- October 20, 2006 at 5:13 pm
For the short of attention span, the idea of three one act plays is a dream come true. Thus, the Experimental Theater Board's Hit 'N Run capitalizes on the Carleton campus's slight ADD and combined three very different shows into one short, hour-and-a-half production.
- October 17, 2006 at 2:23 pm
Wheels spun and motors hummed as residents of First Nourse held an electric wheelchair race last Monday in the plaza between Carleton's auditorium and Arena Theater.
- October 17, 2006 at 2:14 pm
by Sean Montgomery
Well, now that the leaves have all been blasted off the trees and lie browning at our feet, I'm already feeling a little nostalgic for autumn. So, to ease the passing of the autumn-that-is-no-more in our hearts, I've compiled some photos from my off-campus study in Japan that capture the essence of the season.
- 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.
- October 12, 2006 at 2:19 pm
"Murals happen." That is the best explanation Peter Wilton '10 can give for the pictures that keep cropping up on Myers's walls. Myers is unique among Carleton residence halls in that its walls are lined with tiles that make a perfect surface for writing with dry-erase markers.
- October 10, 2006 at 7:00 pm
Rock, paper, scissors--a competitive college sport? It is at Carleton. On Saturday afternoon, students faced off in fierce competition, armed only with their bare hands.
- October 10, 2006 at 5:27 pm
Recently seen on the Bald Spot: This art installation by Signe Swenson '07, who created it for an Advanced Sculpture course.
"Professor Stephen Mohring assigned the task of finding a space that doesn't exist but make it exist without touching it or describing it," Swenson said. "I started thinking about personal space, and how it really only exists when it is being violated."
- September 26, 2006 at 3:41 pm
Burton Hall put on a food-eating contest last weekend with four events: Wasabi, Save the Gummi Worm, Cracker Eating, and the Gallon Challenge.
- September 26, 2006 at 2:45 pm
If you attended Carleton's recent Activities Fair, you may have noticed people lining up for the chance to bend over a laptop computer and make strange faces into it. There was a method to their madness: They were entering the Craziest Face Contest put on by the Carleton Macintosh User Group (CarlMUG). Entrants' faces were edited with new Apple software, a program called Photo Booth, distorting them into something only a mother could love.
CarlMUG announced the two winners, Ezra Velazquez '10 and Beth Bennet '07. See their Before (normal) and After (warped) faces.
- September 20, 2006 at 2:17 pm
New Student Week 2006 welcomed 507 new faces to Carleton. The week was organized in a series of events for students to get to know the campus and one another. They included but were not limited to: the opening Frisbee toss and barbecue, the NOlympics, the freshman talent show, boomwhacker playing in the chapel and plenty of games played with New Student Week leaders and resident assistants.
- 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.
- September 20, 2006 at 8:30 am
From Habitat for Humanity to the Reformed Druids of North America, dozens of student clubs turned out for Carleton's annual Student Activities Fair last Friday, September 15. Each organization set up a table on the Bald Spot for passersby to learn about their group, ask questions, and join the club mailing list.
Carleton creativity and diversity was on full display as organizations vied for attention with demonstrations or models. Members of Naginata Club fought with poles in full battle dress, one of the Gender Neutral Cheerboys dressed up in a full suit of armor, and Carleton's many music groups were all playing their particular brand of music.