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  • Macalester student: Working together for LGBTQ+ rights (Login Required)

    "Use the fear and anger of this election to mobilize your community and be an agent of positive change in these dark times."

  • Processing a Trump victory (Login Required)

    "In my adult life, I almost never cry. I don’t cry when boys break up with me. I don’t cry when my friends hurt me. I don’t cry about everyday bruises and scrapes. But yesterday I cried more than I can ever remember."

  • Scared but Beautiful (Login Required)

    "To proclaim one’s love of America is at times a hazardous venture, particularly in an environment like that of a liberal arts college."

  • Dear Donald Trump… (Login Required)

    "No, Donald Trump. This is not a love letter. I wish I understood the reason you feel the way you do. I wish I could empathize with you."

  • Student debt on ballot in November (Login Required)

    "As a current college student, my goal is to find a job after graduation, and begin my own journey in life. While most of my peers share this dream, many find themselves unable to pursue meaningful careers or opportunities because of the ballooning cost of college debt."

  • Responsibility: an essential American tension (Login Required)

    "If we’re going to be responsible as members of the nation, it wouldn’t hurt to keep collective responsibilities in mind, too."

  • Craig restores faith in election process (Login Required)

    "Next week marks the first time that many Carleton students will be able to cast ballots in a presidential election."

  • Who is good? (Login Required)

    "Was Obama a good president? In setting about answering this question, more questions must be asked: What makes a president “good?”"

  • Looking backward (Login Required)

    "It’s now been almost eight whole years since Barack Obama became President. Ordinarily it would be poor form to reflect on a sitting president’s legacy, but since we’re facing the mother of all lame duck electoral seasons, I’m fairly confident Obama’s legacy is nearly complete."

  • A myopia rooted in the fear of being silenced (Login Required)

    "Behind two of the most prominent arguments regarding the censorship, or lack thereof, of freedom of speech in America today, lie common threads."

  • Trump a 70-year-old 4th grader (Login Required)

    "“It’s just locker room talk” is how Donald Trump defends the video of him bragging about sexually assaulting women."

  • Assholes or allies? Let’s make up our minds (Login Required)

    "Making Carleton feel like home necessitates stretching ourselves, even if this means listening to ideas that challenge the assumptions by which we lived before arriving on campus."