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2012 Winter Issue 4 (February 3, 2012)

  • KRLX

    KRLX refuses to ‘sell out’

    The KRLX board of directors recently voted to turn down an offer from the largest group owner of radio stations in the U.S., media conglomerate Clear Channel Communications. “Early December I got a call from Clear Channel, who had identified KRLX as one of the top college radio stations in the country,” said KRLX station manager Danny Nathan ’12.

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    • shane mcsparron

      Men’s Basketball continues turnaround with pair of wins

      Scott Theisen ‘13 matched his career high with 23 points, including a career-best 5 three-pointers, to lead the Carleton College men’s basketball team to its second straight victory, this one a 73-64 triumph over visiting Macalester College.

    • jacob hoerger

      Men: strong sophomores succeed

      “Who said anything about a slump?” demanded Marcus Huderle ‘14 as he cooled down from the mile. “I don’t see any slumping here.”

    • johnson

      Women: fair well at multiple meets

      A three-way split squad equals thrice the fun, right? Well, the Knights did just fine in that situation. Last weekend, the women’s track team competed at MSU-Mankato and St. Olaf, achieving excellent marks at both venues. On Friday night, the contingent of Simone Childs-Walker ’12, Alison Smyth ’12 and Taylor Fitch ’12 took on the University of Minnesota and some Division II schools.

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    • Casey Markenson

      Lost and Found: learning to read the map

      My grandfather never asked for directions. My mother says that was his downfall. Perhaps the ability to slurp down one’s pride and ask for help is part of the lesson here; however, asking directions is precisely what my grandfather was doing when he stepped onto the subway car and the doors closed.

    • Big support or just big money? Elitism in presidential campaigns

      Mitt Romney made a curious statement earlier last month, while campaigning for the Republican Nomination for President in New Hampshire.  Such spoke the former governor of Massachusetts:  “My father (former automobile executive and politician George Romney) had good advice to me.  He said never get involved in politics if you have to win an election to pay a mortgage.” 

    • Michael Goodgame

      Growing up amidst rampant crime

      I worry not so much about the current state of laws; my primary concern is for youth development.  I, along with most people, was taught the notion that laws are flimsy, and as long as you act with enough stealth, you can get away with breaking them.  I fear for the implications of this lesson.  It translates directly into school, after all: people cheat. 

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    • Put money to better use

      Carleton students should not need financial incentive to participate in any club or extracurricular, no matter how important the group is to our campus community. While some might be concerned that the lack of payment discourages participation, offering compensation for these positions could encourage student interest for the wrong reasons

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    • turkeys

      Wild Turkeys in the Arb

      The wild turkey, Meleagris gallopavo, is actually not so strange of a sight around campus. It can be spotted in the Arb’s floodplain forest, upland forests, and at field edges year round.

    • kabuki

      News Briefs

      Carleton Receives Grant from The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Lecture to Focus on the Significance of Gender in Japanese Kabuki, and Dr. Jane Nofer Poskanzer to Present Discussion on Autism Spectrum Disorders

    • Officer Holicky and Officer Bushey, Security Services

      Security Blotter

      A student came to the Security office to request a Band-Aid.  Examination of his broomball injury prompted Security to issue a Band-Aid and two taxi vouchers to Northfield Hospital for treatment.

    • energy conservation

      Residential Energy Audits Pilot Program

      A pilot program was developed to perform energy audits on several residential houses. The ultimate goal is to perform energy audits in all campus buildings.

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