Duda angrily denounces a plan to build more dormitories in the style of old dormitories as “anachronism.” Were he to walk two miles down the street to St. Olaf, he would see an “oppressive image of homogeneity” that would likely melt out his eyeballs.
As a Carl, I know how hard it can be to take ten minutes out of your busy schedule. As an Obama supporter, I know that Senator Obama has the right policies, the right experience, and judgment to usher in a new American era.
I was so dismayed by the commentary criticizing the architecture of the new dorms in the Carletonian’s January 25 issue. Yes, the new dorms are designed to be reminiscent of Nourse and Evans, but that would seem to be the logical choice considering that these dorms remain aesthetically pleasing after close to 100 years of service, while Myers and Musser, only 50 years old, already look dated and out of place.
As a long time Ultimate player, I was amused to see Alex Carruthers revive the debate about the relative athletic prowess of Ultimate players versus varsity athletes that breaks out from time to time in the pages of The Carletonian. But I have to wonder what his evidence is for a claim that is belied by my own personal experience.
Making the choice between candidates is never an easy process, but it’s a pretty simple one this year.
We want to believe that we are a progressive society. However, it is important to recognize that while we have seen progress, some issues, though improved, elude resolution.
This week I’ve been thinking about what separates all that’s internal to me from the world outside myself.