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2013 Fall Issue 8 (November 15, 2013)

  • Griffin Johnson ‘14 and Ingrid Ashida ‘14 enjoy an end of term “date.'

    Date Knight for Carls

    Some were hoping for a new friend. Others, “a French girl.” One sophomore only came because his roommate talked him into it. “I’m hoping that it’s not awkward enough to kill me,” he said.

    • Swimmers lined up for the Hour of Power.

      Students Pay Tribute to Mullin '06 in "Hour of Power" Workout

      The noise level in the front row at a rock concert is typically about 110 decibels. The cheering inside Carleton College's Thorpe Pool topped 120 on Tuesday.

    • CSA Looks to Spend $170k Surplus

      From placing furniture on the Bald Spot to adding water bottle refilling stations to Sayles, the CSA’s Committee for Student Projects (CSP) is researching how to spend the $170,000 that has accumulated as a result of the Carleton Student Association’s past 12 years of budget surpluses.

    • Zonnie Gorman discusses the Code Talkers, Navajo men who relayed secret communications during WWII.

      Recognized Historian Zonnie Gorman Speaks About Navajo Code Talkers from WWII

      Zonnie Gorman spoke from the heart last Friday about the experiences of the Navajo code talkers and the important contribution they made to World War II that is often overlooked.

    • Pet tortoise Ellis was ordered by a student, and shipped live to the Carleton Postal Office.

      Tortoise Shipped to Post Office

      Someone heard a rumor that a tortoise was being shipped to Carleton through the post office, and I was determined to track down the mystery pet.

    • Carleton Grads Rank Highest in Public Service

      Most colleges want to broadcast how intelligent, thoughtful and engaged their student body is. Colleges’ view books, the ones that are sent to prospective high school juniors and seniors, consistently advertise the "model student" who is a brilliant academic, an active member of various clubs or teams, and a humanitarian in the works— engaged in meaningful community service.

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    • Will Corcoran ‘14 (#7) celebrates his goal, which lifted the Knights to the MIAC championship.

      Knights Win MIAC Tournament Title: Men's Soccer Starts NCAA Tourney Quest Against Westminster College in St. Peter This Weekend

      On the back of a two-goal performance from Will Corcoran ‘14 and a tremendous defensive effort in the second half, the Carleton College men’s soccer team defeated Saint John’s University, 2-1, to claim its second MIAC postseason crown along with the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championships.

    • Neil Bartholomay ‘14 celebrates his Academic All-District honor after capturing the MIAC title.

      Bartholomay and Elmore Named Academic All-District

      Carleton College men’s soccer players Neil Bartholomay ‘14 and Trent Elmore ‘16 play alongside one another on the Knights’ backline. Both were named to the 2013 Academic All-District team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for their strong performances on the field and in the classroom.

    • The MIAC gave Donna Ricks’ her sixth career Women’s Cross-Country Coach-of-the-Year Award.

      Donna Ricks Voted MIAC Women's Cross Country Coach-of-the-Year

      Following her squad’s victorious performance at last weekend’s MIAC Championships, Donna Ricks was selected by her peers as the 2013 MIAC Women’s Cross Country Coach-of-the-Year.

    • Mitch Heflin ‘16 recorded 13 tackles, earned the MIAC Football Defensive Player-of-the-Week title.

      Football Falls to Gustavus Adolphus 34-19

      In its final road contest of the season, the Carleton College football team racked up over 350 yards of total offense, but the Gustavus Adolphus College rushing attack proved to be too much to handle. The Knights (4-5, 2-5 MIAC) fell behind early and were unable to complete their comeback bid, dropping the game by a final score of 34-19.

    • Women's Swimming and Diving Loses Dual Meet

      The Carleton College women’s swimming and diving team hosted the University of St. Thomas in a dual meet on Friday night. After a special pre-racing presentation of the Margate Memorial Trophy to the Tommies, the Knights won six events but came out on the short end of a 197-103 score.

    • Men's Swimming and Diving Also Barely Outpaced by St. Thomas

      The Carleton College men’s swimming team won eight of the sixteen events but came up short against the University of St. Thomas, 162.5 to 125.5, in the annual celebration of the Margate Memorial Trophy.

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    • Considering the Value of a Dollar: Perplexed by the Bald Spot WiFi Proposal

      Relative to the rest of the world, Carleton has a warped understanding of value. In the past week alone I have heard people call international flight fares "relatively cheap" and $40 shoes a "steal," and others agreed. There are few other places on this planet where these statements could pass as reasonable... This mentality manifests most clearly in relation to the recent proposal to bring WiFi to the Bald Spot.

       
    • "Where's the Tofu?": Reflections on Food Privilege

      Sometimes, lovely ideas are completely ridiculous. The other day at Sayles, I was asked to watch a short, graphic video about animal rights abuses and discuss my reactions. Now, I’m a vegetarian, so I was on board until one of the members of the student organization that sponsored the event began talking about complicated topics like "veganism" and "speciesism." I disagreed with him, but felt stupid and non-progressive doing so.

    • Where We Come From and Where We're Going: Privilege and Oppression at Carleton

       We cannot be blamed for where we come from, but we are always responsible for where we are going. I cannot be blamed for being from a wealthy background. However, I will always be responsible for my aspirations from this upbringing. This means that I am responsible for continuing to aspire towards where I am going even when where I come from makes this difficult. At the same time, we can show sympathy towards this difficulty.

    • Intellectualism at Carleton?

      A parting thought from fall term... happy break, friends.

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    • Editorial

      Carleton’s six-week holiday break - over half a term - is a firmly ingrained tradition. But is the time frame of six weeks squeezed in between holidays best for students?

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    • ArbNotes: Farewell From a Senior

      In recent visits to our beautiful, crisp, November Arboretum, I find myself doing quite a bit of reflection. As a senior whose next two terms are pulling me away from the Arboretum towards other work-related pursuits, this is the last time I will be writing Arb notes.

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    • Mary Ann Kelling

      11 Questions with Carleton's Costume Designer

      Costume director Mary Ann Kelling has spent thirteen years getting Carls gussied up before they hit the stage – even in the midst of chemotherapy and radiation treatment for breast cancer. This week I sat down to chat with her about sewing, teaching, and design theory.

    • Semaphore Fall Recital

      Semaphore Fall Recital

      Carleton’s modern dance company, Semaphore, had their fall dance recital last weekend.

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