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Rotating Column: A message on gun control policies in Minnesota

Last week marked six months since April 16 and the shootings at Virginia Tech in which 32 people, including the gunman, were killed. What has changed about federal firearm legislation since that day? Nothing. However, new bills regarding gun purchasing regulations and the “right-to-defend” statute are pending for the upcoming…

Lighten up and smile

Recently, Carleton hired a set of photographers to spend time on campus visually capturing the spirit of the student body. This work was displayed as Vantage Points and Vantage Points II displayed in the campus art gallery. As an alum living 755 miles away, I didn’t get a chance to…

Flashes of memories and thoughts about dreaming

Most mornings I set my cell phone alarm to sound twice: once an hour before I want to get up and then again when I actually want to get up. When the first alarm sounds, I open my eyes just long enough to leave my dream state; then I turn…

Posters’ rape statistics are misleading

Entering the Myers stairwell a few days ago, I was struck by the message of a poster on the wall. It proclaimed, “25% of college women will be victims of sexual assault or rape.” Astonished, I stopped and looked closely at the poster to see if I had missed anything.…

Despondent food practices at Duke clinic

A while back I visited Duke Clinic and Hospital, and was shocked to see: Domino’s Pizza Hardees Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream booth I wanted to throw something at the genius who decided that a hospital to maintain food outlets that serve the very foods that make millions of Americans ill, be…