Posts tagged with “Activism/Volunteering” (All posts)
- February 17, 2009 at 1:35 pm
In my time here at Carleton, I’ve picked up many valuable pieces of advice from others, some not-so-valuable pieces of advice, and above all have forged through the trenches to come up with a few nuggets of wisdom of my own. Amazingly, I’ve been working with the Web Services Group for four years, long enough to remember the inception of this here blog back in the winter of ’05, when Tim Blaha '06 published his piece “Ten Things I Wish I Had Known as a Freshman.” With my time at this institution drawing to a close, here’s my take on the ten things I wish I had known as a freshman.
- May 29, 2007 at 2:28 pm
Last Friday, students gathered on the Mini Bald Spot to make cardboard box houses to raise awareness for homelessness. Some of them were simple, single-box structures painted on the outside and lined with t-shirts on the inside. Others were architectural feats.
- May 1, 2007 at 1:45 pm
Carleton and the Northfield community celebrated Earth Day with a bang this year, with events ranging from a contra dance in the Great Hall to a Cannon River cleanup.
- March 9, 2007 at 10:31 am
Over winter break, nineteen Carleton students returned to the Gulf Coast area to assist in the region's second winter since Hurricane Katrina struck. They worked for an organization called Common Ground, that helped strip houses of debris for residents who were too poor to afford it. In this interview, Lily Thiboutot '08, one of the volunteers, describes her experience.
- January 31, 2007 at 6:00 am
The Red Cross held its winter term blood drive last week. Never opened a vein for a good cause? Read how the blood drive process works.
- January 16, 2007 at 1:47 pm
The Great Hall was crowded again last week as student volunteers called up alumni to donate.
- December 21, 2006 at 12:14 pm
After Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast region last year, Carleton responded by organizing a service trip, asking for students to volunteer two weeks of their winter break to support reconstruction efforts in Biloxi, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana. This year, Carleton renewed its commitment to Katrina victims with a second winter break service trip. A total of 43 students and three staff members volunteered for the trip.
- November 7, 2006 at 3:40 pm
Somebody call the Enquirer--we've had yet another yeti sighting.
On the morning of election day, November 7, our mysterious ape-creature was spotted in front of Sayles-Hill, holding a sign that encouraged students to vote.
Later, its head was found lying on the Sayles steps. Could this be the same creature that paid his respects at the Marshmallow Roast at the beginning of the term?
- October 27, 2006 at 9:39 am
Saturday afternoon Carleton students took out their aggression by bashing a car to smithereens with a sledgehammer (for a good cause).
- October 25, 2006 at 9:35 pm
by Julie Brown
About a week ago, I decided I was going to stop using paper. Some people become vegetarian, some people ride a bike, some people use canvas sacks instead of grocery bags – my plan was to wipe my hands on my pants instead of using a paper towel.
- October 12, 2006 at 3:38 pm
The Jewish Students of Carleton have built a wooden structure in observance of Sukkot, a week-long Jewish harvest festival.
The structure, which resembles a small unfinished building, is called a sukkah. During the week of Sukkot, Jewish households build these together to memorialize the forty years the Jews were said to spend wandering in the desert after their exodus from Egypt, living in temporary structures.
- September 20, 2006 at 11:00 am
This year's opening Frisbee toss at New Student Week included 507 discs and a fly-by parade of 39 Carls in the buff. Such a striking display of tan-lines meant only one thing: The city of Northfield is in dire need of clothing. Hundreds of incoming freshmen stood in jaw-dropped reverence as the au nauturel activists drew attention to this important cause.