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Carleton’s COVID-19 response in unscientific

Of the six individuals on Carleton’s COVID-19 Core Team, three are vice presidents (student life, treasurer, Chief of Staff), one is a dean, one is Director of Campus Security and one is Director of Digital Strategy and Public Affairs. No one on the team has a background in public health.…

Reflecting on now and revisiting the past: The IDE plan

I would like to remind folks that just because we cohabitat in a so-called “liberal haven” does not mean that there aren’t problems that marginalized students encounter at this predominantly white institution. Once we acknowledge the inequities in our space, we then have to recognize the need to become an…

Carleton wants Rotblatt dead

For those who find themselves blissfully unaware, last week the Carletonian revealed a set of changes to our yearly tradition we so love and adore: Rotblatt. Gone are the days where Rotblatt was truly a celebration of Carleton’s life from sunrise to sunset. Now we are only able to drink…

OneCard: the loss of community and spontaneity

What is the first thing you do upon arriving at Carleton College your freshman year? Apart from ogling at the gorgeous, verdant campus at the end of a summer, you take your school photograph (that, alas, for some, will be with them forever) and obtain your precious OneCard. The OneCard…

From athletes to tinder: on Valentine’s Day at Carleton

The great thing about dating a guy on a sports team is that you’re dating a guy on a sports team. You get to be the athlete’s girlfriend; you can wear his letterman jacket; you instantly become friends with all of his teammates’ girlfriends. You’re “famous” by association!  At least,…

Is it all what you imagined it to be?

“Is it all what you imagined it to be?” Whether it is a close friend, a former teacher or my own father, I feel like I have been asked this question, or a variation of it, way too many times to count. While one might think that sheer frequency of…

“Life, Life”: Living in the Process of Dying

It’s been both surreal and intensely frightening watching the cultural change that has surrounded nicotine consumption the past couple years. In my memory a complete societal-cognitive shift like this—youth addicted en masse, and a general OK-ing of such a phenomenon—is unprecedented. It has been about nine months since I’ve had…