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  • Divest Carleton responds to the trustees’ recent decision (Login Required)

    A response from students to the board's decision not to divest.

  • Dismissal of divestment is not Carleton (Login Required)

    Carleton alum and former professor details his disappointment with the Board of Trustee's refusal to divest from the fossil fuel industry

  • The Dining Hall Debate (Login Required)

    Burton vs LDC, opinions from two opposing writers.

  • Hands on learning for high rankings (Login Required)

    While Carleton students are encouraged to stretch the limits of their mind, they are not encouraged to acquire practical skills – if students want to learn how to grow their own food, build a home, fix a car, they do not have access to professional instruction. And I think that this educational structure does great injustice to students.

  • A new side of privilege (Login Required)

    Take a deep breath while you here. Rankings matter. We can ignore them or we can acknowledge what they mean for our community. I choose the latter.

  • Campus Pride Index and its relationship to Carleton (Login Required)

    I challenge everyone who reads this to the end to self-educate yourselves on how social identities shape our experiences at Carleton and join the conversation about how we can improve our community.

  • I’m not “quirky” (Login Required)

    Seeing OCD as “quirky” and part of the “manic pixie dream girl” package, seeing people with Bipolar disorder as unstable, or seeing people with depression as lazy, but luckily creative, dismisses the seriousness of these disorders.

  • The modern reaction to violence: Have you seen this? (Login Required)

    As a culture, we need to stop desensitizing ourselves to violence and remind each other that we are all human, not replaceable. We can’t let our desire for the most popular video, for the most views, to compromise our humanity and the dignity of others.

  • Exile of hyperawareness (Login Required)

    The boon of our information age is our greater capability to be hyper-aware. We can now know much more about a single event or person than before. We can be mentally on our toes on everything that affects everyone, and make the connections that make understanding possible.

  • Eating for one...eternally (Login Required)

    We are largely obsessed with the future; what’s coming up in our lives, how Carleton will help us reach our goals, and how there’s no possible way anything could slow us down from reaching these goals. Kids are just not part of the immediate future for me.

  • The close-mindedness of Carleton (Login Required)

    Carleton students are close-minded and lack an ability to listen to conservative perspectives. The prototypical Carleton student is democratic, pro-environment, pro-choice, and against all forms of establishment. If you are not a democrat you will be ostracized and looked at like a crazy person.

  • Politics: Doing it Right (Login Required)

    If we go through our time at Carleton without having open conversations, it would be a betrayal of the liberal arts ethos of this institution.