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A reflection on confidence

As I finish up the last few weeks of my senior year at Carleton, I have been wondering what my incoming first-year self would think of where I am now. What feelings would have run through my 19-year-old head if I had known where I’d end up academically, personally, creatively,…

Students express frustration over Disability Services office shortcomings

The Carleton Disability Services Office (DS) has received mixed reviews from students, who say that although the office has helped them to some extent at obtaining accommodations, the process can be hampered by DS disorganization and lack of support. “My experiences with Disability Services have been pretty mixed throughout my…

Review of community standards policy examines hazing and passive participation

Carleton’s community standards policy is currently under review. According to Amy Sillanpa, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Community Standards, the review team is considering several changes: revising outdated language, reorganizing the policy and its web page, adding a passive participation policy, expanding the hazing policy and creating a…

Community Standards Policy under full review for first time since 2003

Carleton’s Community Standards Policy is currently under review. According to Amy Sillanpa, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Community Standards, the review team is considering several changes: revising outdated language, reorganizing the policy and its web page, adding a passive participation policy, expanding the hazing policy and creating a…

Northfield Climate Board runs survey seeking community input

The Climate Action Plan Advisory Board (CAPAB), a committee established by the city of Northfield in February of 2018, is running a survey to collect community input on the city’s Climate Action Plan. The survey is part of CAPAB’s larger efforts to address climate-related issues within the city. CAPAB was…

I’m tired of being tired from the news

Something that I’ve heard a lot of people talking about recently can be summed up in one word: fatigue. People are tired of the news, tired of keeping up with it, tired of hearing about horrible things that happen that they are powerless to change. I am feeling it, too.…

Carls Talk Back shifts to action-focused approach

On September 13, the Carls Talk Back student movement sent an email listing items that had been accomplished since last spring’s follow-up groups. According to the email, these seven items are: the installation of washers and dryers in Freedom House and la Casa del Sol, compensation for travel time in…

Carls Talk Back Holds Town Hall to Solicit Input From Community

On Saturday, May 12, members of the student protest movement Carls Talk Back held a town hall meeting in the Weitz Center. Riley Irish ’19 and Zhi You Koh ’19 facilitated the discussion. Student organizers fielded questions, asked for input and feedback and shared a drafted statement of purpose and…

Title IX Lead Team Runs Campus Climate Survey

On Monday, April 30, this year’s Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey closed for responses from Carleton students. It was the second time the survey has been administered at Carleton. According to Title IX Coordinator Laura Riehle-Merrill, the survey’s response rate was 18% this year.…

Journaling Can be a Remedy for the Chaos of the Digital Age

When I sat down to write this article, I tried to think back to the first time I kept a journal, but I couldn’t. A problem presented itself immediately: what counts as a journal and what doesn’t? Nowadays, I keep a rectangular journal-shaped object with blank pages in my backpack…