- March 9, 2006 at 2:53 pm
In this audio piece that originally aired on KRLX's Periscope Radio, Kathleen Ward '06 attempts to create a seasonal effect--an ebb and flow of thoughts to match the fall, winter and spring of a Carleton year.
"Using excerpts from interviews on undiscovered Carleton, I hoped that taking words and phrases out of their original context would allow me to move easily from the humourous to the sentimental," Kathleen explained. "I think of this piece as a musical composition in which the songs match the 'lyrics' in rhythm and in feeling."
- March 6, 2006 at 3:02 pm
Even winter-weary Minnesotans can appreciate the elusive beauty of snow, as captured in this poem from Gwen Kirby '07.
Descending slowly, hardly descending at all, snow seems
to slip a parabolic arc through the sharp air,
then touch down, blink out. Blue winter light in my hair,
the earth tonight enclosed in frost, all pausing frozen,
awaiting the moment when a snow flake meets, becomes, snow.
I want to melt, be blank and blue before the window.
Long staring then starting, head jerking,
the snowflake falls, hits, blinks—I blink—eyelashes
brush my fingertip, tickle skin the moment—the moment
before the moment—the snowflake absorbs the ground.
- March 5, 2006 at 2:39 pm
"I spent this summer living and working all over the Midwest," says Hibah Hussain '08, "and my experiences opened my eyes to the natural beauty of midwestern cities and highways."
"By giving me a place to run to when Northfield feels too small, Minneapolis has played a big role in my Carleton experience. On the other hand, nothing makes me appreciate Northfield more than a hectic weekend in Minneapolis."
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- March 2, 2006 at 1:10 pm
Carleton's own Shaker Revival has been making Northfield and the Twin Cities dance since April 2005. In this short film, Karina Hill '06 explores the future of the five-piece rock'n'roll band after they graduate this June.
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- 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.
- February 23, 2006 at 11:21 am
- February 21, 2006 at 12:37 pm
by Ming-Mei Hung '06
Ever walk by a place on campus and rediscover it? Suddenly notice an interesting detail in a space you have passed hundreds of times before on the way to class? This photo essay explores aspects of the Carleton campus buildings that you may have missed.
- February 16, 2006 at 12:10 pm
The Carleton Players will perform William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at 8:00 p.m. on February 17-18 and February 24-25 in the Carleton College Arena Theater. Filled with secret identities, gender-warping disguises, and misbegotten love affairs, "Twelfth Night" is considered by many to be the Bard at his comedic finest.
Director Ruth Weiner, the Class of 1944 Professor of Theater and Liberal Arts, offered a sneak preview for the Shout camera. In these excerpts from dress rehearsal, we see Orsino (Martin Miller) and his would-be love Viola (Mindy Garner), who is disguised as a boy; in another scene, Viola inadvertently woos the fair Olivia (Telsche Thiessen) while delivering the news that Viola's master, Orsino, loves her.
- February 15, 2006 at 10:13 am
Back in October, Sean Montgomery '07 shared a vivid selection of photos from his travels in Japan. Now, continuing his travels, Sean transports us to China with new photos from Macau and Hong Kong.
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- February 14, 2006 at 10:46 am
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.
- February 10, 2006 at 9:01 am
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.
- February 8, 2006 at 9:46 am
The legend of the Pied Piper leaves no doubt why the Piper lured away the children of Hamelin: revenge for the townsfolks' refusal to pay his bill. But why did the children follow him?
In her prose poem "Pied Piper," Kristin Ginger '08 suggests that they had no choice.