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Carleton’s COVID-19 response in unscientific

Of the six individuals on Carleton’s COVID-19 Core Team, three are vice presidents (student life, treasurer, Chief of Staff), one is a dean, one is Director of Campus Security and one is Director of Digital Strategy and Public Affairs. No one on the team has a background in public health.…

The death of the Met Gala

Cheap, cheap, cheap, cheap… What was that? Not the chirps from the goslings on Lyman Lakes, but the sound coming from my mouth in reaction to the Met Gala red carpet this year. A wise woman once said, money cannot buy taste. This is reaffirmed every awards season as the…

Reminiscences of a Carleton journey

I spent a good chunk of my senior year trying to fight against Carleton’s plans to change some of the traditions and spaces that I love. However, I am not here to talk about the college’s efforts to slowly prune itself of parts that I held dear and hope that…

Re: COVID-19 core team raises campus alert level to medium again

Carleton’s current COVID-19 response scares me. Student attitudes toward it scare me more.  Last week, a news article was published in the Carletonian describing the current COVID-19 situation on campus with quotes from four students. The first described COVID-19 as a cold, the second equated it to other infectious diseases…

Reflecting on now and revisiting the past: The IDE plan

I would like to remind folks that just because we cohabitat in a so-called “liberal haven” does not mean that there aren’t problems that marginalized students encounter at this predominantly white institution. Once we acknowledge the inequities in our space, we then have to recognize the need to become an…

Open letter to President Byerly and Carleton trustees

President Alison Byerly and Carleton Trustees, As some of you may or may not know, Carls Talk Back originally began as a silent protest at the convocation speech of Arno Michaelis — a former white supremacist — in February of 2018. Later, it evolved into an all-encompassing movement that advocated…