I watched the first twenty minutes of “I’m Not There,” and I was confused. This isn’t to say I didn’t like it—the cinematography is gorgeous, the film is well written. There are several beautiful moments in those first twenty minutes alone. But I still wasn’t sure what the movie was up to.
Vitis riparia! Though the name might be unfamiliar to some of you, the sight of this plant is quite a common thing in the arb. Better known as frost grape, or riverside grape, this ubiquitous vine is just dripping with fruit this time of year. And I dont know about you guys, but when I see wild fruit this beautiful, my first thought is, "Can I eat that?" Well, I'm happy to inform those among you who have yet to chance a curious nibble, that the fruit of vitis riparia is quite edible!
One of Northfield’s newest social service efforts has inspired excitement and hard work among both clients and volunteers. The Community Action Center’s Thursday’s Table program provides a free, nutritious meal to Northfield residents every week. Meals are served between 5 and 6:30 under the supervision of volunteers from Northfield schools, churches, and colleges.
Academic Civic Engagement is becoming a hot subject among educators, nationally and on-campus. Just this year, Carleton has started to formally develop civic engagement as a part of the academic experience.
Minnesotans love to talk weather, and the native and adopted Minnesotan population at Carleton is no exception!
With the new dining service at Carleton, students are faced with a host of new food choices and decisions about what to eat. Here are four of our favorite nutritional tidbits, to make healthy food selection easier.
Some of the questions CSA tackled this week: How can CSA work to decrease sexual violence on campus?
Because of a change in schedule, Murderball is showing this week in place of Network. A good thing, since I didn’t really like Network all that much, and I’m hearing great things about Murderball.
On Saturday, Oct. 18, St. Olaf College will host the second annual "Making It in the Arts” Conference. This will be an opportunity for members of the Northfield community to learn about entrepreneurship in relation to the arts.
As you revel in the last few weeks of short-sleeves and sunshine, be sure to stroll through the Arb and appreciate the color and frenzy that accompanies this short-lived season. You won’t have to look very hard to find fall color: trees covered in the vibrant red vine Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) are common along trails in the floodplain and oak savanna restorations in the lower Arb.
With approaching exams and deadlines, pulling an all-nighter can seem like a reasonable option, but it is not. Sleep deprivation proves to be costly. The sleep-deprived brain neither acquires nor retains information as well as when fully rested. After an all-nighter, memory recall has been shown to be slower and less accurate. And, to complicate matters, when the brain is low on sleep, memory and judgment are impaired, but confidence in them increases.