2012 Spring Issue 7 (May 18, 2012)
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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Schiller’s most recent appearance, on last Sunday’s series finale of the ABC hit TV show “Desperate Housewives,” is sure to continue his tradition of momentous appearances.
Carleton’s Empty Bowls fundraiser raises money for the Northfield Community Action Center’s food shelf. Over 600 ceramic bowls were made by the Carleton Art Department.
In his presentation titled “Battling Over Healthcare”, Carleton alum Peter Ubel ‘84 focused on “the weird clash of morality and psychology that threatens to bankrupt us.”
This attitude and practice of Tai Chi has a mass appeal to students. What started as a six-person class over 15 years ago has grown into a 60 or 100 student waitlisted course, making it one of the most popular classes taught at Carleton.
This past Sunday, the Carleton Equestrian team put on its annual Horses on the Bald Spot event (HOT BS), which publicizes the club’s activities and showcases the skills of its riders.
Last Friday, the Latin American Student Organization held Vive!, their annual celebration of Latin American culture.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
The mind is an active beast. I heard this at a meditation retreat a few weeks ago as I sat cross-legged, attempting to shut off my mind. The room was silent, serene, and lit romantically, with high ceilings and comfortable pads. It was neither too hot nor too cold, and the sky outside was white and misty. In other words, it was an excellent environment to “meditate.”
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.
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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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.
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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Introducing the new Sustainability website! Sustainability at Carleton is proud to present our new website, located at apps.carleton.edu/sustainability.
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.
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