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  • Chili Competition

    The Bald Spot: Cooking Chili: LDC Hosts Competition

    Four groups of two students competed for the best chili on Monday afternoon during LDC’s Chili Cook-Off. Over the course of two and a half hours, students and chefs worked together to produced the best Chili possible. The results varied, from spicy chilis to savory concotions that had student taste-testers and dinner-goers alike asking for more.

  • Bon Appetit

    Food for Thought

    We need a resilient food system that can cope with a changing climate and unpredictable conditions such as this drought. How are we going to get there? Assuming we aren’t holding our breath for federal agricultural policy that will motivate change, then companies of all shapes and sizes need to get creative about what kind of a food system they are supporting.

  • Snowflakes are a bunch of tiny water crystals that form as they descend from the sky.


    The birth of every snowflake starts out with a speck of dust. If the temperature in the cloud is below freezing, water vapor condenses onto the particle, forming an ice crystal. The crystal continues to absorb and freeze more water vapor, growing into a snow crystal.

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    Food For Thought

    There’s a lot of new changes for Carleton’s Bon Appétit this term. First, Bon Appétit has some new exciting menu items for Winter Term in Sayles Café.

  • The Great Horned Owl


    Owls are fast becoming one of the most popular types of birds. However, unlike most other admired birds that are known for being colorful, quick, or vocal, owls’ most celebrated characteristic is their aura of mystery.

  • GoP Beard Auction

    The Bald Spot

    For almost three hours, players for the Carleton Gods of Plastic (GOP) ultimate frisbee team sold their haircuts to other students who then shaved the players’ beards and hair to a design of their choice.

  • The Northern Leopard Frog, a native species in Minnesota, hibernates during the winter.


    The Arboretum is home to eight species of frogs and toads, all of which must survive the brutal Minnesota winters.

  • Campus Farmers

    Food for Thought

    Campus Farmers is a collaboration between the Bon Appétit Management Company Foundation and Kitchen Gardeners International (KGI).

  • Nancy Braker/ Special to the Carletonian


    Believe it or not, the Arb does not run itself. There is in fact an Arboretum Office, and many hard-working individuals dedicated to its maintenance.

  • Jennifer Pope/ Bon Appetit Management

    Food for Thought

    Food Day is a nationwide celebration and movement toward more healthy, affordable and sustainable food. It is also a grassroots campaign to help solve food related problem in our homes, on our farms, in our schools and in our communities.

  • Nancy Braker/ Special to the Carletonian


    Fall weather has settled in and temperatures are cooling off--but what would it be like if average temperatures were freezing all year?


    Food for Thought

    At Bon Appétit, we know adjusting to college life can be difficult, including figuring out what to eat and how often. Michelina, aka “Mickey,” the Italian mother of CEO Fedele Bauccio and COO Michael Bauccio, remains our inspiration for providing students with healthy food.