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As Jewish alumni, we support protesting students and their demands

Over the past two weeks, students from across the Carleton community have come together on the Chapel lawn and at Laird Hall to demand justice — to demand that the college acknowledge and condemn the...

The use of sound in the Zone of Interest

Ella Parke, Staff Writer May 24, 2024

Last weekend, an Oscar-winning film for best sound, “The Zone of Interest,” was shown at the Weitz during the Student Union Movie Organization’s (SUMO) weekly film nights. Loosely based on the book...

Do not divest: a defense of the endowment

Anonymous, Contributing Writer May 24, 2024

I was struck when I read the full list of demands presented by the Carleton College chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) to the Board of Trustees on May 9, 2024 and later published and promoted...

What does student journalism mean?

Becky Reinhold, Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2024

I wish I remembered why I came back to the Carletonian. I wrote an article my freshman fall about classes starting on Yom Kippur — looking back, it wasn’t a great article, but I cared about the subject....

Kendrick, Drake and where we go from here

Rahim Hamid, Staff Writer May 17, 2024

You may have found the more annoying amongst us on campus obsessively talking about the spat between Kendrick Lamar and Drake over the past week (many of them may have been me). Two extremely large hip-hop...

Let’s not get into specifics

Cecilia Samadani, Features Editor May 17, 2024

My life feels like a balancing act in the worst way possible. Sometimes I feel like a Tumblr meme with the number of identities I carry with me, however true they are. In the style of Audre Lorde: I am...

Beyond Yom HaShoah: We must stand up to antisemitism

Brady Rivkin, Staff Writer May 17, 2024

As Carleton commemorated Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) on May 12, I thought back to last summer, when I was an intern in the education department of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education...

Reflections on staying organized in the last few weeks of term

Tabitha Jones, Bald Spot Editor May 10, 2024

Every year in high school, I would more or less abandon any semblance of doing my homework or sleeping normal hours when the last few weeks of the school year arrived. I would simply check out early, which...

Testosterone therapy and Taco Bell

Isaac Kofsky, Viewpoint Editor May 10, 2024

The Monday after this issue is published will mark my two-month anniversary since starting testosterone. The day I took my first dose, March 13, was a rollercoaster of emotions and a swim through a sea...

Clearly you were not a “precocious child:” a defense of Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department

Bea Culligan, News Editor May 10, 2024

Taylor is right, old habits do die screaming. The release of her eleventh album, “The Tortured Poets Department” (TTPD), brought back a round of Swift hate that brings fans right back to the days of...

I need to be kind to myself

Rahim Hamid, Staff Writer May 10, 2024

My college application cycle was hell. I spent most of my free time in my counselor’s office reviewing colleges, looking at supplements, revising supplements, re-writing my main essay, preparing my art...

“I say let ‘em crash!”: A review of “Airplane!” (1980)

Collin Preves, Contributing Writer May 10, 2024

What’s up with the exclamation point in the title of “Airplane!”? It feels like a nickel sarcastically tossed into the hat of a street performer. It’s a half-hearted gesture that draws attention...

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