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  • Inara Makhmudova

    Does Carleton care more about alumni than current students?

    “Alumni Affairs...decided that it is more important to use Rice and Hill houses to host the alumni for three days than letting
    the actual summer residents to move in, when they have a right to do so.”

  • David Heifetz

    A letter to the class of 2010

    Every single one of you is uniquely capable of changing the world; do not ever let anyone tell you otherwise. You will graduate with lofty goals, with images of a better world only possible with your help. And let me tell you that the world needs your help.

  • Housing crisis: who’s to blame

    Allowing investors to profit by exposing companies with miscalculated credit ratings is an economically beneficial activity and we should do all we can to encourage this type of investment activity.

  • An open letter from the Carleton community

    Throughout our time at Carleton, we have become aware of the need to address sexual violence on campus. Making our community a safe place for all is a priority for us and we know it is for you as well.

  • Diverging truths

    Sometimes I wonder how we can expect what we expect of our politicians. It’s not necessarily that we expect too much; it’s that we expect the wrong things. We want to be part of an empathetic and caring culture, but we seem to expect our politicians to express views contrary to such a culture.

  • Speak up: make your opinons heard

    I used to think that the CSA Senate was doing something wrong when people would ask me, when it came up in a conversation that I was a Senator (and now Vice President), "what do you guys do, really?"

  • What it means to be a good man: Finding the balance

    There are so many characteristics that go into being labeled a good man that it is near impossible to find a universal definition.  Many cite factors that seem fairly evident – loyalty, friendship, kindness – all of which I believe are important, but when I think of a good man the main determinant I see is balance.

  • College: a time for risks and adventure

    Ours is simply a reminder to those Carls preparing to take their first steps into the real world, and those underclassmen who will be there soon enough. College, however seriously we take our studies, is a time to take risks and seek out new experiences.

  • Open letter to the Poli Sci Department

    On Wednesday, both of these fine gentlemen are scheduled to take part in their COMPS poster sessions during the same time, and so far efforts by each player to create an alternative to the Wednesday session have been rebuffed.

  • Our government’s problems are systemic, not personal

    Our political problems, rather, are systemic and not personal. We know this because although the anti-incumbent rhetoric seems to have become inflamed during the current economic downturn, it is a sentiment that is nothing new to this country.

  • What it means to me to be a good man

    American culture and media is filled with examples of an almost uniquely male character known which I will call the "quiet bad-ass (QBA)".

  • Project Pericles helps foster civic engagement between Carleton and community

    On April 8th and 9th during second week we were fortunate enough to serve as delegates to Project Pericles’ national civic engagement conference called Debating for Democracy. However, when we told our friends and professors what we were going to New York to do, we found that most people on campus don’t even know what Project Pericles is or that we have an office of Academic Civic Engagement (ACE) on our campus.