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The real source of “Stigma:” schools, mental health, and neurodivergent

I recently discovered I have a mental disorder. The truth is, though, this isn’t my first rodeo with the mental health industry. I received my first diagnosis when I was in third grade. It was for something called “nonverbal learning disorder.” Apparently, I was reading too early, socializing too late…

Security Not-ters March 7-11: New Moon

 These are what the Security Blotters won’t give you: unbiased, unedited accounts of Carleton Campus Security. Monday, March 7 Morning: No medicals. Boredom. Security instead responded to a pretend medical staged amongst the staff. The “injured” participant was transported to a pretend hospital by security. It was a lot of…

Kari Scheurer: The Queen of Quarantine

If there’s one lesson Carls have learned outside of the classroom these past two years, it’s that there’s no easy way to enter isolation. Sophie Draper ’24 was a close contact of one of the eight students who falsely tested positive last February. The first indication she received of having…

Six Takeaways From Biden’s State of the Union

Three paper clips Pen with Presidential seal The foam covering on President Biden’s microphone Water glass with Presidential seal Chuck Schumer’s wallet I should really do something about my kleptomania problem.

Security Not-ter: February 28-March 4

These are what the security blotters won’t give you: unbiased, unedited accounts of Carleton Campus Security.  Monday, February 28 Early Morning: Security responded to a medical. The medical was in response to security. Security transported security to Northfield Hospital.  Tuesday, March 1 Afternoon: A student called to report an incident…

Security Not-ter: February 21-25

These are what the security blotters won’t give you: unbiased, unedited accounts of Carleton Campus Security.  By the Carleton-Undermining Monitoring Squad Monday, 2/21 Morning: Security responded to a medical, but the medical did not respond to security. Sometimes these things don’t work out. Tuesday, 2/22 Early Morning: A fire was…

Ranking My Isolation Meals

27 people tested positive for COVID-19 last week. As a Bald Spot Editor, I do not get invited to many parties. Yet, somehow, I was one of those 27, and I’ve spent the last ten days living in an isolation house.  There are only a few things you can do…

Top five mental health practices: A difficult conversation

*This piece was published in The Bald Spot, which is the paper’s satirical/humor section.* Let’s talk about Mental Health.     I had to break through thousands of layers of Stigma just to say those five daring words. That’s right: There is a lot of Stigma surrounding Mental Health. Nobody…