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

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, discussion of sexual violence follows.  Let’s talk about Tara Reade. Or maybe not Tara Reade precisely. She has been discussed…

Love in the age of COVID

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 you had as a child. The wonder, the joy, the feeling…

A Love Poem for the Sayles Folks

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 To provide what I need most, What my heart desires, The satisfaction…

Carleton Women’s Water Polo season off to successful start

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 Babes,” had their first tournament this past weekend to much success, defeating #6-ranked Grinnell College. The…

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

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 of the president’s acquittal, I was hard-pressed to find a clear, concise answer. Do I…

OCS: Campus Squirrels Study Abroad in Record Numbers

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 on campus. For the first few winters of my Carleton career, I’d simply assumed they’d…

I’ll take anyone but Buttigeg

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 deceit. But then again, so do the vast majority of candidates. Actually, most of them feel like terrible options,…

Spooky New SHAC Locations

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 worries are no more! Admin has recently announced that SHAC is moving! But…

Students review Northfield’s newest coffee shop

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 the fabric of the community in both big and small ways. From Econo’s metamorphosis into…