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  • Happy Summer 2010!

    June 2, 2010 at 10:53 am

    As the 2009/2010 school year is winding down, so will the posting here at Shout (for now).  Have a fantastic summer, and we look forward to seeing you in fall 2010!

  • Best of the NNB

    June 2, 2010 at 10:49 am

    The NNB can provide a snapshot into the minds of Carleton students.  For the most part, it’s an uncensored marketplace of ideas where the wild, the wacky, and the only-at-Carleton crop up at regular intervals.  What follows is a collection of some of the most interesting NNB ads we got to read over lunch this term.

    The ads...

  • Poetry Reading

    Metaphorically Speaking

    May 31, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Last Tuesday, students battled heavy rains to attend "Metaphorically Speaking," a student poetry reading at the Cave.  All term, the members of Greg Hewett’s advanced poetry writing class have used a workshop approach to build up a portfolio of poetry.  This reading was their chance to show off their work.

    There were eighteen poets in all, and their work ranged from funny to profound to thought-provoking.  Some of the poems dealt with childhood memories, while others were flights of fancy.  All of them were beautiful word pictures.

    Read some of the poetry...

  • Carl vs. Pancake

    Carl vs. Pancake: Pancake Wins

    May 27, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Culinary House may have overestimated Carls’ abilities to eat pancakes.  Last weekend, the house held a pancake-eating contest inspired by the travel channel show “Man vs. Food.”  The show’s host travels the country taking on the eating contests of regional restaurants.  Culinary House’s challenge for Carleton: who can be the first team of three to down eighteen pancakes between them?

    Carl vs. Pancake...

  • Spring Concert 2010

    Spring Concert 2010

    May 26, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Carleton lucks out with the weather two weekends in a row!  Not only was it sunny and warm for Rotblatt last week, but after some worrisome showers around noon, we enjoyed clear skies for the eighth weekend Spring Concert.  The lineup included student bands Groove Factory and Menagerie, as well as outside bands Radio Moscow, Roma di Luna, Tapes ‘n’ Tapes, Hello Sequence, and Brother Ali.  Innovations this year were the tent where students could catch some shade, and the bring-your-own-water-bottle policy for filling up at the water coolers.  Besides free snow cones, students could enjoy Chapati’s, B&L pizza, cupcakes for Haiti, dancing to the music, lounging around on the grass, or playing volleyball or with kites.  It was all around a fabulous way to wrap up this spring term.

    See the photos...

  • First Lyman

    New Residential Option on Lyman Lakes

    May 26, 2010 at 10:31 am

    There’s a new housing option on campus.  An anonymous student sent an e-mail to the campus last weekend announcing that Carleton Residential Life was going to make available a new double on Lyman Lakes.  The double appeared just in time for students on their way to Spring Concert to get a good look.  It came complete with all the standard-issue dorm room amenities, including two beds, desks, chairs, and a couch, all floating on a raft in the middle of the lake.  There was also a closet on the shore.  Sure, there is a chance you would get rained on, but what a spectacular view!

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  • Independent People

    Independent People

    May 24, 2010 at 10:21 am

    A 2.5-hour-long stage adaptation of a novel about Iceland may seem an unusual choice for the Carleton Players to perform.  Independent People, however, pulls it off.  Eva Barr and John Musial, guest directors from Chicago, adapted it from Halldoor Laxness’s novel of the same name, which is considered to be the quintessential novel of Iceland.  The Carleton Players preserved that Icelandness that makes Laxness’s novel so distinctive.  Independent People sweeps you away to the alien landscape of Iceland and steeps you in it.

    Independent People...

  • Rotblatt 2010: 144 Years of Carleton

    May 19, 2010 at 10:28 am

    This year’s Rotblatt couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather.  The sky was sunny and perfect last Sunday as Carleton students took to the field behind the Rec Center to play some pretty unusual softball.

    This is Rotblatt.

  • Spring Art Installations

    May 18, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    installation montage 

    It's spring term, so that means that the art installations are springing up all over.  In the past, Carleton has been no stranger to some rather puzzling works on campus.  Carleton student artists are following in that tradition yet again.  Over the course of a week, we've seen a purple stonehenge, a wire sculpture of a park bench, and abstract art in the library windows all crop up.

    Click for more photos.

  • Crackers of Chance

    Edible Books

    May 13, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I promise, I promise, I will not make a pun about devouring a good book here.  Or eating one’s words.  Last Sunday, there was an edible book festival and contest in the Concert Hall lobby.  There, I said it straight.


  • Slightly Misused Technology

    Works for Slightly Misused Technology

    May 12, 2010 at 10:53 am

    In “Works for Slightly Misused Technology,” a concert performance that aired last Friday evening, Nicholas Collins pushed the very boundaries of avant-garde music.  Collins is a composer who has studied with Alvin Lucier at Wesleyan University and is currently a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  He specializes in “electronic” music, so to speak.  These aren’t the bouncy pop beats that you’re used to.  Collins coaxes pieces of old electronics to make sounds that they were never intended to make.

    The result...

  • International Fest 2010

    International Fest 2010

    May 11, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Carleton held International Festival outdoors for the first time this year.  Good thing, too.  The festival has grown so much in popularity that Sayles (where it's been held in the past) is no longer big enough to contain all the students who want to attend.  The afternoon was filled with performances put on by the various cultural groups on campus, henna painting, activities like chin lone, and, of course, food from all over the world.  It was touch and go with the weather for a while, but the event turned out to be a big success.

    See the photos.