- February 9, 2010 at 10:46 am
Last weekend was midterm break, which meant that another long-running Carleton tradition returned to campus: Midwinter Ball. On a campus where jeans and t-shirts are standard uniform, the Ball is a chance for us to, well, the opposite of let our hair down. We’ve got an excuse to dig out those ties and that makeup. The ball has been around since before all of us students were born – ever since the original Viennese Ball in 1980. And it’s been going strong every year since.
- February 9, 2010 at 10:08 am
Last Saturday night, Carleton held its third annual Science Fiction and Fantasy Potluck feast. Each year, this event is hosted by a conjuction of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Alliance and Benton House. Students headed to the Benton lounge for fantasy-themed sustenance before dancing the night away at Midwinter Ball.
- February 3, 2010 at 10:04 am
Nobody likes February, right? Well, a few years ago a new Carleton tradition made the month a little bit more fun. In 2006, Carleton launched Dorm Wars, which started out as a competition between the dorms on campus to reduce energy consumption in the month of February. The month-long event has since mushroomed as other schools in the area such as Macalester and St. Olaf liked the idea of Dorm Wars and picked it up. Since Dorm Wars is no longer an inter-dorm war, but an intercollegiate one, this year it has morphed into Green Wars.
- January 27, 2010 at 10:56 am
It seems that a new event is coming to Carleton campus on February 12th: The Golden Schillers. Where did the Golden Schillers come from? And where did DVDfest go?
- January 27, 2010 at 9:40 am
Dacie Moses House is one of the beloved traditions of Carleton College, right up there with traying, a capella, and our infatuation with a certain German poet. The house belonged to Dacie Moses, a longtime Carleton employee in the middle of the twentieth century. During her life, her house served as a warm and welcoming place for college students freshly away from home. She willed her house to the college so it could continue to serve the community that way after her death.
- January 26, 2010 at 10:28 am
Noticed a Carleton man walking around campus with no hair except for a little tuft on top? He’s probably a member of the GOP.
- January 22, 2010 at 9:52 am
Last week, the board of directors of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists reset the Doomsday clock to 11:54pm. Since 1947, this clock has symbolically represented how close we are to bringing about our own apocalypse. If the whole of human civilization is a day, says the clock, then we are six minutes to midnight.
- January 21, 2010 at 3:13 pm
Once in a blue moon, Carleton students venture off campus for their weekend entertainment. When they do, their destination is often the Contented Cow, a pub on Division Street. This weekend, crowds of students were drawn to the Cow to listen to Porch Collective, the campus bluegrass band, and Forty Shades of Green, a St. Paul-based Irish quartet.
- January 20, 2010 at 10:14 am
This spring, the Carleton Players are going to stage a theater adaptation of Independent People, the most famous novel to come out of Iceland. Publisher’s Weekly has described it as “a huge, skaldic treat filled with satire, humor, pathos, cold weather and sheep.” That is, designed to become a stageplay in Minnesota.
- January 14, 2010 at 10:45 am
Formed in 1975 by four college students in Budapest after a pickup soccer game, and now, 35 years later, centered in Boulder, Colorado and touring the world as one of the most prominent string quartets in existence, the Takács Quartet decided to visit Carleton.
- January 13, 2010 at 1:26 pm
Today's NNB was unusually bizarre.
- January 13, 2010 at 10:55 am
It’s quiet deep in the bowels of Sayles at two in the morning. KRLX deejays are holed up in their studio. Occasionally a member of campus security might pass through. You might also find Davey Bendiksen, playing around with chemicals in the campus darkroom.
Davey is president of the Student Photo Cooperative, another Club You Didn’t Know We Had at Carleton. The Student Photo Co-op is at least thirty years old, but most Carls don’t know it exists because of low publicity. For decades, it’s provided Carleton students with the resources to pursue their own film photography free of charge.