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  • Not All Campus Jobs Created Equal

    Everyone on campus either has, had or knows someone with an on-campus job.  Freshmen tend to work in the dining hall or Sayles, or, if they’re lucky in the Post Office or the arb.

  • A bathtub in Myers.

    Is Your Floor Tub-Free?

    Carleton’s campus is a historical landscape, and each object that composes it both holds a story and serves as a prop to the present. Carleton’s bathtubs are a prime example.

  • Lindsey Weber ’16 works in a greenhouse on the CCE’s spring break trip to New Orleans.

    CSA Plans Shakeup of Spring Break Trips

    Since the late 1980s, Carleton has run alternative spring break trips “to give students the opportunity to think deeply about one subject and to engage in a hands-on project in a context away from Northfield.”

  • Protestors, including Maud Prineas ‘17, fourth from left, tie themselves to the White House fence.

    Carls Arrested in Keystone Protest

    Five Carleton students were recently arrested outside the White House while protesting a proposed expansion of the Keystone Pipeline.

  • Classmates Remember “Meet the Press” Host Garrick Utley ’61

    On February 21st, 2014, Garrick Utley ‘61 passed away. For 30 years, Utley worked as a NBC foreign correspondent and news anchor.

  • A Carleton player takes aim.

    Carls, Oles to Face Off for First Time in Three Years

    Cans, trash, and a Zamboni tire flew from the audience to the ice, as Ole fans shouted “Carleton sucks” and Carl fans sang “screw ya ya” in mockery of the St. Olaf song lyric “um ya ya.”

  • Candles.

    Community Attends Vigil for Three Teammates

    Students, professors, staff, alumni and members of the Northfield community poured into Skinner Chapel Saturday to mourn the loss and celebrate the lives of James Adams ‘15, Michael Goodgame ‘15, and Paxton Harvieux ‘15, who died Friday in a car accident.

  • Villa Otium houses the US ambassador to Norway.

    US Ambassador to Norway Can’t Read Wikipedia

    George Tsunis, President Obama’s Norway ambassador nominee, had a rocky start to his diplomatic career before he’d even left the country. Tsunis, formerly the CEO of a hotel chain, received his appointment to the position despite having no previous diplomatic experience or ties in any way to the country of Norway.

  • Illustration by Kera Ling.

    Brutal Minnesota Winters Exacerbate SAD

    As winter term comes to a close, it seems appropriate to reflect on the dismal state of mind that has afflicted many a Carl this season: seasonal affective disorder, abbreviated as SAD.

  • Activism

    Activist Clubs Elicit Lackluster Response

    For being a thoughtful, informed, and overtly liberal population with over a dozen activists groups, our campus typically lacks public “action.”

  • Cups in Burton Dining Hall.

    Successful Referendum Aims to Cut Cup Waste

    This week I had the opportunity to ask Sarah Lukins ‘15, co-president of Students Organized for the Protection of the Environment, for some background information and commentary about this newly passed referendum eliminating paper coffee cups in the dining halls

  • Nancy Braker/ Special to the Carletonian

    ArbNotes

    Last Friday afternoon, the Student Naturalists led an Arboretum tour for Carleton students and the greater Northfield community. Due to the recent snowfall, the Arb had been transformed into a beautiful winter wonderland.