Letter: No reason to stress over your undergraduate degree

Finals week brings with it the taste of blood in the air: hundreds of students pushing themselves to insane physical and mental limits to try to improve or maintain their averages, and stay in their program. Popular remedies include ingesting coffee and energy drinks, and spending entire days at a time pouring over every bit of information from the whole semester. This is an insane amount of effort and stress put into something that in the long run is as inconsequential to you, the individual reader, as your favourite subject was in high school. The reason most people put so much effort into their studies at the undergrad level is to either buff up their hiring prospects or get into […]

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Letter: Intramural championship t-shirts represent “the journey”

In April, Angel Cabrera lost to Adam Scott in playoff holes to win the 2013 Masters golf tournament and as per tradition, Scott was awarded the coveted Green Jacket. For those who don’t follow golf, it’s an ugly green blazer. This blazer is one of the most prestigious and ugly pieces of clothing in professional sports and yet, many do not understand why it’s so significant. I, along with many other Carleton intramural warriors, can understand what that’s like: the want—the need—to win a cheap piece of clothing that probably cost the school a whopping $3 to buy. Every semester, Carleton Athletics awards shirts to intramural league champions. You may wonder why this is such a big deal on campus, […]

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