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  • New England mountains

    HIMYM

    Things That Complicate My Relationship With New England.

  • Climate change and the many faces of denial: A response on divestment

    I believe the Board’s response [to divestment] is part of a problem of mass denial, a failure in the consciousness of our society as a whole.

  • Letter to the Editor

    We live in a society of fear. We Americans, we Minnesotans, we Carls do live in fear of ourselves and our own thoughts.

  • This week's Editorial

    Yesterday I watched five bison go from living animals to flanks of meat ready to be cut and packaged for consumption.

  • We should have done it yesterday

    The simple arithmetic of the fossil fuel problem

  • Can Carleton really sidestep politics?

    They are ignoring the irony of “securing” Carleton’s future by profiting off a business plan that will destroy that very future.

  • The Disneyland dream-crusher

    Every year my high school raffled off a trip to Disneyland with one of the most well liked teachers from my school.

  • Not merely symbolic: aligning deeds with values

    I believe that the most profound existential crisis the human species has ever faced --- global warming and climate change ---- is sufficient grounds for the change of course suggested by Mr. Weitz and the Board of Trustees.

  • Seeking sustainable, not political

    My work at Carleton as a food activist could perhaps be interpreted as “food divestment.”

  • Naive neutrality

    Why being apolitical is not an option

  • Work towards worthy goals, Wisconsin BCPL

    Wisconsin’s Board of Commissioners of Public Lands recently approved a measure “prohibiting staff from engaging in global warming or climate change work while on BCPL time,” according to Bloomberg News reporter Eric Roster, who noted that the moratorium on climate change work for staff members also extended to responding to e-mails on the subject.

  • Sorry, not sorry

    The word “sorry” often tumbles from my mouth, and up until today I didn’t think about the reasons behind this subconscious need to not offend.