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The Good Life: Understanding Italy One Dart at a Time

I am fascinated by the way Italians live. For that matter, most Europeans — but the Italians are in a class all of their own. After spending nearly a month in Rome on the Carleton Architectural Studies in Europe Off Campus Study (OCS) this winter, I felt like I had…

Feminism, Girlbosses and Elizabeth Holmes

Over spring break, my mother and I decided to watch the new television series on Hulu “The Dropout” which discussed the story of Elizabeth Holmes, founder of ‘Theranos.’ Prior to this, we had listened to the podcast together, read every bit of news on her, and were constantly staying up…

Don’t let Ukraine become the next Bosnia

This Wednesday marked the thirty year anniversary of the Serbian invasion of Bosnia, where the ethnically charged Army of Republika Srpska waged total warfare against the Bosnian countryside. This invasion would mark the beginning of a three-year-long conflict that would see the destruction of millions of homes and a genocide…

Pandemics don’t end along with mask mandates

I was going to write an article about my thoughts on Carleton removing the mask mandate. The main idea was going to be that I personally wouldn’t be wearing my mask any less, but that I understand why Carleton ended the mask mandate. Then I tested positive for COVID-19.  I…

The Research Internship Hunt

When it was time to pick my major in my sophomore year, I decided to choose something that was just STEM enough to make my parents happy and just humanities enough to make me happy: psychology.  It was all fun and games until one of my professors shared the recipe…

What Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine Reminds Us

Two weeks ago, the world changed irrevocably. On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a massive, unprovoked invasion of its neighbor, Ukraine. With millions of people displaced, thousands killed and Ukraine’s cities under indiscriminate shelling by Russian forces, Putin is well on his way to carrying out the complete destruction of…

SHAC Experiences

Getting sick is never a pleasant experience, and being away from home and your primary care provider while at school only adds to the stress. Even before wearing masks became common practice, I generally never got sick; I remember the last time I got sick before coming to Carleton was…

A Bomb Shelter is our New Home

On the evening of February 23rd, I was dressing up for the dance club. After seeing that Putin was giving a speech, I immediately turned on the news. For the last eight years, I have lived in the reality of war; however, in light of the dramatic escalations of tension…