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Anna Chance '15

  • Anna's favorite places include The Contented Cow and Chapati.
  • Anna lives in Cassat Hall.
  • Q: How would you describe campus life at Carleton?
    A: Life is SO BUSY but also SO MUCH FUN. Every day is different, and everyone is always doing something amazing and quirky and interesting. If you are good at balancing sleep/friends/work, you are in a great environment. At Carleton you will work hard but you will also have time to do what YOU want.
  • Q: How would you describe the students at Carleton?
    A: A good fit: Involved, friendly, curious, accepting, hardworking, self-forgiving, modest, and genuine. Bad fit: Judgmental, lazy, and afraid to try new things.
  • Q: Did you visit Carleton before applying?
    A: My first visit was not an accurate picture of the college—I was just in town to see St. Olaf, and drove by Carleton and only really saw Musser. But I came back after applying to both schools (my college counselor convinced me that Carleton was a great fit for me) and stayed overnight at both places ... and that changed everything! The students at Carleton were lively and involved and fun-loving and creative. They also were really genuine and wanted to get to know me even though I was just a prospie. No other school that I visited really cared that I was there.
  • Q: Any advice for high school students on their college search?
    A: Listen to your parents, listen to your peers, listen to your counselor—but also listen to yourself. If you find a school that fits YOU, then follow that intuition. I was hard-pressed to go to Vassar or Cornell by my family—and, even though they are great institutions, they were not the right fit for me.
  • Q: What campus jobs have you had while at Carleton?
    A: I work at Dacie Moses, baking and cleaning the space so that other students have a safe, fun place to go when they want to bake or get away from homework for a while. I bake whatever I like—just today I made 64 cinnamon meringues, 3 loaves of rhubarb coffee cake, and 2 applesauce pies. Tomorrow I plan on making pound cake, coffee-chocolate cookies, and apple muffins.
  • Q: Which professors have been your favorites? Why?
    A: John Weiss. Even though we had a class of 70 (HUGE for Carleton), he still knew every student by name and made a point to make us ALL cookies occasionally.
  • Q: What academic question are you currently struggling with?
    A: Should I take Bio 126 in the Spring (for my bio major plans), or continue with German 103 and not disrupt the continuity of learning a language? (Both classes conflict and therefore are mutually exclusive). I have talked with my language teacher, my peers, and my adviser about this—everyone always wants to help!
  • Q: How would you describe academic life at Carleton?
    A: Difficult but also within a very accommodating and supportive framework. It's OK to struggle, it's OK to fail. Professors are there to help you get better and to learn. Everyone is good at "their thing." Even if you are SUPER BAD at something like math (like me), no one on campus will judge you for that. Teachers and other students are there TO HELP. The only expectation is that you to work hard, and to care about the work that you do.
  • Q: Where have you lived on campus?
    A: Freshman year in Watson, I received a package in the mail that had a lot of packing peanuts in it. I put it into recycling, but then—I walk out into the lounge and I find that my packing peanuts have been converted into SAND for a makeshift BEACH! There were towels scattered on the floor for "sunbathing" and residents had set up a small makeshift volleyball net. All players were wearing some form of swim gear and the 'volleyball' was a stuffed pineapple. There was even an "ocean" that people could dip their feet into, and cut-out pictures of waves taped to the windows! I suppose this just goes to show that Carls are pretty creative, spontaneous, fun-loving, and..a a little quirky. A Minnesota winter is not going to stop us from having a beach party!
  • Q: Why, out of all the other places to attend, should I choose Carleton?
    A: I chose Carleton because of its quirkiness, its plethora of traditions, its safe location, the students that I met while I visited, the activities that people do, and the "work hard, play hard" feel of the school.
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    Anna Chance '15
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    Anna Chance '15
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    Anna Chance '15 and friends at a 2011 Diwali celebration

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    Anna Chance '15 and friends playing some Nordic folk music at The Contented Cow

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    Anna Chance '15
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    Anna Chance '15 baking at Dacie Moses House

Anna’s Places

  • Anna lives in Cassat Hall

    Completed in 2009, Cassat Hall is one of Carleton’s first newest residence halls and was built using environmentally sustainable construction standards and including many energy-efficient features. Cassat Hall is named in recognition of George L. Cassat ’46 and the late Patricia Donnell Cassat ’46.

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  • Contented Cow pub

    Anna likes The Contented Cow

    The Contented Cow is a Northfield pub in the British tradition. The Cow takes its name from the Northfield town motto: "Cows, Colleges, and Contentment."

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  • Chapati Indian Restaurant

    Anna likes Chapati

    Just a short walk from campus, Chapati serves delicious Indian food--including an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet most days.

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