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Symposium showcases experiences abroad

On the afternoons of Saturday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 23, twelve students presented at Carleton’s second Student Symposium in the library’s Athanaeum. The symposium, occurring nine months after the first one held during winter term last year, gave students the opportunity to present their research, interests or reflections on…

Considering Chris as a candidate

I have worked with Campus Activities under two circumstances. The first one was when I was a New Student Week Leader for the incoming freshmen the week before Fall Term began this academic year. The second one has been the past month up until now, as the work for Carleton’s…

Underage drinking: what is the safest action?

One of the reasons I feel so comfortable and safe at Carleton is because I am surrounded by people who are responsible and conduct themselves respectfully in social settings, particularly when alcohol is involved. I won’t ignore the instances in which people act irresponsibly and inappropriately, but those times are…

Hyping up voter turnout in the United States

Voter turnout is undoubtedly an intricate topic which analysts have focused upon for years. I’m definitely not in a position to try to specifically analyze why we as a nation rank very low among many other countries in voter turnout, and the arguments for many factors are already well-established and…

Dangerous Liasons: A non-athlete’s perspective on sports and drugs

When I was a kid I loved Marion Jones. My family and I watched her successes and defeats together and followed her on television. As everyone knows, she was exciting and beautiful to watch, and although I don’t follow sports regularly, we watched her religiously. As an American living abroad,…

Minnesota author Kling gives talk on “The Dog Says How”

On Wednesday November 7, Kevin Kling, famous Minnesotan playwright and storyteller, came to Carleton to discuss his new and first book “The Dog Says How.” Kling is best known for his storytelling on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered as well as for his acclaimed playwriting. The talk, sponsored by…