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Asian-Americans in Higher Education: A Perspective on Affirmative Action

When the words Asian-American and education are combined in any way, a familiarly stereotypical image of a hardworking, intelligent and high-achieving student may come to mind. This is exactly the image evoked in the discourse of the affirmative action debate, which has firmly placed Asian-Americans at center stage. Anti-affirmative action…

It Is Time to Be on the Right Side of Climate Change History

The following is a letter from Divest Carleton Alumni, a group of alumni calling for Carleton to divest their endowment from the 200 largest fossil fuel companies: The following colleges and universities have made formal commitments to reduce their investments in fossil fuel companies. The schools are grouped below by…

Test-Optional Admissions

The August before my junior year of high school, I spent every Friday afternoon at the Tutor Shack preparing for the SAT and ACT. During the week, but more often than not the Thursday before my next tutoring session, I would complete a full-length practice exam and review flashcards of…

Reflecting on (my) reflections

In my year and a half of being Viewpoint Editor for The Carletonian, I’ve found myself lucky to be able to hear and read other people’s reflections as they go through and get used to college. Some positive, some negative, but all in all each unique in some way. This…

Carleton: expectations vs reality

I’m going to be honest—Carleton wasn’t my first choice. Or second. Or even seventh. I only filled out the application to prove to my brother that I could get accepted into his alma mater and that I am not, in fact, the dumb sibling. I probably wouldn’t even have submitted…

Carleton anonymized

As a freshman from California, I was pleasantly surprised to have escaped the brunt of Minnesota winter during the Fall Term. The changing leaves were warm and sat just how they did in the admissions packet. I knew Winter Term would be different. My mom took me shopping the day…

A changing tempo

1.9%. 3.0%. 6.82%. After enough emails from [email protected] edu with the now-familiar salutation, I’ve given up compulsively checking the campus positive rate on the COVID-19 Dashboard and turned my attention to trying to survive the winter term. Textbooks for classes? Check. Winter gear? Check. Staying hydrated? Maybe. Sleeping? No comment.…