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  • Dissecting America, a nation of contradiction (Login Required)

    Given all the facts facing the reality of our ideas is embarassing, and many crave the old perspective, the old ignorance, because back then the water was untested and everything was more calm and clear. Now, the water is murky for our troubling, and it feels as if America might drown.

  • Peacing our politics back together (Login Required)

    Indeed, Carleton is dimly aware of its own desire for peace and common ground, but as the tone of some of these writings illustrates, its ability to get there is hampered by the adversarial nature of its usual modes of discussion.

  • A complex American identity (Login Required)

    Sure, there are indeed many American citizens who hold the bigoted views of Trump and gladly voted him in. At the same time, though, there are also many Americans working hard to change the status quo.

  • Don't let Milo define the battle for free speech and campus conservatism (Login Required)

    We have settled for the boisterous showmen who know how to rile up the scorn of the masses, who provide unforgettable entertainment and superficial amusement but who are in the end nothing more than talking heads devoid of any substantive views and contributions to the movement.

  • A value-based question (Login Required)

    The question “Do Carls drink too much?” is value-based, and answers will vary depending on a person’s experiences.

  • Overseen at Sayles (Login Required)

    "It’s staggering how accustomed we become to drinking in our lives over the years. Across many backgrounds prior to coming to Carleton, we’ve verily accepted drinking as a part of culture."

  • American exceptionalism through diversity and heritage (Login Required)

    "Never did I doubt my standing in the national community, nor did I question the steadfast acceptance I felt from others who were different from me. America has been, and always will be, an integral part of my identity."

  • Emotional education through art (Login Required)

    "It’s a natural consequence of attending a liberal arts school. People have deep-rooted interests here, and they will fight to defend them. Since I’ve come to Carleton, I’ve had numerous discussions—some of which may better be called arguments—with different people about the merits of certain works of art."

  • Why does it matter? (Login Required)

    I came to Carleton admittedly inexperienced and rather hesitant to jump into the dating (or let's be real, at Carleton who knows what dating is) pond. But one thing I knew from stepping foot on campus was that I was petrified of graduating a virgin.

  • A bag full of nothing (Login Required)

    Frankly, I find it ridiculously sexist to question a women's agency in such a personal decision. How few people someone has slept with doesn't affect you, just like how many people someone has slept with shouldn't be a topic of conversation.

  • Letter from the Editor-in-Chief (Login Required)

    What The Carletonian stands for

  • What is America? (Login Required)

    Creative submission from an alum