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Spring 2013 (April 29, 2013)

Carleton Quips

Each Wednesday, we invite our Facebook friends to write a caption for a historic image from the Carleton Archives. The caption with the most likes is chosen as our winner. Here are some of our favorites.


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1893, Mustache Club, Willis Hall
“Yet another Parish House Halloween Party is ruined when everyone comes dressed as Teddy Roosevelt.”
—Dan Fehler ’95, computer systems analyst, Minneapolis


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1903, Women’s Basketball
“Years later, the girls would still wonder why Greta brought a basketball to their lice-hunting party.”
—Matthew Wasco ’99, physician, Ann Arbor, Michigan


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Circa 1920, Jazz Orchestra
“Why the Carleton Knights are an a cappella group.”
—Laura Johnson ’91, research associate, Durham, North Carolina


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1944, Winter Sledding
“The team’s enthusiasm was only slightly dampened by the realization that they were not, in fact, on a hill.”
—Noah Stafford ’16, Nashville, Tennessee


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1895, Tipping Hats 
“Carleton College: facilitating awkward coed interactions since 1866.”
—Henry Moskowitz ’11, New York City


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Circa 1930, Women Tobogganing
“The expedition set out in late May, so they faced only the mild spring snows. God willing, with good weather, they would find the fabled ‘Good-Hew’ before the winter came.”
—Michael Janus Anderson ’00, senior analyst, Chicago


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1978–79, Snow Fans
“You could always pick out the Minnesota natives—a little stiff and socially awkward, always on time (or early!), but with a dedication to their friends and neighbors that could not be beat!”
—Kristin Waitt Hutchinson ’99, artist, Seattle 


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1892, Algol board
“The first meeting of the Somnolence Society ended without a charter being established.”
—Ann Etter ’91, accountant, Northfield


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1895, Lord’s House Residents
“Reggie thought petulantly, ‘Let them laugh. They will all be carrying man-purses next term!’ ” 
—Judy Lichterman Monn ’74, self-employed, Chanhassen, Minnesota


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1922, Annual Freshman-Sophomore Tug-of-War
“Despite promising preliminary calculations, it ultimately proved impossible to pull Goodhue closer to the rest of campus.”
—Dakota Brown ’02, graduate student, Georgia Institute of Technology


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