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  • Michael Goodgame

    What America Doesn’t Need

    I can’t say I’ve ever been more disappointed in politics, America, Americans, and the media than I was after watching this video shortly before voting this fall.

  • Stuart John Urback

    Urback: On Lincoln

    Jumping on the Lincoln bandwagon is pretty easy these days with things like the book, the movie, and Daniel Day Lewis.  But I think Lincoln’s life offers many takeaways because of the way he behaved and held himself.

  • Matthew Fitzgerald

    What Comes Next?

    Carleton has a lot to be proud of this weekend. With the defeat of the Voter ID and Marriage Amendments, the reelection of President Obama, and local candidates, Carls have demonstrated that they do care and are politically engaged.

  • Michael Goodgame

    Habits & the Difficulty of Morality

    Morality is difficult because it is almost never immediately relevant. Ethics are great to talk about.

  • Stuart John Urback

    Collaboration: A Totally Biased Review of an Exhibition

    If you haven’t been by the Libe to see If You Give a Monk a Manuscript, you should.  I am confident in saying it is probably the most ambitious attempt at putting together a fully-fledged exhibition within a single term.  Simply put, it’s amazing. 

  • Lindsay Rand '16

    Top Ten Things I Would Do If I Found a Sack of Potatoes at This Very Moment

    1. Make a slew of alarm clocks and hide them on first Libe, then run very far away.
    2. Perfect my pumpkin carving abilities, but on a much smaller scale.

  • Lindsay Rand '16

    Top Ten Things To Do With This Newspaper AFTER You Read It

    1. Cut out the letters and make a ransom note in which you agree to return the pen to that kid in your Calculus class in exchange for excessive amounts of Easy Mac.

  • Matthew Fitzgerald

    Think National Politics Don’t Affect You?

    This past Tuesday night I was procrastinating on 4th Libe (per usual) and just generally shooting the breeze with fellow Carls. In the course of a conversation with someone who I really respect, I discovered that they were planning on not voting this fall.

  • Stuart John Urback

    It’s Time to Re-Think the GPA, Really

    Does it really make sense to compare an Observational Drawing grade with the grade you receive for Introduction to Classic Studies?  What would the average between the two even represent?

  • Griffin Johnson

    When You Smell Flowers, Look For a Coffin

    Is this what getting old feels like, seeing the charred, maimed corpse of a kid your sister’s age lying in the desert on CNN and realizing that all your friends—and possibly you—are going to vote the person who made it happen into the highest office in the country?

  • Lindsay Rand '16

    Top Ten Reasons to Wake Up Earlier

    1. There’s bound to be plenty of cheesy eggs and bananas at LDC-- those are some hot commodities.

  • Stuart John Urback

    Unity, Duty, Destiny

    When I was in middle school I loved Bionicle.  I collected nearly every character and comic, played the games, watched the movies, and even got on message boards whenever I could.