Unsurprisingly, we love election season here at The Carletonian. It provides us with a lot of material to cover, and more importantly, it’s exciting.
After widespread speculation, Carleton has officially decided to pilot DoorCut. DoorCut, the new initiative spreading to college campuses across the country, is a system designed to limit entry through doors that require a valid OneCard swipe.
In some ways, however, the races at the lower end of the ballot – your local elections – are even more critical, as they will have an immediate impact on life in your community. The local school board race is a case in point.
In order to ensure Carleton’s administrative entities do not fall into this trap, the College, in coordination with the Carleton Student Association, has created positions for students eager to communicate student concerns to governing bodies and in turn effect policy change.
On Tuesday Nov. 6, many will hit the voting stations nationwide to materialize their opinion on who should be the next Commander in Chief of our country.
In response to the 19 October, 2012 column by Griffin Johnson, “When You Smell Flowers, Look for a Coffin.”
Last week, I made only my second trip ever down to the first floor of the Libe (the first having been during the Silent Dance Party freshman year).
Tomorrow’s convocation will be given by Sherri Turkle, MIT Professor and author of Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other.
So let’s talk about what you guys do here. While each week there are a fair number of sharp pieces, I think there are also a lot of opportunities that, if taken better advantage of, would do much to make the ‘Tonian really relevant again.
Next week is International Education week, and students at Carleton will be hosting a series of events to celebrate the benefits of international education and cultural exchange abroad.
Last week, Indigo Scott responded to my opinion piece from the first Carletonian of the term titled: “The One Party Bubble.” My intent was to lament the lack of ideologically conservative students at Carleton, especially during an important election season.
As most of you probably know by now, this week’s vice presidential debate was a lot more heated than the first presidential debate. Here in the office, we were a bit undecided over who actually won the debate, but we all agreed that it was much more interesting than last week.