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2014 Fall Issue 8 (November 14, 2014)

    • Ebola: SHAC Hopes for Best, Plans for Worst (Login Required)

      What seems to be the most common response at Carleton to the threat of widespread Ebola in the United States is dismissal of any such risk and acknowledgement that the most pressing issues are in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

    • Falling Fellowships Prompt Director Search

      The number of Carls who apply for the most prestigious fellowships is dropping. Mike Flynn isn’t concerned.

    • Full Frontal at 8:30 pm

      “So many butts.” If you attended the fall ebony II recital you may have seen more of a show than originally expected when streakers visited the event.

    • Campus Security Cameras Multiply

      There are approximately sixty cameras dispersed around Carleton’s campus, although the numbers are constantly increasing, with almost ten to twenty added per year according to Security’s needs.

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    • Carls React to Comet Landing

      This past Wednesday, a European probe named Philae landed on a comet for the first time in human history. This same probe made history earlier this year by becoming the first probe to orbit around a comet.

    • Over Break, Students Say, the Best Plan is No Plan

      Through the long and arduous journey that is the ninth week, all that students have to motivate them is the fact that the term will come to an end, and hopefully in this their suffering will cease.

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    • What Would Schiller Drink? Carls’ Tumblr Takes Off

      If you haven’t heard of the blog called Literary Starbucks by now, you’re missing out. “Literary Starbucks” is the title of a Tumblr blog started by Jill Poskanzer ’15, Wilson Josephson ’16, and Nora Katz ’16.

    • Student Projects Shed Light on the Dark Ages

      In the throngs of ninth week, it is difficult to avoid the Libe. Upon entering the fourth floor, you may notice something unusual: an exhibition of medieval illuminated manuscripts.

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    • Polk’s 19 Tackles Redeem Knights’ Senior-Day Rout

      It was Senior Day at Laird Stadium and the Carleton College football team recognized the 10 seniors on the roster during a special pre-game ceremony. Unfortunately, the national No. 23-ranked University of St. Thomas squad crashed the party as the Tommies prevailed in a lop-sided affair.

    • Steinke Blazes to the Finish

      On November 1st, junior Ruth Steinke won the Women’s Cross Country MIAC Championships to lead the Carleton women’s team to a repeat team title.

    • From the South Side to Northfield

      Long before football was on his radar, Omar Reyes, a junior IR/political science major, aspired to be a professional baseball player.

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    • Ask Aphrodite

      Dear Carls,

      Every relationship goes through bad phases, terrible ones, even. Times where you can’t believe how awful the other person is, how they could be so annoying, so insensitive, so oblivious to your needs, so careless, so very, very wrong.

    • A Thousand Years of Guzheng

      I have never seen myself as a decisive person, especially when the question comes to whether I should pick vanilla or chocolate flavor for ice-cream. However, perhaps under some sweet magical spell, my five-year-old self announced to the whole world that she was going to learn this incredibly beautiful instrument she saw on TV, and luckily she did.

    • Jaded or Justified? On Voting

      People often throw around the phrase, “you vote with your fork.” The idea is, we can shape the food system by changing what we buy, and what we choose to eat can in turn tell the markets what to product.

    • Republicans, Nature, and the Costs of Complacency

    • Surrounded by Many Voices

      We’ve come very, very far from the days when empires could effectively wipe someone out of history through book burnings and other means of coercion, destruction, and death.

    • Garden of Truth

      If knowledge power, then self-knowledge is a weapon. Without using it conscientiously, this tool of cultivation probably turns its blade toward others or even yourself. Put to its true use, self-knowledge can be a great tool for personal and interpersonal growth.

    • That’s Some Very Expensive Pizza (Login Required)

      As Carleton students, we are part of the elite. We have the privilege of receiving one of the most prestigious educations in the country, we have peers, faculty and staff that truly support one another, and we have the opportunity to express our concerns and voice our objections to authority – to question our actions and the actions of others.

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