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Q&A with Freddie Gillespie: Former Carl close to making NBA dream a reality

Freddie Gillespie’s pandemic-shortened NCAA DI basketball season ended with his team, the Baylor Bears, ranked fifth in the country (after a five-week run at number one). Gillespie was the Big 12 Player of the Week in December 2019, the Big 12 Most Improved Player, and was named to the Big…

Drive-through voting, PPE donations, and a 63-person committee: Local institutions form cooperative COVID-19 response

As of April 24, there are 3,185 reported cases of COVID-19 in the state of Minnesota and 220 reported deaths. In Rice County, home to Carleton, there are nine reported cases and one reported death. Based on an April 10 model created by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), which…

Is America’s favorite pastime stuck in the past?

A seemingly hot take here on campus, and one that raises more eyebrows than one might expect, is the statement, “I love baseball.” A common and hurtful response to my profession of adoration for the sport is a question to the effect of, “Why do you like baseball, it’s so…

Is America’s favorite past-time stuck in the past?

A seemingly hot take here on campus, and one that raises more eyebrows than one might expect, is the statement, “I love baseball.” A common and hurtful response to my profession of adoration for the sport is a question to the effect of, “Why do you like baseball, it’s so…

A very important victory in the House

As a Democrat, I felt that Tuesday’s midterms were a mixed bag. Democrats took control of the house, and Republicans kept control of the Senate, a result that was widely expected and a bit boring. Of course, a postmortem was and still is needed on the 2016 election. It was…

The president should be impeached, not declared unfit

Last week I wrote an article lampooning the President. For those of you that know me, this is something I do often—lampoon the President. So it might be surprising this week that I, albeit begrudgingly, am writing in defense of the President. This past week the New York Times broke…

Donald Trump: The Red Herring-in-Chief

William Cobbett was an English member of Parliament, active mainly in the first half of the 19th century. Though a career politician, Cobbett was famous for his sharp literary tongue and his fervent work reforming the inequality-plagued English cod. Most important in this day in age, Cobbett is commonly credited…

Rotblatt vs. Rotblat

Most of us go through our lives without thinking much about the letter “T.” There are not many people, I assume, who have particularly strong feelings about the letter. Before writing this article I did quite a bit of research, too much perhaps, on the letters of the alphabet. I…