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Full Schwartz Press: A weekly column by Zoe Schwartz; Worth the Wait

Some of you have done It so many times that it’s lost the transformative aura of mystique. You still enjoy it, but with repetition diminishing the unadulterated novelty and almost illicit appeal, the idea of it no longer excites you. Many of us might want to do it more often…

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…

The Dining Task Force explains myths and facts behind contract decision

By now, the student body is probably aware that the dining contract is up for bid. Over the next few months, the Dining Task Force will be working to evaluate Carleton’s dining service options. In January, the Dining Task Force will make its recommendation to the College Council, which will…

Posters’ rape statistics are misleading

Entering the Myers stairwell a few days ago, I was struck by the message of a poster on the wall. It proclaimed, “25% of college women will be victims of sexual assault or rape.” Astonished, I stopped and looked closely at the poster to see if I had missed anything.…

Despondent food practices at Duke clinic

A while back I visited Duke Clinic and Hospital, and was shocked to see: Domino’s Pizza Hardees Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream booth I wanted to throw something at the genius who decided that a hospital to maintain food outlets that serve the very foods that make millions of Americans ill, be…

Editorial: Looking beyond college to long-term effects of alcohol

This week, we are going to focus our editorial on the drinking culture that has developed in our generation. The term “drinking culture” refers to a set of practices involving alcohol consumption shared by the community—we choose to focus specifically on the college community. As members of this culture, we…