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  • On Thinghood, Waste, and Reusable Cups

    My sister is a dumpster diver. I don’t think it’s possible for her to go anywhere without veering into a trashcan.

  • Can Foodies Love Fritos? Thoughts from a confused environmental-foodie hypocrite

    Do I consider myself an environmentalist – yes! Do I eat Oreos and fly in airplanes– yes! Am I hypocritical – maybe.

  • Your Life is Your Legacy

    Ask a Carl, “What are your traditions?” You will probably hear a detached recounting of what makes Carleton known outside its own community, as if tradition means a trite section of the campus tour script.

  • Whither the Acceptance Pic?

    If you pay close attention, you can definitely tell the signs of changes that go up while the leaves fall today, and like the leaves this year, these signs are showing more conspicuously than before.

  • Silly Days

    I always thought movies like “Animal House” were very amusing, but also completely made up.

  • Tradition of One

    It happens every term. Suddenly, everything is done: all the readings on the syllabi, all the essays, all the violin juries, all the scribbled notes.

  • Where to Now?

    When John Kerry announced the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks last July, my office took the afternoon off and threw a party.

  • Letter From the Editor

    A year ago, I never thought I would become Co-Editor-in-Chief of the paper with J.M. We were both copy-editors who enjoyed coming to The Carletonian office on Thursday nights to “find errors” (read: mess around and listen to music).

  • Bored No More

    Have you ever read a book called “Prep” by Curtis Sittenfeld? It is a coming-of-age novel where a teenage girl starts to explore the world by doing things that she never had done.

  • By Ambrin Ling.

    Living Present

    I finished early by the end of my senior year winter term and I still remember the last day of class of my college life.

  • My Carleton Education

    At some point over these past four years, learning in its pure form – a desire simply to understand the world that we live in – became a motivating force in my life.

  • “Make the Most Of It”

    When you spend nearly all of your time in a community where you’re constantly surrounded by people overwhelmingly in the 18-22 age range, the term “senior” can easily feel more like “senior citizen.”