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Is Carleton a college or more like a prairie?

While it is easy to justify the use of native plantings near and around the Arboretum at Carleton, some argue that prairie restoration patches closer to central campus are inappropriate and a nuisance. Depending on the season, prairie can look like dry weeds and it also requires regular burning to…

Evaluation of the Wellness Center

This year the Dean of Students office and the Wellness Center will be conducting a review to evaluate how well the Wellness Center meets student needs, and it’s a conversation that every Carleton student needs to be involved with. Let’s face it, getting sick at Carleton isn’t easy, it’s a…

China beyond the Eurocentric mindset

In his editorial, Mr. Hooker carefully articulated an argument prevalent among US and European countries, that “[b]y advocating capitalism, democracy [in China] is the inevitable result”. Whereas Mr. Hooker suggested that China will undergo democratic reform primarily for its inherent “financial benefits”, the most common argument is that eventual economic…

Caught in the ACT; English as a Second Language

If you walk into Willis 211 on a Thursday evening at seven o’clock, you will find students and Northfield residents alike hunched over notebooks, leaning back in their chairs and laughing, or talking excitedly and motioning with their hands. You will hear flecks of Spanish, English, and occasionally other languages…

Rotating Column: A message on gun control policies in Minnesota

Last week marked six months since April 16 and the shootings at Virginia Tech in which 32 people, including the gunman, were killed. What has changed about federal firearm legislation since that day? Nothing. However, new bills regarding gun purchasing regulations and the “right-to-defend” statute are pending for the upcoming…

Lighten up and smile

Recently, Carleton hired a set of photographers to spend time on campus visually capturing the spirit of the student body. This work was displayed as Vantage Points and Vantage Points II displayed in the campus art gallery. As an alum living 755 miles away, I didn’t get a chance to…

Flashes of memories and thoughts about dreaming

Most mornings I set my cell phone alarm to sound twice: once an hour before I want to get up and then again when I actually want to get up. When the first alarm sounds, I open my eyes just long enough to leave my dream state; then I turn…