2013 Fall Issue 8 (November 15, 2013)
Some were hoping for a new friend. Others, “a French girl.” One sophomore only came because his roommate talked him into it. “I’m hoping that it’s not awkward enough to kill me,” he said.
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The noise level in the front row at a rock concert is typically about 110 decibels. The cheering inside Carleton College's Thorpe Pool topped 120 on Tuesday.
From placing furniture on the Bald Spot to adding water bottle refilling stations to Sayles, the CSA’s Committee for Student Projects (CSP) is researching how to spend the $170,000 that has accumulated as a result of the Carleton Student Association’s past 12 years of budget surpluses.
Zonnie Gorman spoke from the heart last Friday about the experiences of the Navajo code talkers and the important contribution they made to World War II that is often overlooked.
Someone heard a rumor that a tortoise was being shipped to Carleton through the post office, and I was determined to track down the mystery pet.
Most colleges want to broadcast how intelligent, thoughtful and engaged their student body is. Colleges’ view books, the ones that are sent to prospective high school juniors and seniors, consistently advertise the "model student" who is a brilliant academic, an active member of various clubs or teams, and a humanitarian in the works— engaged in meaningful community service.
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Knights Win MIAC Tournament Title: Men's Soccer Starts NCAA Tourney Quest Against Westminster College in St. Peter This Weekend
On the back of a two-goal performance from Will Corcoran ‘14 and a tremendous defensive effort in the second half, the Carleton College men’s soccer team defeated Saint John’s University, 2-1, to claim its second MIAC postseason crown along with the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championships.
Carleton College men’s soccer players Neil Bartholomay ‘14 and Trent Elmore ‘16 play alongside one another on the Knights’ backline. Both were named to the 2013 Academic All-District team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for their strong performances on the field and in the classroom.
Following her squad’s victorious performance at last weekend’s MIAC Championships, Donna Ricks was selected by her peers as the 2013 MIAC Women’s Cross Country Coach-of-the-Year.
In its final road contest of the season, the Carleton College football team racked up over 350 yards of total offense, but the Gustavus Adolphus College rushing attack proved to be too much to handle. The Knights (4-5, 2-5 MIAC) fell behind early and were unable to complete their comeback bid, dropping the game by a final score of 34-19.
The Carleton College women’s swimming and diving team hosted the University of St. Thomas in a dual meet on Friday night. After a special pre-racing presentation of the Margate Memorial Trophy to the Tommies, the Knights won six events but came out on the short end of a 197-103 score.
The Carleton College men’s swimming team won eight of the sixteen events but came up short against the University of St. Thomas, 162.5 to 125.5, in the annual celebration of the Margate Memorial Trophy.
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Relative to the rest of the world, Carleton has a warped understanding of value. In the past week alone I have heard people call international flight fares "relatively cheap" and $40 shoes a "steal," and others agreed. There are few other places on this planet where these statements could pass as reasonable... This mentality manifests most clearly in relation to the recent proposal to bring WiFi to the Bald Spot.
Sometimes, lovely ideas are completely ridiculous. The other day at Sayles, I was asked to watch a short, graphic video about animal rights abuses and discuss my reactions. Now, I’m a vegetarian, so I was on board until one of the members of the student organization that sponsored the event began talking about complicated topics like "veganism" and "speciesism." I disagreed with him, but felt stupid and non-progressive doing so.
We cannot be blamed for where we come from, but we are always responsible for where we are going. I cannot be blamed for being from a wealthy background. However, I will always be responsible for my aspirations from this upbringing. This means that I am responsible for continuing to aspire towards where I am going even when where I come from makes this difficult. At the same time, we can show sympathy towards this difficulty.
A parting thought from fall term... happy break, friends.
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Carleton’s six-week holiday break - over half a term - is a firmly ingrained tradition. But is the time frame of six weeks squeezed in between holidays best for students?
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In recent visits to our beautiful, crisp, November Arboretum, I find myself doing quite a bit of reflection. As a senior whose next two terms are pulling me away from the Arboretum towards other work-related pursuits, this is the last time I will be writing Arb notes.
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Costume director Mary Ann Kelling has spent thirteen years getting Carls gussied up before they hit the stage – even in the midst of chemotherapy and radiation treatment for breast cancer. This week I sat down to chat with her about sewing, teaching, and design theory.
Carleton’s modern dance company, Semaphore, had their fall dance recital last weekend.