2014 Spring Issue 8 (June 6, 2014)
Leading Rotblatt Historian Talks with ‘tonian (Login Required)
“It is certainly fair to say the Rotblatt means something special to many of the guys who play it, more than just a chance to hit a softball,” wrote Senior Commissioner and League History Don Rawitsch ’72 in his A Definitive History of the Marvin J. Rotblatt Memorial Softball League.
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ErotiCarl: Schiller ‘17 Starts Thrust-ing (Login Required)
You may know him as the “robe guy,” but Kyle Schiller ’17 has much more going for him than his unconventional wardrobe choices. He is, among other things, a thespian, a writer, a Mock Trial lawyer, a foodie, an anime enthusiast, and a connoisseur of French culture.
Interview with St. Lucia (Login Required)
St. Lucia’s front man, Jean-Philip Grobler, had recently finished an almost two-hour sound check Saturday afternoon when he agreed to sit for an interview with The Carletonian and KRLX.
Spring Concert Successful Despite Inital Student Kvetching (Login Required)
Clouds of aerosol sunscreen drifted behind the Rec Center Saturday afternoon as shirtless students chased frisbees and shotgunned cans of beer in preparation for the 33rd annual Spring Concert.
“Eat the Lawn” Uproots, Headed for New Location (Login Required)
Located outside Laird Hall, Eat the Lawn, Carleton’s edible garden landscape, is relocating. Why is it being moved, and what effect will the change have on the garden?
Poll of Ninety Seniors Reveals Some Have Jobs (Login Required)
The school year is coming to a rapid close and with that the 2014 seniors are being forced out of the comfort of the Carleton bubble and into the real world. This week, I randomly polled 90 of those graduating seniors to see what their plans were for next year.
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Huderle Competes in Steeplechase at NCAA Championships (Login Required)
The senior steeplechaser made his second career appearance at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, posting a time of 9:09.16 during the prelims and earning him one last collegiate race in Saturday’s event final in Delaware, Ohio.
An Ultimate Journal: GOP Goes to DIII Nationals (Login Required)
The following is modeled after Jim Bouton’s book Ball Four, in which he writes about daily life as a pitcher in Major League Baseball. I’ve decided to write about my own experiences, though instead of playing baseball, I’m getting prepared to play in Division III Nationals with the Gods of Plastic (GOP).
Stillerman Named to Academic All-American DIII Team (Login Required)
Carleton shortstop David Stillerman ’14 was recognized for excellence in the classroom and on the diamond as he was a second-team selection to the Capital One Academic All-America Division III Baseball team, as voted by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Amelia Campbell and Kao Sutton DIII National Champions (Login Required)
Carleton sophomore Amelia Campbell followed up her indoor pentathlon national title with a come-from-behind victory in the heptathlon at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. She finished with 5,221 points, ranking her third all-time in Division III history.
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Where to Now? (Login Required)
When John Kerry announced the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks last July, my office took the afternoon off and threw a party.
Letter From the Editor (Login Required)
A year ago, I never thought I would become Co-Editor-in-Chief of the paper with J.M. We were both copy-editors who enjoyed coming to The Carletonian office on Thursday nights to “find errors” (read: mess around and listen to music).
Bored No More (Login Required)
Have you ever read a book called “Prep” by Curtis Sittenfeld? It is a coming-of-age novel where a teenage girl starts to explore the world by doing things that she never had done.
Living Present (Login Required)
I finished early by the end of my senior year winter term and I still remember the last day of class of my college life.
My Carleton Education (Login Required)
At some point over these past four years, learning in its pure form – a desire simply to understand the world that we live in – became a motivating force in my life.
“Make the Most Of It” (Login Required)
When you spend nearly all of your time in a community where you’re constantly surrounded by people overwhelmingly in the 18-22 age range, the term “senior” can easily feel more like “senior citizen.”
Corn and Snow (Login Required)
Before I came to Carleton, Minnesota did not exist. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I was only peripherally aware of the vast expanse of continent between the two US coasts.
Being Humble (Login Required)
If there is one thing I’ve learned at Carleton, one defining characteristic that has changed me in my four years here, it is that I’ve learned what it means to be humble.
It’s Just a Reflection (Login Required)
I couldn’t fall asleep last weekend after staying up for the meteor shower and so I’ve walked over to the Bald Spot to watch campus wake up as I started writing out one last submission.
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Carl Grad: Why I Broke Into the F.B.I. (Login Required)
John C. Raines ’55, and religion professor at Temple University is, in his own words, “the only Carleton grad that has ever appeared on the front page of the New York Times as a burglar.” He suspects that that record will last another thousand years.
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ArbNotes (Login Required)
Joyous whooping is a staple of any good river plunge, but next time try holding your hollering for a moment. Approach the bank slowly and quietly, scan the sunny spots on the bank, and you might find something truly worth screaming about: one or more of the Arb’s four species of turtles.
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Last weekend, under the direction of theater major Julie Leghorn ‘14, fourteen actors took the stage to present Caucasian Chalk Circle by German playwright Bertolt Brecht.
Boonie’s and the Problem with Modernity (Login Required)
What a humane age, what a humane place we live in! Slowly but surely, the juggernaut of liberal democracy has worked at taming the wildness of a life that in less enlightened ages was “poor, nasty, brutish and short,” removing much of the fear of violent death and disease that our ancestors once experienced.