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  • I want to be a kid when I grow up

    I was singing on the sidewalks when I was told “to grow up.” My peer was only a year and a half older, and he was apparently disappointed in my behavior.

  • Ten Things College Kids Miss About Childhood

    Let’s face it: childhood was pretty incredible. And even though we’re now in college and have the freedom to do pretty much anything we please, there’s always a part of us that will want to go back to those endless days spent on the playground. Here’s a list of reasons why:

  • Letters to Katie

    When I was little, I started writing letters to my future self. I hid them in various places around the house—nestled in the extra rugs and old desks in the basement, tucked behind the books in the bookshelf, scribbled in my diary.

  • Between Loneliness and Being Alone

    I am a firm believer that solitude is essential for the soul.

  • Free Speech and Editorial Conscience

    From time to time, article submissions pop into my inbox that trouble me, sometimes very deeply.

  • Free speech, but not hate speech

    It has come to our attention that Norman Butler, the owner of the Contented Cow and Chapati, has invited a man named James Fetzer to speak at the Contented Cow four times between February and May as part of a series of “Cow Talks.”

  • Michael Shermer was wrong. Islam is not the problem.

    Over the past two weeks, news of the tragedy at the Paris office of satire magazine Charlie Hebdo has made its way to every corner of the globe.

  • In Case of Fire, Use Stairs: (in)Justice in the US

    You know where you stand in the American legal system by the elevator you use in the federal courthouse.

  • A Twelve-Year-Old's Take on Police Brutality

    For the past few months, my media sources have been overrun by information about police brutality.

  • In This Divestment Debate, Don’t Forget the Last One

    The Carleton Responsible Investment Committee (CRIC) was established in 2005 to make recommendations to the Board of Trustees on the management of the College’s endowment.

  • A Farewell to Cups (For Now)

    The grand reusable cups experiment of fall 2014 is over. Despite a student vote of 914-242 in favor of the initiative, $8,000 in CSA funding, and 8,000 new cups purchased, Carleton’s dining halls once again use disposable takeout cups in lieu of a reusable option.

  • A Costly, Complicated Folly

    Although it was a noble effort to reduce waste and expand environmental awareness, the reusable cups program was a costly, complicated folly.