2013 Spring Issue 3 (April 26, 2013)
From April 11th to April 13th, and again from the 18th to the 20th, a total of three hundred fifty-two admitted students , or “prospies,” visited campus, an all-time high for the school according to Admissions Counselor Peter Varnum ’08. They arrived at Carleton in the midst of whirling winds and late-season snow, dumping accumulations that would give the campus the appearance of a snow-globe.
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Carleton's EthIC program, or Ethical Inquiry at Carleton, has been in existence for a number of years and was developed and well led by previous directors. This year, however, EthiC has formed a new branch, entitled "Windows of the Good Life" which is celebrating its first successful inaugural year on campus and examines, at its core, life's biggest questions
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band will be visiting Carleton tonight to give a musical performance in the Concert Hall starting at 8:00 P.M. Ritter made time in his schedule to drop by Northfield between a performance at First Avenue in Minneapolis last night and another stop at The Vic Theatre in Chicago that will take place tomorrow night.
Taking a break from the cold weather outside, students and accepted students alike packed into the warmth of the Cave to listen to the poetry performance last Friday night by Sarah Kay, Spoken Word poet and founder of Project V.O.I.C.E., which seeks to “combine performance, writing, and a supportive environment to inspire youth to recognize that their views are significant, valid, and necessary.”
In celebration of Pride Month, the Gender and Sexuality Center has held various events throughout the month of April, including a barbeque. Although the unexpected snowfall forced the event indoors, students still enjoyed the event.
Spoken word poet Sarah Kay hails from New York City, a fact not lost on her chapel audience when she called for Minnesota “to get its act together” in comparing Northfield’s thick snow to the seventy-degree days of the Northeast. As the founder of Project V.O.I.C.E. (Vocal Outreach Into Creative Expression), an organization that encourages young adults and children to use spoken word as a means of growth and self-expression, Kay delivered her talk as if it were a spoken poem: with dynamic rhythm, passion, and accompanying gestures.
Two more Carleton seniors—Shantrice King ’13 and Milan Cvitkovic ’13—have been announced as Fulbright Scholars for the 2013-2014 year, bringing Carleton’s total number of winners to four (so far).
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Carleton College men’s soccer player Neil Bartholomay ‘14 was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) Scholar All-America second team, honoring his performance both on the field and in the classroom.
Although wet weather had prevented the Carleton College women’s tennis team from competing for more than two weeks, the Knights showed little sign of rust as they dispatched the College of Saint Benedict by a 9-0 score. The victory clinched a spot in the MIAC Playoffs on May 3-4.
The cold temperatures didn’t affect Carleton thrower Alex Polk ‘15 Saturday in his home stadium at the Carleton Relays. The Knights’ sophomore turned in a terrific performance in the javelin, finishing second overall and first among MIAC and Division III competitors.
Despite the snowy weather only 36 hours earlier, the Carleton College track and field teams hosted the Knights’ only co-ed home meet of the 2013 outdoor season on Saturday. The men’s team finished in fourth place at the Carleton Relays.
The Carleton College men’s tennis team faced conference power Gustavus Adolphus College on Saturday, and despite fighting valiantly, the result was somewhat predictable for the Knights as the Gusties prevailed once again, something they have done in 256 consecutive regular-season MIAC matches stretching back to 1985.
Thanks to the yeoman’s effort by the Carleton College facilities staff and grounds crew, the track at Laird Stadium was cleared of snow in order to allow the track and field teams to hold the Carleton Relays— the Knights’ only co-ed home meet of the 2013 outdoor season—as scheduled. The Carleton women finished in fourth place.
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Last week, events following the Boston Marathon bombings were covered by traditional media sources like newspapers and television, as well as social media sources like Twitter and Reddit. Social media sites like these are increasingly becoming part of the media in the U.S. as news shifts towards instantaneous delivery of information.
I appreciate Ben Stroup’s response, though it does bring much of what I meant to point out in my article into still sharper relief than I could ever have managed to myself.
“If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV,” reads a poster I recently came across on the Internet titled “The Holstee Manifesto,” published in 2009 by Holstee, a Brooklyn apparel company. It is composed of fifteen quasi-inspirational advice sentences, such as “do what you love” and “getting lost will help you find yourself.” But the advice about not watching TV is by far the most concrete and practical of the bunch, and it therefore drew my attention more than the abstract sentences.
An article in last Friday’s CLAP, another publication on campus, contained a transcript of a conversation including multiple offensive remarks and spawned a significant student response. Below are responses to the article that were collected from multiple students were submitted to the Carletonian for publication this Friday.
By now, many students on campus are aware of the article that was published in last week’s CLAP, in which one student (Student A) transcribed a conversation he had with another student (Student B). Specifically, in that conversation, the Student B made a series of highly offensive, racist, and heteronormative remarks, which Student A then published in the CLAP.
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I think TED talks have become one of the silliest sideshows to happen to legitimate academic thought in the last half century. There, I said it. I’m sure that one won’t win me many supporters but I think it’s true.
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Despite the notable absence of key springtime features like sun, green leaves and grass, and warm weather (not to mention an absence of snow), spring is nearly upon us. Although the sluggish spring has been a bit disappointing, life in the Arb continues more or less as usual.