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The reckoning: reflections from former CSA president

After the Carletonian asked me to write a reflection piece for the paper’s last issue of the term a week ago, I started sifting through four years of memories to pick that one defining experience which would better encapsulate my time at Carleton. I probably wrote and discarded three different…

Who’s laughing at us?

Monday, June 1, during President Trump’s leaked conference call, he told governors that the state of Minnesota had become “a laughing stock all over the world” in light of recent protests throughout Minneapolis. America acting as the worldwide butt of a joke has become a seemingly essential fact in Trump’s…

Viewpoint: The art of being tired

Before I dive into this Viewpoint, I want to acknowledge the state of the world in which I am writing. First and foremost, I wish to underscore the vital importance of the Black Lives Matter movement, and have linked resources for education and action here. Second, I hope to highlight…

Jon Olson and the “Carleton bubble”

As any civically engaged American knows, barring any sort of dramatic action by the federal government, our next class of elected representatives will be determined by voters (likely via mail-in ballots) across the country. Given the current domestic and international circumstances, surely the upcoming chapter in the saga of American…