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2016 Fall Issue 4 (October 14, 2016)

    • New services make debut at SHAC this year (Login Required)

      "In an effort to expand its counseling services, the SHAC fall newsletter announced three new programs: Expressive Art Group, Growing Resilient and General Therapy Groups."

    • Photo taken by Audrey Kan.

      Exploring Carleton’s political climate (Login Required)

      "After more than two years of campaigning, primaries and debates, the presidential elections are now only a few weeks away, and political groups on campus are working out what they want to do for their final pre-election day work for this and other down-ballot elections."

    • Photo taken by Amanda.

      CANOE club moves to new house (Login Required)

      "The Carleton Organization of Nature and Outdoor Enthusiasts (CANOE) is experiencing an increase in club membership after moving to Wade Johnson Memorial House, the newly renovated  Hill house.  The new CANOE house will be the home of club operations and several members."

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    • Senate shows solidarity for protestors (Login Required)

      "On Monday, September 26, CSA unanimously passed a resolution in solidarity with the Sacred Stone Camp protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

      “Solidarity is us saying we see you and we are with you,” said CSA President Tiffany Thet ’17."

    • Sean Sherman: Famous chef to speak at Carleton (Login Required)

      "Chef Sean Sherman is in many ways a rebel. Drawing on revolutionary influences including Picasso, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Crazy Horse, he is attempting to reclaim indigenous cuisine, creating a movement that is much bigger than just food."

    • Skinner Memorial Chapel celebrates 100th birthday on cusp of Sesquicentennial (Login Required)

      "Dedicated 100 years ago this week, Skinner Memorial Chapel is celebrating its centennial. The monolithic gray stone building—sometimes heard playing eerie bell renditions of Star Wars—is perhaps the most recognizable building on campus, thanks to its beautiful English gothic architecture and majestic bell tower that commands the campus center."

    • Professor Kalia Yang on writing, dreams and history (Login Required)

      “I knew I would leave Carleton and do a lot of things, and maybe one day come back. I didn’t think I’d leave Carleton, die, and then come back.”

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    • Mercy sorely missed in immigration debate (Login Required)

      "Up to this day, the American immigrant story is still full of the poetry encapsulated in Emma Lazarus’ sonnet; on the one hand, a divorce from native lands that strangle their exiles’ aspirations of peaceful and prosperous lives, and on the other, a marriage into a new, grand family in which strangers are welcomed to a feast of hope and opportunity. But the prose of real life often has a different, less idealistic narrative."

    • Confessions of a 98th Percentile Neurotic (Login Required)

      "Most of my friends quickly discover that I’m just a teeny bit neurotic. I find it hard to go through life without mulling over every little aspect of my existence, even as I understand how petty and irrational the ruminations are."

    • Celebrating 150 years amidst climate change (Login Required)

      "In 1992, in celebration of Carleton’s 125th birthday, former Carleton Dean of Men Merrill Jarchow wrote a book on Carleton’s 25 years between 1966 and 1992. He called the book Carleton Moves Confidently into its Second Century. Now we are at the 150th birthday and if one were to write a similar book today, a more appropriate title might be Carleton Moves Timidly and Reluctantly into a Turbulent Second 150 Years."

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    • Résumé Gone Astray: If your résumé were honest (Login Required)

      What your resume would say if you were honest.

    • Word of the week (Login Required)

      Taken directly from The Oxford English Dictionary for your convenience.

    • Stress Bragging: Tips & Tricks (Login Required)

      "It’s that time of year. The nights are getting cooler, Halloween is creeping up on us, the pumpkin-white-chocolate-mocha-latte-venti-etc. has made an appearance at Sayles. What season is it? Prime stress-bragging season. As fifth week and all of its joyful midterms draw to a close, it’s begun to ramp up and will draw to an astonishing finale around finals. Then this cycle will go on to repeat itself year after year after year, presumably forever until there is a definitive winner of all stress. I hear they get a plaque."

    • Sweater weather for insects (Login Required)

      "Feeling the year’s first frosts, you’ve probably taken stock of your sweater supply. But some animals aren’t quite as lucky: insects and spiders don’t have sweaters to wear or fat to keep them through winter. How do our exo-skeletoned multi-eyed friends make it through?"

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