Can Carleton really sidestep politics? (Login Required)
They are ignoring the irony of “securing” Carleton’s future by profiting off a business plan that will destroy that very future.
Not merely symbolic: aligning deeds with values (Login Required)
I believe that the most profound existential crisis the human species has ever faced --- global warming and climate change ---- is sufficient grounds for the change of course suggested by Mr. Weitz and the Board of Trustees.
Seeking sustainable, not political (Login Required)
My work at Carleton as a food activist could perhaps be interpreted as “food divestment.”
Naive neutrality (Login Required)
Why being apolitical is not an option
The Disneyland dream-crusher (Login Required)
Every year my high school raffled off a trip to Disneyland with one of the most well liked teachers from my school.
First Love: A Tale of Robert Redford and Unequalled Nobility (Login Required)
I distinctly remember my first love, and how it all came to be. It was the summer before my senior year of high school. I was sixteen. But unlike my friends whose first loves were boys or girls, mine was a place.
A Fragile Cocoon: Are colleges like Carleton hypersensitive? (Login Required)
This week many Viewpoint contributors responded to Judith Shulevitz’s March New York Times op-ed “In College and Hiding from Scary Ideas.” The article touches on topics such as trigger warnings, safe spaces and the coexistence of truth and sensitivity on college campuses.
The Butterfly’s Name (Login Required)
With a heart heavy and burdened by difficult thoughts, I share a story of my life and make a broader plea.
Editorial (Login Required)
As an editor of the paper, I feel a responsibility for what gets published in these pages. As a writer, I feel a responsibility for everything I write. As it should be; we must be careful about the words we fling out into the world.
Our Food Future: At Carleton, Lacking Action (Login Required)
As a member of Food Truth, I have been a part of many campaigns to get students to see their food differently.
The Misnomer of “Safe”: Forging Thoughtful Spaces (Login Required)
While I acknowledge the importance of creating spaces that are traditionally referred to as “safe spaces,” I also think that the connotations of terms such as “safe” and “dangerous” may muddy the issue of what thoughtful and important conversations and conversational spaces should look like.
Picturing Diversity (Login Required)
I’ve found there to be something deeply perturbing with the Carleton idea of diversity since I first set foot on campus. I attribute this initially to the lack of people of color.