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  • Ken Geiger with a shaved head!

    Cutting Hair Raises Money, Visibility for Cancer Research

    February 23, 2006 at 1:10 pm

    Freshman Ken Geiger of Maple Plain, Minnesota, used to have a full head of hair. But since Feb 10 he can no longer run his fingers through his wavy locks. Geiger participated in Cuts for Cancer, an event sponsored by Carleton’s Acting in the Community Together (ACT) office to raise money and awareness for cancer research.

    Read the full story.

    See photos from the event.

  • Korean Adoptee Program Links Carls With Northfield Kids

    February 14, 2006 at 10:46 am

    Sophomore Joo Ree Richards helps kids in Korean Adoptee Program.

    For an hour every Saturday, Room 252 Sayles-Hill is not just another Carleton classroom. Instead, it's a place where Northfield Korean adoptees and their siblings can learn about Korean culture from Korean and Korean American college students.

    Korean music plays from a laptop computer as volunteers show kids how to fold bright squares of paper into carnations. "What's the song about?" asks one child. "It's about a teacher's generosity and how the teacher cares about each student," answers volunteer Sung-Wook Hwang, a freshman from Gwangmyeong, Korea.

    Hwang is part of a volunteer effort called the Korean Adoptee Program, organized by the Korean Students Association through Carleton's Acting in the Community Together program. KAP exposes Korean adoptees to their birth culture and language, in addition to providing them with positive role models.

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  • Chalk Dust and TI-89s: The Math Skills Center

    February 10, 2006 at 9:01 am

    Math Skills Center

    by Ana Lagunez '08 and Emily Schwing '06

    Ample and glaring windows, a prominent steel framework, and an unmistakably dry echo. Sterility ensues at the Math Skills Center (MSC) in Carleton's Center for Mathematics and Computing. Even so, the MSC is one of the busiest locations on campus to a) get math help and b) congregate with other Carls who, likewise, are drowning in cosines and tangent lines.

    In this virtual time-lapse tour, we highlight the space and the people during a typical day in the Math Skills Center.

    Watch the video

  • Sounds of the Cave

    February 7, 2006 at 12:48 pm

    If only The Cave's walls could talk. Heralded as the oldest college-owned and operated club in the nation, The Cave has served over the decades as a lounging spot, game room, pub, storeroom and coffeehouse. In its current incarnation, it regularly hosts performances by Carleton bands.

    staffer Dan Sugarman '09 captured some of the action on video on Friday, January 29 during a performance by Aaron Kaufman '09:

    Aaron Kaufman (QuickTime)

  • The Night Before Finals

    January 18, 2006 at 11:43 am

    Students the night before finals

    Audio by Cameron Nordholm and photos by Ana Lagunez.

    A slideshow presentation on what occurs in the Gould Library the night before finals at the end of every term, including the Knightengales, Cujokra, The Carleton Singing Knights, and interviews with students stressed out and otherwise.

    View the slideshow.

  • Carleton Audio Portraits: James Hannaway

    January 18, 2006 at 10:47 am

    James Hannawayby Terin Mayer

    James Hannaway spent this last summer working with a political non-profit walking door to door to raise the minimum wage.

    “Subarus are the best, by the way; most reliably Democratic car. Jaguars the least.”

    Listen to the audio portrait (MP3).

  • Carleton Audio Portraits: Juan Medrano

    January 5, 2006 at 10:51 am

    Juan Medrano Juan Medrano is from the Dominican Republic by way of Rhode Island, and is teaching a Latin dance class because the music makes him happy.

    “I don’t feel like I fit in here, not because I’m Hispanic, or anything. I just don’t seem to be like the other kids.”

    Listen to the audio portrait (MP3).

  • Ten things I Wish I Had Known as a Freshman

    December 8, 2005 at 1:17 pm

    Tim Blaha '06 by Tim Blaha '06.

    Life. Love. Career. Beer. A senior reflects on the things it would've been good to know back in freshman year.

    10. Time flies. Enjoy it. Always be aware of how lucky you are...

  • Carleton College... Penguins?

    November 10, 2005 at 4:02 pm

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    Recently, a number of students on campus have been petitioning to change the college's mascot from the "Knights" to the "Penguins." In the midst of this heated debate, what we need most is a thorough, impartial, and thought-provoking comparison of the contenders...

  • Keep Jesus Home This Halloween

    October 19, 2005 at 3:23 pm

    Good CostumePlease get original this Halloween, urges Tim Blaha '06:

    "Creativity and effort are the key components of a successful Halloween costume. So, please don’t come as Jesus, it has been done far too many times. It has gotten so ridiculous that even a streaking “shark” (a.k.a. naked guy with Frisbee between buttocks) is more appealing to the eye than another Jesus representation."

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