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  • Point-Counterpoint: 'roid rage and America's pastime

    Steroid usage should not be a Hall of Fame disqualifier - By David Sacks

    Steroids should prohibit athletes from Hall of Fame consideration - By Justin Rotman

  • Concert Etiquette

    As members of the Carleton family, are we entitled to exhibit the rude, self-indulgent and insensitive behavior witnessed that evening? Does participating in elite intellectual pursuit in our liberal arts “bubble” give any of us the right to infringe on the collective enjoyment and stimulation experienced in a concert setting?

  • Post-quake Haiti needs our help and support

    Perhaps this earthquake is what was needed for our world to truly recognize the problems that face Haiti. Maybe, from the rubble, Haiti will rebuild its great nation that has seen better times: A fresh start. But they cannot do it alone, and Haiti should never recede from our consciousness, even when other issues are on our minds.

  • Closer than we think: HIV and AIDS

    AIDS often seems like a far-removed cause, relegated to distant tragedies, and overall of little concern to students on a snowy Midwestern campus. But this issue is far less remote than sometimes thought. Within the Carleton community, it is important to remember that HIV/AIDS is a condition that affects peers, friends, and family members. Our own county has the third highest HIV infection rate in the state of Minnesota.

  • Happy Bodies Manifesto

    Happy Bodies is a campus wide body positivity network dedicated to discussion and activism for bodies everywhere. Here are a few body-positive sentiments we promote.

  • Town hall meeting proves pointless

    There was virtually no attempt made to deal with the substance of the issues; rather, we participated in a prolonged session of condemnation of problems that, in nearly every instance, remained so vague and generalized that the entire session was an extended exercise in futility.

  • Re-centering masculinity: lessons from an anti-racism conference

    I was recently fortunate enough to attend an anti-racism conference in St. Paul. The conference was two days of thinking and talking about race and white privilege in the United States at present. My attendance there sparked many new questions, giving me new frameworks through which to conceptualize anti-racism work.

  • The documents that guide us: What's next?

    As stated before, this meeting was intended to be a catalyst for important conversations about how to enact significant change here. The most important part of this meeting will be the follow up discussions and decisions that occur, not only in the various college committees, but also among students. That is the next step, and it will be ongoing in the future of Carleton.

  • What it means to me to be a good man: Starting Fresh

    I’ve felt proud of myself, sure, but never because I thought I was being a particularly good and masculine Man. Instead, I have felt pressed to live a somewhat androgynous life because I have lacked clear examples of positive masculinity.

  • The documents that guide us

    When I think about Carleton College, I can’t really find one word that defines a Carleton student, and I think that is a very positive thing. We are a diverse student body, all from different backgrounds, different points-of-view, and different frames of reference. However, by decidedly joining this community and actively being members in it, we in some ways acquiesce to its morals and standards.

  • What it means to me to be a good man: A call for committed fathers

    A good man first and foremost realizes that family is the most important entity in his life. For too often in pop culture, we recognize the greatness of a man by his money and accomplishments. A great man is one who is able to inspire through positive examples and constantly pushes people around him to excel.

  • Show solidarity on November 20th

    On November 20th, unite against hatred, violence, and discrimination on the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The Day of Remembrance began in November 1998 to honor those killed because of their gender identity or presentation.