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  • This week's Editorial (Login Required)

    Yesterday I watched five bison go from living animals to flanks of meat ready to be cut and packaged for consumption.

  • We should have done it yesterday (Login Required)

    The simple arithmetic of the fossil fuel problem

  • 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.

  • Work towards worthy goals, Wisconsin BCPL (Login Required)

    Wisconsin’s Board of Commissioners of Public Lands recently approved a measure “prohibiting staff from engaging in global warming or climate change work while on BCPL time,” according to Bloomberg News reporter Eric Roster, who noted that the moratorium on climate change work for staff members also extended to responding to e-mails on the subject.

  • Sorry, not sorry (Login Required)

    The word “sorry” often tumbles from my mouth, and up until today I didn’t think about the reasons behind this subconscious need to not offend.

  • 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 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.