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  • Hands on learning for high rankings (Login Required)

    While Carleton students are encouraged to stretch the limits of their mind, they are not encouraged to acquire practical skills – if students want to learn how to grow their own food, build a home, fix a car, they do not have access to professional instruction. And I think that this educational structure does great injustice to students.

  • A new side of privilege (Login Required)

    Take a deep breath while you here. Rankings matter. We can ignore them or we can acknowledge what they mean for our community. I choose the latter.

  • Campus Pride Index and its relationship to Carleton (Login Required)

    I challenge everyone who reads this to the end to self-educate yourselves on how social identities shape our experiences at Carleton and join the conversation about how we can improve our community.

  • The Dining Hall Debate (Login Required)

    Burton vs LDC, opinions from two opposing writers.

  • The modern reaction to violence: Have you seen this? (Login Required)

    As a culture, we need to stop desensitizing ourselves to violence and remind each other that we are all human, not replaceable. We can’t let our desire for the most popular video, for the most views, to compromise our humanity and the dignity of others.

  • I’m not “quirky” (Login Required)

    Seeing OCD as “quirky” and part of the “manic pixie dream girl” package, seeing people with Bipolar disorder as unstable, or seeing people with depression as lazy, but luckily creative, dismisses the seriousness of these disorders.

  • Exile of hyperawareness (Login Required)

    The boon of our information age is our greater capability to be hyper-aware. We can now know much more about a single event or person than before. We can be mentally on our toes on everything that affects everyone, and make the connections that make understanding possible.

  • Eating for one...eternally (Login Required)

    We are largely obsessed with the future; what’s coming up in our lives, how Carleton will help us reach our goals, and how there’s no possible way anything could slow us down from reaching these goals. Kids are just not part of the immediate future for me.

  • Suburban quirk (Login Required)

    I’ve found that the relative isolation of Northfield serves also to strengthen Carleton’s campus and provide it with its own individual identity.

  • Magical Microcosm or a Small Town Struggle (Login Required)

    Carleton is a meaningful not because or despite of being in Rice County, Minnesota, but because of the network of friends and community this place engenders in your life. Place is important; people are infinitely more so.

  • The close-mindedness of Carleton (Login Required)

    Carleton students are close-minded and lack an ability to listen to conservative perspectives. The prototypical Carleton student is democratic, pro-environment, pro-choice, and against all forms of establishment. If you are not a democrat you will be ostracized and looked at like a crazy person.

  • Politics: Doing it Right (Login Required)

    If we go through our time at Carleton without having open conversations, it would be a betrayal of the liberal arts ethos of this institution.