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  • Shredding in charades: my pantomime pleasures (Login Required)

    The pick never wears down and the strap never strains your neck. The strings never break, lose their tone, or go out of tune. The air guitar is nothing if not loyal; an ergonomically perfect specimen.

  • A memoir in tea (Login Required)

    If you drink a cup of tea too quickly, you’ll burn yourself. That’s part of the beauty of it - tea forces you to slow down, to wait for the brew to steep, then to wait for the brew to cool.

  • This week's Editorial (Login Required)

    We, the Carleton community— students, faculty and staff—need to engage each other in real debate and discussion. I want us, as a community, to get in the practice of not taking the easy way out by agreeing with popular ideology.

  • Why I blew it (Login Required)

    The Carleton Student Association (CSA) Senate has a big gender problem and a big race problem.

  • Conversation, not confrontation (Login Required)

    CSA Senate meetings should be a place where all people feel safe to speak, express themselves, and have respectful and vigorous conversations. Blowing an airhorn repeatedly for myself and other students was triggering and disrespectful.

  • Couch potato (Login Required)

    I like to think of consuming television, or any medium of fiction, really, as an act of empathy.

  • Missouri blueberry pie (Login Required)

    For me, baking isn’t about creating the most beautiful pastry; it’s about taking time to learn more about my father.

  • Flannels and glasses: Carleton trends (Login Required)

    At Carleton, I don’t see many males with bulging muscles and extremely preppy Vineyard Vines clothing. I don’t see girls with pounds of makeup or walking around on Saturday at 2 A.M. wearing little black party dresses.

  • Beauty is (Login Required)

    Dependence on conceptions of ‘beauty’ too often limits us to the norms and demanded mannerisms. Why should be it be incumbent of every acquaintance to acknowledge a new haircut? Why does dressing up have to mean there is a necessitating “occasion?”

  • I woke up like this (Login Required)

    Interestingly, I’ve heard many variations of the phrase, “I woke up like this” from young women at Carleton who look pretty doggone good to me.

  • This week's Editorial (Login Required)

    A friend of mine says that he likes girls better when they don’t wear makeup, and that girls look prettier without makeup. On one hand, this perspective is refreshing; he doesn’t seem to hold the stereotypical opinion of many that women must wear makeup in order to be beautiful. However, on the other hand, him having any opinion at all on the matter is a judgmental expectation in it of itself.

  • Reflections 100 years after the Armenia Genocide (Login Required)

    Last Friday, April 24th, is treated as the anniversary of the genocide committed on 1.5 million Ottoman Armenians in 1915. This year is particularly important because it marks the centennial commemoration of the genocide.