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2016 Fall Issue 8 (November 11, 2016)

    • Candidates speak on eve of election (Login Required)

      Nam Nguyen ’19 summed up what seemed to be the undercurrent of the campus, saying she felt “slightly nervous,” then qualifying it with, “No, very nervous.”

    • National FAFSA changes shifts financial aid process (Login Required)

      "The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) has undergone several large-scale changes in the last year. Most significantly, the FAFSA now requires tax information from the prior-prior year, or PPY as it is called in the financial aid industry."

    • Students hold rally to protest Trump (Login Required)

      "After seeing Donald Trump get elected the night before, students on Wednesday gathered for a rally in front of Sayles to process the result and to discuss what options the community has going forward."

    • Carls journey to ND to support DAPL protests (Login Required)

      "Over the weekend, 34 students drove to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to participate in the ongoing protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would run 1,172 miles from the Bakkens and Three Forks areas of North Dakota to Illinois."

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    • Student entrepreneurs launch ice cream co. (Login Required)

      Just a few months ago, Beau Smit ’17 and Rohan Mukherjee ’19 had no idea they’d become business partners, but found themselves on that path regardless. “We have similar interests, very counterbalancing traits, so we decided to go into business together and found this company,” Mukherjee said.

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    • ETB show: well-acted, yet cheesy premise (Login Required)

      "If you’re looking for a way to escape the realities of life, why not go to an acting class and take on another, imaginary person’s problems and passions?"

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    • Carleton has an equestrian team? (Login Required)

      "Carleton offers a wide variety of varsity, club and intramural sports in which the student body can take part. One of the more unique opportunities that Carleton offers is the club equestrian team."

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    • One final warning (Login Required)

      This article was written before election day.

      "Let me be blunt: if you are voting for a third-party presidential candidate this election, you are wasting your vote. The reasons for this are manifold."

    • Election day torment (Login Required)

      "On Tuesday night, I shared in the agony and fear that gripped almost all of us on this campus."

    • What next? (Login Required)

      "With Donald Trump as President, a Republican Congress, and an empty seat in the Supreme Court about to be filled, the question that comes naturally is what next?"

    • I think you’re right, but the government thinks you’re wrong (Login Required)

      "As a person who will probably major in international relations, I like to tell people that I’m a political science major who hates politics. That’s the truth, in specific regards to American politics."

    • Macalester student: Working together for LGBTQ+ rights (Login Required)

      "Use the fear and anger of this election to mobilize your community and be an agent of positive change in these dark times."

    • Processing a Trump victory (Login Required)

      "In my adult life, I almost never cry. I don’t cry when boys break up with me. I don’t cry when my friends hurt me. I don’t cry about everyday bruises and scrapes. But yesterday I cried more than I can ever remember."

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    • A Scapegoat to Unite Around: Week 9 (Login Required)

      "A lot has happened in the last week. The results of the election show a divided country in desperate need of something to unify it. So everyone take a deep breath and gather around a copy of The Carletonian. Because we have found a scapegoat every Carl can unite around: Week 9."

    • A List of Rainbows and Smiles (Login Required)

      "The election happened, it’s Week 9, and LDC chicken is still dry: needless to say, we could all use a few reasons to hope. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered."

    • A Geologic History of the Arb (Login Required)

      "Hopefully the runners and walkers of the Arboretum spend some time observing and enjoying the beauty of its flora and fauna, but my guess is probably not so many people are thinking about what has been underneath their feet the whole way."

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