2012 Winter Issue 6 (February 17, 2012)
Over the summer, Heather Yang ’12 heard a story from a friend that made her blood boil and changed her perspective on Minnesota’s legal system. “My friend told me about Chrishaun ‘CeCe’ McDonald, a black transwoman, [who] was walking to Cub Foods one night when drunk white supremacists hurled racist comments at her, and then violently attacked her,” Yang said.
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On Feb. 9, psychologist and bestselling author Dan Ariely presented a lecture titled, “Free Beer: The Honest Truth about Dishonesty, How We Lie To Everyone – Especially Ourselves.”
Civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander opened her convocation speech Feb. 10 by sharing her mixed feelings about Black History Month. “Every time February rolls around,” she said, “there are sound bytes of Martin Luther King everywhere, presenting watered-down versions of social justice.”
With the 2012 presidential election quickly approaching, the Carleton Democrats gathered a handful of students to participate in the Democratic Caucus on Feb. 7 at the Northfield Middle School.
Last Wednesday, professors and students gathered in the Weitz Center as the Humanities Center unveiled the submissions to its contest, which judged student submissions of artwork.
Hodes has requested that beginning in the spring of 2013, each of the three officers receive a salary of $10 per hour with ten-hour workweeks, although he says officers certainly work more than ten hours per week.
Thirteen working groups have been addressing issues since fall term as part of Carleton’s Strategic Planning review process.
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Skylar Tsutsui ‘15 tallied a team-best 16 points as four players finished in double figures for the Carleton College women’s basketball team, but the Knights shot just 27 percent in the second half and lost 65-61 at Augsburg College.
Iowa? What could there possibly be in Iowa? Well, as it turns out there are some very nice track and field facilities, as well as some really fast runners.
The Men’s Track team family finishes most workouts at the Rec Center to the tune of Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain.” The runners, jumpers and throwers took Adele’s words to heart as they set fire to the track Saturday at Grinnell College.
2012 MIAC Swimming and Diving Championships preview: Men's team looks to improve on last year's fifth place finish
The Carleton Men’s Swimming and Diving team hopes to break into the top four at the MIAC Championships this season, after finishing in fifth place in both 2010 and 2011.
The Carleton College women’s swimming and diving team has finished in the top three at the MIAC Championships every year since 1995. Several Knights will need to perform at a top level for that streak to continue.
Sometimes the tighter you grip something, the more it slips away. That was the case on senior night in West Gymnasium, where despite a stellar performance from senior Michael Grinnell suffered a 63-49 loss to Augsburg College.
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“You only get mad at a seatbelt when you’re not getting into an accident.” It’s a great metaphor for the major, and I think it’s one that’s worth exploring further.
Valentine’s Day, like Christmas and birthdays, can be a bummer for those of us trying to avoid wheat flour—and by that I mean pretty much every type of baked good that crops up around these times of year.
When 365 days pass by from the day a person is born, it is custom to bake them a large, light the cake with candles on top, and sing a song entitled, "happy birthday." These ways of life happen mechanically, injected into the human mind from birth. It is how humans cope; it is how they feel a part of something.
Even as every single student on this campus picks up more and more reading, gets more and more tired, skips more and more showers and tears out more and more of their hair, the campus itself, as a whole, still functions somehow.
We use technology because it’s technology. I think there’s something deeply wrong with that. Notice how when I said technology you immediately knew what I was thinking about: new electronics.
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It’s troubling to think that we can somehow quantify the teaching that goes on here, and publicizing our ranking rides completely against our campus ethos. Interestingly, the Office of Admissions has written a nice piece saying college rankings don’t matter
There is nothing quite like waking up and finding yourself in a place that six months ago you could not even imagine. From the mountains of Lesotho to the markets of Spain, stepping outside your comfort zone becomes a part of your daily life as you study abroad.
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Week of Feb. 9 - Feb. 15, 2012
Carleton Players Present “Farragut North”, Celebrate the Season at the Northfield Winter Stomp!, Wynia Memorial Lecture To Address Brazil’s Success, Carleton Students' Annual Performance of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues to Benefit The Hope Center
Green Wars has started! Now that you are (hopefully) being more conscious about the energy choices that you make, you may be wondering how much power various appliances actually use.
Two weeks ago, Arb naturalists were joined by retired Arb Manager Myles Bakke for a winter turkey tracking outing, but it was also the first time I bore witness to some remodeling undertaken by a family of beavers.