughts on the 47 Percent

    As most of you probably know by now, this week’s vice presidential debate was a lot more heated than the first presidential debate. Here in the office, we were a bit undecided over who actually won the debate, but we all agreed that it was much more interesting than last week.

  • The Minnesota Same-Sex Marriage Amendment

    An Open Letter to “Carleton College”

    I urge Carleton College to take an institutional stand against the Marriage amendment to the Minnesota Constitution. Eric Sieger, Director of Media Relations, has stated that, “[Carleton] does not take political stances on social issues that do not involve our core educational mission.”

  • Former Vikings player Matt Birk controversially supported the amendment.

    Minnesota Marriage Amendment Looms Large; Divides Students, Minnesotans

    In little over a month, voters across Minnesota will go to the polls to decide whether or not the state constitution should be amended to explicitly ban marriage between partners of the same sex.

  • The One-Party Bubble

    On Assumptions and “The One- Party Bubble”

    I’m not a Republican, but I’m also not a Democrat, and I know I’m not the only person who was upset by Dan Antoszyk’s article in The Carletonian a few weeks ago, “Carleton College: The One Party Bubble.”

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    How to Win a Debate: Judging Books by Their Covers

    On Wednesday night, President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney debated on live TV for the first time. According to polls from CNN news, 67% thought that Romney “won” the debate, claiming that he appeared more “in command” than Obama.

  • Haley Johnson

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Residential College

    Carleton will move to 100% On-campus housing. This is my educated prediction. Not my desire.

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    On Printing, Sustainability, and Poor Governance: A Reply to the CSA President

    Here we are, three weeks into the school year, and the printing quota continues to rear its ugly head. What does this mean to me?  Simply, the quota needs to go.

  • Hye Mi Ahn

    Present Value of Happiness

    The class of 2013 will graduate as the American economy experiences a painfully slow recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression. The national unemployment rate is still alarmingly high at 8.2% and the rest of the world hasn’t fared much better: the Euro-crisis seems never ending and even China’s indomitable growth has sputtered and slowed.

  • http://www.yowzers.com/

    Carleton College: The One-Party Bubble

    Consider the Republican Carl. Does he embrace the GOP party platform? Did she campaign for Mitt Romney this summer? Is he a fiscal conservative but a social liberal? Does she support voter ID legislation? The world may never know.

  • Ready for the New Year? So Are We!

    Once upon a time, it was a new school year at Carleton. Without last year’s seniors, there was an empty hole that left the campus feeling deprived and in need of a new student presence. Luckily, the Class of 2016 arrived to complete the Carl package of awesomeness and the upperclassmen welcomed them with open arms.

  • Griffin Johnson

    Johnson: Signing Off for Now, Poised to Return Next Year

    Someone told me once that hatred was just the inverse reflection of love, but I think that’s pretty facile. When I talk about things that I hate about this school, it’s ultimately rooted in some kind of grand belief in the merits of this school on an abstract level, in the Nobility of this Institution that I’d like to bring to life by systematically attacking what I dislike about it.

  • Organic foods provide numerous health benefits.

    An Open Letter to Pres. Poskanzer, on Behalf of Food Truth

    When we proposed a Real Food Commitment for this fall, you dismissed the plan as unrealistic. Throughout the year we have responded to your requests for data, and gained support from large parts of the Carleton community, demonstrating that our goals are not idealistic. Sir, we have done everything that can be expected to meet your demands.