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2013 Fall Issue 3 (October 11, 2013)


  • Do seniors outgrow their majors by the end of college?

    A "Major" Problem (Login Required)

    It’s a rite of passage at nearly every institution of higher learning in the country. But, does the process of declaring a major actually contradict the “liberal arts” ethos that Carleton strives for – that of a fluid, flexible, multidisciplinary approach to learning?

  • Students can acquire hospital taxi vouchers at the Information Desk in Sayles during the day.

    Taxi Vouchers or Ambulances: What Can You Afford in a Pinch? (Login Required)

    The next time you overindulge, it could cost you big time - even if you’re drinking Boxer.Taxi vouchers are hard to come by, and with a $1,600 charge for ambulance fees, it puts you between a rock and a hard place.

  • The Humanities, Pre-Professional Tracks, and You (Login Required)

    Beneath the surface, a number of Carleton’s humanities departments are engaging in a slow pivot to more fashionable subject material. 

  • University of Chicago professor Martha Nussbaum examines social justice issues through philosophy.

    Renowned Professor of Law and Ethics Examines Ban of Burka with Philosophy (Login Required)

    How can we view social injustice issues through Socrates’ principles? Renowned scholar an University of Chicago professor Martha Nussbaum investigated this question through an examination of society’s efforts to ban the burka.

  • In the event of a weather emergency, there are signs posted in academic, living, and common spaces.

    Are You Prepared for Severe Weather? Here's How to Be. (Login Required)

    Given the increasing intensity and frequency with which storms occur, the possibility of severe weather on campus is something that every student should be aware of. But how many students know what to do if such weather strikes?

  • Carleton and Political Correctness: When is Enough Too Much? (Login Required)

    Finding the right word to use on delicate issues can be tricky. Indeed, Mark Twain said, “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.”

  • Students in Firebellies gather to share varied dishes at six different stops.

    Firebellies' First Annual Foodgressive: Sharing Culture and Diversity Through Food (Login Required)

    For a college obsessed with diversity, it often feels like few campus events actually share and celebrate multiculturalism. Vayu Maini Rekdal ’15, the co-president and founder of the cooking club Firebellies, facilitated the club’s first annual Foodgressive last Friday with this in mind.

  • Past Gauntlet participants.

    Popular Endurance Run a No-Go (Login Required)

    There are few things worth waking up early on a Saturday morning for: free food, softball with Solo cups, your friend’s inconveniently timed radio show, or perhaps, a grueling, multiple-hour obstacle course through the Arb.