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Progress, and what I won’t miss

Lillie Cox May 20, 2016

The United States has made a lot of progress on social issues in recent years. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed in 2011, we are moving toward universal health coverage, and last year same-sex...

Full and interesting lives

Lillie Cox April 15, 2016

I grew up in an upper middle class cul-de-sac that was chock-full of stay-at-home moms. Having two parents who worked full time actually made me a minority in my own circle, and it gave me a bizarre sense...

Do you know what you think?

Lillie Cox March 4, 2016

My mother is easily the most influential person in my life, and she used to work for Ronald Reagan. Most of my friends at Carleton are aware of the former, but not the latter. It’s a bit awkward to...

In defense of the selfie

Lillie Cox January 16, 2016

Unlike many of my peers, I don’t have an Instagram and I have a Snapchat that I barely use. When I do use Snapchat, my Snaps aren’t usually selfies. Personally, I’m not a fan of taking selfies....

Couch potato

Lillie Cox May 9, 2015

I don’t think of myself as someone who watches a lot of TV, but that may be a symptom of my addiction—denial. It is true that I don’t have many shows that are currently running with which I keep...

The minor grievances of home

Lillie Cox April 24, 2015

One of the first things I usually tell people about my hometown is that it’s the land of Bon Iver, a musical favorite among the likes of Carleton students, and of course, the people of Eau Claire, Wisconsin....

Memories of Accepted Students’ Day: A Carleton “Meet-Cute”

Lillie Cox March 7, 2015

If you’ve ever taken a CAMS class, you probably know what a meet-cute is. (Admittedly, I’ve not yet taken a CAMS class at Carleton, so this is just a guess.) Anyway, a meet-cute is a scene in which...

Checked Out: Guidelines for Interacting with a Cashier

Lillie Cox October 24, 2014

If I go home over a break, I typically work some hours at the job I have held for about a year and a half: cashier at a large retail chain. I’ve learned a lot about people from this job, and I’ve...


Lillie Cox October 13, 2014

One of the jarring things for me upon coming to Carleton last year was the realization that the vast majority of my new friends suffered from anxiety or depression at one point or another. Many of them...

Holocaust Drama Expresses “Complex Humanity”

Lillie Cox October 11, 2014

What do you get when you have a play about a housekeeper who hides several Jews in a German military officer’s basement during the Holocaust? A show “anyone can connect to ... unless you have no soul,”...

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