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2015 Spring Issue 7 (May 22, 2015)

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    • This week's Editorial (Login Required)

      Instead of taking steps to ban hard alcohol, the administration should continue investing money into alcohol education in order to foster an open dialogue

    • Material longings, tiny house dreams (Login Required)

      I don’t think I’m alone in wavering between wanting the luxuries of material things and wanting the minimalist, pure happiness of a simpler, smaller world.

    • Troubled by trendy “back to the land” tendencies (Login Required)

      When college students act like they could drop it all today and start planting seeds tomorrow, it belittles the demanding and risky undertaking that sustainable farming really is.

    • A cry for empathy (Login Required)

      Carleton needs to see a return to empathetic debate. We need to stop posting on Overheard and start discussing in person.

    • Growing pains of a premature cat lady (Login Required)

      I’m not quite a child or wandering teenager, but I’m definitely not an adult. As college students we’re caught in an odd web of existence: simultaneously part of a college bubble that we consider our “world” when really this world just a microcosm of a much larger identity.

    • One-inch wide focus (Login Required)

      Complaining distracts us with past experience; worries distract us with potential futures. And when these distractions make us unhappy or produce undesired results, we too often turn to blaming the subjects of these negative thoughts and not the thoughts themselves.

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    • My way: a food snob reviews the Northfield dining halls (Login Required)

      What really swung the vote in favor of St. Olaf was the popsicles available for dessert. With their first three ingredients being “corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, and sugar,” I knew I’d found something to satisfy the secret food slob in me.

    • Ash trees under seige in Minnesota (Login Required)

      Emerald Ash Borer, as you may or may not have heard, is one of the most imminent threats to the ecology of the Midwest. Experts predict that all of Minnesota will be inundated with the deadly beetles within the next decade, and there is truly nothing we can do to prevent it.

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