2013 Winter Issue 4 (February 8, 2013)
This year, some students have started an online petition calling for Carleton to divest from fossil fuels. They believe divestment reflects Carleton’s goals, supports the environment and continues Carleton’s tradition of leading by example.
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Syrian American activist, Mazen Halabi, spoke to members of the Carleton community last week about the current Syrian conflict, which has taken upwards of 60,000 lives. Halabi covered a timeline of the revolution, starting from the political turmoil pre-21st century that led to the current situation.
Breaking convention and bringing boys into the kitchen can be a struggle, but on Jan. 24, Firebellies expanded their role as cooking club on campus to include community engagement through their new mentoring and cooking program working with teenaged boys at the Northfield Middle School.
If somehow in your prep for Mid-Winter Ball you had forgotten the road to love is lined with awkward giddiness, miscommunications and lonesome cold skies, last week’s ETB production of “Almost, Maine” would have served as an apt reminder.
Who was Lawrence McKinley Gould? Why was he so important to Carleton? How does his legacy continue to affect Carleton today?
The tutorial was part of the latest installment of Cooking 101, a collaboration between Bon Appétit and Firebellies that has become a mid-term break tradition.
Associate Professor of Communication Studies at California State University Ebony Utley researches rap music. In her Convocation presentation, Utley built off her book Rap and Religion: Understanding the Gangsta’s God to discuss God as a social construct and its manifestations in American rap music.
Carleton held its annual MidWinter Ball on Saturday, Feb. 2. Sayles-Hill, the Great Hall, and the Sevy Tea Room were all filled with the whirling, dancing bodies of students and faculty.
For the second year in a row, applications to Carleton have increased dramatically. An unprecedented seven thousand five high schoolers requested admission, twenty percent more than last year and forty percent more than two years ago.
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Senior All-American Erik Klontz ‘13 won three individual events and two relays at the St. Thomas Conference Invitational. He wasn’t simply victorious in the 50-yard freestyle, though, he won by nearly a full second and did so in NCAA Championships automatic qualifying time of 20.10.
Alex Chin ‘13 returned to the lineup and won three singles matches and a pair of doubles contests as the Carleton College men’s tennis team went 2-1 during the opening weekend of play for the indoor season.
Sometimes, it’s all about momentum. That certainly proved to be the case in Monday’s rivalry game between the Carleton College women’s basketball team and their cross-town foes from St. Olaf College. Sophomore Skylar Tsutsui scored a game-high 18 points as the Knights pulled away from the Oles for a 66-47 triumph.
Despite his eight assists and seven rebounds, it was senior Scott Theisen’s nine points that will be remembered most out of everything in Wednesday’s game. Those tallies placed him in elite company as just the 27th member of the Carleton 1,000-point club as the Knights defeated Augsburg College 63-58 to move into sole possession of fourth place in the MIAC standings.
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I would like to congratulate Carleton College for being ranked eighth nationally among small colleges in the number of graduates serving in the Peace Corps. The latest rankings clearly reflect the high caliber of alumni from Carleton as well as St. Olaf, which was ranked second.
By now, you’re probably sick (pun intended) of hearing about how to avoid catching whatever bug is currently infecting every student on campus. If you’re not licking the ground or blowing your nose with your flu-infected roommate’s used tissues that you picked out of his trash can, you’re probably just as likely as the next fellow to catch whatever is being passed around the student body.
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So why would Ive, Feynman, and Foucault go into a theoretical bar? Obviously to fulfill my need to explain the differences between methodology, field, and discipline. Ive is the designer, Feynman the Physicist, and Foucault the humanist.
Like most Carleton students—or at least the formidable section of the Carleton population who are both stress-prone and ashamed of every piece of work they miss—I start to come within sight of a crossroads around sixth week.
What atheists should look to is not the particulars of the argument on God, but rather that they are seeing it as an argument in the first place. What atheists need is not an education in religion and spirituality, but a lesson in how to view religion as a dynamic force of livelihood rather than as an outdated vehicle for violence and coercion as they so often do.
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Oftentimes both Bon Appetit and the Wellness center get questions about how sick students might attain meals for the day. Here is what Bon Appetit and the Student Health and Counseling Center had to say about it.
Although the Cowling Arboretum does not exhibit any karst topography, much of Southern Minnesota does. Karst is a geological feature formed by the dissolution of soluble bedrock such as carbonates like limestone and dolostone.