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Racism, classism, sexism and the lore of Asian Americana

You’ve heard of it by now: On March 16, eight people—including six women of Asian descent—were murdered in a mass shooting across several Atlanta spas. The immediate aftermath was whiplash drenched in ripened unease.  In the year prior to the shooting, there had been a steady trickle of alarm regarding…

I understand what an NFT is

I understand what an NFT is. I really do. I know that it goes on or in or through the blockchain, which is another thing that I understand. I conducted an extensive literature review, digging deep into works such as “NFTs for dummies” to “So, you’re confused about NFTs” to…

Meatless or less meat: the case for a sustainable diet change

Hello, please, if you would, consider eating a little less meat—or maybe none at all. (I know, I know. This topic rarely wins me Miss Congeniality, but hear me out.) Arguments for eating plant-based usually fall into three categories: ethical, health-related and environmental. I personally find all three convincing, but…

The Cave sponsors first-ever student-led Queer Week

From Monday, May 20, to Thursday, May 23, the Cave sponsored a series of student-led events—a Queer Meet and Greet, movie screening, discussion regarding sex titled “Sexclamation Point (!)” and student drag showcase—celebrating the first-ever Queer Week at Carleton. Oswaldo Cota ’22, Carleton Student Association (CSA) Class Representative and part…

Economics Dept permits S/Cr/Nc on prerequisite courses

The Economics department recently adjusted their language, explicitly allowing majors to take the two math prerequisite courses—Calculus I (MATH111) and Introduction to Statistics (MATH215)—on a Satisfactory/Credit/No Credit (S/Cr/Nc) basis.  The change in policy was proposed by Chair of Economics Jenny Bourne and Registrar Emy Farley at an Education and Curriculum…

CSA, Career Center host personal finance workshop

On Thursday, April 18, 2019, over 40 Carls attended a personal finance workshop led by Isaiah Goodman, the Chief Financial Advocate at the Minneapolis-based financial advising firm Becoming Financial. The workshop was the brainchild of Carleton Student Association (CSA) Representative Cole DiIanni ‘21, who received funding from CSA to bring…

MSA introduces Islam Awareness Week, collaborates with St. Olaf

From April 8 to April 12, Carleton’s Muslim Student Association (MSA) hosted the College’s first Islam Awareness Week (IAW) in a joint effort with St. Olaf’s MSA.  “IAW is something that happens in a lot of MSAs across the country. It’s a way to bring awareness to what Islam is…

New Student Week leaders to be paid in 2019

On Thursday, March 28, Assistant Director of the Student Activities Office (SAO) Miiko Taylor announced through a campus-wide email that New Student Week (NSW) leaders will be paid during the Fall 2019 NSW. The NSW leader role was previously a volunteer position while other Peer Leaders working during NSW have…