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Friday Poetry: Lucy

It’s 4am in willis, I thought I was all alone. I look up in the darkness There she was no hair no skin, just pieces of her bones. Her name is lucy, she is old so old, she is so old she is petrified. But lucy can’t tell us her…

Pearls of Wisdom from Award-Winning Author Salman Rushdie

There we are, the age of garbage. And yet I believe that Dan Brown should continue to live.  That’s when you find out if you believe in freedom of speech, if you can defend that which really, really gets up your nose. Literature is strong but the writers are weak.…

36 Hours in Northfield or How to Treat Your Parents Right

For most, it takes hours to get here: an early-morning plane ride, transfers to far flung places before an hour-long bus ride past waving fields of corn.  And for most students, Northfield feels like a different place.  Far from the metropoles and suburbs that they call home, it seems caught…

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…

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…