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As we honor history, let us not forget the present

We want to believe that we are a progressive society. We tend to maintain that some of our greatest social and political challenges have reached a solution. The 2008 presidential election signals a significant moment in the political history of the United States; a woman and a black candidate lead…

Bringing change with Barack Obama

Please caucus on February 5th. I know it’s still a week away, but start thinking about it. Put it on your calendar, mark it in your lagniappe, do whatever you need to do to get to the caucus on Tuesday the Fifth. The caucus begins at 6:30 PM; you must…

“Mom’s Lasagna” Recipe

PREP TIME: 1 Hr 45 Min COOK TIME: 1 Hr 30 Min READY IN: 3 Hrs 15 Min INGREDIENTS * 1/3 cup olive oil * 4 onions, minced * 6 (16 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes * 8 cloves garlic, minced * 12 ounces tomato paste * salt and pepper to…

Richardson speaks on role in civil rights movement in tribute to King

“If you do nothing, nothing changes,” was the rousing anthem of Judy Richardson’s Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation on Friday, January 13. With Richardson’s address, Carleton students, faculty and community members were able to witness a member of living history as Richardson spoke of her participation in the Student Nonviolent…

Holding the door causes detriment to the environment

Breaking news! It’s cold in Minnesota in the winter. My numbed fingers and frozen boogers can all attest to this, sure. But I’m not here to rattle on about how my various appendages are faring in the subzero climes. No, a far more serious faces the students of Carleton College.…

Mystery of Schiller still lingers

I’ve got something to clarify. Before I address how great it is to be back writing as a Carletonian Columnist (just as a guest, though, despite the popular demand I’ve been getting to revive Benshoof’s Beat), there’s something in the air that’s got to be cleared up. And no, I…

Look But Please Touch: All the possibilities and adventures of life

It could be about crying or about laughing. Or about randomness or about instinct or about instantaneity. But it could also just be about elephants or about asparagus. Or about warm winter clothing about bubble gum about falling down and getting hurt about deliberation about the darkness in all things…

Dangerous Liasons: A non-athlete’s perspective on sports and drugs

When I was a kid I loved Marion Jones. My family and I watched her successes and defeats together and followed her on television. As everyone knows, she was exciting and beautiful to watch, and although I don’t follow sports regularly, we watched her religiously. As an American living abroad,…

Native American advocate Deer promotes activism

“I’m a loudmouth,” said Ada E. Deer to a chorus of laughter at the Convocation on Friday, November 2 at the Skinner Memorial Chapel. But more than just passionate talking, Deer likes action, and lots of it. According to an introduction by Jennifer Muskrat ’10, Deer is “turning the world…