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    Comps Vignettes

    February 24, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    My final draft of comps is due Friday, so I've not really been doing much this past week.  Well actually that's a lie, I've done a lot, but I should have been doing comps (for those of you who don't know what comps is, it's a major specific project that is basically our senior thesis).  So instead...MORE

  • Libe 1

    The Best Computer In The Library

    February 17, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Everyone has particular places they feel more productive.  I personally do almost all of my work in the Library.  And I really love the libe.  It has so many different work environments.  If you want to work with lots of background noise/people to distract you, you can work in the main room on the fourth floor (remember, the libe is built into the hill so you enter on the fourth floor).  If you'd rather have a small classroom for you and your friends, you can find a study room on third.  Or maybe you just want complete silence while you read, in which case you can find a nice comfy couch on first.  Or maybe you...MORE

  • Phase II 1

    Paying For Dinner (Part Of It)

    February 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Whenever I give tours, there are a couple questions that always seem to come up.  One of them is, "How often do you go up to the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul)?"  I think it might surprise a lot of people that I rarely go up to the cities (and I feel like that's a pretty common sentiment among most students).  I've left a few times to go up to the Guthrie or the the Walker Art Museum, but in general I only leave Northfield to go to the airport or Chipotle (or the outlet mall).  Granted, I am from a small town, so to me...MORE

  • Pizza in The Libe, Beards In The Tea Room

    February 3, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    There's been a lot of free food the past few days on campus.  Last night there was a meeting for students who had been involved in New Student Week (our version of freshman orientation).  We just hired a new Dean of Students, and in order to get a better idea of what worked and what didn't she's been talking to students a lot to get our perspective.  I think it's really great that she's going to so much trouble to really get our input on a lot of these issues, and she's providing us with dinner so that's always a plus.  The Campus Activties Office overestimated how hungry we were going to be and bought over 15 pizzas, and so at the end there was a lot left over...MORE

  • Winters In Minnesota, Summers In Texas

    January 27, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Much like Jane, I spent my weekend away from Carleton.  I flew down to Houston to play a concert, and I got to spend a day back at the Texas Childrens' Hospital where I interned over the summer.

    Around this time last year, I started looking for things to do over the summer.  I had decided that since it was my last summer of college, I wanted to make sure I spent it doing something rewarding (though my definition of rewarding was quite broad at the time).  While there is no typical summer for Carleton students...MORE

  • Orientalism

    Chinese New Year (The Build Up)

    January 19, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    In honor of Chinese New Year (even though I'm a few days early), I wanted to talk a little about my Independent Study this term.  And today I had a meeting and it was GREAT so it seems incredibly appropriate.  Today, my meeting with my Independent Study professor was one of those great academic meetings where I left with my mind completely blown away and turned around (for the better).  I think I've mentioned before how my independent study is an exploration...MORE

  • Temperature 1/13/09

    In Case You Forgot What State We're In

    January 13, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I remember when I first decided to come to Carleton, the most frequent response I got was, "Minnesota?  Isn't it cold there?"  Yes, it is.  In fact, today it's seven degrees below zero...MORE

  • Scholars 8

    Winter Break (Part 2)

    December 29, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    I made a post earlier about various ways that Carleton students spend their winter breaks, and so I wanted to have a little follow up and talk about what the scholars program was actually like and what we did.

    First of all, there were 3 Scholars programs this winter; Public Policy in Washington, D.C., Business/Finance in New York City, and Creative Arts in New York City.  The Scholars programs are meant to give current Carleton students a taste of what it's like to work in a particular industry through panels and presentations by Carleton alums/parents/friends/etc who are currently or have been in that field...MORE

  • Finals2

    Winter Break (Part 1)

    December 11, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    I assume everyone probably already knows that Carleton is on a trimester system, but for those who don't, it means that we have three 10 week terms of class.  Our first term ends right before Thanksgiving and our second term doesn't start until after New Years, so we can come home and have Thanksgiving break to just relax and not have to worry about finals looming over us or studying for the few days we're home.  So while some of my friends were complaining about having tests on the Monday after Thanksgiving, I was excited to come home and just relax and enjoy being home...MORE

  • Signs in Sayles (Exit 69 and the Knights)

    Finals! Drums! Jesse McCartney!

    November 18, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    One of the most visible forms of advertising on campus is putting signs up in Sayles.  Everyone goes to Sayles, and so it's always a good place to have a sign.  This morning, I made a sign with two other members from Exit 69 for our concert with the Singing Knights.  The Knights always do their show the last day of class, and they asked us to do a joint concert with them this term...MORE

  • Aaron and Erika

    What Are You Doing For Winter Break?

    November 11, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Well it's 9th week, which means work is piling up and sleep is dwindling.  But while finals are ominously close and we have various papers to write, it's always nice to remember that we have winter break coming up!  I personally love that Carleton's break is from Thanksgiving till New Years because it gives us 6 weeks to do whatever we want.  And the best part is...MORE

  • Snow!

    November 7, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    We had our first snow today!