The point of this is not to make anyone at Carleton feel ashamed of their parents or their upbringing. It’s just an objective statement that most Carleton students come from money and make their judgements about the world from a background where that was a factor.
Let’s talk about class (Login Required)
While it’s great that generally “class doesn’t matter at Carleton,” maybe sometimes it does matter and maybe sometimes it’s an important thing to talk about. Carleton students and administration should be aware of the struggles of low-income or middle-class students.
Healthy, Sustainable, and Affordable? (Login Required)
Can eating locally, healthfully, and sustainably be affordable? This is probably the biggest and most important question underlying the modern food movement.
A Human Uncertainty Principle (Login Required)
On all sorts of levels, we get uncomfortable with the uncertainty that comes with change. Who can blame us? We fear what we don’t understand. I’d say it’s a human principle, one intensified by our modern age.
Inclusion + Diversity = Tolerance + Aggression (Login Required)
What we are advocating for is an environment where faculty and staff are better equipped to deal with systemic inequities, and so do not hinder student learning and personal development.
In defense of the selfie (Login Required)
If that’s how you celebrate your body, and if it isn’t a source of negativity in any way, go for it. We all ought to get a little friendlier with our own image.
Celebrating the Selfie (Login Required)
The main question to ask yourself when taking a selfie is, “What’s my intent?” If you’re just trying to thrive in positivity, taking a selfie to have fun, sending a Snap to a loved friend, or taking a moment to appreciate those around you, go for it. If you selfie, do it responsibly. Treat yourself well.
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
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.