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Senior reflects on growth and change at Carleton

As I try to write something to sum up my senior reflections, I think back to how often I wrote for the Viewpoint as a first term, first year student and wonder how I had the confidence to write in the opinion section. I remember thinking at the time that…

Your life extends far beyond the boundaries of campus

Oftentimes on Carleton’s campus you can feel like the world only extends from the Rec Center to the Weitz. These buildings delineate the area where we spend the majority of our days, walking back and forth between classes, activities, and meetings with friends and peers. In many ways, the fact…

Reflections on taking some advice in stride

My mom and I take walks together. Around lakes, around the neighborhood, in arboretums and parks. Sometimes these walks are to take our dogs out, but more often than not they are for the pleasure of walking itself. Even when we are away from home, my mom will find a…

Letter from the editors: Why we are independent

“The Carletonian: Carleton’s independent student newspaper.” This phrase appears at the top of every issue of the Carletonian; maybe you’ve seen it on an issue that you picked up in Sayles. But do you know what it actually means? It turns out that “independent student newspaper” is more than just…

Time’s up for white women’s complicity

This past Sunday night, the 75th Golden Globes aired, and if you tuned in on TV or watched the action unfold online, you saw that nearly everyone was wearing black. The women who started Time’s Up Now decided an unofficial dress code of black clothing would demonstrate solidarity with those…

Quiz: How done with this term are you?

1. What’s your favorite item of winter clothing? a) Scarf b) Electric blanket c) Mittens d) Showing off how I’m not cold by wearing none of the above 2. If you could paint your dorm room a color, you’d pick: a) Sunset blush b) Bb blue c) Red d) Eggshell…

New Democratic Socialists group adds to political discourse

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is a political group new to Carleton this fall. Seniors Paul Kirk-Davidoff ’18 and Abe Sears ’18 lead the Carleton DSA, a local chapter of the national organization Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA). Kirk-Davidoff and Sears both see the election of President Trump…

New CSA liaisions make plans for next year

Fifteen new liaison senators were elected this past week in the  spring term CSA elections.   Only the Office of International and Intercultural Life (OIIL) Liaison and the ResLife Liaison had contested elections. Around 40 percent of the student body voted in the election, according to data published by the…

Why all the worms?

Jenni Rogan ’19, Biology 1. Why are there so many worms on the ground when it rains? I have heard many theories including, but not limited to, they will drown, they are trying to find a mate, and, according to Scientific American, it makes it easier for them to travel…