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  • The Rare Pair

    Carleton to Cut NoFo Slots to Twenty-Five

    The Northfield Option gives approximately 75 seniors the chance to live off-campus, completely dependently from Carleton College. This year the process of applying for the much-coveted opportunity seemed especially frenzied after the news of St. Olaf acquiring Crack and Love Houses.

  • Kera Ling

    Tunnel Vision

    Most students have the scoop- beneath Carleton’s campus extends a tunnel system that students once used. While this winter we bonded over the record lows, the tradition of bravery is cut off somewhere in the distancing past, 1989 to be exact, when the tunnels were sealed, a time when Carls didn’t own coats and would go to class in bikinis in January, all because they could walk through tunnels that connected the campus’ largest buildings.

  • Bon Appetit

    Fifteen-Meal Plan to Debut in ’14-’15

    As a result of administration negotiations and student discussions with Bon Appétit, next year, there will be a 15 meal plan with 300 dining dollars instead of a 12 meal plan with 300 dining dollars.

  • The Cave

    Cave Plots Revival

    The Cave’s lineup isn’t as impressive this year as it was three years ago, according to David Mills ’14. Many of the Cave’s memorable acts--Dan Deacon, Fuck Buttons, YACHT, and No Age--came during Mills’s freshman year.

  • ETB players in "SubUrbia."

    “SubUrbia,” Burnout Wasteland

    “SubUrbia,” a play written by Eric Bogosian and directed by junior History major Andrew Harvey, opened last Thursday in the Little Norse Theater.

  • An "advertisement" from the first issue of the CLAP.

    A Brief History of The CLAP

    Carleton’s admissions websites says The CLAP, or The Carleton Literary Association Paper, “is a weekly student publication distributed Fridays during Convocation hour. It accepts a wide variety of articles, opinion pieces, fiction and poetry, much of it satirical”.

  • Illustration by Wanchen Yao

    “Progressive” Culture on Campus

    Progressives. The student handbook says they’re prohibited, lumping them together with other “high-risk alcohol-related activities” including “drinking theme parties, drinking games, beer bongs, and similar behaviors.”

  • Book Across the Bay Bonfire in 2010.

    Beyond the Carleton Bubble

    Often times Carleton students joke about how Carleton seems to be a bubble. Isolated from the real world and its problems.

  • Board Approves Budget

    After a year of meeting with various groups on campus and analyzing Carleton’s past finances and plans for the future, the Budget Committee submitted its recommendation for the 2015 to 2016 budget to the Board of Trustees on Friday.

  • Gender neutral housing.

    Gender-Neutral Housing

    What does Crack House have in common with the Nunnery? Nothing.  And yet, Carleton students have the freedom to live in both places, and it seems to be this freedom of choice that makes Carls happy.

  • Treasurer Fred Rogers and Associate Dean Fernan Jaramillo.

    Admins Announce New Construction

    For nearly three years, Carleton’s administrators have worked to craft a facilities plan, a detailed description of where all new buildings will go and what they will look like.

  • Becca Giles

    CSA Election Results: Meet the Winners

    Whether they were riled up about Rotblatt or excited about the student-proposed referenda, Carleton students were in a political mood last week. More than half voted in the election--the biggest turnout in eight years, according to outgoing President Matthew Fitzgerald.