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  • Midwinter Ball 2011

    Midwinter Ball

    February 17, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Midwinter Ball, one of Carleton's biggest and best events of the year, has come and gone again for the thirty-first time. Started in 1981 as a Viennese Ball, this year's dance featured swing and ballroom music, salsa, and modern tunes from student DJs. A festive night amidst mid-terms and freezing temperatures, the Ball helps to keep everyone sane and happy for the rest of winter.

  • Residence Halls

    Carleton's Residence Halls

    February 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Video blogger Kaitlin Randolph '12 treks throughout campus to discover the ins and outs of dorm life, confirming that life in "the complex" (the dorms that connect to the dining hall and the student center) is swell, and discovering that rumors concerning the less popular dorms on campus aren't always true.

  • Volunteer for Carleton

    Volunteer for Carleton

    February 8, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Every winter, Carleton students come together to raise money for the Alumni Annual Fund and thank volunteers and donors for their contributions over the past year. For a week of evenings, they call alumni, write thank-you postcards, enjoy sustenance from local restaurants, rack up points to earn prizes, and have a great time giving back to Carleton!

  • Kristen Asp '10

    Carleton Skating Night

    February 1, 2011 at 10:10 am

    A busload of Carleton students traveled to downtown Minneapolis in late January for a midweek off-campus adventure at the third annual Carleton Skating Night at the Depot. Organized by a local Carleton alum, it's a night for students and alumni to enjoy open skating, free informal lessons, and an exhibition by local skating students.

  • Rochelle at Nanzan

    December 20, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    This fall, there were several Carleton students scattered across Japan; one of them is my friend Rochelle, at Nanzan University. I took the train to Nagoya to find out from her what life is like living with a host family in a big city!

  • Dodgeball

    December 13, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Speed, agility, upper body strength: all these skills are crucial for a competitive dodgeball player. A team at Carleton doesn't necessarily have to be successful to get a lot out of IM Dodgeball; working out stress or frustration at a dodgeball game on Sunday night can be one of the best study breaks on campus. However, this sport is more than just a study break for the Velocity Raptors....

  • Projections

    December 9, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    For one evening, Carleton's Site-Specific Media class presented an outside projection show. The glow from the projectors lit up the area, inviting those passing by to stop and stare. This event presented to viewers a new way of taking art and video out of the gallery and theater and into a new space.

  • Itadakimasu!

    December 7, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Japan is full of exciting new foods and interesting versions of "Western" meals that seem familiar—from Osaka's speciality of okonomiyaki to ice-cream parfaits made with tofu. Take a brief tour of just a few of the new culinary experiences I've been having while abroad!

  • Perspectives from Abroad

    December 6, 2010 at 9:36 am

    The possibilities for study abroad at Carleton are nearly endless. There are twenty Carleton programs around the world, but if we don't have a program that's studying what you're interested in at the location you want to go to, there are also plenty of non-Carleton options. On average, 70% of each graduating class will study abroad, which means that there is an incredibly broad range of experiences.

  • So You Think You Can Climb Mt Fuji?

    November 30, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    One of the reasons I came to Carleton was to get to take classes from so many fantastic professors, but some learning experiences can only be had off-campus. Studying abroad in Osaka, Japan, I get a weekend lesson from a mountain I now call "Fuji Sensei."

  • Dream Jobs

    November 29, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Many people had something they dreamed of becoming when they were children. I set out to see what sort of jobs students on campus dream of today.

  • Transitioning to Carleton: A Southern Student Perspective

    November 9, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    The barbecue isn't as good here, sweet tea is just starting to make appearances in restaurants, and the winter is intimidatingly cold. I was able to talk with seven Carleton students from below the Mason-Dixon line about their experiences at Carleton and what made coming up to Northfield, Minnesota for college worth it for them.