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2013 Fall Issue 4 (October 18, 2013)

    • There have been reported incidents of the use of date rape drugs, perportedly at the Reub ‘N’ Stein.

      Northfield, Carleton, and St. Olaf: Safety Around Campus Declining?

      Carleton students assume that they are safe on campus, and think of Northfield as a quaint, sleepy Minnesotan town whose tiny downtown and minimal nightlife pose no threat to students. However, several crimes in the last year have jolted some students and faculty out of complacency and raised serious questions about the security of Carleton’s campus and the surrounding perimeter.

    • Decreasing IR Majors: A Departmental Concern?

      Despite the relevance of International Relations in the 21st century, over the last two years there has been a significant decrease in the number of international relations majors at Carleton.

    • Leo Chavez offers an analysis of myth versus fact regarding Mexican immigrants in America.

      Reputed Anthropology Professor Leo Chavez Speaks About Immigration

      If nothing else, last Friday’s convocation was timely. Congress will soon consider the same question that Leo Chavez, a Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Irvine, began his address with: “Who gets to be an American?”

    • CSA Amplifies Student Outreach, Encourages Feedback

      What did they talk about at the last CSA meeting? Who are ‘they,’ even? Chances are, if you ask most Carls, they couldn’t tell you. The CSA’s recently-formed Leadership and Outreach Committee is taking steps to change that.

    • Vincent Spinner shakes hands with Newt Gingrich at a Young America’s Foundation Convention.

      Conservatives at Carleton: Do They Have a Voice?

      It’s no secret that the majority of the Carleton campus is politically liberal. But a new wave of conservative students has come together to re-form the counterpart to Carleton Democrats (CarlDems).

    • Compared to other peer institutions, Carleton is far behind in total objects owned.

      Carleton's Art Collection is Sparse, But Has Potential

      The current collection is, by most standards, sparse. It is composed primarily of prints and photographs, with a few paintings and three-dimensional objects available to any interested student— most are not on display.

    • Elizabeth Browning is one of Connie Walker’s research subjects for her database.

      Department Update: Connie Walker Researches 18th Century Women

      When English Professor Constance Walker isn’t teaching her A&I “Milton, Shelly, Pullman” or her 200 level “The Art of Jane Austen” courses she is working on creating a searchable database of poems from 1660-1900 by British women written about art. The poems are written about a variety of different arts including singing, acting, recitation, painting, sculpture, and musical instruments as well as in response to other people’s poems.

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    • Fourth Wave Feminism: Turns Out Confidence Isn't Sexy

      Well, the Internet never fails to surprise me. There is a blogger, Matt Forney, who I can’t believe is real.  His blog, “Matt Forney: The man who shouted love at the heart of the world,” is the nightmare of any self-respecting individual. Although most of his posts frighten me, the one that made me question his sanity was his ideological rant titled, “The Case Against Female Self-Esteem.”

    • Climbing Through the Glass Ceiling

      I’ve always been an adamant feminist, insistent that women and men are always equal, no matter the situation. Humans are individuals, and we can’t say that some of us are one way and others, another. It differs. But physical capabilities--sports--is where I draw blank.

    • Talking about Talking about Race

      Thirteen Carls sat in a room Wednesday night and the conversation went something like this:

    • Hotspot on the Bald Spot?

      When it comes to any decision, from the mundane (Burton or LDC today?) to the dire (shall I launch the warheads, Mr. Secretary?), we are faced with an opportunity cost. The CSA is now considering a decision that, while neither mundane nor dire, is a pressing matter both financially and socially for all of us. As thoughtful people, we the people whom the CSA serves must carefully consider the implications of this phrase that could become another part of our lives if we chose so: “Wi-Fi on the Bald Spot.”

    • A Note to the Eds

      Firstly, I want to deplore the public officials who allowed the controversy about attacking Syria to break out while our students were on campus, possibly compromising their neutrality by luring them into expressing opinions on an issue of global importance and so, in the long run, harming the planet by withering their career prospects.  Obviously by “neutrality” I mean neuteredness.

      Secondly, what would Paul Wellstone do?

      Finally, I wonder how this issue played/is playing over in St. Olaf’s.

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