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“I say let ‘em crash!”: A review of “Airplane!” (1980)

Collin Preves, Contributing Writer May 10, 2024

What’s up with the exclamation point in the title of “Airplane!”? It feels like a nickel sarcastically tossed into the hat of a street performer. It’s a half-hearted gesture that draws attention...

Boseman hits a home run, the director, not so much: A review of “42” (2013)

Collin Preves, Contributing Writer May 3, 2024

In the legend of MLB’s (Major League Baseball) first Black player, writer, and director Brian Helgeland finds a crossroads for America. The country could have been either united across racial lines or...

A Jewish student’s call for a closer look at the Israel-Hamas war

Anonymous, Contributing Writer May 3, 2024

For months, I have been struggling to articulate thoughts on October 7 and the Israel-Hamas war, as a personal connection to the war kept me under perpetual stress. Israel’s war against Hamas puts me...

Loving something that hurts

Cecilia Samadani, Features Editor May 3, 2024

My pointe shoes rest upon the bookcase of my childhood bedroom. In the blueness of the daylight streaming through the window, their pink satin shines nearly white. Their pink is not quite pink, but a fleshy,...

I believe in abortions…and they suck

Mileana Borowski, Managing Editor May 3, 2024

The baby would be one this June. I’d celebrate his birthday while finishing finals. I say “his” but I don’t really know. It was just a feeling, that the baby was a boy. But what a feeling.  I...

50 years of Carrie: A reflection on Stephen King and his impact

Ella Parke, Staff Writer April 26, 2024

April marks the fiftieth anniversary of Stephen King’s novel “Carrie.” Released on April 5, 1974, Carrie was a formative book for King as a writer because it was his first full-length novel and arguably...

Feeling Passed-over by Northfield’s food

Isaac Kofsky, Viewpoint Editor April 26, 2024

It’s Sunday afternoon, the day before Passover. If I were back home, today would be spent helping my dad and brother clean the house for the holiday and helping my mom cook three eight-pound briskets...

The new required meal plan

Etta Humes, Contributing Writer April 26, 2024

Last May, the administration announced that the class of 2026 would be the last class allowed to be fully off-board, and that all subsequent incoming classes, including the class of 2027, would need to...

Just say Indian

Bax Meyer, Managing Director April 26, 2024

It’s been over a year since I wrote an article describing why I say the word "Indian" when I’m referring to the first peoples of the United States. The reason I wrote that article was that I find it...

From the archives: Carleton wants Rottblatt dead

Anonymous, Contributing Writer April 19, 2024

Note from the Editors: This article was originally published on April 22, 2022. The Carletonian is 147 years old, with over 3,400 issues published since its inception. To reflect and learn from the newspaper’s...

From the archives: Seniors should pledge to consider social effects of future jobs

Jamie Long, Contributing Writer April 19, 2024

Note from the Editors: This article was originally published on May 21, 2004. The Carletonian is 147 years old, with over 3,400 issues published since its inception. To reflect and learn from the newspaper’s...

What’s in a home?

Zoe Roettger, Features Editor April 19, 2024

As fourth week comes to an end, I encounter more and more reminders that in six weeks, I will leave behind the awkward yet grace-giving status of freshman-hood to embrace the label of “sophomore.”...

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