Five weeks till the end of the term?! How did that happen? Spring term is really getting into full swing. Bonfires, potlucks, dances, performances, concerts, IM games, sun (and wind - grrrr, go away), plus class and homework - there aren't enough hours in a day or days in a week to do everything I want to do around campus! Here are a few highlights from the long weekend.
- Jamnesty - I don't have any pictures from this, but on Friday night I went to see a few bands play at Jamnesty, an annual concert at the Cave benefiting Amnesty International. Up until then I hadn't heard Porch Collective play - even without their "fearless bearded leader" (Blake Hansen, who was on a canoe trip up in the Boundary Waters), I was more than impressed!
- Camp-out in the Arb - such fun and so easy! We just borrowed some sleeping bags from CANOE, adventured deep into the tangled forests of the Arb, and set up camp. This time, a friend and I found a nice little grassy knoll and the Minnesota sky put on a sweet heat lightning show for us. I've slept out a few other times this term: the first time, a few people from my floor and I checked glow-in-the-dark dinosaur books out from the library and had story time in Lower Arb; another time, we decided it would be a great idea to set up our sleeping bags on a small sandy beach on the Cannon River, only to wake up in the middle of the night, freezing cold, with the wind funneling down the river and right into our campsite. The rest of the night was spent trying desperately to reduce surface area... ah, such an adventure.
- Step It Up & Dance - a performance on Saturday night by two fraternity groups from the U of Minnesota, presented by Carleton's Black Student Union:
- Syzygy Eats Yummy Food At a Potluck - in preparation for Regionals, which will be held AT CARLETON THIS WEEKEND (come! games will be held all of both days on West fields and the fields behind the Rec Center by Hill of Three Oaks. come support Syzygy/Eclipse/CUT/GOP!)
- Social Dance Event- I'm not entirely sure what this was, but I walked by the Great Hall on Saturday night and saw this:
- New President's First Address to Carleton: This was a little while ago (maybe a week or two), but I thought I'd put it up anyway. Northfield residents, Carleton students, faculty, and alumni gathered in Sayles to welcome Steven G. Poskanzer, who is set to fill Rob Oden's shoes next year as college President, to the school. Sayles was packed! Mr. Poskanzer seemed so genuinely thrilled to be joining the Carleton community (in fact, I was almost expecting him to explode with excitement).
Until next time,