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    NOV 4TH!!!!

    November 4, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    I feel like nothing else really happened in the past few days.  Sure, Halloween was this weekend, but that feels so long ago now...I feel like every computer in the library has a tab open to CNN or MSNBC to track the vote.  And a friend of mine was in a picture on BBC waiting in line to vote...MORE

  • Duck Bus First Ave 2

    I Went To The Cities And All I Got Was This Lousy T Shirt...and E.L. Fudge

    October 27, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    What a weekend. I had a lot of performances, and not a lot of time to do homework.

    Friday my Exit 69 sang for the a cappella show for Set Up Your Roommate, an annual event where you set your roommate up on a blind date with someone and then give them a funny name so they walk around Sayles looking for their date going, "I'm ______ looking for ____."  There are some that always get used (peanut butter looking for jelly) but there were some really good ones this year.  My favorite one this year was "another baby" looking for "Brangelina."  Anyways, Set Up Your Roommate is the epitome of Carleton students making fun of their own "awkwardness" and having a big night of blind dates and lots of events happening for us to go to.  So, there were a couple comedy shows, a performance of the play The Living, the a cappella concert, a poetry reading at the Cave, etc...More

  • Duck Bus Rehearsal

    I Think I Owe Campus Activities A Few Favors

    October 21, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    A few months ago my band, Duck Bus, got an email from the programming board at Macalester inviting us to apply for their Minnesota College Battle Of The Bands.  We just found out this weekend that we got accepted,and so we're going up to Macalester on Saturday to play with 5 other bands from a variety of Minnesota colleges.  There's also another Carleton band playing, and so we got the school to provide buses for fans to go up and then come back later that night so Carleton students can get up to the cities for free.  So the past few nights we've been practicing a lot in the Concert Hall.  More...

  • My Life Summarized With Food

    October 14, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    One of the strangest parts of college is eating. Today I had lunch with two friends of mine, and we ended up just sitting and talking in the dining hall for an hour. We talked about the NNB (like a paper mini-Craig's List, with a list of events, lost & found, wanted ads, etc), about the future (I feel like I'll end up having that conversation with every other senior at some point during the year), and how shocked we were that all of us suddenly had the chunk from noon to four without any real obligations (except general homework and comps work). It was a really nice...More

  • The Tunnels

    October 7, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    The other night I was leaving Exit 69 rehearsal and I noticed that the Tunnels were open. For those of you who don't know, Carleton had a system of tunnels that connect some buildings to others so you don't have to walk outside in the cold. Unfortunately, they were a bit of a security hazard, so they closed them up and now they use them for storage spaces and for "Haunted Tunnel Walks" on Halloween. However, every once in a while I get lucky...More...

  • What Happened To September?

    September 30, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Three weeks in and I can already tell senior year is going to be MUCH different than any other year. Suddenly I have to figure out what I'm doing next year and then worry about finishing job applications and fellowship applications, I'm already doing research for my comps project, and of course there's homework. My last September at Carleton is almost over!  More...