Press "Enter" to skip to content

Istanbul OCS trip cancelled abruptly

The history department’s Spring 2016  Turkey program, “Nations, Islams, and Modernities,” was cancelled on March 18, nine days before students would have departed for Istanbul. Although Turkey’s political climate has been uneasy for several years now, largely due to the war in Syria, it is only recently that the situation…

This week’s Editorial

“Let’s just take a few shots and go out,” is commonly said on weekend nights. Drinking hard alcohol is the cheapest and quickest way to get drunk. It generally doesn’t taste good, and it isn’t the safest way to consume alcohol, but that’s what college kids do. A few months…

Students draw into cyber- space

This time last year Carls were anxiously preparing to gather with their class year in the Great Hall to select the following year’s housing. Sweat dripped off of nervous brows, tensions rose, friendships ended and pity pizza was served to those unlucky rising sophomores with the highest numbers. This year,…

This week’s Editorial

Do you know any Republican or right-leaning students personally? Some of you may, but many of you probably do not. Before I started working on an article for my journalism class about the Republican presence at Carleton, I couldn’t think of any right-leaning students who I knew. This seems wrong.…

Graffiti vandals deface campus

Last Sunday, Security cited several incidents of vandalism on campus. Spray-painted symbols and words were found at various locations, and the windows of a Security vehicle and the Weitz Center were coated in spray paint. Security caught a senior, who asked for his name not to be printed, in the…

This week’s Editorial

A friend of mine says that he likes girls better when they don’t wear makeup, and that girls look prettier without makeup. On one hand, this perspective is refreshing; he doesn’t seem to hold the stereotypical opinion of many that women must wear makeup in order to be beautiful. However,…

30 Minutes with the Prez

EN: Do you feel that Carleton is too politically correct? How, if at all, does political correctness affect how you do your job? SP: It doesn’t affect how I do my job. I do my job. I do what’s right for the institution. But are we too politically correct? I…

On crop planning & cactus growing

Nearly a decade ago, Brent Murcia ’16 tried to grow a cactus—one of the most low-maintenance plants out there—and failed miserably. “It was the only thing I’ve ever grown. I killed it. I under-watered it,” he said with a bashful grin. Despite his shaky history in plant care, Murcia, along…