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    Embracing a Complex Convocation

    “Drew, this a huge bummer,” read a text I received during Helene York’s Friday Convocation. It was from a friend I’d convinced earlier in the day to come to the speech. Despite my previous enthusiasm, however, I was now inclined to agree with her: this was depressing.

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    On Room Draw (Or, How to Add Extra Stress to Your Midterms)

    Room draw numbers came out this week. I was sitting in the Libe, studying for an exam (number two of the week!), when suddenly the library broke into a furor. I’d completely forgotten (somehow...), but it was the night that room draw numbers had been released. It was 12:01 AM.


    Poll: Do you think the government should regulate guns more tightly?

    “If you do need one, you should be able to express clear reasons why you need it, and should be willing to have regulations.” Shanna Yang ‘14

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    Fourth Week and Beyond: On Stress

    Fourth week tends to be when everything suddenly picks up: midterms begin, papers are due, readings intensify.

  • Kaitlyn Gerber '14

    Why Arming Teachers Isn’t the Answer

    Earlier this month, Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst proposed to use state funding to provide public school teachers and administration with firearm training to protect students in case of a school shooting.


    So You’ve Got a Case of the Winter Blues- Now What?

    According to the Cleveland Clinic’s website, about 10-20% of Americans suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and people in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s are most likely to be affected, especially those who live at higher latitudes (i.e. Minnesota).

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    The End of the Election

    Unsurprisingly, we love election season here at The Carletonian. It provides us with a lot of material to cover, and more importantly, it’s exciting.

  • Naeh Klages-Mundt

    Carleton to Implement DoorCut

    After widespread speculation, Carleton has officially decided to pilot DoorCut. DoorCut, the new initiative spreading to college campuses across the country, is a system designed to limit entry through doors that require a valid OneCard swipe.


    The Case for the Down-Ballot Races

    In some ways, however, the races at the lower end of the ballot – your local elections – are even more critical, as they will have an immediate impact on life in your community. The local school board race is a case in point.

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    The College Council

    In order to ensure Carleton’s administrative entities do not fall into this trap, the College, in coordination with the Carleton Student Association, has created positions for students eager to communicate student concerns to governing bodies and in turn effect policy change.

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    VOTE Like Your Life Depends On It

    On Tuesday Nov. 6, many will hit the voting stations nationwide to materialize their opinion on who should be the next Commander in Chief of our country.

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    Liberalism’s Circular Firing Squad

    In response to the 19 October, 2012 column by Griffin Johnson, “When You Smell Flowers, Look for a Coffin.”