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2013 Fall Issue 2 (October 4, 2013)


      Birth Control More Accessible Than Ever

      Whether or not we want to admit it, sex is a prominent factor in the lives of college students. Contraceptives, therefore, are legitimate concerns for many college students—but are students comfortable asking how to access them?

    • A screenshot from Carleton's Pathways website.

      Introducing Pathways: Carleton's "LinkedIn"

      Two new initiatives unveiled recently—Carleton Profiles and Pathways—are intended to fill a critical gap in Carleton’s career advisement services, chiefly by putting greater power directly into the hands of students.

    • Is the Weitz Center useful for all majors?

      The Cost of Creativity: Is the Weitz Worth its Salt?

      Walk up to the front of the Weitz Center for Creativity (WCC) and you will find a double-sided bulletin board filled with colorful posters advertising a litany of events. The various club meetings, classes, forums, and workshops held here are a testament to the new building’s versatility.

    • Award-winning filmmaker Todd Drezner ‘94 discussed the issues surrounding the autistic community.

      Award-Winning Filmmaker Todd Drezner '94 Brings Light to Autism

      Disability or difference?  When you’re speaking of autism, it’s not just a politically correct distinction, according to filmmaker to Todd Drezner ’94.

    • The Student Health and Counseling Center (SHaC) is open from 9 AM to 6 PM weekdays only.

      Is Student Health and Counseling Understaffed?

      Two years ago, Student Health and Counseling (SHaC) underwent a makeover. While it may be an improvement from the old Wellness Center, many students feel SHAC still has much to fix.

    • Omid Safi addressed how freedoms of speech and religious practice are fundamental to human rights.

      Omid Safi Discusses Islamaphobia and Censorship

      “Freedom of speech is not a litmus test that divides westerners from Muslims,” said Professor Omid Safi during his visit to Carleton last week. Rather, Safi explained, it is a right that must be extended to “all the unknown people whose freedom of speech has been assaulted.”

    • English Professor Timothy Raylor leans in to examine the Library's new exhibit.

      Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" on Display

      The library’s newest exhibit, 200 Years of Pride and Prejudice, includes not only several early editions of Pride and Prejudice, but also a Jane Austen action figure, an I love Darcy bumper sticker, and a Pride and Prejudice graphic novel published by Marvel Comics.

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    • Branden McGarrity ‘16 moved up to eighth place on the Carleton men’s soccer all-time points list.

      Men's Soccer Beats Northwestern, Extends Winning Streak

      Goals from All-Americans Branden McGarrity ‘16 and Neil Bartholomay ‘14 proved enough to push the Carleton College men’s soccer team to a 2-0 non-conference victory over the University of Northwestern for the Knights’ fourth consecutive triumph.

    • Bartholomay Grabs MIAC Player-of-the-Week Award

      For his all-around contributions to Carleton’s success against Bethany Lutheran College and Bethel University, Neil Bartholomay '14 was named the MIAC Men’s Soccer Athlete-of-the-Week.

    • Quarterback Connor Lynch '14 passed for 152 yards and a touchdown.

      Football Can't Keep Up with Fifth Ranked Bethel, Suffers First MIAC Loss

      The Carleton College football team has defeated a nationally ranked Bethel University squad twice in the last seven seasons, but the No. 5 Royals proved to be too much for the Knights this time.

    • Rachael Johnson ‘14 and her teammates celebrate earlier this season on their home court.

      Women’s Volleyball Falls to St. Mary’s

      The Carleton College volleyball team lost on the road against St. Mary’s University Wednesday night in straight sets (29-27, 25-10, 25-23).

    • Ellie Wilson '15 takes a touch in the Knight's last away game against St. Catherine University.

      Knights Top Bethel in OT Thriller

      On a day dominated by the rain, wind, and a less-than-ideal playing surface at Bell Field, it was Nina Shapiro’s ‘14 goal less than a minute into overtime that proved the difference as the Carleton College women’s soccer team defeated Bethel University by a final tally of 3-2.

    • Colette Celichowski ‘15 (left) finished sixth at the Roy Griak Invitational.

      Women's Cross Country Takes Third at U of M

      A total of 29 teams competed in this year’s Roy Griak Invitational with national No. 2 Wartburg College taking the top spot after accumulating 63 points, followed by nationally-ranked Bates College (103) and Carleton (118).

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    • What We Talk About When We Talk About Diversity: Multiculturalism and the English Major

      We have become so fixated on the omissions from the “Western cannon,” so self-conscious of literature’s racially homogenous undertones, that we are resistant to incorporating non-white voices in less singularly multi-cultural ways, and we shy away from more in-depth studies of form, at more expansive looks into modernism and post-modernism.

    • The "F" Word

      Fueling my feminist fire. This means many different things to many different women.

    • White People Don't Talk About Race. Wonder Why?

      There is a tension here that goes unspoken.  As a whole, Carleton students do an abysmal job of mingling with each other, and this is symptomatic of an incredibly uncomfortable environment fueled by a lack of dialogue – differences between people, racial and otherwise, are, as a de facto rule, not allowed to be seriously discussed in a way that doesn’t imply that we’re all identical.

    • Multiculturalism - Stop Saying, Start Doing

      As students of Carleton, we understand the value of diversity.  We are liberal; we are interested; we are respectful—we are politically correct.  We feel uncomfortable with the homogeneity of our liberal arts bubble and thus further emphasize the value of multiculturalism.  And multiculturalism is incredibly valuable.  But we must understand that our understanding of multiculturalism is an incredibly privileged one. 

    • Curricular Homicide: Why the Deconstruction of the Common Core Leaves Me Feeling Adrift and What You Can Do About It

      What I think is tragic about the decay of the shared cultural inheritance is the loss of the shared part. With no common core, we’re each tucked away in different majors and subfields of majors, developing autonomous vocabularies for and understandings of what meaningful questions are.

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