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Back to the room drawing board: Rethinking how Carleton does housing assignments

Picture it— it’s Ninth Friday and you’re sitting in Sayles after an afternoon of classes. You sit down with your student publication of choice and look across Lower Sayles to see friends, acquaintances and strangers, united in their optimism for the weekend and denial of impending finals.  “bzz bzz” A…

“Everybody”: Carleton Theatre returns with a metaphysical fever dream of self reflection

Photos by Lev Shuster​​ If one were planning to reckon with their own mortality and existentialism, I can truly think of no better place than the comfort of a plush seat in the Weitz Theatre while watching “Everybody.” Throughout the duration of this metaphysical fever dream, one is forced to…

Behind the rise in on-campus COVID-19 cases

At the end of the first week back on campus following spring break, Carleton began to see a steady rise in cases of COVID-19 that alarmed the general campus community, a contrast to the extremely low numbers that Carleton experienced last term. This raised a multitude of questions as to…

Why your inability to choose a major is your greatest strength

I am a sophomore whose major changes every hour of every day. I have bounced between everything from CAMS to political science, history to art history, and biology to French (fun fact: I’ve never taken a biology class at Carleton). The only thing that comforts me when I wallow in…

The difference in “vibes” of America’s political parties

The office of the President of the United States finds itself facing a unique transferral of power. The chair of the President is an embodiment of our national values and determines the respect that our country deserves. Joe Biden and Donald Trump represent two parties with two very different attitudes…

Carls react to nail-biter presidential election

Similarly to 2016, the fate of our presidential election will largely come down to how the Midwest performs. Unlike in 2016, absentee and mail-in ballots play a bigger role in the fate of the nation than ever before. Since the arrival of COVID-19, but even before, this election has promised…