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Reflections from SpeakUp 2011

Editor’s Note: Sexual violence at Carleton is terrifyingly present. We believe that this topic is not talked about nearly enough and we are proud to give the community a forum for sharing stories and reflections. We commend those with the strength to come forward with personal stories and those with…

Ready or not: is this real life?

Hey seniors, as graduates of the 2010 class, we remember being in your shoes this time last year. One of us had gotten a job offer and was looking forward to spending her last term surrounded by friends. The other one was applying for any and every position that interested…

The State of Minnesota: Education Budget Cuts Hit Hard

During a time of nationwide debate over the state of education in America, the Minnesota State Legislature took decisive action last week by passing two education bills that will affect students from kindergarten to college. The Republican-backed bills are components of a larger fiscal agenda to combat a projected $5…

Free market intoxication

Anthropologists posit that the reason humankind created religion is to gain control over certain aspects of our lives and world over which we do not have agency. This idea refers not just to the organized religions of today, but also to any ritual aimed at affecting an event’s outcome through…

College News Across America

Gustavus Adolphus College: Attempted Attacks on Campus Saint Peter, MN In early March, two female Gustavus Adolphus students fended off an attacker on campus. The first attack occurred on March 5 at 1:30 a.m., while the second took place at 8:30 p.m. the next day. Both victims were alone when…