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2013 Spring Issue 5 (May 10, 2013)

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  • http://www.scientificamerican.com/

    A hot mess of nuclear energy

    Here at Carleton we live less than 30 miles away from Prairie Island, one of 52 nuclear power plants in the U.S. In fact, 40% of the U.S. population lives within 50 miles of a nuclear power plant, putting them at risk in the event of a nuclear disaster.

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    S.T.E.M. (Society Teaches Everyone Masculinity?)

    I’ll admit it: I’m a disgruntled jobseeker.  I came to Carleton four years ago with a few suitcases and big dreams for the future.  Like many of those around me, I didn’t know what I was going to study, but the course catalog was my oyster, and I was ready to go shucking.

  • Turnaround: Minnesota House Approves Gay Marriage

    Today, while completing layout, I turned on Yahoo to discover that the Minnesota House had approved a bill to legalize gay marriage in the state of Minnesota. This is quite the turnaround, considering that about six months ago, an amendment to ban gay marriage completely was at the ballot box.