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  • http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreeks/ecology

    ArbNotes

    It’s nearing the end of October, the leaves are falling, and temperatures are dropping. That means many of the animals we would normally see in the Arb are spending a final few days in the sun and getting ready for hibernation.

  • The film by Anand Patwardhan focuses on the “untouchables”

    The Bald Spot

    Most well-to-do Indians view the Hindu caste system—in which social status is handed down from generation to generation—as a thing of the past.

  • http://www.fortticonderoga.org/

    ArbNotes

    Fallen leaves and dormant branches can tell if winter is coming, so look for these specific signs.

  • Students study on the Bald Spot, where President Oden announced today the College will be building a casino to create new revenues.

    The Bald Spot

    It’s Family Weekend! Show your folks the highlights of Northfield and Carleton while having quality bonding time.

  • Remember to smile!

    Student Wellness Advisor Tips

    And now a note from your SWAs about living in the moment, keeping life in perspective, and not stressing out too much.

  • Trees in the Arb

    ArbNotes

    The autumn colors of the trees aren’t just pretty to look at, they’re pretty cool to learn about too.

  • www.politico.com

    The Bald Spot: Fact-Checking the Presidential Debate

    Both sides spun the truth. Who exaggerated the most?

  • Plant-based proteins

    Food for Thought

    How much protein should you be eating? To calculate your daily need of protein, multiply your weight (in lbs) by 0.37; this gives you how many grams of protein you should consume in a day.

  • Cedar waxwings can be seen in the arb or around campus; sometimes they get drunk on overripe fruit.

    ArbNotes

    Fall may be my favorite time of year, and October my favorite month. I love the transformation of colors that happens so quickly it’s hard to catch, the crunching of leaves while walking to class or through the Arb, the growing excitement for Halloween, and the smell in the air that can’t be explained in any other words other than crisp.

  • Students from Carleton, St. Olaf, Macalester, and nearby high schools.

    The Bald Spot

    On Saturday, Sept. 22, 65 student activists from Carleton, St. Olaf, Macalester, and the Northfield and Faribault High Schools came together in the Great Hall for a full day of activism and advocacy training.

  • A Carleton student, sometimes.

    Student Wellness Advisor Tips

    And now a note from your SWAs about keeping your stress levels in check.

  • A bobolink, one of the native species that has returned to the Arboretum.

    ArbNotes

    Weeks have passed since the beginning of fall term, and the average Carl has long since settled into their fall routine.  The Arboretum, on the other hand, is a vision of constant change.