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Supporting undocumented students’ road to college

Half way through my first year at college I find myself asking, what am I doing here? Why, out of all the things in the world I might be doing and out of all the places I might be, am I at Carleton? While I try to tell myself that…

Conflicts with biking in the Lower Arb

We welcome the opportunity to respond to Sean Noonan’s Viewpoint in last week’s Carletonian about bike use in the Arb. First, an essential clarification. Mr. Noonan’s article leaves the impression that the Arb is closed to bikes. This is incorrect. The Arb is divided into two sections, the Upper Arb…

The future of Carleton: collective thoughts on policy

Carleton started off a 2008 with a serious mistake – the elimination (though the college, in an attempt to soften students’ reaction, has not called it “elimination,” though that’s exactly what it is) of the Pre-Frosh Trips. The decision itself was bad enough (made for the wrong reasons, ignoring the…

CSA presidential candidate

Dear Editor, With eighth week fast approaching, I thought I would take a moment to remind your readers about one of the most exciting events to hit Winter Term 2008. That’s right, CSA Elections. In all seriousness, CSA Elections will be taking place at the end of next week and…

Trustees vote to increase Financial Aid budget

Although the details have not been worked out fully as of yet, at their meeting last weekend, the trustees approved an increase in Carleton’s Financial Aid budget of $250,000. We can expect similar increases over the next three years, bringing the total up to $1,000,000 by 2012. This increase will…

Contribute to the Carleton Monologues

Does your vagina have a story to share? The Collective for Women’s Issues is interested in collecting vagina narratives of members of the Carleton community. Here’s the plan: First, we want to hear from you. There are three wide themes that your narrative could be based on: A story about…

Inaccessibility of trustees disappoints

If you know me at all (or even if you don’t) you’d know that I feel very strongly and am very upset about the Pre-Frosh Trip issue. Now, don’t worry – I’m not going to go back into this; I voiced my points pretty clearly last week. However, this time…

From the nosebleed section: All cheating is not created equal

Cheating is an irremovable stain on American sport, but it is not a recent phenomenon in team athletics. Some forms of cheating are deemed more acceptable – baseball players are praised for their ability to steal signs while on second base or in the dugout – while other kinds of…

Some small gems of wisdom for Valentine’s Day

There is an actual website that counts down the days left until Valentine’s Day. Today: “365 Days Left until Valentine’s Day.” http://www.history.com/minisites/valentine/ Approximately 80% of Valentine’s Day are purchased by women. According to the Greeting Card Association, approximately 1 billion Valentine’s are sent each year. About 3% of pet owners…

Open trails, open minds: biking in Carleton’s Arb

Carleton’s lower Arboretum has been closed to cyclists of the Carleton and local communities for more than a decade. It is a result of the close-mindedness of the arboretum directors, and sadly, Carleton itself. I am writing this to encourage you to ask Carleton’s administrators to reopen the Arboretum trails…