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The impact of oil spills are still immeasurable 20 years later

Almost twenty years ago, on March 24 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ruptured its hull on Bligh Reef, releasing around 11,000,000 gallons of crude oil into the waters of Prince William Sound, and creating what has become one of the most famous—and disastrous—cases of human-inflicted environmental damage in history.…

Explosion When My Pen Hits, Tremendous

“Yo, I’ve been highly misunderstood by those who met us. They had ears of corn and heads of lettuce” – The RZA, “Sunlight” I have to admit I was a little disconcerted when, having been gone for a term, I realized that Convocation began at 10:50 instead of 11:15, as…

DIG requests student participation for the ongoing Campus Climate Survey

Dear Carleton Community, Earlier this week you received a message from President Oden asking you to complete the Campus Climate Survey. As members of the Diversity Initiative Group (DIG) subcommittee responsible for helping Rankin and Associates with this project, we write to add our encouragement. Please remember, the data collected…

Safe at home? Evaluating assumptions of security.

At the Carletonian, we share a wall with the campus security office. One of the first things they asked us upon return from spring break was, “Why don’t students lock their doors here?” The practices that are acceptable and are considered safe here at Carleton are not necessarily safe in…

Missed DVD Fest? All movies reviewed here

Did you not make it to DVD Fest? Were you not lucid enough to remember the films? Either way, we can help you figure out which movies you’ll want to watch online. We’ve taken time to give a one or two line review of each and every movie. From the…

Stroke of Genius: 2008 NFL Mock Draft

With the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine wrapping up earlier this week, I thought that I would take some time and write up my own mock draft. Many things may change in the coming weeks leading up to the NFL Draft, but here is what I think is going to happen.…

Arb Noted

While Puxatony Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, this week in Minnesota seems to be defying his prediction and hints of spring abound if you look in the right places. The Northern Cardinal has been heard and sighted around campus this week. While the cardinal does not mass migrate…

The wrong turns of winter term

Well, it’s the end of the term. The end of nine stressful, sleep-deprived, frustrating, drama-filled weeks. And, like during the end of every term, I have time to look back and objectively reflect on the events of these past few weeks, both at Carleton – the cancellation of the Pre-Frosh…