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Do not vote for the most “electable” candidate in 2020

The 2020 election cycle is ramping up, and although it’s early, people are beginning to form their opinions of the candidates. A prominent factor in many Democrats’ decisions on who to support is electability. 2016 burned Democrats pretty good, and I think many of them are more focused on beating…

How I’ve been able to live 19 years without breathing

The warehouse section of the Schaumburg, Illinois IKEA was my favorite destination as a kid. I was enraptured by its vastness—the comfort of knowing that its furthest nooks and crannies were both unexplorable yet waiting to be discovered; that there was a breathtaking space bigger than any building I’d previously…

Digital news trades quality of information for quantity

Stories about plane crashes, hot celebrity couples and the world’s largest cow are just some of the many disparate news highlights accessible through social media. From Snapchat to Twitter to the New York Times app, news now takes on a wide range of formats and styles becoming ever distant from…

Letter to the editor: why seven liberal arts colleges divested from fossil fuels

The worldwide movement to divest from fossil fuel companies is rapidly escalating. According to the Fossil Free campaign, 1055 institutions have committed to divesting $8.73 trillion, including seven U.S. News-ranked liberal arts colleges: College of the Atlantic, Warren Wilson, Northland, Pitzer, Lewis and Clark, Whitman, and most recently Middlebury, which…

Stress enriches academic experience

Carleton can be an incredibly stressful place at times. There is no question of that. As I write this, I am recovering from a cold that I attribute to the exceptionally high amount of assignments I had due this last week. At the same time, the overall culture of this…

Alternate college admissions essay

The elaborate and complex crest of Tulane University—which features a swan spreading its wings over a shield showing a moon, stars and a castle—proudly displays the school’s motto: “non sibi sed suis,” or, “not for one’s self, but for one’s down.” From the get-go, Tulane emphasizes a commitment to training…