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Avoiding the social chill

It’s 11 p.m. It’s freezing. It’s absolutely freezing. We all have a point where we draw the line between going out and staying in. Unlike the Fall Term, another variable must be added to our equation of socialization: the cold. Before crossing campus to find a party or deciding to…

The way we see the internet

The evolution of media as portrayed by many flows along an accelerating timeline with flashpoints featuring the camera, the telegraph, the radio, the television, etc. The evolution follows a particular narrative that runs with one of economic and material success, demonstrating the fruits of modernity. We see the evolution of…

Memorial service honors Black educator who helped change Carleton

Hundreds of people honored Black educator and activist Fred Easter last Saturday, November 5, at the Skinner Memorial Chapel. Easter was described by one of the speakers as “a man entrenched in the culture of Carleton who inspired many of us with his dedication to making this campus a more…

Till “so” do we part

An inevitable deadline approaches. As Date Knight passes and we enter into tenth week, with a six-week hiatus from Carleton on the horizon, almost every casual hookup, exclusive hook-up and situationship will hit a crossroads: whether or not to advance their relationship. The existential questions all of us are either…

The press doesn’t care, why should you?

Mahsa Amini, like so many young women, had dreams. She wanted to finish her university education and get married. Instead she was killed at the age of 22. Nearly two months ago, her death sparked protests and outrage all across Iran and the globe. Yet, as with many crises cross-globally,…

The definition of insanity

If you have gone to a Carleton College party and had a terrible time, there is nothing wrong with you. Let me set the scene for you. A townhouse on a chilly Friday night. The smell of sweaty bodies lingering in the air. A rather aggressive strobing light illuminating the…

Can we slow down time at Carleton?

If you’re like me and you plan to spend the next week pretending that Fall Term isn’t ending soon, then you’ve probably realized it’s not going to be possible. This part of the term is inevitably dedicated to stress about finals, the realization that term is ending and discussing how…

An open letter to Allison Byerly

Dear President Alison Byerly, I am a Carleton College sophomore who has been involved in Divest Carleton since Spring Term of my freshman year. I participated in creating signs for, occupying and protesting at the Weitz during the October Board of Trustees meeting. As I’m sure you have heard many…

Carleton Students Could Determine Control of Congress: Vote in MN-02

In just a few days, Minnesotans across the state will cast their ballots.  As a student at Carleton College, you have the opportunity to vote in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District — one of just 35 seats nationwide that will have a direct impact on which party controls Congress for the…

This is a Halloween double feature: A joint movie review 

     I had two unique cinematic experiences this past week: The Film Society’s screening of Sharman’s “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and Selick’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” accompanied by The Minnesota Orchestra. Both are horror, musical, cult films in extensive conversation with what has come before. “Rocky Horror’s” opening number…