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  • Big Questions and the Big Bang

    If you have never philosophized about what came “before” the Big Bang, it may be a fun little enterprise for you to ponder in passing time, or perhaps a larger existential question from which you derive some sort of meaning.

  • It’s On Us: Wrong For Our Community? (Login Required)

    Around mid-September, the White House unveiled a new initiative to work towards ending sexual violence specifically on college campuses.

  • The Happiness Myth (Login Required)

    Often, moments of insight don’t come from reading Tolstoy and listening to Bach.

  • Checked Out: Guidelines for Interacting with a Cashier

    If I go home over a break, I typically work some hours at the job I have held for about a year and a half: cashier at a large retail chain.

  • Talking Animals

    This morning, a squirrel hopped up on the windowsill and peered intently at me through the glass.

  • A Faculty Voice For Divestment (Login Required)

    On Wednesday, Oct. 29, the Carleton Responsible Investment Committee (CRIC) will hold a town-hall meeting (Great Hall, 6-8 pm) to discuss divesting the Carleton endowment from fossil fuels.

  • John Oliver Roasts the News

    Search engines can continue to amaze, while also qualifying a bit of an online hypothesis about John Oliver, who’s now on a roll since “Last Week Tonight” started airing on HBO in the spring of this year.

  • CANOE House May Get a New Home

    If you’ve come to any CANOE open meetings this term you will have seen that the couchboat room has been stuffed full of Carls excited to sign up for trips.

  • Edward Malnar

    It’s a simple but incomplete routine: get up, grab your tea/coffee, and maybe glance at the news before starting your day.

  • Combing Through Campaigns

    It seems like every day there is someone new telling us what to eat.

  • Weighting for It

    You’ve probably heard about “the mattress girl” by now. Emma Sulkowicz, a senior visual arts major at Columbia University, says that she was raped on her own dorm bed in the beginning of her sophomore year.

  • Clumsily Cute Carleton Dating

    Whenever I try to flirt, I just end up rambling about something very non-flirty; like puppies or politics.