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2012 Spring Issue 7 (May 18, 2012)

  • Oresteia

    "Oresteia” Performance Stuns

    Last weekend, the Carleton Players and Semaphore Reparatory Dance Company premiered their rendition of the Greek tragedy “The Oresteia” to a sold-out audience in the new Weitz Center for Creativity Theater.

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    • Gudul and Schmidt

      Women’s Tennis Win One, Lose One at Nationals

      After winning both the MIAC regular season and the MIAC playoffs, the Knights embarked on their foray into the NCAA Championships with an opener against Grinnell College.

    • Gina Kabasakalis ‘15

      Kabasakalis Earns Women’s Golf Co-Freshman of the Year

      Fresh off a record-setting first season for the Carleton College women’s golf team,  Gina Kabasakalis ‘15 has been named the MIAC’s co-freshman of the year, as voted by the conference’s coaches. Kabasakalis shares the award with Gustavus Adolphus College’s Sam Falk. This marks the second time a Knight has won the award in three seasons.

    • Paul Dimick

      Wirta Named to All-MIAC Team, Dimick on Sportsmanship Team

      Carleton senior Alex Wirta was the lone Knight named to the All-MIAC team for the 2012 year. The All-MIAC nod is the second in his career, as he was also selected after his freshmen season. During conference play, he posted a .361 batting average with a team high 14 RBIs.

    • Alison Smyth ‘12

      Seniors Lead Women’s Team to Fifth Place Overall Finish

      Unbelievable. That was the only word to describe the conference championships, as the Knights amassed 85 pointsto place fifth, their highest finish at an outdoor championships since 2009. Almost every athlete on the team met or exceeded expectations, making for a lot of happy Carls around the track, down the runways, and beside the rings.

    • Marcus Huderle ‘14

      Men Finish Sixth With Four All-MIAC Individual Performances

      The Carleton College men’s track and field team picked up two event titles on day two of the MIAC Championships, including a school-record performance by Adrian Carpenter ‘14 in winning the 110-meter hurdles. Marcus Huderle ‘14 added top honors in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

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    • Stuart John Urback

      Urback: Games on the Horizon

      Games are naturally interdisciplinary.  Understandings of literature, math, history, science, and human behavior are all important, respected ways of engaging with games.  A game designer must be competent in a field that is available at Carleton, but they must use their understanding of the field to both engage students about games and use games to engage students within their field.

    • Michael Goodgame

      The Learning Revolution

      Recently, Thomas Friedman of the New York Times published an article entitled “Come the Revolution,” which detailed the benefits of a new approach to education – online teaching.  Friedman has a lot of good to say about Coursera, a new website that allows anyone to sign up for classes taught at elite colleges.

    • Griffin Johnson

      Johnson’s Advice: Nintendo Hard

      This is the reflective essay from my writing portfolio. I wrote a paper for Thabiti Willis’s Medieval West Africa course that was a fabricated folktale from eleventh-century Mali. It was an absolutely ridiculous assignment that I more or less boiled down to “try to be Chinua Achebe” and worked outwards from there.

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    • Evans

      The Good, the Bad, and the Evans: On Housing Next Year

      Once upon a time, there was a beautiful brick building named Evans Hall. The outside architecture was impeccably designed but the columns inside were tragically flawed. It was impossible to traverse the hallways horizontally; students could only move in a vertical direction.

    • Keg

      Congratulations, Griffin! Your Column Can Now Buy Alcohol

      The Carletonian would like to congratulate Griffin Johnson on his 21st column! In celebration of Griffin’s legacy we would like to highlight some memorable Griffinisms of the last year.

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    • Arb


      Introducing the new Sustainability website! Sustainability at Carleton is proud to present our new website, located at

    • Arb


      On a bright and surprisingly warm Saturday morning, 19 intrepid adventurers gathered at the Arb Office at 6am to partake in the decade-long tradition of the Annual Arboretum Bird Count.

    • At this year's Spring Concert, there was no shortage of muddy feet and muddy faces.

      Spring Concert Schedule

      The line up.

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