- May 26, 2009 at 2:20 pm
Spelling bees have a strange combination of intensity and quirkiness that is hard to find anywhere else...
Anywhere except here, of course. Intense and quirky is what we're all about. So naturally we needed a spelling bee.
It's not quite the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee- but a few of our competitors were finalists in the National Spelling Bee when they were middle school students, so there was still a pretty heavy competition level.
- May 26, 2009 at 9:54 am
It all started with a post to Shapely Prose, a blog maintained by the authors of Lessons From the Fat-o-sphere. Oprah Winfrey had recently received a lot of media attention for gaining weight. The post said, as Jill Rodde ’09 paraphrased, “Hey, Oprah, 200 pounds isn’t the worst thing that could happen to you. Please love your body.”
- May 21, 2009 at 1:33 pm
For the past two weeks or so, a troupe of students has been hard at work tearing up the lawn between Olin and Boliou. It started with cutting up all the grass in a lima-bean-shaped patch of ground and hauling it away, then students hoed the earth to soften it and made paths winding between raised beds. A painted wood sign in the middle of the plot reads “Eat the Lawn.”
- May 19, 2009 at 9:40 am
Miracle of miracles – it didn't rain for Spring Concert! (This is the first time in three years, those of you who are freshmen.) Students took advantage of the sunshine to lounge around on the grass, play beanbag toss, and enjoy some cotton candy and Chapati's. And, of course, listen to great music.
- May 18, 2009 at 1:24 pm
A bunch of people, two large inflatable excercise balls, one college campus, and one huge forest. These are the necessary components for a game of Capture the Ball, a very large-scale Capture the Flag-style game which was played across Carleton last weekend.
- May 14, 2009 at 2:05 pm
It seems that every spring term odd things start popping up around campus. Like giant tables. Now it’s happening again: one morning, a couple of weeks ago, there appeared to be a bunch of tentacles attempting to crawl out of the ground in front of the library. Was it something from the Tunnels trying to take revenge on us all?
- May 14, 2009 at 1:29 pm
International Fest, or ProFusion, is an annual chance for Carleton students to show off their talents from cultures all around the world. The festival utterly took over the inside of Sayles for an afternoon last Saturday, with food up on the balcony, and activities and entertainment below. The food was incredibly popular – so popular, in fact, that festival organizers had to make sure that people took the right set of stairs up to Upper Sayles so they would not disrupt the lines up there. Back downstairs, there were activities such as origami, Burmese face-painting, calligraphy, and henna.
- May 13, 2009 at 2:29 pm
Nowadays, May Day is an obscure holiday, kind of like “Root Canal Appreciation Day” that is listed in the student planner (May 14, by the way). “May Day” is actually the modernized name for Beltane, an ancient Pagan holiday that celebrated the coming of spring and fertility. You do know what May poles really stood for, right?
- May 11, 2009 at 12:49 pm
When the lights came up on the stage and revealed a pensive-looking Alsa Bruno '12 in very small red underwear, it was clear that this would not be an ordinary night at Little Nourse.
- May 7, 2009 at 1:59 pm
Cheese. Why should it be so funny? Sadly, this food product is much maligned, probably because we’ve been brought up on too many gluey Kraft singles. Last weekend, the students of Slow Food gave themselves the mission to educate us about what cheese has the potential to be.
- May 5, 2009 at 9:51 am
How often do you get to set fire to a piano to fulfill your comps requirement? Pretty much all of campus knows by now that the performance art piece “Piano Burning” happened last Thursday. A flaming piano in the middle of the Bald Spot is somehow harder to miss than a 20-page paper.
- May 1, 2009 at 12:39 pm
This past weekend, what was probably the majority of the student body flooded West Gym to watch the spring performance of Ebony II. Apparently, it was one of the best Ebonys in recent memory. This reporter, however, was crammed into the men's locker room with the hundreds of other dancers waiting for their turn on the makeshift stage. This is what it was like to be on the other side of the curtain.