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Editorial: Carls should keep talking back

This past Friday, our campus was covered with posters that gave voice to demands from student organizers of a movement called Carls Talk Back, who want to see change on our campus. The demands state that Carls Talk Back members “seek to eradicate systems of oppression that are currently affecting…

“Who has the most work?”

Today at lunch, I was talking to my professors about the end of the term, and they were talking about the lack of competition among students at Carleton. I generally agree about that point, with one exception: we are constantly in a competition to one-up our peers about who is…

April Showers Bring May Snowstorms

A few weeks ago I wrote a column for prospective students apologizing for the weather and explaining that it isn’t normally like this in Minnesota. Well, Minnesota, I’m done apologizing for you. As I write this, there is four inches of snow on the ground outside, delivered courtesy of a…

Facilitating Conversations

By now, many students on campus are aware of the article that was published in last week’s CLAP, in which one student (Student A) transcribed a conversation he had with another student (Student B). Specifically, in that conversation, the Student B made a series of highly offensive, racist, and heteronormative…

GSC: Celebrating Pride Month

In celebration of Pride Month, the Gender and Sexuality Center has held various events throughout the month of April, including a barbeque. Although the unexpected snowfall forced the event indoors, students still enjoyed the event. “I’m so glad that Carleton has been raising awareness of Pride Month – as a…

An Open Letter to Suzy Lee Weiss

Dear Ms. Weiss, First of all, I want to commend you on writing a piece that has inspired so much discussion. You are clearly a talented writer (although, admittedly, it  does help if your sister is one of the editors). Unfortunately, I must respectfully disagree with pretty much everything you…

Hate Crimes at Liberal Arts Colleges

Earlier today, we received a forwarded email from a friend with the headline “Hate Crimes at St. Olaf.” The email was from an individual who identified himself as “Stephen, a PhD candidate here in Minnesota” who is also involved with the Students for Justice in Palestine organizations at both the…