2013 Fall Issue 3 (October 11, 2013)
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?
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.