Walk the Line (Login Required)
What is the role of a journalist in such a tight-knit community? I think it is to be honest and straightforward. To deliver the news. To provide alumni, parents, and students with information. Most importantly, this paper is for us to learn.
Your major is not to major here (Login Required)
The way I see it, stereotypes of different majors are just light-hearted ways of joking about different academic fields, and in no way define one’s entire identity.
Species of Carleton (Login Required)
Under the broad umbrella of “Carls” exists distinct species, each with its own way of navigating and interacting with the Carleton universe with different vocalizations, plumage, and life histories. Slow down, take a breather, and observe the exuberant and the sullen, the boisterous and the silent.
Beyond Olin: Finding community outside your major (Login Required)
We can’t divorce ourselves from our humanity, no matter the nobility we want to ascribe to ideals like science. We can’t be socially unaware and expect others to do the work of improving the human condition themselves.
The problem with neutrality (Login Required)
Why dismissing divestment needs to stop. "At the very least, divestment is an opportunity to bring the college’s investments in line with its values."
Let’s talk about class (Login Required)
While it’s great that generally “class doesn’t matter at Carleton,” maybe sometimes it does matter and maybe sometimes it’s an important thing to talk about. Carleton students and administration should be aware of the struggles of low-income or middle-class students.
The point of this is not to make anyone at Carleton feel ashamed of their parents or their upbringing. It’s just an objective statement that most Carleton students come from money and make their judgements about the world from a background where that was a factor.
Healthy, Sustainable, and Affordable? (Login Required)
Can eating locally, healthfully, and sustainably be affordable? This is probably the biggest and most important question underlying the modern food movement.
A Human Uncertainty Principle (Login Required)
On all sorts of levels, we get uncomfortable with the uncertainty that comes with change. Who can blame us? We fear what we don’t understand. I’d say it’s a human principle, one intensified by our modern age.
Inclusion + Diversity = Tolerance + Aggression (Login Required)
What we are advocating for is an environment where faculty and staff are better equipped to deal with systemic inequities, and so do not hinder student learning and personal development.
In defense of the selfie (Login Required)
If that’s how you celebrate your body, and if it isn’t a source of negativity in any way, go for it. We all ought to get a little friendlier with our own image.
Celebrating the Selfie (Login Required)
The main question to ask yourself when taking a selfie is, “What’s my intent?” If you’re just trying to thrive in positivity, taking a selfie to have fun, sending a Snap to a loved friend, or taking a moment to appreciate those around you, go for it. If you selfie, do it responsibly. Treat yourself well.