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Demonstrators protest in Centennial Olympic Park, Friday, May 29, 2020 in Atlanta. Protests were organized in cities around the United States following the death of George Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

No defense for the indefensible

Jack Coyne May 30, 2020

Enough. Do you think it’s enough?  I don’t.  They killed him. They killed him in cold blood. It was the apotheosis of brutality, and the peak of shame. But it was not an aberration,...

Uh Oh. We have to talk about it: Joe Biden, accountability, and change

Jack Coyne May 2, 2020

Content Warning: This article discusses the ongoing political, cultural, and social crisis surrounding the Tara Reade story. Out of necessity to adequately address the severity of our failing of Reade,...

Love in the age of COVID

Jack Coyne April 3, 2020

What do you love? Still, despite it all?  I have a hard time accepting that I can be loving of anything anymore. Days spent in Hell will do that to you. You think you can hold onto the feeling...

A Love Poem for the Sayles Folks

Jack Coyne March 6, 2020

Drunk, afraid, cold— I hold steady for you, And warm tendies you look to provide; I am raptured by the sight Of my number, 420, 666 Flashing on the too tall screen, Julia and Aleka and Dorian working...

Carleton Women’s Water Polo season off to successful start

Jack Coyne March 6, 2020

The Carleton women’s water polo team is off to a great start this season, having already made a big splash in the national rankings. The women’s water polo team, affectionately known as the “Righteous...

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Carleton Democrats host state senate candidate forum

Jack Coyne February 28, 2020

On Thursday, February 20, the Carleton College Democrats hosted their first candidate forum of 2020 with help from the St. Olaf Democrats and the Rice County Democratic-Farmer-Labour Party. Over 75 concerned...

Janus, justice, and dealing with what’s before us

Jack Coyne February 20, 2020

I want to frame this question awkwardly. I want to press into something unspoken, unseen, invisible in its obviousness. When I was asked what to make of our democracy, of this democracy, in the face...

OCS: Campus Squirrels Study Abroad in Record Numbers

Jack Coyne January 17, 2020

Has campus felt empty to you lately? Noticed a lack of tiny, living bodies running aimlessly across the Bald Spot? I know I’m not the only one who’s noticed the stunning lack of squirrels studying...

I’ll take anyone but Buttigeg

Jack Coyne October 31, 2019

Actually that is absolutely not true, but for some reason it feels true. To me, Pete Buttigieg represents some of the worst impulses in American politics— false commitment, elitism, neoliberalism, and...

Spooky New SHAC Locations

Jack Coyne October 25, 2019

Sick and tired of marching your way from Goodhue to SHAC? Upset that SHAC is so small? Frustrated that they’ve been shoved in the basement of Davis for decades? Well, we’re here to tell you that your...

Students review Northfield’s newest coffee shop

Jack Coyne September 28, 2019

Big joy at Little Joy by Jack Coyne Northfield isn’t, and has never been, a static place. During my four years at Carleton, this sleepy college town has seen a number of significant changes, altering...

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