- October 28, 2008 at 2:15 pm
We all want to see our friends find love. But, barring that, we're willing to settle for setting our roommates up on uncomfortable blind dates with people we think they'd like (or people we've seen around campus and think are kind of hot or at least not mentally unstable). This is the reasoning behind Set-Up Your Roommate, or, as the student body continues to call it despite official attempts to be polite, Screw Your Roommate.
- October 27, 2008 at 3:43 pm
- October 27, 2008 at 2:15 pm
Over the Midterm Break weekend, the Nourse Little Theater lent its stage once again to Carleton's "Hit-N-Run One-Acts." The One-Acts are a collection of three plays (consisting, as advertised in the name, of one act each), acted and directed by Carleton students and performed in quick succession.
This time, the three One-Acts, in the order they were shown, were "WASP," directed by Nathan Riemer, "While the Auto Waits," directed by Rachel Simon, and "Seven Menus," directed by Jessie Ruiz.
- October 21, 2008 at 1:59 pm
The looming mutant dandelions in the Lower Arb, part of an art installation created last year by local artist Jim Proctor, are no more.
- October 21, 2008 at 1:52 pm
The name of Greg Dick’s field of study, geomicrobiology, is quite a mouthful. In short, he studies bacteria that eat rocks.
- October 20, 2008 at 1:08 pm
It’s that time of year again. The freshmen are starting to get into the swing of this whole college thing, the geese have started to depart Mai Fête and Stewsie Island, and the trees are bright orange. And those really good apples from Fireside Orchards have started showing up in the dining halls. That can only mean one thing – it’s time to hold an apple festival.
- October 15, 2008 at 1:32 pm
Few of us are aware that with the class of 2011, Carleton College enrolled its first robot student ever. Randall keeps a pretty low profile on campus, but Robert Martin ’11 did manage to contact him last winter. He got permission to make a documentary of this unusual student's life.
Okay, so Randall is actually a Halloween costume. Robert devoted several hours to making the costume for a costume contest last year, but after Halloween was over, he didn’t have anything else to do with it. In a bit of Carleton-spirited recycling, Robert used the costume to make the photo essay you see before you.
Keep an eye on this guy. He may just be a squid this year.
- October 14, 2008 at 2:47 pm
As students headed out the doors of their dorms last Saturday, they were prepared for a wildly varied night of entertainment. First, at 8:00 at the Cave, was Acoustic Night, featuring student musicians. Then, at 10 in the Sayles Great Space, was a drag show with performers from the Gay 90s in Minneapolis, which would kick off National Coming Out Week.
- October 13, 2008 at 1:47 pm
Every week, from 2:30 to 4 on Saturday afternoons, a handful of Carleton students gather together in the Chapel to make music. They are members of handbell choir, one of Carleton’s tiniest clubs, but certainly not its least.
- October 10, 2008 at 1:46 pm
Since the inception of the Sustainability Assistant (STA) program in the fall of last year, the Carleton students chosen to be STAs have lived up to their name getting the program off on the right foot. They’ve educated Carleton students – and faculty and staff – on a variety of environmental issues, from the fundamentals of how the new composters work to the history of the wind turbine. Last week you may have noticed them at a table strewn with household appliances in Sayles, working on their latest mission.
- October 6, 2008 at 3:37 pm
Spotted on the library suggestion board:
What, is that a nix on the penguin idea? We could handle it, honest!
In case you can't make out the handwriting, the text of the note is here.
- October 3, 2008 at 12:35 pm
Scoville has been the center of a lot of activity on campus lately, with CAMS’s newfound ascendancy as a major. The Cinema and Media Studies folks put on a television show last year, made a documentary about students going without computers, and dominate every year at the annual DVD fest. Now they’re up to something again.
Alexander Cooney ‘11 is planning to shoot a medieval Western on campus.