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One student’s criticism of the Pre-Frosh decision

The freshman experience at Carleton is unquestionably an important aspect of the climate on our campus. Every summer, Carleton upperclassmen and staff invest countless hours of energy and planning in programming for the first couple weeks after the freshmen arrive. Those precious weeks may be the most important in the…

Letter to the Editor

As a long time Ultimate player, I was amused to see Alex Carruthers revive the debate about the relative athletic prowess of Ultimate players versus varsity athletes that breaks out from time to time in the pages of The Carletonian. It is a not a debate I wish to enter…

Snack Bar Harassment

On Saturday, January 26 I was working the register at the Snack Bar while the Bat Mitzvah Sayles dance was in full swing. The usual crowd of the drunk and the drunker paraded through, as they are wont to do during Sayles dances, and they made me a little uncomfortable,…

Sodexho? Or Dining Whore? Don’t be a Sodex-ho.

Carleton College is a place rich in both history and tradition. From the annual Rotblatt game to the stolen bust of Schiller and spring term parties on Mai Fete Island, Carleton offers more than just alcohol induced merriment—it offers a living community to its students. But even with such a…

Separating the personal and political spheres

The presence of the mass media has undeniably affected the way that this country relates to politics. Candidates live and die by the power of “media spin.” One scandal, one misstep has the potential to derail a seemingly solid bid for office. It is the unfortunate truth that the personal…

Supporting Barack Obama to the White House

Please vote for Obama on Tuesday. As a Carl, I know how hard it can be to take ten minutes out of your busy schedule. As an Obama supporter, I know that Senator Obama has the right policies, the right experience, and judgment to usher in a new American era.…

In praise of LHB architecture

Hans Sedlmayr wrote in Verlust der Mitte that “the new type of architect has become hopelessly uncertain of himself. He glances over his shoulder at the engineer, he fancies himself in the role of the inventor and even in that of a reformer of men’s lives, but he has forgotten…