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  • This week's Editorial (Login Required)

    Instead of taking steps to ban hard alcohol, the administration should continue investing money into alcohol education in order to foster an open dialogue

  • Material longings, tiny house dreams (Login Required)

    I don’t think I’m alone in wavering between wanting the luxuries of material things and wanting the minimalist, pure happiness of a simpler, smaller world.

  • Troubled by trendy “back to the land” tendencies (Login Required)

    When college students act like they could drop it all today and start planting seeds tomorrow, it belittles the demanding and risky undertaking that sustainable farming really is.

  • A cry for empathy (Login Required)

    Carleton needs to see a return to empathetic debate. We need to stop posting on Overheard and start discussing in person.

  • Growing pains of a premature cat lady (Login Required)

    I’m not quite a child or wandering teenager, but I’m definitely not an adult. As college students we’re caught in an odd web of existence: simultaneously part of a college bubble that we consider our “world” when really this world just a microcosm of a much larger identity.

  • One-inch wide focus (Login Required)

    Complaining distracts us with past experience; worries distract us with potential futures. And when these distractions make us unhappy or produce undesired results, we too often turn to blaming the subjects of these negative thoughts and not the thoughts themselves.

  • This is what allies look like (Login Required)

    We must fight unconditionally. We must be willing to question and be ready to hold ourselves accountable, as we are equally capable of being both oppressors and allies.

  • The inconvenient truth: we need to do better (Login Required)

    To honor those who have died as a result of a racially unfair system, we need to work on promoting and protecting racial equality as a community.

  • This week's Editorial (Login Required)

    I vote we engage ourselves in the political process and show our deep distaste for its shortcomings. Don’t want drilling in the Chukchi sea? Let’s write letters to our home and state representatives.

  • We’re talking about this wrong (Login Required)

    We hate acknowledging privilege. We hate acknowledging the nagging feeling that we enjoy advantages that other people don’t have.

  • Whiteness as default (Login Required)

    This nation was built on white supremacy, and no amount of multicultural Coca-Cola commercials, or peace prizes for Obama, or seasons of The Wire is going to fix that.

  • 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.