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2012 Spring Issue 6 (May 11, 2012)

  • room draw

    Luck of the Draw: Rooms Decided

    Rooms that were never meant for more than three residents unexpectedly sprung up as Burton quads; spacious Watson corner doubles turned into stuffy, uncomfortable triples; Goodhue lounges transformed into doubles with balconies (very attractive for smokers and star-gazers).

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    • Women's Tennis

      Top-Seeded Women's Tennis Wins MIAC Tourney, Heads to Nationals

      This Friday, the team heads to the University of Chicago campus to play the first round in the NCAA championships against Grinnell College. The winning team will face No. 2 Chicago.

    • Women's Track

      Track Teams Prep for MIAC Championships

      Track meets don’t get much more exciting than last week’s Tommie Twilight. The team had at least 19 personal records, which is a large percentage considering the size of the team. The Knights will use these fantastic performances as a springboard into this weekend’s conference championships, which will be held at Concordia College in Moorhead.

    • Men's Baseball

      Baseball Secures Final Win

      All six seniors on the Carleton College baseball roster played a key role in the Knights closing the 2012 campaign with a 7-3 triumph over host Saint Mary’s University. Carleton dropped game one, 3-2, despite Nolan Baker’s ‘15 three hits, including his first collegiate home run.

    • Men's Track

      Men Seek to Improve on Last Year's Ninth Place MIAC Finish

      After earning four top ten finishes in the MIAC decathlon, the Carleton men’s track and field team heads to the MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, eager to improve on its ninth place finish a year ago. The key to the team’s success will be strong performances from a number of young Knights.

    • Women's Soccer

      Jocelyn Keller Named Women's Soccer Coach

      Jocelyn Keller, formerly the head women’s soccer coach at Earlham college, has been named the new head women’s soccer coach. She will be the ninth head coach in the program’s history. Keller will replace Keren Gudeman.

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    • Emil Dominick Constantino

      Constantino: Rethinking Nihilism

      Carleton is fond of touting itself as an exceptionally welcoming community, tolerant of all intellectual bents and persuasions. However, although I have attempted to have meaningful discussions, my philosophical convictions have been met with cool and scornful rejection. In short, there is little room at Carleton for a nihilist.

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    • Griffin Johnson

      The Limits of Versatility

      When I decided to major in CAMS, a big selling point was that it was “versatile.” To be clear, I love screenwriting, cinematography, directing and film history, but when you get down to zero reality, I’m as worried about employment as anyone on this campus and I wanted a major that would get me up to date in a lot of different areas — computers, cameras, visual communication, and all the other skills that you put on your resumé to let people know that you’re playing ball.

    • Sam Feigenbaum

      Feigenbaum: Policy, a Game of Difficult Tradeoffs

      There’s a lot of us on this DC Seminar that think we have law school somewhere in our future, and as you might expect, we like to debate policy.  In other words, we argue endlessly.  Sometimes we have productive discussions, but all too often we fall back on our tried and true political positions without really considering all the facts.

    • Zoe Suche

      On Being Overly “Healthy”

      The story ends rather anti-climactically. I have an extremely—borderline problematically—low blood pressure, but no heart problems; the primary cause of my blood pressure, dizziness and near-blackouts was a major sodium deficiency. That’s right; not enough salt in my diet. Pretty much everyone in the world has the reverse problem.

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    • The Wall Street Journal

      Response to Stephens: An Optimistic View of Post-Grad Life

      In his now-infamous column printed in The Wall Street Journal earlier this week, writer Bret Stephens lambasted this year’s graduating college seniors for their shallow intellects, lack of practical skills and general conformism as a generation of young people.

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    • empty bowls

      News Briefs

      Carleton Players and Semaphore Dancers Present Ancient Greek Tragic Trilogy, Oresteia, Carleton’s Empty Bowls Project 2012 to Raise Money for Northfield Food Shelf, and From Inspiration to Illumination: An Introduction to ‘The Saint John’s Bible’ Comes to Northfield

    • Officer Holicky and Officer Bushey, Security Services

      Security Blotter

      10:50 pm Security saved a fish from certain death when it jumped from the aquarium located in Hulings Hall. The flopping fish was placed back into the aquarium.

    • garbage

      What Happens to my Garbage?

      A study found that 9% of fish have amounts of plastics, which can contain toxins hazardous to wildlife.  More astoundingly, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has grown 100-fold in the last 40 years.

    • river mussels


      Some of the more interesting adaptations are involved in freshwater mussels’ methods of reproduction.  Since long distance migration would be difficult for the average bivalve, mussels disperse their young in the presence of fish.

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