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The press doesn’t care, why should you?

Mahsa Amini, like so many young women, had dreams. She wanted to finish her university education and get married. Instead she was killed at the age of 22. Nearly two months ago, her death sparked protests and outrage all across Iran and the globe. Yet, as with many crises cross-globally,…

“I love you, but-“

“I love you, but-”, is a strange statement coming from your parents. Theoretically, these are the people who have raised you, seen you through thick and thin and have been there as guides throughout your life — the good ones at least. If not them, who would love you unconditionally?…

Advice for first years

Dear First Years, It’s your conscience. We haven’t talked in a while, what’s up with that? Just kidding.  As someone who was once in your shoes all of four or so months ago (eons, really, when you think about it), I feel that this makes me more than qualified to…

To look, and see nothing but ink-black hate

I saw them across the street. Pitching a fit, like oversized toddlers. Screaming at dead air and live people. The protestors outside the UCC were all the funhouse mirror caricatures of blind bigotry I couldn’t believe I was looking at. Their incessant whines of slurs, scripture and stupidity formed this…

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,…